Dr Wendy Denning shares her top uses for Thursday Plantation’s Tea Tree Manuka Honey Balm, which is available from Boots and all good, independent health stores
- Bites and stings – Tea Tree Oil’s strong anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties prevent bacteria from entering the wound, as well as fighting off any infection the insect may be carrying. It also reduces inflammation to help with the pain of the sting.
- Blisters – Tea Tree Oil can help reduce pain and promote healing.
- Chafing – Fungi will often grow in areas of chafing. Use Tea Tree Oil to soothe skin, reduce inflammation and speed up healing by killing off any fungus.
- Grazes – Grazes can be very painful and frequently get low-grade infections from the skin bacteria. The combination of Tea Tree Oil and Manuka Honey can help to reduce infection and inflammation and promote healing by increasing white blood cells to the area.