Precautions while using tea tree oil

Tea tree oil has been used by the Aborigines for thousands of years for various medicinal uses. Today we use it for general disorders like acne, athlete’s foot, warts, lice, cold sores etc. Tea tree oil can give amazing results; however, one must take care not to go overboard by using too much just because it is a natural product.

Skin Irritation –

People with sensitive skin need to be a bit careful as it might cause them skin irritation. In cases of skin tingling or burning, we suggest that you discontinue the use and consult your doctor. You can also try lowering the dosage. You can try consulting the online support on

Other Drugs –

If you are using another regular topical treatment or drug, you need to consult a doctor before using tea tree oil. Drugs which use ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide should not be used in combination with tea tree oil as it can dry your skin severely. This applies for other prescription, herbal or natural treatments too.


Dosage –

Tea tree oil is used for treating bad breath, mouth ulcers, and toothache and also in some herbal toothpastes. However, please take care not to swallow it. Ingestion can make you quite sick. You might have mental problems like confusion, mood changes, drowsiness, nausea, weakness, hallucinations or you could have skin rashes. Even external application needs to be in moderation. Do not overdose or double up doses to make up for a forgotten dose.

Dilute –

Tea tree oil is mostly used only in diluted form. Very rarely do you use 100% unless for maybe like a nail fungus. For example – for facial acne we use only a 5% solution, for athlete’s foot we use only 25 to 50% solution.

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