Introduction: Acne, Dandruff & Foot Odor Control/Prevention and Bug Repellant

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Here's a remedy I stumbled on while treating a burn. 

I had been using a 3/1 mixture of Tea Tree & Oregano Oil to treat a burn caused buy flying/burning metal (long story) when I got tired of applying the oil with a dropper and looking like I had just rubbed baby oil on my face. So I mixed it into my body wash, I immediately noticed that my skin was clearing, after my burn healed I stopped using the mixture to confirm my suspicions...which where confirmed in about a weeks time.

Soon there after I began to do a little more research and found that Tea Tree & Oregano Oil does the following: fights bacterial infections, fungal infections, relieves insect bites, rashes and abrasions and soothes skin to stimulate the healing. ( Probably should done the research before but I just asked the attendant at the local vitamin shop to recommend something) 

As to to bug repellent aspect, I have always been a mosquito magnet and noticed soon after mixing it into my body soap that I had far fewer mosquito bites. 

 

Step 1: Ingredients

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Here's  what you will need:
12oz Fragrance FREE body/hand soap (I prefer Aveeno(R))

Tea Tree & Oregano Oil* with dropper
*If you wish to mix your own it is:
3 parts Tea Tree Oil / 1 part Oregano Oil

Or you can just get some that is prepared 

Note these oils are very strong and if not handled properly can cause burns


Step 2: Mix It

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This part is the fun part.

Fill your dropper with the solution and add 5* drops to your soap and then pretend its a "Shake Weight "

*Add more drops as needed (the solution is quite strong and I have found that 5 drops is sufficient) 


Step 3: Use It

Um, I don't think I need to explain much here...I hope.
* Its also a great substitute for shaving cream

Let me know how it works for you.

Comments

Mindmapper1 (author)2013-10-23

Tea Tree was used extensively during the First World War by the Australian and New Zealand troops to treat and prevent trench foot, I personally have use TT to treat everything in the cut, burn, spot line. works everytime. Much underused product.

Iridium (author)Mindmapper12013-10-23

I agree, thanks for the history. It also works great on blisters, wildland fire fighters always carry some, its a must have for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities.

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