Friday, October 31, 2008

Promotion of Tea Tree in aromatherapy

Enthusiastic believes tea tree essential oil is an antiseptic and they always use it for fighting germs. It has also been used for treating cuts, minor burns, athlete’s foot, and insect bites. Some claim it can also be used for treating bacterial as well as fungal infections, wound infections, gum infections, acne, head lice, eczema, vaginal candidiasis (a yeast infection), colds, pneumonia, and other respiratory illnesses. There is much evidence available that the tea tree oil can treat the bacterial infections.

Household cleaner now started using Tea Tree Oil in their formula because it is being promoted that the tea tree oil is an alternative for the products having cancer-causing chemicals, such as formaldehyde.

Tea tree oil can be dissolved in water for using it in full potency. There are many goods available in market having tea tree oil as a major ingredient like ointments, creams, lotions and also soap. Tea Tree Oil is often sold in amber glass bottle because light may affect its potency due to Oxidation. When one is using the same to treat skin infections or fungi, the oil must be properly diluted wit any good carrier oil like almond or jojoba. The oil is also found in deodorants, shampoos, soaps, antiseptic first aid creams, cosmetics and household cleansing products.

There is only condition to take the Tea Tree Oil internally is, to mix it with any intake approved vaporizer formula so that the vapor can be inhaled. The oil is sometimes used in mouth wash for treating canker sore or other bacterial infections.

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