Hi everyone. I just wanted to tell you that last week i bought 100% tea tree oil by "Desert Essence" because i read that it's a strong anitbacterial and anitfungal essential oil. I thought maybe it wold help with my extremely bad breath, but to be honest I was in a little doubt because tea tree oil in particular has a very strong odor that one could notice instantly. What I did was put about 3 drops of the oil on top of my toothpaste and brushed my teeth with it. The smell was so strong that I almost gagged (it doesn't taste too good, either). So after that I rinsed my mouth with Crest Mouthwash for about 20-30 seconds. The tea tree oil odor still lingers on my breath after I do this, but it is definetely not as strong. After that I may eat a snack to clear the rest of the odor.
I was doing this up until this past Saturday every morning and then started doing it at night. I figured this would be beter so that when I go to class and have to talk my breath wont smell like the oil. When I started doing this at night, and it has been my three days since doing this, I notice when I wake up in the morning my breath does not smell nearly as bad as it did before. I barely have morning breath to be honest, but we'll see how long it lasts. The thing about tea tree oil is that it may burn your tongue a little, as it did to mine. But it actually leaves you with a good, clean feeling in your mouth, like after you have chewed cinammon gum or eaten something really spicy. I also have notced that I do not have a white film over my tongue like I did before. Even after I eat, my tongue is just as pink as anyone else's, so I would say that's a good sign that it is doing something. I still havn't found anything for my scalp or Body Odor s, but tonight i may try leaving the tee tree under my armpits in the shower for as long as I can (or until it statrs buring) to see if that helps with the armpit odor. I really think bb sufferers should try it. My tea tree oil only cost me 11 dollars for a little glass jar-thingy (sorry, dont know what they are called) so it really won't hurt to try it. Also, I recommend brushing your teeth FIRST and then putting a few drops of the oil in your mouth, then brush your teeth again with the oil, focusing everywhere, like your tongue. And also, if you live with others, be considerate and spray something pleasant like febreeze right after you use it because the smell is really, REALLY strong. You can asks me any questions, i visit this site almost everyday.