People often ask us why Tea Tree Oil alone won’t kill Demodex populations effectively?
The answer is quite simple: Because of the nature of where Demodex mites live (deep under the skin), Tea Tree Oil alone is not enough to eliminate Demodex mites populations of your skin.
To entirely eliminate Demodex mites, your skin needs to be treated for a minimum of 3 months. This is because mites lay their eggs deep under the follicles, so it is crucial to continue the treatment for the proper amount of time as the new mites come out and are targeted to ensure that all generations of these mites have been eliminated.
Tea Tree Oil is useful in theory, but it is too harsh for long-term use on the skin and hair when putting into practice. This causes it to outweigh its disadvantages and not be able to control Demodex fully.
This also applies to other topical products such as some essential Oils, rubbing alcohol, and other so-called ‘home remedies.’
Demodex “Home Remedies” Inefficiency
“Fire will kill a cockroach, but you wouldn’t set your house on Fire to eliminate an infestation from your home, would you?“
Exaggeration aside, this is comparative to the effect that Tea Tree Oil and some other home remedies have on your skin and hair.
Even if you manage to kill a few adults on the surface (remember, they spend most of their time tucked up under your skin), there are still more mites down there ready to come up, crawling out and wreak havoc on your skin the next night.
In the long run, Tea Tree Oil can damage the skin and act more harmful than helpful. This damage gives Demodex another chance to strengthen itself and reproduce again.
So the expectation of Tea Tree Oil being effective in killing all Demodex mite populations under the skin is likely false.
Why Is Ungex’s Approach Practical to Help Eliminate Demodex Mites on Humans?
Ungex products have the right blend of herbal ingredients to help kill mites. They are also gentle to your skin for the daily use of treatment.
The last point about home remedies, which we touched on in an earlier post here, is that some products can feed mites instead of killing them!
For example, if you dilute Tea Tree Oil with another oil or cream, not only may it not adequately kill the mites, but instead, feed them further nutrients.
But Ungex provides the correct product and framework to ensure you are well on your way of becoming Demodex free!
As long as products are used correctly and for a minimum of 3 months (length varies according to the severity of infestation), we guarantee a successful Demodex elimination.