How to Apply Tea Tree Oil on Your Face
Tea Tree Oil is a natural essential oil that has been used for centuries by Australian Aborigines. It can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, from acne to eczema. But before applying this helpful oil onto your face, you should take certain precautions. Here is how to apply Tea Tree Oil to your face safely:
Step 1: Dilute the Tea Tree Oil.
Mix a few drops of pure Tea Tree Oil with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or jojoba oil. The ratio should be 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil for every 10 drops of the carrier oil. This will help reduce the potential of an irritant reaction.
Step 2: Test the Blend.
Perform a patch test to ensure that your skin does not have a reaction to the oil blend. Apply a small amount of the mixture to the inside of your forearm and leave it for 2-3 hours. If there is no adverse reaction, it’s safe for use.
Step 3: Apply the Oil.
Gently massage the Tea Tree Oil blend onto your face and neck. Let the oil sit on your skin for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Step 4: Moisturize.
After you rinse off the oil blend, apply your favorite moisturizer. This will prevent your skin from drying out and helps to soothe any irritation caused by the Tea Tree Oil.
Tips for Applying Tea Tree Oil:
- Do not apply Tea Tree Oil directly to your face. Always dilute the oil with a carrier oil before applying it to your skin.
- Do not leave the oil on your skin for too long. Tea Tree Oil can cause skin irritation if left on for too long. Rinse off the oil blend after 5-10 minutes.
- Patch test. Apply a small amount of the oil blend to the inside of your forearm and wait 2-3 hours before using the oil on your face.
Tea Tree Oil can be a great natural remedy for treating skin conditions. Make sure to follow the steps outlined above when applying this helpful oil onto your face.