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Side Effects: Fix a Burn?

Posted by Vinny (Atlanta, GA) on 03/25/2008

I didn't dilute Tea Tree enough and put it on my face a little to get rid of a blemish. It went from a burn, to a blister, and now it's a dark patch (scar) on the right side of my face. I have put the following many times a day and nothing has improved; it has been two weeks already:
*Grape Seed Oil
*Cocunut Oil
*"Isomer E" (400UI)with double Antioxidant than regular Vitamin E 1000U
*Cayenne Pepper
*Tumeric Powder
*Aloe Vera
*Fish Oils

What to do??? I am desperate - Please HELP!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Certain tea tree oil's quality maybe not up to standards.

Most burnt skin is often due to underlying skin problems, such as bacteria or fungus, which lead to the immediate drying of skin. Usually plain distilled vinegar may help, followed by baking soda. Using too much oil may not help but certain oils such as natural vitamin e applied lightly and a very small amount of aloe oil might help. It should be noticed that tea tree oil should be tested in small area of arm before the use of face.

In any event, I would likely take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day. The alkalizing effects have a tendency to reduce the allergic response from tea tree oil. Vinegar can sometimes be applied, but in the long run, baking soda washing of face is more gentle. Drying can be helped usually with emu oil, vitamin E and some weekly application lightly of aloe vera to reduce the burning and blisters.

In event of a sudden burns, usual caused by such use, I will usually wash off with soap and water to get rid of the remaining oils, instead of applying more oils in the beginning. Using too much oils may prevent the skin from oxygen so too much oils is often not helpful.