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Tea tree oil for acne?

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone here has actually tried tea tree oil for acne?  How did you apply it, and did it work for you?  I've been really curious about it as I've never tried it before but have heard good things.  But it's also confusing because I'm not sure how much you're supposed to use, is it for all over or just a spot treatment, etc.  I bought a little bottle of 100% tea tree oil but it seems like you should dilute it with something else first?


Would love to hear any experiences people have had with tea tree oil!

Re: Tea tree oil for acne?

thank you so much, that's very sweet of you!  I try to stay positive and think of it all as a big research experiment. Smiley Happy  With skincare the "control" scenario is always the hardest.  Will keep you guys updated.

Re: Tea tree oil for acne?

@drragon. I've used it before also on blemishes. It has natural anti bacterial properties and helps dry out the blemish. I use a q-tip to apply it. All around I was pretty happy with the results. It also tingles a bit.

<3 Melissa

Re: Tea tree oil for acne?

hey everyone, just wanted to thank you all for sharing your tea tree oil ideas and experiences with me in the thread!  It's all been really helpful advice.  I decided to mix a tiny drop of pure tea tree oil with my nightly moisturizer and see if that can take the place of my benzoyl peroxide.  I've tried it 3 times so far and no irritation yet.  

Re: Tea tree oil for acne?

This has already been answered in great detail by a lot of people, so I won't go into too much detail, but I use it on my skin added to my Josie Maran Argan Oil and as a spot treatment in its full strength on a really tough pimple.


I also use it in my natural cleaning solution and in my son's cloth wipe's a great thing, TTO, but I still can't stand the smell! Smiley Tongue


Re: Tea tree oil for acne?

thanks carrierose!  in what proportion do you add the tea tree oil to the Josie Maran?

Re: Tea tree oil for acne?

I have the middle sized bottle, 1.7 oz, and I put the TTO straight in there because I don't use the JM for anything but my face.


I used the dropper and just put two "fills" of the TTO into the dropper doesn't pick up more than an inch of product so it wasn't too much.  I can't even estimate how much of a proportion that is because I use a dropper-ful each night and have for over a month and the thing isn't even down 25%.  I don't really have any true measurements or reasoning behind it.  It smells like TTO when I put it on my face, that's for sure!! Smiley Tongue

Re: Tea tree oil for acne?

yup that sure is a strong smell!  luckily it doesn't bother me too much (smells a lot better than some vitamin C seums that's for sure), I've been using a single drop in my nightly moisturizer.


thanks for the info Smiley Happy

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