|Technical Name:||(Melaleuca alternifolia) Oil from the leaves of the Australian tea tree|
Fungal infections of the skin (athlete's foot, ringworm, jock itch); acne; localized infections and sores on mucous membranes (canker sores, boils, abscesses); yeast infections, bee stings, lice. It's a great germicidal and antibacterial agent.
Pure essential oil and many formulations (toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.)
Rare hypersensitivity reactions may occur. Apply only a small amount when first using tea tree oil. Discontinue use if irritation appears. The oil may burn if it comes in contact with the eyes, nose or mouth. The oil should not be applied to non-fungal rashes or to broken skin. Do not take the oil internally.
Look for pure 100% tea tree oil
|Dosage and Warning:||
Use a 10% solution, 1 1/2 tablespoons tea tree oil to 1 cup of water, to rinse and clean infected wounds, as a sore throat gargle,
Same as adults
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