Why Tea Tree Oil won’t kill Demodex populations in humans.
We often get asked why Tea Tree Oil won’t kill Demodex populations in humans effectively and is quite simple: Because of the nature of where Demodex mites live (deep under the skin), Tea Tree Oil alone is not enough to ensure the full elimination of Demodex mites populations on human skin.
To eliminate Demodex mites fully, skin needs to be treated for a minimum of 3 months. This is because mites lay their eggs deep under the follicles, and it is crucial to treat for the correct amount of time and ensure all generations have been targeted so that the infestation is in fact, gone.
Demodex ‘home remedies’ explained.
Tea Tree Oil is effective in theory, but when put into practice it is too harsh on skin and hair to have the desired effect for the long term use that is needed to eliminate the mites. This also applies to other topical products such as other Essential Oils, rubbing alcohol and other ‘home remedies’.
“Fire will kill a cockroach but you wouldn’t set your house alight to eliminate an infestation from your home.“
Exaggeration aside, this is comparative to the effect that Tea Tree Oil has on the skin and/or hair. Even if you manage to kill the few adults on the surface (remember, they spend most of their time tucked up under your skin at any one time) there are still more ready to come, crawling out and wreak havoc on your skin again the next night.
In the long run, Tea Tree Oil can cause damage to the skin, and prove to be more harmful than helpful. So the expectation of Tea Tree Oil being effective in killing all Demodex mite populations from under the skin is likely a false one.
Why Ungex is effective to help eliminate Demodex on humans.
Ungex products not only have the right blend of herbal ingredients to help kill mites, but they are also kind to your skin for the duration of treatment.
The last point about home remedies, which we touched on in an earlier post here is that some products can actually feed mites instead of killing them.
For example, if you dilute Tea Tree Oil with another oil or cream (as many home remedies recommend), not only may it not adequately kill the mites, but instead feed them further nutrients and waste your time and cause heartache over the trial and error of trying to ease your condition. Additionally, as mentioned before, pure Tea Tree Oil alone is too harsh on the skinto be sustainable to use over the period of time needed to kill mites on humans.
Ungex helps to provide the correct product and framework for you to get the support you need to ensure you are well on your way to becoming Demodex free!
As long as products are used for a minimum of 3 months (length varies according to the severity of infestation), we do guarantee to aid in Demodex elimination.