Tea tree oil for pets is a good way to fight parasites that bother them so much. We show you how to prepare a good lotion.
What is Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is obtained from distillation of the leaves of the Melaleuca Alternifolia tree in stills. Originally from Australia
The aborigines of this country have used it for its many properties for hundreds of years.
Properties of tea tree oil for pets
Tea tree oil has a triple antiseptic effect: it acts against bacteria, fungi and viruses, it is also bactericidal, fungicidal, antiviral, healing, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, expectorant and balsamic.
The antiseptic, fungicidal and anti-acneic properties are accepted and recognized by the Australian Department of Health.
If we add a few drops of this oil to the shampoo with which we usually wash our pets in addition to taking care of their hair will help fight fleas
Precautions for use of tea tree oil
It is not known any toxicity or side effects, it does not irritate the skin so it does not carry any health risk.
Like any other essential oil we will have to go carefully and avoid contact with the eyes, but if this happens, we should not be alarmed and simply have to wash ourselves with plenty of soap and water.
This oil should not be used if on open wounds, if we can do it when the wounds have begun to heal as it will help the healing process.
Tea tree oil lotion to fight pet parasites
To combat the parasites of our pet we can make a lotion based on essential oil of the tea tree that is very effective and will free them from the inconvenience caused by the parasites.
Put in a jar:
- 80 ml of 96º alcohol.
- Add 5 ml of pure tea tree oil.
- Add 15 ml of distilled water.
This lotion to fight parasites can be applied directly to the animal in the case of fleas, but, when we apply it, we will have to try to do it in an outdoor place and not inside the house because the fleas will quickly detach from the animal.
With all this, we conclude that this essential oil is essential in the home kit, because it gives us an amalgam of possibilities in addition to allowing us to customize cosmetic products, providing them with therapeutic properties.
Consider, then, to this Australian wonder, the Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia), which is not toxic, does not irritate the skin and is completely natural, very effective.