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Old 01-29-2004, 10:25 AM   #5
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Re: Essential Oils for Acne? Tea Tree Oil is just one of the many...

Hey, I have used straight tea tree oil (diluted to 15% from the body shop) on zits when they pop up and I think it worked pretty well. It definitely wasn't as harsh as using something like benxoyl peroxide - and studies have found that it works as well as 5% BP, but maybe a bit slower. I ran out of it last week and kept meaning to buy more, but it does smell quite a bit cos I put it on at night my boyfriend now associates that smell with me! So I might give it a break and see what happens. I don't think any oils like tea tree or jojoba block pores, I have heard good things about both of these.