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i started using tea tree oil mixed with aloe vera and i started to notice that the areas where i applied tea tree oil were very red and puffy and usually left scars. it felt like a minor chemical burn. has this happened to anyone else? it works really well on bringing cystic acne to a head tho..

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Maybe ur using too much tea tree oil? I too am using tea tree oil mixed with aloe vera. I feel slight tingling or burning only. Nothing comparable to a chemical burn tho. Have u had good results with the tea tree oil?

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Yeah, what mix were you using? You need 20:1 cream:TTO for it to work, but I usually use about 12:1.

I occasionally get a bit of tingling and (rarely) redness that lasts a few minutes, but that's all.

Some people are allergic to TTO though, about 5% of the population, and they probably can't take even that much.

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i see. yeah, i just squeeze some aloe vera on my palm and use a single drop of tto and mix it together and use it as a spot treatment. it makes that area of my face numb and .. rubber/plastic-like? not sure how to describe it.

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