Tea tree oil is produced by steam distillation of the leaves of the melaleuca alternifolia tree, which is native to Australia. It is a very powerful anti-bacterial agent, and,as such, is considered to be very effective when used to treat acne outbreaks.
When applying vinegar, use a cotton swab directly to the rash area a few times a day to eliminate the ringworm. Don’t forget to wash your face and make sure the skin is dry before using the vinegar and cotton swabs. Remember, vinegar can be harsh to your skin, so test the reaction with vinegar before using it on your face area. Vinegar has anti fungal properties that eradicates the fungus after a few days of treatment. Vinegar works similar to cistite tea tree. Vinegar can also be tried for athlete’s foot and jock itch which are forms of the tinea infection.
To answer that question, let’s take a closer look at tea tree oil. It is extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a plant originally found in Australia. The leaves were used to be a substitute for tea – and that’s why it’s called tea tree. It is full of powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial ingredients, which people have been using to treat athlete’s foot, bad mouth breath or body odor. Because it is anti-bacterial, people are using it as a natural home remedy to treat acne and somehow find it effective.
Add several drops of this oil to your normal shampoo. Use this daily. It’s said to not only drive the lice away, but it prevents them from returning as well. You’ll notice a significant improvement within a week.
The oil made from the leaves of this tree is not toxic so can be safely used for the treatment of genital infections such as warts, herpes and thrush. You can safely use it in the bath for home treatments. It is also an active ingredient in many commercially prepared products used to treat these conditions.
Now Tea Tree Oil has a strong pungent smell and you may think you should rinse it off, but do not! Leave it on so it has the time it needs to kill the bacteria.
I think the combination of steam and tea tree oil is a very effective acne treatment, and one that you should consider trying. Just remember to use caution – as steam can be dangerous.