Why Tea Tree Oil Won’t Kill Demodex

Why Tea Tree oil not kill Demodex mites | Ungex

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.

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. The new mites come out and are targeted over time. This process ensures that all generations of these mites have been eliminated.

Tea Tree Oil is useful in theory. However, 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. They are 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 to 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), you can hope for a  successful Demodex elimination.

Get all the tips and help you need to eliminate all Demodex mites with this free e-book or contact us directly.

16 thoughts on “Why Tea Tree Oil Won’t Kill Demodex

    • UNGEX HT says:

      Hi Larry
      You can easily order the products online and our HQ team will send your parcel by an Express post(mostly by FedEx, DHL or Australia Express). You will receive it in a couple of days!

  1. Rhea Johner says:

    How does one know if they have demodex mites? I have had Papulopustular Rosacea for quite few year that has responded well to antibiotics but this is a horrible long term option. Some studies indicate a link to demodex mites but others don’t. What are your thoughts and advice?

    • Ungex SG says:

      Hi Rhea,
      Demodex mites are microscopic parasite that can’t be seen with naked eyes, but if the condition fulfilled you can see them under microscope. For this purpose clinic/doctor take a scrub of your skin like biopsy and take a look at it under microscope. But if you don’t have access to clinic to do the test, our online test works well, you can count on its result.
      Some studies indicated that rosacea can be linked with Demodex mites most of the time or can irritate it. so, by controlling Demodex mites you can control your rosacea as well. For more information read below link:
      Causes of rosacea

  2. Ric Denny says:

    I have had insects in my hair and on my body for twenty years. GP doctors do not get it and can not help.
    I believe I have at least two types, maybe more; I certainly did have more in the beginning. I have tried many herbal remedies, as well as hydrogen peroxide. I have just start using tea tree, as it is a viral killer, as well. I, primarily, have used tea tree to keep the insects at bay around my face. I have read what you say about it and will heed the warnings.
    I was trying to get a real diagnosis from my doctor, who has some insect samples, but he prescribed me Betacap (which I am very hesitant to use) and I have none of the symptoms mentioned in the Betacap pamphlet and it is not treating my insect problem. I need help. Ric

    • Aaron says:

      Hello hello we feel for you we have the same and about the same length of time doctor’s no good please if you find a cure or some answers let us know.

    • Linda Bouc says:

      Your product sounds promising, but costly.
      Although my Dr prescribed a lotion that cost $100.00! For 4 fl oz. and zip, little almost no help. It’s for Metronidazole topical lotion, 0.75%.
      Then I purchased $100.00 worth of essential oils.
      Now at being given false hope, and $200.00 later, I’m very cautious.
      I feel like a leper. Do you really have a working product?
      Hair, face, bottom of feet all have the crawlies. Can you please help me?
      If you can , I shall give you such great, and worthy praises
      Respectfully,
      Linda.

      • armin-en says:

        Sorry to hear it Linda! One of the main reasons Demodex are so hard to get on top of is you have to use the right product, at the right time, change some habits, take care of the environment and not strip your skin down- it’s exhausting trying to do it all by yourself!

        From what you have mentioned I believe we can help your situation but would recommend you get in touch with our care consultants directly for the best package for your situation. If you check your inbox there should be an email waiting for you there 🙂

  3. Taffie says:

    Same issues for me for over a year now and everyone calls me crazy and delusional or says I must be in drugs. It’s so exhausting and debilitating and no doctor will take me seriously. I’m in desperate need of help. Please.

    • Donna Dearborn says:

      I too have the same thing going on with no one who will believe me. I have seen my GP who didn’t look at my scalp. I brought notes and all she did was look up my findings on her laptop and said there was nothing she could do. I have been to 2 dermatologists and they to had no solutions and always make me feel like I’m an idiot who knows nothing. I have been to a trichologist who was compassionate about my story but also told me I had a condition called trichotillomania. It is when a person is pulling out there hair. They were extremely expensive to do any kind of treatment would be thousands of dollars. I have a Case Worker who is through my Molina insurance. She is going with me to my next dermatologist appt to be there to advocate for me. I have been suffering for 3 years now and losing so much hair. They are also in my eyelashes and eyebrows which I have no hair in those two spots. I also went to see a eye specialist and of course she prescribed Erythromycin 0.5 % and made me feel uncomfortable so I didn’t even show her my scalp. I have needed to get a job ongoing since three years ago. I can’t go to an interview wearing a baseball cap which is how I hide it. I have no income except for a clinical trial once a month which I get $67.50. By God’s grace I have been living with a friend who does not charge me for rent in return for housekeeping, doing laundry and cooking. I’ve been here for 5 years now and should have only been here for a short amount of time. I’m embarrassed to tell my family and friends about this condition. And when I have said something they look at me as crazy and delusional. I need my life back. The Ungex products are way too expensive but I thought of doing a GoFundMe to raise money for their products. So I’m extremely excited about this website and all of the testimonies have made me feel so much better. I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot by finding this website. Thank you so much for giving me hope now. I will be sending my case worker the website info and presenting this information with her at my dermatologist appointment next week. God Bless all of you who are suffering and hope that my story makes a difference.

      • Sepideh Ghaffari says:

        We’re deeply sorry for the struggles you’ve faced. We understand the frustration of not being heard or understood by medical professionals. Please know that you’re not alone in this journey. Our Ungex products aim to provide relief, and we appreciate your interest. If you need further assistance or information about our products, feel free to reach out. Stay strong, and we hope you find the support and relief you deserve.

  4. Sumbal says:

    Hi my 11 years daughter is suffering from mites. According to her reports she has Dp1 mite I don’t understand what kind of mites are these and it’s getting worse day by day. Now she is having swelling and bumps on her face and itching and burning and pain last night she had on her face raise bumps like and on her eyelid. I really don’t know what to do

    • Sepideh Ghaffari says:

      Hi Sumbal, thanks for your comment. I’m really sorry for this annoying situation that your daughter has faced. Just some points:
      What do you mean by her reports, I think she should be visited first by a doctor. Since you have told me it’s painful and it happened fast, she may have another internal issue. Since Demodex mites can make crawling sensation and itching, not pain, but I don’t know about the mite you have told. Do you or your girl work as a beekeeper?
      I hope her problem won’t be serious and got Ok soon.

  5. Lisa Whittenburg says:

    I have demodex mites and seem to be fighting a losing battle! HELP! What regiment do you recommend to kill them….thank you!

  6. Susan Marsh says:

    I’ve been treated by my dermo for every single fungal infection bacterial infection on my face I’ve had a bletheritus for 9 moths I’ve had scrapes done but 6 weeks later still not got results so I ordered DDC and have seen a massive difference my sores are healing lots of other unsightly stuff is coming out my face and the white sheen is peeling off my face the problem is I can’t afford the complete package at the moment so I’m continuing with just the one product for now the DDC doesn’t lather well on the hair is that normal ?

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