The Miracles Of Tea Tree Oil For Skin And Hair Care and Pets too
The Miracle of Tea tree - Aromatherapy for your cats?
NOTE: Do not feed tea tree to your pets or use on their skin in full strength - very dangerous and toxic.
However in the proper diluted forms, Tea Tree is extremely useful for the pets skin and health. Not only will this essential oil heal, but it will also encourage new cell and coat growth and can reduce URI's and boost the immune system for both you and your pet.
We suggest using only the Tea tree Hydrosol products for the cats, as in our Anna Line! For actual Tea Tree on cats is toxic!
This article is written for both human and Pets!
Tea tree, Melaleuca Alternifolia, native to Australia, is a tree or shrub with needle like leaves similar in appearance to cypress with heads of sessile pale flowers. The popular tea tree oil is derived from this tree. The aborigines of Australia have been known to have used the tea tree oil to treat a range of ailments from colds, sores to acne and even whooping cough.
Extensively used in aromatherapy, the leaves when crushed release essential oils of varying amounts and constituents. The oil is so potent that it can be diluted up to many times its volume and it still manages to retain its effectiveness all the same. Although the benefits of tea tree oil are numerous, for beauty treatments, it's been found effective in skin and hair care. The following sections describe the uses of Tea Tree Oil for skin care and hair care.
Tea tree oil for skin care
Tea tree oil has been used effectively to treat acne, abscess, athlete's foot, blisters, burns, cold sores, insect bites, oily skin, rashes, spots, warts and wounds. You can use tea tree oil to cure sunburns, diaper rash, toenail infections and problems of smelly feet.
Tea tree oil for hair care
Shampoo's with Tea tree oil is wonderful to treat hair problems like persistent dandruff, itchy-scalp and it can even prevent head-lice. Massage it in, leave it on for 5-7 minutes and rinse off. Tea tree Oil in pet shampoo/bath helps keep tics and rashes at bay. Also helps keep fungus, and other nasties at bay. As for the pet's coat- this oil actually will encourage new growth as it stimulates the cells.
Other benefits of tea tree oil
Fed-up with allopathic medicines? Packets of antibiotics that have gone down your throat seem to be of no use? The only things you find they have lightened are your pockets? Tea Tree oil can be used to treat a variety of medical problems. A great remedy to soothe your sinuses; dab a drop of tea tree oil around your nose can help clear up blocked sinuses.
Add a few drops in a steam bath or vaporizer and inhale, a great relief for persistent colds and cough. Regular use of tea tree oil has been found to be effective in treating Asthma, bronchitis, cough, sinusitis and even tuberculosis. Add some to a room diffuser to help with pet URI's- but not for cats- cats can not breathe this in safe as some aniamlas in such a strong dilution.. no EO should be difused for cats!
Tea tree oil is a great general disinfectant and can be effectively used to treat genitourinary tract infections such as thrush, vaginitis, cystitis and pruitis.
Tea tree oil has properties that act as a immune booster. It helps equip the body to fight off a host of infections. Using tea tree oil is particularly effective if the body is already in a weakened condition due to illness, stress or prolonged treatment-involving antibiotics that lead to a reduction of the body's natural resistance.
Using tea tree oil prior to a surgical operation or for those suffering from long-drawn debilitating illness has been found to be beneficial. The anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties have seen tea tree oil being used extensively in soaps, toothpastes, deodorants, disinfectants, gargles, germicides, aftershaves and colognes. Tea tree oil is safe to use, as it is non-toxic and non-irritant. (except do not let pet ingest)
Although tea tree oil has no known side effects ( other than to cats), some individuals may be sensitive to it. This calls for consideration of the strength of tea tree oil and should never be used undiluted on the body and particularly on sensitive areas.
Article by Kevin Pederson - Pet information by: Laura Thomas. Kevin Pederson has been managing a number of natural home remedies websites which have information on home based natural cures and references to some of the very useful oils like tea tree oils which are very good for your skin and hair.