“By far one of the best home remedies for acne when applied correctly is tea tree oil,” says Home Remedies for Acne Relief.com, who have provided the following detailed article on how to make tea tree oil for acne relief. This and many other treatments for acne can be found at this “all about acne” site which apparently was inspired by the webmasters own skin conditions- ”I’ve tried many acne remedies and had success with quite a few. I’m keeping track of all the acne remedies I’ve tried and the practical information that I’ve learned along the way.”
Also according to Home Remedies for Acne Relief.com, tea tree oil needs to be diluted with the following ingredients: jojoba, aloe vera, and vitamin e. This is due to the fact that tea tree oil in is pure form will “dry out your skin.”
I’ve read some reviews at Amazon.com where you can purchase tea tree oilbut none of the reviewers mentioned anything about diluting the tea tree oil. Some of the reviewers however did mention that the smell of tea tree oil was hard to get used to. Perhaps the aloe vera, hohoba and vitamin e serves a duel purpose:
how to make tea tree oil for acne
Making a 2.5% diluted mixture of tea tree oil and carrier oil is easy. Just add fifteen drops of tea tree oil to 1 fl oz (30 ml) of carrier oil. Wear protective goggles and gloves to safely handle tea tree oil and keep it from getting on your skin undiluted. Also, saving a few extra dollars on a tea tree oil that is less than 100% pure is not worth the risk of irritation and possible side effects. Only use 100% pure therapeutic grade tea tree oil to make this remedy. The 2.5% mixture may be too strong if you have sensitive skin. You can make a 2% solution by adding twelve (instead of fifteen) drops of tea tree oil to 1 fl oz (30 ml) of carrier oil.
Before applying the remedy use a couple pumps of a cleanser (not regular hand soap) to get a generous lather going and gently apply it to your skin. Let the lather gently glide across your skin, and try to apply the cleanser in less than ten seconds. No rough scrubbing.
Test the 2.5% tea tree oil acne gel in small increments before applying it to the entire face. Test a small amount on the back of your hand, if no irritation occurs then test a small amount on your face. If irritation occurs then try diluting the tea tree oil with more carrier oil. Otherwise apply the tea tree oil to your entire face avoiding sensitive areas such as the eye brows, eye area, and keep a quarter inch away from the mouth. When applying the tea tree oil acne gel use your fingers to gently rub the mixture into your skin. Barely touch your face as you let the diluted tea tree oil glide across your skin until it’s completely rubbed in.
After applying the tea tree oil use a moisturizer that does not clog pores using the same gentle glide for applying the moisturizer as the tea tree oil acne gel. You can also use alpha hydroxy acid as a moisturizer. This is the best option because it works really well as an acne treatment. read whole article here
Home Remedies for Acne Relief warns to gradually apply the tea tree oil to get your skin accustomed to the treatment. The article also gives weekly dosage steps (all the way up to week 4) and also gives advice if the acne is severe and requires a stronger dosage. And if you are wanting more information, I recommend at the least to visit this site, as I’ve personally researched other “acne” sites that don’t contain nearly the amount of useful information or give you a step by step recipe on how to make tea tree oil for acne.