Tea Tree Oil in a Great Bottle at CVS

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  1. BradGad

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    That is a nice find! :)
     
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    What do you use it for?
     
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    Good for burns, scrapes & abrasions, and insect bites. Takes the sting out! Even good for minor cuts, but that of itself stings a little. :)
     
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    Yup, what @Metaldog said.

    But more than that... it’s really the perfect disinfectant. Not only is it anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal (very few products can check all those boxes), but it promotes rather than retards healing.

    Back when I was a kid, “monkey blood” (mercurichrome or merbromin) was the go-to treatment for cuts and scrapes and such... that and “walk it off!” Pretty much all chemical disinfectants — even just alcohol — destroy tissues. So, while you’re preventing infection, you’re also retarding the healing process. (Monkey Blood is *really* bad in this respect. It’s now banned in several countries, including the U.S., because of that and its mercury content.) Tea tree oil and other natural disinfectants don’t have this problem.

    Tea tree oil is sometimes called “a first aid kit in a bottle.”
     
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    Absolutely. I remember my father used a combo of witch hazel & tea tree oil on his feet after he showered. He said it was the only thing that relieved his athlete's foot. Had to take his word for it. I've never had athlete's foot, but I can only imagine...
     
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    Swampyankee turned me on to tea tree oil infused castile soap as a tick repellent. Dr Woods is the brand he and I use, I have been very pleased with how well it works in that role. I wonder if this stuff could be added to a bottle of liquid body soap and perform as well.
     
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    That soap looks like good stuff, werewolf. I lost my bottle of Dr Bronners a couple outings ago and hadn’t replaced it yet. I just ordered a bottle of this instead. Thanks!
     
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    It also works well drying out poison oak/ivy. Put a few drops in a tub of water and soak.
     
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