Using Tea Tree Oil on Wounds
Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a plant native to Australia. It’s been used for hundreds of years for its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, making it a great remedy for minor cuts and abrasions. Here’s how to use it on your wounds:
- Tea Tree Oil
- Cotton balls
Clean the Wound
It’s important to clean the wound properly before applying tea tree oil. Wash it gently with soap and water, then pat dry with a clean towel.
Apply Tea Tree Oil
Remove the cap from the bottle of tea tree oil and dip a cotton ball in it. Apply a thin layer of oil to the wound, then cover it with a thin layer of gauze. Secure with a bandage. Make sure to change bandages daily to avoid infection.
Consult a Doctor
If the wound still isn’t healing after a few days, if it’s deep or if it is producing pus, seek medical attention. Tea tree oil is great for minor cuts and abrasions but won’t be effective for more serious wounds.