Tea Tree Oil
How It Works
Restore and Sustain
Known as "the wonder from Down Under", Tea Tree oil comes from the melaleuca tree, which is native to Australia. Tea Tree's sharp, clean smell makes it a popular ingredient in shampoos, lotions and cleansers.
100% pure Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil.
Essential oils may be used aromatically or topically in a variety of ways including diffusers, massage, compresses, baths, scrubs, lotions and sprays. Essential oils should be diluted with Nature's Sunshine Massage Oil or Carrier Oil before applying topically.
In 1923, Dr. A.R. Penfold discovered Tea Tree oil was 13 times stronger as an antiseptic bacteriacide than carbolic acid, considered the universal standard in the early 1900's.
By 1930, Tea Tree Oil was being applied to pus-filled infections. It dissolved the pus and left the surface of the wounds clean and without apparent irritation to the surrounding healthy tissues.
Many antiseptics are harsh on delicate tissue or are hampered by the presence of pus and other organic matter. Tea tree oil is very effective in the presence of pus and it does not harm healthy tissue. Instead, it promotes the growth and repair of healthy tissue, which lessens the chance of scarring.
According to researchers at the Department of Research, Lombard, USA, the oil works by activating white blood cells, the body's first line of defense.
Tea Tree Oil is one of three oils that make up the "Pocket First Aid Kit.
For external use only in poultices and other skin cleansing applications. For internal use applications try Silver Shield
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