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Tea Tree oil for Foot Care

Tea tree oil is a great all purpose essential oil. It has a wide range of uses.
Tea Tree is one of only two essential oils (Lavender being the other) which is often used neat on the skin in small amounts by applying one or two drops directly to spots, cuts, insect bites, stings, blisters and problems such as warts, verrucae, cold sores, shingles and Chickenpox lesions.
Tea Tree oil should not be taken internally!

Athletes Foot
To treat the athletes foot, you saturate a cotton swab and apply tea tree oil directly to the affected and surrounding area. It would be a good idea to also apply a good tea tree oil enriched moisturizer. I would suggest doing this at least twice a day, preferably morning and night.
Alternatively Add 40 drops of tea tree oil to a small amount of water and soak your feet in it for 10 minutes after dry feet with a towel and a hair dryer to ensure that there is no moister is present this is important because the fungus under a toe nail that has not been completely dried. Place a few drops of oil on the area.

Cracked Heels
You can apply undiluted tea tree oil on cracked heels that have become infected. However, if the cracked skin is uninfected you apply undiluted tea tree oil on cracked heels that have become infected. However, if the cracked skin is uninfected, Foot Creams such as Zinc & Castor Oil Cream with Tea Tree Oil are an ideal way to apply tea tree oil. Foot gel that contains tea tree oil is also common due to the “cooling” properties of gel that help to calm inflamed, dry skin.

Ingrown Toenails
Soak your feet two to three times daily in steaming hot water with a few drops of tea tree oil added. Tea tree oil will soften the skin and help loosen the ingrown nail. Dry your feet and, with a cotton swab, dab the affected nails and the areas around the nails with tea tree oil, which has antiseptic.

Toenail Fugal Infections
You can apply 1 or 2 drops of tea tree oil directly to infected finger and toe nails 3 times daily. For people who are sensitive to direct application of tea tree oils may try soaking their nails in treated water or applying lotion or powder on them.
For more complex recipes, you could mix Vaseline and tea tree oil in equal measure and apply on the nail. Other ingredients could include apple cider vinegar, iodine and Vicks to be mixed with tea tree oil and applied. Remember that this is meant for external use only and not for consumption. Avoid using toenail polish during this time. Wash your hands after cleaning or after application of the remedy. Keep feet dry for maximum time. Wear cotton socks or avoid shoes.

Verruca and Warts
Using a fresh cotton bud, apply some tea tree oil to the verruca, always using a fresh cotton bud to a new area.
Always keep everything clean and sterile when dealing with this contagious Plantar Wart.
Repeat this operation over the course of a few days, or until the infected area dries up a little.
Gently scrape away the dry skin and apply the Tea Tree again, and keep on doing this until the verruca disappears completely.
It may take a few weeks.
Stop the treatment if it gets sore or tender and make an appointment to visit a Chiropodist, Foot Health Practitioner or Podiatrist.

Tea Tree Insoles
Envigorate your feet with Footcare Tea Tree insoles infused with tea tree oil, known for its antiseptic properties.
•Tea tree oil microcapsules are activated by foot contact
•Anti-Bacterial Ultra-Fresh™ formula kills odour-causing bacteria
•Absorbs perspiration, keeping your feet fresh and dry
•Soft cushioning shock absorbing foam latex provides comfort all day long

Because of their high levels of concentration, all essential oils require special care when used on babies, young children and pregnant or breast-feeding women.
Excessive use will cause drying of the skin requiring the use of moisturisers to re-hydrate the skin to its normal levels.
Do not take Tea Tree Oil internally unless under strict medical supervision.
Do not expose Tea Tree Oil to heat.
Keep away from babies and children.


February 12, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. great read! one of my favorite essential oils to use for DIY home treatments

    Comment by the hair care pro | February 11, 2014 | Reply

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