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Desert Essence® 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil2 fl.oz.
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Desert Essence® Tea Tree Oil is an essential oil grown in Australia, which has inherent antiseptic qualities.
Use only as directed. Avoid getting in eyes or mucous membranes. In case of serious wounds or burns, consult a physician. If redness, irritation, swelling, pain or infections occur, stop use immediately and consult a physician. Keep out of reach of children and animals.
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Add one or two drops to a moist cotton pad for application to appropriate skin areas. Do not use full strength on face.
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Tea TreeTea TreeCommon names:Melaleuca
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:
Used for Amount WhyAcne Vulgaris Apply 5% oil twice per day [3 stars]Although tea tree oil is slower and less potent than benzoyl peroxide, it has been shown to improve acne with far fewer side effects.Athlete's Foot Apply a 10% cream twice per day [2 stars]Tea tree oil has been traditionally used to treat athlete's foot and has been shown to reduce athlete's foot symptoms just as effectively as drugs and better than placebo.Yeast Infection Swish 15 ml of a 5% or less solution in mouth for 30 to 60 seconds four times per day, then spit out [2 stars]One trial found that a mouthwash with diluted tea tree oil was effective in decreasing the growth of Candida albicans in people with oral Candida infections (thrush).Halitosis Refer to label instructions [1 star]Volatile oils made from tea tree have antibacterial properties and may be effective in mouthwash or toothpaste form.Head Lice Apply shampoo to hair and leave on for one hour before washing out as Paw Paw, Thyme Oil, and Tea Tree Oil Shampoo[1 star]An herbal shampoo containing a standardized extract of paw paw, thyme oil, and tea tree oil has been found to be effective in treating head lice.HIV and AIDS Support Refer to label instructions [1 star]A 5% solution of tea tree oil has been shown to eliminate oral thrush in people with AIDS, according to one trial.Infection Refer to label instructions [1 star]Tea tree is an herb that directly attack microbes.Vaginitis Refer to label instructions [1 star]Topically applied tea tree oil has been used successfully as a topical treatment for Trichomonas, Candida albicans, and other vaginal infections.Wound Healing Refer to label instructions [1 star]Tea tree oil may be applied topically to skin wounds, although it is not recommended for burns.
Parts Used & Where Grown
The tea tree grows in Australia and Asia. This tall evergreen tree has a white, spongy bark. The oil from the leaves is used medicinally.
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