Tea Tree Oil for keloids is a great go-to for healing. Keloids are a type of scarring that can form over a wound or cut. Piercing any part of your body requires forceful wounding of that part to accommodate the piercing. Skin is the most sensitive part of human’s body. The body responds to this by developing fibrous skin tissues, commonly known as scar tissue, over the wound in order to protect it from external factors so that it can heal and close on its own. However, in certain cases, the tissue growth is excessive and cause dark, hard layers of skin called keloids to develop over the wound, sometimes extending far beyond its periphery. This happens due to excessive collagen production. They generally occur during the period of healing and in certain cases, even after the wound has healed.
Keloids usually do not require medical attention. They can self-diagnosed and treated by home remedies. Tea tree oil is great for removing hypertrophic scars and keloids. Tea tree oil is an astringent. This means that it draws moisture out from the cells that are exposed to it. Tea tree oil’s antibacterial properties can reduce your risk of developing an infection in an open wound, which can result in additional scarring. It is an essential oil which has various benefits for skin and hair. The best way to use essential oils for keloids is by mixing them up with carrier oils known to be good for scars. These carrier oils include rosehip seed oil, calendula oil, tamanu oil, emu oil, vitamin E oil and sea buckthorn oil.
Benefits of Tea Tree oil for Keloids
Tea tree oils strong natural anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make is extremely beneficial to healing scars.
Tea tree oil’s strong antiseptic properties can help prevent bacterial infections in scars.
Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that speed up wound healing.
How to use Tea Tree oil for Keloids
If you’ve never used tea tree oil, it’s best to start by doing a patch test. Despite their “natural” origin, essential oils like tea tree oil are powerful substances. You should never apply pure tea tree oil directly to your skin. Put a few diluted drops on a small patch of skin. If your skin doesn’t show any signs of irritation after 24 hours, you can start using diluted tea tree oil elsewhere. People who are allergic to celery and thyme should not use tea tree oil as the allergic ingredient for both is same; it is mostly d-limonene.
Tea Tree Oil For Keloids
This method finds it’s effectiveness by using the oil properties. Tea tree oil helps in hydrating the keloid and reducing it’s visibility.
Dilute 2-3 drops of tea tree oil in 1 tbsp of water.
Apply this to the area of keloid with a q-tip.
Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and wash off.
Repeat once a day
Lavender and Tea Tree Oil for Keloids
This method finds its effectiveness because the tea tree oil kills any infection in the keloids while Lavender oil’s anti-inflammatory properties helps minimize the size of keloids and stops overgrowth.
2 drops lavender oil
2 drops tea tree oil
1 tsp of tamanu oil
Mix oils together.
Soak a cotton pad in the oil blend and apply it over the keloid.
Leave cotton pad on keloid for 25-30 minutes before removing.
Repeat once daily for faster results.
Sea Salt, Aloe Vera, And Tea Tree Oil For Keloids
Using aloe vera for keloids is another proven method to heal them. This method works because tea tree oil reduces bacteria, growth, and inflammation, the aloe vera softens the keloid, while the sea salt antiseptic lends to ward off bacteria too.
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp water
3-5 drops tea tree oil
Aloe vera gel
Use warm water to dissolve the sea salt.
Apply the salt solution on the keloid using a cotton pad.
Leave it on for 5-7 minutes and then apply tea tree oil covering the entire area of the keloid.
Once the tea tree oil is absorbed, apply Aloe vera gel to soften the region
Repeat this process once or twice a day.
Aspirin And Tea Tree Oil For Keloids
This method finds its effectiveness because aspirin and tea tree oil contains properties that help reduce keloids and lighten them. Aspirin is a non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drug and is a skin clarifier which helps to heal keloids and reduce the growth of the keloid.
3-4 aspirin tablets
1-2 tsp water
2-3 drops tea tree oil
Powder the aspirin tablets and mix it with water until it becomes a smooth paste.
Apply this mixture on the keloids and let it dry for 20-30 minutes.
Rinse the paste off with water.
Soak a cotton pad in tea tree oil and apply it all over the keloid.
Repeat this once a day for best results.
Vitamin E and Tea Tree Oil For Keloids
This method finds its effectiveness by using tea tree oil’s antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. While the vitamin E helps fight off skin damage diminish the appearance of keloids.
2 drops of Tea Tree Oil
1/2 tsp of Vitamin E Oil
Mix equal parts of tea tree oil and vitamin E.
Apply this oil mixture onto the affected areas.
Leave the mixture on as you would a topical ointment.
Repeat this once a day for best results.
Essential Oil Blend with Tea Tree Oil For Keloids
5 tsp rosehip seed oil
4 tsp emu oil
4 tsp tamanu oil
5 vitamin E capsules
10 drops helichrysum essential oil
5 drops frankincense essential oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops tea tree essential oil
4 oz amber glass dropper bottle
Using a small funnel, pour oils into glass amber bottle.
Open 5 vitamin E capsules and squeeze the oil into the bottle.
Close the bottle and shake it well to combine all the oils.
Use Serum daily.
Store it in a cool dry place. This serum is going to last 1-2 years.
For older scars, it’ll take longer to see improvements. Allow at least two months of consistent use to decide if tea tree oil for keloids is your solution. If you have a very large keloids seek advice from a medical professional. Also check out how to use aloe vera for keloids and how to prevent keloids on ear piercings.