Who would of thought that one little drop of Tea Tree Essential Oil could be so effective?
Daytime babysitters are difficult to come by, because feminine or not, daycare in this country needs a lot of help.
So, when I’m sick, I have to tote at least one child (sometimes all four) along with me. With him in tow, I suffer the waiting room drama; stop the hand as it grabs the bio-hazard stuff, look for what’s wrong in Highlights for Children, and blow the latex gloves into balloons — I will avoid this at all costs. And, with the crazy half-day kindergarten schedule, I fear that by the time I sit in the waiting room, see the nurse, and finally see the Doctor, and then finally get the meds, my kindergartner will be sitting in the principal’s office with all the other Moms who forgot their kid.
So, I try to avoid doctor’s appointments as much as I can. But, of course, I got a sinus infection. Probably because I stopped using the Neti Pot daily. So, then came the stuffy head, pain between my eyes, and burning tears. It didn’t go away when I started the Neti Pot again. In fact, it got worse. I lacked sleep; the glands around my ears burned. There must be a way to fight a sinus infection.
My child will not sit in that principal’s office. Nor, will we fight over the Bio-Hazard can. So, I put a drop of Tea Tree Oil in the salt water with the Neti pot. Tea tree oil, I learn, fights infections.
What I am about to share with you is something I did out of desperation. Do not try this at home. (Sarah, when you read this, I’m sure you’ll say it’s a very interesting theory.)
But I read once, that you can drink tea tree oil to cure a urinary tract infection. Drink it? The post said to put one drop of tea tree oil in a glass of water. Another article said that for colds, you can gargle with it.
Is it safe? It’s a plant — it’s got to be better than synthetic antibiotics, right?
So, if I drink it, how will the tea tree oil know how to move up to my head?
But, I’m willing to risk it all.
So, I drank it. One drop of tea tree oil in a glass of water.
The sinus infection was gone in 24 hours. Tea tree oil fights a sinus infection. (Plus, I cooked a lot of soups and drank lots of tea to build my immune system too.)
I cured this sinus infection before it moved to my chest. And so happy my kindergartner didn’t have to sit in the principal’s office. It’s tough world for a Mom.
Tea tree oil. It’s a good thing. But like I said, do not try this at home.