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Can You Mix Tea Tree Oil With Aloe Vera Oil to Treat Acne?

author image Sharon Therien
Sharon Therien has been writing professionally since 2007. She specializes in health writing and copywriting for websites, blogs and businesses. She is a Certified Yoga Teacher and a Reiki Master with a Certificate in Fitness and Nutrition. Therien has a Master of Arts in sociology from Florida Atlantic University.
Can You Mix Tea Tree Oil With Aloe Vera Oil to Treat Acne?
Create an aloe and tea tree blend to apply to your acne. Photo Credit Michael Hitoshi/Photodisc/Getty Images

Both Tea tree and aloe vera oils have properties that might clear acne, says Nerys Purchon in her book "The Essential Natural Health Bible." Aloe vera oil is made of a small amount of aloe infused into a carrier oil such as almond or grapeseed oil, explain Carol and David Schiller in their book "Aromatherapy Oils: A Complete Guide." Since tea tree oil is a concentrated essential oil, the aloe and carrier oil blend can dilute the tea tree enough for it to be applied to the skin.

Blend oils

Step 1

Pour 3.5 oz. of aloe vera oil into a liquid measuring pitcher.

Step 2

Drop 40 to 60 drops of tea tree essential oil into the aloe vera oil.

Step 3

Mix the oils with a spoon.

Step 4

Pour the oils into a dark-colored bottle with a lid to store.

Step 5

Apply oil to acne with fingers or a cotton ball.

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