Make your own natural antiseptic wash.
It’s seriously so easy!
All you need is ….. Tea Tree Oil ! I either use Thursday Plantation or Twenty 8 tea tree oil.
A few drops in some warm water ….ta da !! Your own antiseptic wash!! Use an organic cotton pad to dab on your cuts and grazes or soak the affected area.
How easy, cheap and eco-friendly is that? It’s also a little bit nicer than putting chemicals, which are in commercial antiseptic washes, on your precious children’s skin. Actually, it’s a WHOLE lot nicer !!
Tea Tree Oil is a bit of a wonder-oil. It has been proven to be a very powerful antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal oil. It is definitely one to have in the first aid kit.
Some interesting facts about tea-tree oil:
During World War 2, Australian soldiers were issued with tea tree oil in their first aid kits to use as an antiseptic.
To make tea-tree oil, it is steam distilled from the leaves of the tea tree species (Melaleuca alternifolia) a native to only a small region of northern New South Wales.
Indigenous Australians applied poultices of crushed tea tree leaves to cuts and wounds and inhaled the oil from the crushed leaves.
We also use tea-tree oil in a spray bottle of water every morning, sprayed liberally onto the hair, to prevent head lice. It also works well to clear up pimples – just dab a little on!
What do you used tea-tree oil for?