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Tea Tree Oil for Colds, Flu, and Cold Sores

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The Melaleuca Wellness Guide tells us that a cold usually gives warning that it is about to develop. From the earliest signs of tiredness, sneezing, and hoarseness you are given a few hours to launch an attack. The Guide recommends we breathe the steamy vapor of five drops of T36-C5 added to water in a steam inhaler for fifteen minutes. The wisdom of this treatment correlates with a new study that finds that the common cold virus reproduces itself at a faster speed inside the cooler temperature of our nose.

Mother Nature News also recommends tea tree oil for the treatment of colds, sore throats, and sinus infections.

Cold Sores

Clinical studies verify that Melaleuca oil has antiviral effects on the herpes simplex virus. Apply T36-C5 at the first hint of a possible cold sore infection. Repeat every hour until the lesion either disappears or comes to a head. If it comes to a head continue to apply T36-C5 once every two hours followed by MelaGel or Renew Lotion.

When out in the sun, protect your lips against excessive sun exposure by making it a habit to apply Sun Shades Lip Balm SPF 15.

And if the cold leads to an earache, tea tree oil has long been used as a treatment for ear infections. The Melaleuca Wellness Guide suggests using a drop of T36-C5 or T40-C3 mixed with 15 to 20 drops of warm olive oil. Insert the oil mixture directly into the outside ear canal with a dropper 3 to 4 times daily. Avoid using full-strength T36-C5 in ears as local irritation can result. Make a wet warm compress to hold against the outer ear by putting a few drops of tea tree oil on a wet wash cloth and warming it up in the microwave.

High quality T36-C5 is a "first aid kit in a bottle." It is naturally soothing, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory. The Melaleuca Wellness Guide has a complete chapter on tea tree oil, and over 120 medicinal and cleaning uses for T36-C5 and T40-C3 Melaleuca Oil.

~ Richard M Barry

The Melaleuca Wellness Guide

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Widely recognized as the definitive resource for the many questions about uses of Melaleuca products, The Melaleuca Wellness Guide features over 200 health solutions, over 150 cleaning solutions, and over 215 suggestions for cats, dogs, horses, and farm animals.

Many Melaleuca Marketing Executives have found that when they make sure their new customers have The Melaleuca Wellness Guide, they are happier with their choice to switch stores. Using The Melaleuca Wellness Guide helps people understand the many applications for Melaleuca products. Understanding of the products helps create product-centered organizations which have higher average order size and retention rates.

Tea Tree Oil Reviews

The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.

Every year my daughter misses so much school due to catching colds and flu bugs going around, this year she has only had a few days where she stayed home. Every time she felt like she was coming down with a cold or flu, she ran a bath and poured a cap full of Sol-U-Mel in the tub and soaked in this for half an hour. The very next day she was already feeling much better! Then we had an issue with our border collie with canine lice of all things! Well we were totally unsure as to what to do and did not want to use chemicals. We put Sol-U-Mel in a spray bottle and totally covered her fur. When we put her in the tub to wash her, there were literally 100's of lice coming off her. She is one happy pooch and not itchy anymore! We are now using tea tree oil in a spray bottle to keep these pesky critters away from her. My daughter's aunt, who is also a Melaleuca customer, had a cut on her gums and used Melaleuca oil to get rid of the pain, immediately it was gone when applied. The next day the swelling was totally gone! She also suffers from shingles, and when using the tea tree oil the redness and itching went away within minutes! So for my family, tea tree oil is totally FANTASTIC for MANY things. We love it! PS: If Brooke could say thank you she would.

~ Gina

I recently had a sinus infection and fever that was so severe I had to seek medical advice. Four days into taking the prescribed medications I developed a cold sore on my upper lip. The cold sores I had in the past would swell my lip or nose and were very painful. I had taken medicines in the past which made me sick in my stomach or gave me a headache. I also had tried some diaper rash cream on these sores which would draw out the liquid from the blisters and leave me with an ugly crust that would break open again and again and take at least ten days to heal. This time I immediately put some Melaleuca oil on it followed by the MelaGel. There was only a little swelling and it took care of the pain. I applied the products three times a day. To my surprise the swelling was gone after two days and after five days there was only some redness left. I call MelaGel my little miracle in a tube. It is always in my purse or pocket. I try not to leave the house without it. Thank you Melaleuca!

~ Ricarda

Since we enrolled 11 years ago, we have not had a cold. Every time I get a scratchy throat, I shake a drop of Melaleuca oil in my throat (I had a tonsillectomy when I was 6 and have never been able to gargle). I sometimes follow up with a squirt of Breath Spray to cut the taste. I have not awakened with a sore throat after this procedure; ever. Our home is completely a Melaleuca Home!

~ Evie

For the past year I have used RM Barry's The Melaleuca Wellness Guide's formula of Melaleuca Oil and olive oil for my 2 year old daughter whenever she complained about her ears. She hasn't gone to the doctor for a sick visit since! My other favorite thing to do with the Melaleuca Oil is wipe my son's stinky feet with it (also found this remedy in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide)! After he scrubs them using the Gold Bar, I gently wipe a small amount between his toes and on the bottoms of his feet. It helps tremendously. I always make sure we have Melaleuca Oil in the cabinet!

~ Jamie

Recently I was battling a sinus infection that had developed into nasal polyps, which I discovered in an online search are quite common. They are not dangerous if treated, but very uncomfortable!! Traditional routes for getting rid of these growths in your nasal passage include steroid nasal sprays (which I believe if you use too long can make the problem worse) and minor surgery. More natural sources suggested Melaleuca oil. I created my own nasal spray with distilled water and just a few drops of Melaleuca oil and was able to take down the inflammation and cure myself of the sinus infection without surgery or prescriptions. I do recommend using the spray for another week after you can breathe well again to really prevent the polyps and infection from coming back. The T40-C3 oil may have even faster results, but I only had the regular strength Melaleuca oil at the time.

~ Karen

I so appreciate the T36-C5!!!! My family has lots of problems with cold sores. At the very first symptom of one coming on we put the T36-C5 on it and continue occasionally throughout the day. T36-C5 stops it right NOW!!! I have never had one continue on after using the T36-C5 on it at the first symptom. What a blessing! We also use it whenever we get colds, flu, or any other time we don't feel quite up to par. Even a drop in the back of the throat after a prolonged sore, scratchy throat for more than a week and it was gone overnight. The taste is awful but the results are worth it!

~ Barbara

I used to get extremely bad sore throats. They were so bad that I couldn't swallow and I always needed to go to the doctor and get antibiotics. I used to have rheumatic fever as a child, and ever since I have had to be careful of getting sore throats. Since I discovered Melaleuca and Melaleuca oil I never get severe sore throats. As soon as I feel a sore throat coming on, I gargle with 3-4 drops of oil in warm water a couple of times and my sore throat magically disappears. Thank you Melaleuca.

~ Joan

When one of our family of five gets cold or flu like symptoms the only thing that helps with breathing at night is a capful Sol-U-Mel in the humidifier. We use the lemon blossom Sol-U-Mel which has high concentration of Melaleuca Oil in it. It works wonders! For cold sores just dab Melaleuca Oil or MelaGel on the sore throughout the day if possible. It clears up within a few days instead of a week plus! Truly amazing the healing power of this Melaleuca Oil. Thanks

~ Steve

My experiences with tea tree oil are many. I have suffered because of years of smoking in my early years with a chronic cough and heavy chest congestion. Over the years even after quitting I still had the persistent cough and bronchial problem. I learned from The Melaleuca Wellness Guide as well as others what they've done to relieve the problem, and today I no longer suffer from any symptoms. When I felt the onset of a symptom in the back of my throat I immediately gargled with 2 drops of T36-C5 and salt water. Then I poured boiling water into a bowl, added 3-4 drops of T36-C5 placed a towel over my head, closed my eyes, and breathed in through my nose and mouth. I also drank the Melaleuca Herbal Tea and used the cough drops at 2 hour intervals. OMG symptoms gone! And over the last 5 years I have no more bronchial coughs or congestion. By the way, my daily regimen of Vitality Total, now Peak Performance Pack, never ceased. Also T40-C3 has eliminated sun induced raised blemishes on my arms. I apply after I shower. Warm Regards,

~ Paul


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