Tea tree oil is an essential oil extracted from the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia. This oil’s antibacterial and antibiotic benefits makes it an exceptional natural remedy for a number of skin conditions. It can be used to ward off all three infectious organisms causing skin infections among wrestlers: bacteria, fungus and virus. Involvement of skin contaminations including ringworm, herpes, impetigo and MRSA is one of the main health concerns among wrestlers.
However, preventing a skin infection is wise than treating one. Wrestlers should clean their skin often with tea tree oil wipes. Most of skin problems can be prevented with applying some drops of Defense Tea Tree Essential Oil a couple times a day until area is 100% clear. Bathing with tea tree oil soap after each practice and match is recommended. For any serious skin concern, wrestler absolutely should get professional advice.
For some guidance on using tea tree oil to your advantage follow this power point presentation on “10 Tea Tree Oil Uses For Athletes”.