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January’s Essential Oil of the Month: Tea Tree!

Posted Jan 07 2012 11:31am

Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternfolia

Source: Leaves

Overview:

Happy New Year!  Welcome the new year with the germ busting essential oil of tea tree !  This is a strong essential oil when it comes to germ fighting potential.  Tea tree is an immuno-stimulant which makes it a handy essential oil to have as we get through these winter months.  Tea tree helps support a healthy immune system while warding off those germs that cause cold and flu viruses.  If you don’t have tea tree essential oil in your home already; hopefully you will after reading about its benefits!  I encourage you to try the “Healthy New Year” diffuser blend, it smells very refreshing which makes it great for a new year while combining tea tree , rosemary and lavender to ward of germs! 

Tea tree oil has a history that begins in Australia.  It was used extensively by Australian aborigines who used it to treat a multitude of symptoms.  They used it to help heal cuts, burns, infections, bug bites and bruises.  The aborigines also used this oil to treat those with coughs, colds and headaches.  As you can see this essential oil is another one that is a must have for the first aid kit. 

Uses & Facts:

  • Used in YBN’s Clean Your Home Naturally Workshop .
  • Tea tree is a broad spectrum antimicrobial against bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
  • The name was derived from Captain Cook who used the leaves in a tea in effort to prevent scurvy.
  • Promotes the immune system which makes tea tree a great choice during cold and flu season.
  • Aides in the respiratory system; useful for asthma, bronchitis, coughs and sinus problems.
  • Useful in treating acne, athlete’s foot, cold sores and dandruff.

Healthy New Year Diffuser Blend

3 drops Tea tree
4 drops Rosemary
5 drops Lavender

Come on in and shop our studio or on-line!  For the month of January receive 10% off your Tea Tree Pure Essential Oil purchase!

As always, check out our website at www.YourBodyNeeds.com for more information and recipes !  Your Body Needs… wishes everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year! 


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