The other day my 8 week old puppy accidentally bit my finger while playing catch. I ended up spending an evening in the urgent care center. I left with a prescription for a strong antibiotic and told that it would take up to a month for the puncture wound on my thumb to heal.
Needless to say, I was in a ton of pain! The hole was deep, and I had no idea how in the world I was going to heal since after three days the wound did not seem to get any better. In fact, even with washing, keeping it covered, the area seemed red and worse.
A quick search online lead me to an article about the benefits of tea tree oil and how to use it to treat puncture wounds caused by cats and dogs.
Desperate to try anything, I decided to dab a few drops of tea tree on my bandaid, with a little bit of coconut oil added to it since that’s what the instructions said to do.
Overnight, the redness was gone, and my wound healed in a week instead of 4. What is the magic of tea tree oil? I’ve used it for mosquito bites, bruises, and even on my pillow to deter spiders when camping.
Tea tree oil is the essential oils I’ve needed to cure quite a few things. It’s one of nature’s cure-alls, at least that’s what advocates of industry claim. Essential oils are made by the distilling of plant and are natural. Some oils have amazing healing power. One of the most common essential oil that’s handy to have in your home is tea tree oil.
Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of a tea tree plant found in Australia. Some refer to tea tree as melaleuca oil.
Tea tree has disinfectant properties. It used to be used by soldiers to clean areas. You can find tea tree oil in shampoos, soaps, toothpastes, and even in some mouthwash, and hopefully, your cabinet when you need it.