Is tea tree oil good for cuts?
Yes… tea tree oil is so good for cuts and scrapes – if you’ve never used it before you’ll be amazed at how well it works!
We all have quite a few different antiseptic ointments and creams in our medicine cabinet that can be used for minor cuts and scrapes, but if you care about your skin and general health and wellbeing you can’t go past an all-natural product such as tea tree oil.
Tea tree oil will effectively reduce swelling and help speed up the healing process along with working as an antiseptic to prevent any infection from cuts to the skin.
Tea tree oil – a natural antiseptic for cuts
The natural antiseptic properties of tea tree oil make it a very good treatment for cuts. It really does stand out as one of the most useful and powerful natural alternatives to general antiseptic creams and lotions that you can buy on today’s market.
Tea tree oil has been used for thousands of years as a natural antiseptic – you can purchase it from most health food shops or pharmacies. Always make sure you buy 100% pure essential tea tree oil and not a blend.
The next time you need treatment for a minor cut or scrape (and let’s face it, if you have children this happens fairly often!), look no further than your trusty bottle of tea tree oil for a natural home remedy for cuts… it will be healed in no time.
How to apply tea tree oil for cuts
To hasten the healing process and prevent any infection, follow these instructions on how to use tea tree oil for cuts and other minor scrapes:-
- Using an eyedropper, apply a couple of drops to the cut area.
- Rub gently across the cut and allow the oil to absorb.
- Repeat this process 2-3 times every day until the cut has healed entirely.
If preferred, you can make a solution by adding a couple of drops of tea tree oil to a cup of water and then use a cloth to wash the area thoroughly. The antibacterial properties of tea tree oil will help prevent any open wound on the skin from turning septic.
Benefits to using tea tree oil on cuts
The main benefit to using tea tree oil on cuts is that it’s 100% all natural – no chemicals. The oil is produced by distilling the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree (native to Australia), and has been widely used by the Aboriginal people of Australia for thousands of years to treat cuts, scrapes and many other ailments.
Caution using tea tree oil for cuts and scrapes
There are very few reports of people suffering allergic reactions or side effects from tea tree oil, always do a patch test first to make sure your skin isn’t overly sensitive to the oil. Typical side effects would include redness, swelling or irritation.
If your skin is a little sensitive to using tea tree oil you can always dilute it by mixing together one part oil to one part distilled water.
Tea tree oil should only ever be used externally - do not ingest. If swallowed it can be toxic and produce symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea and dizziness – in some cases can even result in coma.
Seek professional medical help if you do suffer from an allergic reaction to using tea tree oil for cuts.