Why Tea Tree Oil won’t kill Demodex populations in humans?
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 ensure a full elimination of Demodex mites populations on your skin.
To fully 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 correct amount of time as the new born mites come out and need to be targeted to ensure all generations of these mites have been eliminated.
Demodex “home remedies” explained
Tea Tree Oil is effective in theory, but when put into practice it is too harsh for a long term use on the skin and hair. As mentioned above, a long term treatment is necessary to eliminate the mites for good. This also applies to other topical products such as some essential Oils, rubbing alcohol and other so called ‘home remedies’.
“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 has 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 a long run, Tea Tree Oil can cause damage to the skin, and act more harmful than helpful. So the expectation of Tea Tree Oil being effective in killing all Demodex mite populations under the skin is likely a false one.
Ungex products not only have the right blend of herbal ingredients to help kill mites, they are also gentle to your skin for a daily use 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, not only may it not adequately kill the mites, but instead feed them further nutrients.
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 properly and for a minimum of 3 months (length varies according to the severity of infestation), we do guarantee a successful Demodex elimination.