Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Essential Oils 101 Part Two

Today's post is about another very important and rather popular essential oil, Tea Tree.  Tea tree grows in the wild in Australia and thrives in marshy areas.  It is a tree or shrub with needle-like leaves and yellow or purplish flowers.  Twigs and the spiky leaves are what the oil is distilled form.

Tea tree essential oil has a rather medicinal scent but has some very impressive characteristics including being  an anti-fungal, antiviral, and antibacterial.  The oil is used for the treatment of acne, burns, blisters, cold sores, warts, athlete's foot, sunburn, herpes, and insect bites.

Today you can find tea tree oil in many popular products in your health food store from shampoos and soaps to salves and shower cleaners.  I use tea tree oil in two of my soaps, the first being one of my soaps of the month, Tea Tree & Eucalyptus.  Eucalyptus, also from Australia has it's own powerful characteristic including being an antiseptic and antiviral.  The two essential oils teamed together not only make a wonderful scent combination but also make for a powerhouse of healing properties.

My other soap with tea tree essential oil is my newest soap Charcoal &Tea Tree.  Here the powerful characteristic of tea tree are matched with activated charcoal which clarifies and detoxes your skin of impurities.   This is a great soap for acne prone skin. 


These two soaps will be 15% OFF in both my Etsy  and Artfire Shops.



Sacred Herbals said...

Very informative! Great soap :)

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