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.

8 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 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 🙂

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