Tea tree oil and emotional healing…
When I was really little, my mom would let me take hour-long baths almost every night.
Bubble bath was a must, and usually food coloring too. It was so fun–but over time, I developed some gnarly skin rashes.
In retrospect, we live in TEXAS and if you’re soaking your skin in water for hours each week, and not using lotion or oil of some sort to rehydrate/seal in the moisture, your skin is gonna get extremely dry!
My mother did not think of this, however.
She was worried, and for her, worried meant “driven”.
She bought all sorts of ointments, creams, disinfectants, anti-virals, anti-bacterials–whatever you can think of. Prescription creams and all…but nothing helped. My mama was already skeptical of the medical model of care, and so she started researching.
Finally, she learned about something all the way from Australia, called TEA TREE OIL.
Mind you, this was 1985. My mom was researching this in obscure home-printed newsletters at the health food store, and dodgy-looking ads in the back of natural health magazines that she had to mail away for.
Essential oils were NOT a thing yet, and neither was healthy living, really… Continue reading