27th February 2012 05:27 PM
Tea Tree Oil?
Hello all! I'll cut a long story short. I got diagnosed with Rosacea last year (even though i've had it more like 3 years) and was just given a bit of paper and told there was nothing I could do. So, like most of us, I've tried everything imaginable but recently seen lots of threads about Demodex mites and killing them off. All I'm asking is for some inforation regarding TTO and what percentage, product I should use.
27th February 2012 06:10 PM
Originally Posted by Vidvan
I'm still learning about rosacea and how to treat it so don't take what I'm about to say as 100% legit.
Long story short:
I started flushing again after a while of not flushing at all. I wash my face with oatmeal flour and Cetaphil, I don't use harsh products on my face. Wear MAC make up but not everyday. I don't know what started it but something did. I was sure it would last a while, then 1 night I decided to use tea tree oil on my face.
8 drops in about 3-4 table spoon of spring water. I use the brand Divine Essence, it's organic. I mixed it with a Q-tips, applied it on my face.
It burned a tiny bit with a stinging feeling. It made me cough (that stuff is strong) but the next day I didn't flush and I did it last week, still not flushing.
Like I said, I don't know anything about products to use. Never used anything else to kill mites, didn't know there was a connection about mites and rosacea until recently, but I used tea tree oil on my skin when I had contact dermatitis and had a bottle at home, decided to try it and it worked.
(So far anyway)
Edited to add: I applied the water/TTO mix 3 times that night.
Applied where I have rosacea. It dried, re-applied it, dried again, re-applied and so on. I wanted to make sure I killed them all or drowned them.
Last edited by AnnaHashimoto; 27th February 2012 at 06:18 PM.
27th February 2012 06:41 PM