how to use tea tree oil on piercings

how to use tea tree oil on piercings

Using Tea Tree Oil to Clean Piercings

Having a piercing can make you stand out from the crowd, but it does require extra care. To ensure your piercing stays healthy and bacteria free, it’s important to use the right piercing aftercare routine. One product you may want to consider is tea tree oil. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use it safely and effectively.


In order to use tea tree oil on piercings you will need a few basic supplies:

  • Organic Tea Tree Oil
  • Cotton swab
  • Cotton ball


  1. Dilute the tea tree oil by mixing a few drops into a few tablespoons of warm water.
  2. Soak a cotton swab in the solution.
  3. Use the cotton swab to lightly rub the pierced area.
  4. Blot the area with a clean, dry cotton ball. Do not rub.
  5. Repeat this process two to three times a day.

Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has many beneficial properties when it comes to cleaning piercings. It has both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness, swelling, and pain. It can also help reduce the risk of infection, which can sometimes occur with piercings.

Using with Caution

It is important to take care when using tea tree oil for piercings. If it is used in too high of a concentration, it can cause skin irritation and other adverse reactions. It should also not be used on open wounds or on newly pierced skin.

The best way to ensure you are using it safely is to dilute it as described above and to only use it a few times a day. If you experience any reactions, stop using it immediately and seek medical advice if needed.


Using tea tree oil on your piercings can be a great way to prevent infections and to reduce redness and swelling. Be sure to follow the steps outlined above and to use it with caution to ensure you are getting the best results and not causing any harm.


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