We have all read about treating our scalps with tea tree oil but I just wanted to provide a visual so that those who may be confused about the process can see first hand the application. A couple notes I want to include first. You should use 100% tea tree oil, not anything cut with synthetic chemicals or oils. You can purchase tea tree oil at any local health food store, Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods supermarket. Tea tree oil is an excellent anti-fungal and antibacterial ointment. It is an wonderful, soothing and preventative scalp treatment when dealing with itchy, flaky dandruff.
When dealing with tea tree oil, you should never apply the oil directly to your scalp. It is far too strong therefore you have to cut it with an oil. It dilutes the strength as well as stretches the concoction. The choice of oil is completely yours so don’t fret over what is the “perfect” oil. During these winter months I have been using castor oil so that is the oil pictured.
|Tea tree oil is on the left purchased at Trader Joes (The label rubbed off). Castor Oil on the right purchased at Whole Foods.|
|I added one small capful of tea tree oil|