It is too drying and the scent is too strong, yuck.
I never saw any benefit of this trea tea oil. It just dries out skin, that's all.
There are better treatments for any breakouts.
Thanks to it I'm able to get rid of hateful pimples now!!!
Initially, I was a bit skeptical about the brand after I had used its Blemist Touch Stick (which was a waste for me) and the reason why I bought the product is because I wanted to opt for an organic treatment again after hearing about bad effects of Benzoyl Peroxide, the active ingredient of many poplular acne treaments. OMG, I wish I had done that a long time before!! Due to some hormone changes or unclear reasons I've got lots of pimples recently, some of which grew into very large size! I decided to throw away all drug creams and start a new skincare treament routine, including T.N Dickinson Astringent, then Pomegranate Seed Oil, and Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil directly on the pimples. I don't dilute it as using pure oil gets better result for me. It makes the zits dry and disappear in a couple of days!! For large and redder ones it takes some more days, but still much more quickly than anything I've used before.
Usually I find organic products to have very limited results, but luckily not this one!
I can't really use this (even diluted) on my face, but I love using it to prevent razor bumps when I shave my bikini line. Works well as an anti-inflammatory. You have to dilute it (I do 1:5) or it is too strong.
Some are averse to the smell; I knocked a whole bottle into the bathtub when I was in high school and my father had a fit about me making the bathroom smell like turpentine. I personally like medicinal scents, but I admit that this can be a little strong.
Tea Tree Oil is amazing! I've tried so many products, from the drugstore to exclusive high-end boutiques, and none have eliminated my zits as effectively as tea tree oil. Most spot treatment products actually make my zits more red, inflamed, and "bulbous" (i.e., the zit would grow in size, the fluid would still build up under the skin, and the skin became extra shiny from the "active" ingredients). Treated with these products, my big problem zits almost never came to a head in a timely manner. I would get frustrated and impatient... and we all know the tragic ending to that story.
Tea Tree Oil, on the other hand, does three things to make my skin do a complete 180 deg at the onset of acne: (1) reduces redness significantly - big time, (2) eliminates the inflammation altogether, & (3) collects all the nasty white gunk to a head - ready for me to expel. The first two effects can happen as quickly as 2-3 hours, and the third occurs overnight for me. My zits take their sweet time to develop, so I've actually used Tea Tree Oil to fight the suckers early when they think they can sneak onto my face as small, light pink lumps. A few dabs of Tea Tree Oil, the zits have zero chance of maturing to it's full-blown ugly state. Muahaha!
I do *not* have sensitive skin, so I use tea tree oil directly by spot treating my problem areas with a Q-tip. I have tried diluting tea tree oil with water, but my skin felt absolutely nothing. YMMV - Please use the appropriate concentration for your own skin.
purchased this on iherb (use ZFC561 for a $10 discount off your first order)
I saw this stuff being advertised on youtube in regards to it's zit zapping qualities, i dont find that it zaps those zits but definitely helps keeping them at bay. my brother LOVES this in his oil burner as a refreshing smell. it provides a clean smell and makes the room feel fresh! i purchased it again (x3) for adding in the burner, in lotions and a spot treatment!
would prefer it better though if it came with a droplet dropper, i use my own but if it was included in the packaging i would really appreciate the product even more!
This is grate for zit zapping I put a q tip in my thayers rose water witch hazel and then dip it in the tea tree oil The MOST important thing is to run the q tip under the water because you NEVER put this directly on the skin without watering it down, tea tree oil is VERY strong and will inflame your pimple and make it worse if you don't do that. I hold the q tip under the water for 10 seconds and then apply it to the pimple after doing this about 1-3 times a day the pimple dies within 4 days. Keep in mind it may take longer or shorter for it work for you and I worked my way up to treating my pimples 1-3 times day. When I first tried this I did once a day at night before bed. My pimple was gone by the end of the week! The only thing I don't like about this is the bottle I really wish it had a dropper under the cap! then it would be even better and essayer to use
i think this is truly the cure for clogged pores. it works like magic apply it at least 5 times a day on the pimple , it smells very stung yet refreshing . i personally have very , and i mean very sensitive skin , it doesn't irritate my skin but i do recommend patch testing on your fore arm 24 hours prior to use of TTO, thats what it said on the packaging .
Tea tree oil is my favorite form of spot treatment. It always dries up the spot within a dew days and I can feel it working. I am allergic to benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, so this is a great alternative. This may not be for some people because of the minty/woody smell, but I honestly don't think it's bad. You can also add a few drops to your face steamer and get a really deep clean.
I had a terrible skin reaction to SK II essence recently and to stop the itching, I dipped a cotton bud into the bottle and gently dab it in. This is the first thing I would dab on whenever I get skin rashes or allegies or pimples ie after cleansing the area. It dries up the affected fast and just a little dab on the spot will do it. And to calm down the redness a little Queen Helene mint mask does the trick applied at night and the next morning, I will wash it off and the red spot is almost gone. You will see some skin peeling on the applied area however and the scars will gradually fade away, thank goodness. You can read more reviews on iherb.com and if you feel you wanna try, you get $10 discount if you order more than US$40. Discount code is: AWE322
SO...TEA TREE OIL!!!! Who would've thunk it? I had only ever used prescription creams for my acne, and having pretty oily skin, and this stuff being an oil and all, I was kinda freakin out about the whole aspect of putting it on my face. ANYHOO... this stuff is the real deal! Some people suggest using it all over your face, however I just use my prescription acne creams all over my face, and then use this tea tree oil as a spot treatment for my really bad/cystic acne spots. All in all, two major thumbs up! You will get results über fast, and (as an added bonus) the teensy tiny bottle will last you months!