Melaleuca oil, or tea tree oil as it’s also known as, is a potent antiseptic oil that you may have seen in a variety of beauty and household products that have seemingly become popular in recent years.
From skin care, body care, to hair care, this essential oil packs a powerful punch wherever it’s added.
But what is tea tree oil exactly? What are its uses and where does it come from?
In this article, the Dr. Brite team will be discussing all the different aspects about tea tree oil that include:
- The History of Tea Tree Oil and Its Many Uses
- How to Naturally Relieve Tooth Pain with Tea Tree Oil
- An Easy Way to Comfort Gum and Tooth Pain Without the DIY Effort
The History of Tea Tree Oil and Its Many Uses
Tea tree oil is derived from the Melaleuca tree that is native to Australia and has been used for years by the indigenous Bundjalung people of eastern Australia. The name “tea tree” actually came from Captain James Cook who saw the Bundjalung people brew the leaves of the Melaleuca tree into a tea.
While the leaves of the Melaleuca tree were once used to make a type of tea drink, tea tree oil is actually incredibly powerful on its own and has traditionally helped heal minor wounds. The Tea Tree Oil Research Group at The University of Western Australia actually studied tea tree oil extensively and they revealed that tea tree oil to be effective as an antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory (ATTIA Ltd).
You can find tea tree oil as an ingredient across many natural products that include skin care, acne treatments, body washes, shampoos, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and even multi-purpose household cleaning sprays.
But what if you have a bottle of pure and organic tea tree oil? Our team at Dr. Brite has a few DIY tips that you can add to your oral care routine.
How to Naturally Relieve Tooth Pain with Tea Tree Oil
DIY fans, listen up! You can use tea tree oil topically onto your teeth to relieve pesky toothaches. Here’s two way to use tea tree oil as a holistic remedy:
- Directly apply 2-3 drops of tea tree oil onto the gums surrounding the infected tooth twice each day until pain subsides.
- Add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to a glass of water. Swish around your mouth for a minute or two and expel.
Another great way to use tea tree oil is to naturally disinfect your toothbrush and keep it clean. Simply use 1-2 drops to refresh your toothbrush in between uses. While this method is great to keep bacteria away, always replace your toothbrush every 3 months for a healthy mouth.
Comforting Gum and Tooth Pain Without the DIY Effort
If DIY remedies aren’t your forté, Dr. Brite has a simple way you can incorporate the benefits of tea tree oil in your personal care routine. Dr. Brite’s Soothe & Restore Oral Spray is specifically formulated to help calm gum inflammation, toothaches, and mouth sores.
Not only will you find organic tea tree oil in Soothe & Restore, you’ll also find fantastic holistic ingredients like organic clove oil, organic cinnamon oil, organic myrrh oil, organic coconut oil, and organic aloe vera juice that all work synergistically to promote healing.
A great companion to our Soothe & Restore Oral Spray is the Brite & Fresh Oral Spray, which is great for travel and is easy to take along with you while you’re out and about. Formulated with activated charcoal, vitamin C, and organic peppermint oil, Brite & Fresh quickly freshens and neutralizes bad breath with a couple of spritzes.
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