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post #1 of 16
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Does any body use it. I use it for blemishes but I've recently started using it in the shower on my scalp. It feels good, really tingly. It also seem to help me from getting flakes in my hair. I keep it away from Popsie though because I know it's posionous to cats.
post #2 of 16
I use it for blemishes...it works pretty good
post #3 of 16
I used to love it and used tea tree soap for about four years. Then I developed contact dermatitis and couldn't use it any more. I don't know if it caused the contact dermatitis or not but my dermatologist said it is irritating to a lot of people.

The blemish roll-on is good, though, and I can't imagine that would be a big problem if that's all you use.
post #4 of 16
It's also good on minor cuts and cat scratches.....not that I ever have any cat scratches......
post #5 of 16
While tea tree oil is great for certain stuff, it is very toxic to cats, so please be careful if you use it.
post #6 of 16
my gosh yes! I use it as a main topical medicinal, I add it to my murphy's oil when i wash the floors, i use an organic tea tree oil shampoo once a week for a real scalp cleansing. Great for the occational blemish, and wonderful aromatic in your bathwater.
good stuff
post #7 of 16
Years ago I lost a beautiful cat to tree tea oil poisoning. I wouldn't advise adding it to anything you use around the house, and if you use it in the shower or bath, please be sure you rinse the shower or sink out really well. My cat was bathed with shampoo containing tree tea oil by a professional groomer. Bartee fought the bath and got some in his mouth. He was dead in a few days. It wasn't pretty and I refuse to even have that stuff in my home.
post #8 of 16
i use it on mosquito bites etc. it stops the itch instantly.
post #9 of 16
i used it once on my hair, that was the last time! i hated it LOL! am fussy when it come's to my hair hehe
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by hissy View Post
Years ago I lost a beautiful cat to tree tea oil poisoning. I wouldn't advise adding it to anything you use around the house, and if you use it in the shower or bath, please be sure you rinse the shower or sink out really well. My cat was bathed with shampoo containing tree tea oil by a professional groomer. Bartee fought the bath and got some in his mouth. He was dead in a few days. It wasn't pretty and I refuse to even have that stuff in my home.
I just read a few days ago it was toxic to cats. After reading your story I wrapped my little bottle up and tossed it out. I will never have it in my house again. I am so sorry this happened to your cat.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by hissy View Post
Years ago I lost a beautiful cat to tree tea oil poisoning. I wouldn't advise adding it to anything you use around the house, and if you use it in the shower or bath, please be sure you rinse the shower or sink out really well. My cat was bathed with shampoo containing tree tea oil by a professional groomer. Bartee fought the bath and got some in his mouth. He was dead in a few days. It wasn't pretty and I refuse to even have that stuff in my home.
I'm so very sorry to hear what you went through with your past kitty

I've never used tea tree oil for anything, I've heard it was good for cleaning though.
post #12 of 16
Reviving an old topic.

I'm a big fan of tea tree oil but also know that it's deadly to cats. I try to keep it out of reach of my cats. I even wipe the bottle clean every time I use it just in case the cats somehow open the cabinet door and get to it.

I sometimes use it as mouth wash and am thinking of making a deodorant spray out of it. Will even a whiff of tea tree oil be harmful to my cats? I also add a few drops of it to the laundry. Will my cats having contact with the blankets and towel washed in tea tree oil be affected? My washing machine has two rinse cycles. I smell a faint smell of tea tree oil but have no idea if there is enough residual oil in the washed items to harm my cats.
post #13 of 16
I use tea tree oil in my humidifier during the winter. It really cuts down on the bacteria and icky build up.
I know it's toxic to cats, and am very careful about using it.
post #14 of 16
Tea tree oil gives me a rash. I wish I could use it though. It is just way too harsh for my skin.
post #15 of 16
I use Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree shampoo... and I love it. Isn't exactly the same thing, but it smells great and is kinda tingly on your scalp.
post #16 of 16
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I use Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree shampoo... and I love it. Isn't exactly the same thing, but it smells great and is kinda tingly on your scalp.
I do too. Works great for dandruff.

Aside from the shampoo, I have tea tree oil that I put in the other shampoos, along with lavender oil... It works as a preventative for head lice. Which thankfully, I don't think my kids got once this year
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