This week I received a very large bottle of tea tree oil and was excited to use it. At the same time, I was reminded of the conversation I had with a friend earlier this week when I thought about using it for Maggie.
Her cat received some toxicity from the essential oils my friend puts on her face and neck. The cat must have licked her in a place with too much oil and a few hours later they were at the vet’s office since the cat wasn’t eating.
She and I discussed both essential oils as well as tea tree oil, which one would think would be a great natural way to treat abrasions and minor infections. Unfortunately, it’s not. There are many articles on the subject, but here is a great one: http://www.vetstreet.com/…/what-you-should-know-about-tea-t…
At the same time, tea tree oil is super for humans. I recently posted about using it as a facial cleanser and I love using it with water to disinfect sheets, floors, and furniture.
I recommend always having some in the house, but just keep it away from your cats and dogs!
— Ingrid Greene (@IngridWellness) May 21, 2015