Living a healthy lifestyle is an important part of my family’s life. We exercise as much as we can, we focus on eating right, and we do our best to take care of ourselves. We also try our hardest to use natural products and remedies before turning to traditional medicine. This post is the continuation of a monthly series called “Fighting Naturally” (see more posts here). In this series, we look at sicknesses, ailments, and other issues that are usually treated with medicine, but can be fought just as (or more) effectively with natural remedies, such as essential oils. Join me today as we look at fighting staph infections naturally!
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In the past year, my husband and I have almost completely eliminated regular use of traditional medicine. We feel that there are other natural remedies that can treat the actual cause of our ailments. Since we have turned more toward natural remedies, I have become a big advocate for essential oils (read more about that here). One of the most common essential oils, and one that we use almost daily, is tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil. Melaleuca oil has so many uses, but today, we’re going to look at how it can be used to treat staph infections.
What Is A Staph Infection?
A staph infection is caused by a grouping of the bacteria staphylococcus (a bacteria that many of us carry and are not affected by). It can occur in many different forms, some more serious than others, but the most common type of staph infection is a skin infection on the hands, feet, legs, or arms. It looks somewhat like a rash, but is more painful and penetrates the deeper levels of skin. If left untreated, this infection can enter into the bloodstream and become extremely dangerous. Staph infections can be caused by a person simply being a carrier of the staphylococcus bacteria, through person-to-person contact, or through the transfer of bacteria through inanimate objects, such as towels and sheets.Staph infections can be uncomfortable, so treat them early with this natural remedy! Click To Tweet
How Can I Use Melaleuca Oil To Fight A Staph Infection?
Melaleuca oil can be used to treat a staph infection in its early “rash” stages. If it is itching, red, and raised, this is just the relief that you need! It’s simple: mix 4 to 6 drops of melaleuca oil into 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel or honey. Apply this solution to the affected area, let it sit for a few hours, then reapply as needed. Covering the infection with a bandage or gauze while this solution is applied is a wise idea, as well. After a few applications, you should see the infection begin to fade away. (Be sure to pin the graphic below for easy access to this solution!)
Why Should I Use Melaleuca Oil Instead Of Antibiotics?
This past summer, my dad had a staph infection on his hand. He tried several medicinal remedies that the doctor prescribed, but the infection persisted. After trying this solution, his staph infection completely disappeared. Melaleuca oil is a great alternative to antibiotics because it is just as, if not MORE, effective. We live in a time when doctors turn to antibiotics to remedy every illness and ailment, and because of that, many of our bodies have become resistant to antibiotics. Our bodies simply refuse them, which makes for an ineffective treatment. Melaleuca oil, on the other hand, is proven to be effective, no matter the amount of usage.Before turning to antibiotics, try this easy natural remedy for staph infections! Click To Tweet
Now it’s your turn. Have you used melaleuca oil to fight a staph infection? What other natural remedies have you used for a staph infection?