Treat Staph Infections Naturally With Tea Tree Oil

April 5, 2017

Staph infections are uncomfortable and persistent, but they can be remedied easily with the use of tea tree oil.

Treat staph infections naturally with tea tree oil and heal them fast!

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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 in this post, 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.

How Can I Use Tea Tree Oil To Fight A Staph Infection?

Melaleuca (tea tree) 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.

Treat staph infections naturally with tea tree oil and heal them fast!

Why Should I Use Melaleuca Oil Instead Of Antibiotics?

One 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.

Have you used melaleuca oil to fight a staph infection? What other natural remedies have you used for a staph infection? Tell me in the comments below!


  • Abby @ WinsteadWandering

    April 5, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I’ve never had a staph infection, so I’ve never needed a natural remedy, but I did use tea tree oil as part of my skin care routine to FINALLY get clear skin. I’d tried various prescription and OTC creams and gels, but coconut oil and EOs finally did the trick.

    1. Abbey

      April 5, 2017 at 10:28 am

      That’s awesome, Abby! Tea tree oil is great for clear up any kind of skin irritation! 🙂

  • Nina

    April 5, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Interesting. I’ll definitely save the info for future reference. Hoping though I’ll never have to deal with staph!

    1. Abbey

      April 5, 2017 at 10:27 am

      I hope so too, Nina, but it’s definitely a good reference to have! 🙂

  • Sarah Althouse

    April 5, 2017 at 10:34 am

    tea tree oil, honey, and aloe vera are three natural remedies I cannot live without!

    1. Abbey

      April 5, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Absolutely, Sarah! They are so good for so many ailments!

  • Bethany

    April 5, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Wow! Very interesting information. I use tea tree oil, but I’m not particularly well-versed in essential oils. Thanks!

  • Kelsie

    April 5, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    All of your all-natural posts and tips are so interesting. Hoping I don’t have an infection any time soon, but if I do I know where to go!

  • LeNae

    April 5, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Very interesting! I love any type of natural remedies 🙂 Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  • Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

    April 6, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I’ve never had a staph infection but if I do or know someone who gets one, I will definitely recommend this!

  • Suzanne Hines

    April 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

    This is very fascinating and so good to know! I always appreciate the invention of modern medicine, but we like to see it as a last resort. Glad to add this to my arsenal of other resorts!

  • Odour

    August 5, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Guys. Gals. I have a staph infection on my back. Went to hospital. Antibiotics didn’t work. Currently have a cotton ball with tea tree oil taped to it. Everything is turning purple and it’s getting bigger. Idk what to do am I going to die?

  • Pamela funk

    June 6, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I used tea tree oil and I also used tumeric .I made a tumeric paste and i also took tumeric orally

  • Amber

    September 12, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Thanks for these great homeopathic remedy solutions!😊
    I took a small round of antibiotics to try to treat this infection with no results! I wish I would have known about the tea tree oil solution sooner!
    Thanks for the 411!!!😊

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