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Me and my Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) has several properties that give it many uses in our lives.  It is said to be antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral as well as antifungal.  One use that I have found for Tea Tree oil is for acne remediation.

I have had mild acne flare-ups since adolescence and am approaching 30. I have also tried the western medicine approach of various salves, creams, lotions, and soaps.  They all seemed to help, but they also dried out my skin.  In addition, I have mild Rosacea and the active ingredient in most of the acne treatments in a 5% Benzoyl Peroxide.  This ingredient is not very kind to Rosacea sufferers and did make my Rosacea much worse.  In contrast, the Tea Tree oil does not affect my Rosacea.  Granted, the Tea Tree oil did take two weeks longer to see results in my acne, but my Rosacea has stayed at bay!!

There is a study concerning the use of 5% Tea Tree Oil compared to 5% Benzoyl Peroxide. In this study they tested 124 patients and found no significant difference between the use of Tea Tree oil vs Benzoyl Peroxide. Either treatment worked and the Tea Tree oil resulted in fewer side effects. Check howellsac. (Baaset IB, Pannowitz DL, Barnetson RS “A comparative study of tea-tree oil versus benzoylperoxide in the treatment of acne” *The Medical Journal of Australia* [1990, 153(8):455-458]).

Any 5% solution of Tea Tree oil can be created from the essential oil we sell in the shop and one of the carrier oils. Stop on by for help and advice.  Keep in mind a 20 part carrier to 1 part Tea Tree oil will create a 5% solution and can make desert trainers help you in yielding your original fitness.

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One of the biggest health problems in America is sugar addiction.  I hear time and again, every single day
the same sentence: “I’ve been trying to kick sugar but I just can’t.”  Sugar and many commercial sugar
substitutes (such as aspartame) are addictive and also the cause of many illness and chronic health problems.  It is my personal belief that many diabetics became diabetic because they first consumed too much sugar, then in trying to get off sugar, switched to dangerous yet common sugar substitutes.

What is Xylitol?

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol derived from many plants such as birch, corn, berries, oats and mushrooms.  The
type that we use at Life Thyme is derived solely from non-GMO corn.  Xylitol is just as sweet as sugar and can be substituted at a 1:1 ratio.  The benefits are numerous – go to  It has 1/3 fewer calories than sugar and almost no glycemic impact, making it a safer sweetener for diabetics. Check out cohen security.

Cavities and Tooth Sensitivity

The thing that astounded me most is that it has been shown to help prevent and even repair cavities!  The bacteria in the human mouth cannot use xylitol as a source of energy thus that bacteria is  hindered in causing tooth decay.  Since I began using toothpaste that has xylitol in it (Xyliwhite), and started taking a spoonful of it every day, I have noticed that all of my tooth sensitivity has disappeared!  Also, between the xylitol and oil pulling with coconut oil, two cavities that I had are completely gone. Granted, the effects were not instantaneous.  It took about 1 week for the tooth sensitivity to go away and 2 months for the cavities to completely disappear. Check how to find heating san diego ca near me. I am still amazed.

At Life Thyme we carry the following Xylitol containing products:

  • Xylitol
  • Xyliwhite Toothpaste- With Neem and Tea Tree
  • Xyliwhite Mouthwash- With Neem and Tea Tree
  • Xyliwhite Kid’s Toothpaste- Bubble Gum Flavor
  • Pur Gum- Cinnamon, Pomegranite Mint,
  • Wintergreen, Coolmint, Spearmint, Peppermint
  • Pur Mints- Peppermint, Spearmint, Polarmint,
  • Mojito Lime Mint, Tangerine Tango