Tea tree oil is an essential oil extracted from a plant that is native to Australia. The essential oil is widely used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

Tea tree oil is antiseptic nature, fighting against broad spectrum bacteria and fungi. Tea tree oil is also widely used in the treatment of inflammation, irritation, skin sensitivity and infection.

What  you should not do when adding tea tree oil to the shampoo

  • Never use tea tree oil above 4% of the amount of your shampoo
  • Never apply tea tree oil directly to your hair
  • Never add tea tree oil more than 2% of your shampoo solution when treating baby's hair

What you should do to add tea tree oil to the shampoo

  • Add 2% or less for baby's hair shampoo
  • Add 2% to 3% tea tree oil to shampoo for elderly persons
  • Dilute your tea tree oil with shampoo before you apply the oil to your hair

How to add tea tree oil to the shampoo

  • Add 2% or 10 drops of tea tree oil to 8oz shampoo
  • If are treating lice on child head, add 5 drops of tea tree oil
  • Thoroughly combine the shampoo with tea tree oil together
  • Using your fingertips, apply the tea tree oil directly to your hair and gently massage your hair scalp, ensuring everywhere is completely massaged with this blend
  • Leave it to stay on your hair for about 5 minutes to obtain a good result
  • After this time, rinse thoroughly and style your hair

Tips And Tricks For Using tea tree oil for hair

You can make your own hair shampoo using tea tree oil by just 5 drops of tea tree to one egg white and 2 tablespoonfuls of olive oil. Combine the mixture thoroughly, and apply the condition to your hair and leave it to stay for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Finally, rinse off your hair after use.

Recommended reading: How to use essential oil topically

Community Questions and Answers

Is it safe to add tea tree oil to shampoo?

You can add tea tree oil to shampoo without any problem. Tea tree oil soothes itching and treats dandruff.

Can tea tree oil cause tour hair to fall out?

Tea tree oil is safe for hair but when used in excess, tea tree oil can cause irritation and skin sensitivity.

As recommended, always dilute 2-3% of tea tree oil in your shampoo and avoid using 100% tea tree oil on your skin.

What does tea tree oil shampoo do for your hair?

Tea tree oil shampoo can help your hair by treating head lice and dandruff. Tea tree oil also stimulates hair growth by cleansing and removing all dead skin cells from hair follicles.

It also adds a pleasant smell to your hair, making it look more moisturized and refreshed.

Does adding tea tree oil to shampoo prevent lice?

Tea tree oil is a good insect repellant and antimicrobial agent. It is 100% pure natural, which can be used to repel head lice.

Can you use tea tree shampoo every day?

Tea tree shampoo can be applied to the hair and use every day.

Can tea tree oil burn skin?

Tea tree oil is mostly safe for all people of different skin types but when used in excess, tea tree oil can burn skin and cause irritation and inflammation.

People who are suffering from acne are at risk of dryness, stinging, burning, and redness when they used tea tree oil without dilution.

The oil is not made for oral or internal use.

Does tea tree oil kill yeast?

Tea tree oil has a strong antimicrobial property, making it effective for treating fungi and yeast.

How do you dilute tea tree oil for skin?

Never use tea tree oil directly on your skin. You can dilute tea tree oil using a carrier oil or water depending on what you are going to use it for. Dilute 2% to 3% of tea tree oil in a carrier oil such as coconut oil or olive oil.

What happens if you don't dilute essential oils?

Never use any essential oil directly on your skin without diluting it with a suitable carrier oil like coconut oil.

Can you put tea tree oil on your tongue?

Tea tree oil can only be used externally. Never use or put tea tree oil on your tongue. Some people are recommending people to take tea tree oil but to be honest, tea tree oil is poisonous and should never be used internally or swallowed.

Can I soak in tea tree oil?

You can soak or dilute tea tree oil either in water or carrier oil. The main reason for soaking tea tree oil is to reduce the concentration of tea tree oil.

Does tea tree oil help dark spots?

Tea tree oil can be used to treat dark spots, acne, dry skin and burns.

How do I dilute tea tree oil with water for my hair?

Put 2% to 5% tea tree oil in your required amount of water. To use this diluted oil, dampen a clean cotton bud with this solution and massage your hair thoroughly with it.

Alternatively, you can soak a clean cotton bud into sterile water and put 1-2 drops of tea tree oil onto the dampened cotton bud. Massage your hair scalp with the cotton bud.

Does tea tree oil cause sun sensitivity?

Tea tree oil should be used with caution when applying to areas around eyes, mouth, and nose. When you apply tea tree oil, tr as much as possible to avoid sunlight exposure because tea tree oil can cause skin sensitivity due to ultraviolet rays.

How long does tea tree oil take to work on toenails fungus?

Tea tree oil is a strong antiseptic agent and is widely used for the treatment of toenail fungus. Improvement was mainly seen after 14 days of treatment with tea tree oil.

How does tea tree oil remove skin tags?

Moisten a clean cotton bud in apple cider vinegar. Then, add 5-10 drops of tea tree oil. Massage your skin with a dampened cotton bud. Alternatively, you can apply it on the skin tag and leave it to stay for about 10 to 15 minutes. Finally, rinse off the area with clean water and medicated cleanser. Do this until you fill satisfied.

Written by Idris Ya'u

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