Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Do you prefer Melaleuca or Tea Tree Oil?

    The species name of Tea Tree oil is Melaleuca alternifolia, so that was a trick question – they are one in the same!

Garden Essence Tea Tree OIl    We have a niece and her friend visiting with us, they came out for a church sponsored youth week. We picked them up from the event on Saturday and Jessie (not her real name) asked me if we had a doctor or nurse in our church. I asked why and she said showed me the worst infected zit I have ever seen. It was sitting under her glasses at the side of her nose, so luckily the glasses did a good job of hiding it!

    She had gone to the nurse the night before who had put a glob of Neosporin on it, and from the looks I could tell that it was quite painful. I mentioned that I would use Tea Tree oil on it in which my niece replied that they use that all the time at home. I had taught them about it quite a few years ago when my brother-in-law ended up in the hospital for a few days when a bug bite went haywire, turning into blood poisoning running up his leg!

    When we got back to the house I gave Jessie the Tea Tree oil to put on the zit. By morning it was much improved, the swelling was at least half way down and was no longer oozing pus. Today, Monday it was scabbing over and the swelling another halfway down from the day before. I should think by the time Saturday rolls around and they head back home that it will be completely healed.

    Tea Tree oil is anti-fungal, antibacterial, antibiotic, anti-microbial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory – what a list and what a great oil! I bought the 2 oz. bottle back in 2011 and we are on the last little bit of it. We have really gotten our monies worth out of it over the years, and in looking at the issues that other people have dealt with and the costs involved, the few dollars spent on a bottle is well worth it!

    My niece has some acne, so I made her a roller bottle with Tea Tree Oil, Lavender and Frankincense, mixed with Nature's Way Liquid Coconut Oil. Tea Tree oil helps the pours to stay clean due to all of its properties. Lavender reduces redness and helps blemishes recover faster. Frankincense helps to reduce the appearance of scars, controls sebum production, and tones skin. I’m excited to hear how it works for her.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Do It Yourself, Insect Repellant Spray and Sunburn Spray

Garden Essence Oils, Pest-Away    I woke up in the middle of the night with an itch and realized it is bug bite season! In the morning I was able to rub my trusty roller bottle of Pest Away on it and that took care of the itch. I have put it on a throughout the day and the bump is going down. Pest Away is a nice little oil blend to have around. 

    To make a great insect repellant spray fill a bottle ½ with distilled water, the other ½ with vodka. Add 10 drops of Pest Away per ounce – the 1 oz. spray bottle will take 10 drops of Pest Away, the 4 oz. spray bottle will need 40 drops. This makes a great all-natural insect spray repellant. Spray liberally as needed.

    Make a roller bottle filled with fractionated coconut oil and 10 drops of Pest Away. Use it on the bites to help the itch and bump go away. Buy the spray bottles and roller bottles at this link.

    I use coconut oil on my body and it is has natural sun screen properties. If I end up getting slightly burned I rub more oil on my skin it tends to take the burn turn to a tan overnight. I don’t rely solely on this if I am going out swimming, but it works fine for just puttering around the yard and going on walks.

For a great sun burn spray mostly fill the 4 oz. spray bottle with Aloe Vera Gel, then add 15 drops Lavender Oil, 5 drops Peppermint oil, and open a vitamin E gel cap and drop in the oil.  Shake it up and leave it in the refrigerator. The coldness will help cool the burn, as will the Peppermint, and the Lavender is very healing. Use liberally!

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