(Closed) tea tree oil

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My friend uses tea tree oil soap for treatment of acne, but her mom actually makes soap for her out of her house.  My friend says that she likes home made tea tree oil soaps best because they seem to be the most potent and have no other questionable chemicals in them.  I’ll bet you could find some homemade tea tree oil soaps online or at a craft fair somewhere.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I used a tea tree oil kit from the body shop for a couple months, but eventually stopped because I feel like it dried my nose out. = /

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

If you use it, you need to get the pure tea tree oil. Make sure you read the back of the bottle. You want the one with the least amount of additives. You can find it in most super markets/grocery stores in the natural section. I swear by it. It is a little smelly, but so totally worth it.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Love that stuff!!! It smells TERRIBLE, but it totally works – I do agree with barista, though – if you do use it, make sure that you moisturize as well ’cause it can really dry out your skin.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Be careful though, it’s toxic to cats! Some cats have more of a reaction to it than others though (I had a friend using it on her hands for excema and her kitty got quite sick from it) and kittens are more prone to ill effects than aduls.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

It’s funny because I put it on my face sometimes, and I think it smells totally medicinal, but my Fiance LOVEEEES the smell of it.  It’s so weird!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I tried it for a while, didn’t really help, but I think my acne’s hormonal. Nothing topical helped. I’m on antibiotics now.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have used tea tree oil for my skin, but not the pure stuff – the face wash from the Body Shop. It was drying, but I found it to be effective!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’ve always been curious about tea tree oil. I’ve heard it’s great to add into vinegar & use as a house cleaner because it’s anti-bacterial. Does anyone know if that’s true?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t know about the house cleaning thing, but it makes sense that it is anti-bacterial as that is why it is a good treatment for acne. Kills all those nasty bacteria clogging your pores. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work? Perhaps looks up some recipes for home cleaners containing tea tree oil and see!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I actually like the smell of it.  I know you can buy the pure oil like at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods.  I have heard that you can use it as a house cleaner/disinfectant (from Martha Stewart’s homekeeping book, I think), but I don’t use it because it’s very toxic to cats.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I use it as a spot treatment so it only dries up the pimple. You can get it at the body shop and it comes in an applicator similar to lip gloss. Doesn’t smell like lip gloss!!

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Just be VERY CAREFUL if you’ve never used it.  I found out the hard way that I’m allergic, and have found out since then that many others are as well.  Not a fun experience 🙁

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