Tea Tree and Throats

Hello and thank you to everyone who came to support us this weekend! We had a great time connecting and sharing and doing what we love!

This weekend we’ll be at the Zelienople Harmony Country Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday. If you live in the greater Pittsburgh area, please come see us!


Today I want to highlight the active ingredient in our very effective tea tree gargle – Australian Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) of course! We’ve never looked in depth at this amazing oil on the blog before, so here goes!

According to Pompeii Organics, Tea Tree is awesome for illness because it strengthens the immune system and kills bacteria, viruses, and fungus. It’s used extensively for skin issues like poison ivy, yeast infections, and athlete’s foot.

If you’ve ever smelled tea tree oil, you know it’s very pungent. This makes it great to deodorize air and clean out blocked sinus and respiratory passages.

In our proprietary gargle, salt acts as a carrier for the oils. When dissolved in warm water and gargled, the tea tree can kill any germs and clear your airways! Hannah and I have both used it whenever we feel a cold or flu coming on, whether it be by sniffles, a cough, or sore throat. The gargle is amazingly effective!

You may have heard of Manuka, which is also known as tea tree, but native to New Zealand. Australian Tea Tree, the more common oil we are talking about today, is similar but has many different chemistry and properties. Both are amazing and versatile oils.

If you’re interested in trying our gargle, send us an email or visit us at the Harmony festival! If you’ve ever tried Tea Tree or Manuka, let us know!

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