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.
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Pour 3.5 oz. of aloe vera oil into a liquid measuring pitcher.
Drop 40 to 60 drops of tea tree essential oil into the aloe vera oil.
Mix the oils with a spoon.
Pour the oils into a dark-colored bottle with a lid to store.
Apply oil to acne with fingers or a cotton ball.
- "The Essential Natural Health Bible"; Nerys Purchon; 2006
- "Aromatherapy Oils: A Complete Guide"; Carol and David Schiller; 1996
- “Indian Journal of Dermatology”; Aloe Vera: A Short Review; Amar Surjushe, Resham Vasani and D G Saple; March 2008
- MayoClinic.com: Tea Tree Oil