Lavender Oil and Tea Tree Oil to Remove Facial Hair

Unwanted hair growth in women is known as Hirsutism. It is quite embarrassing for most women to have hair on face. Experts say excess male hormones called androgens leads to this condition.

Laser and other expensive treatments are available to remove unwanted facial hair, nature lovers recommend to try home available remedies. As they provide permanent results without any side-effects.

Based on a research we can say that lavender oil and tea tree oil can be used to remove facial hair. Renae a blogger who has struggled with unwanted facial hair says that lavender and tea tree oil has shown positive results in reducing mild hirsutism. If you’ve mild hair over your face try this home remedies to reduce their growth. She also tells that it took several weeks to see positive results, but she still recommends it.

There are many ways with which you can remove facial hair like shaving, pulling hair, Epilator, dyeing, chemical depilatory, waxing, threading, trimming, laser, electrolysis and oral contraceptives. But, these methods are either expensive or cause pain.

Unlike above mentioned ways, natural remedies take time but come with no or less side-effects. When you topically apply these natural oils, you don’t have to use moisturizer or cosmetic creams for your skin. These oils are filled with vitamins and nutrients that can enhance cell regeneration and make your skin supple.

Lavender Oil and Tea Tree Oil for Facial Hair

lavender oil and tea tree oil for facial hair

Tea tree oil is an essential oil extracted from a plant in Australia. Prominent nutrients in tea tree oil can aid to soothe minor burns, treat acne, remove skin tags, treat jock itch and other chronic skin conditions. Due to its higher concentration, tea tree oil is not recommended to use internally.

Lavender oil on other hand is extracted from blue aromatic flowers of lavender plant. It is renowned for its relaxing and calming aromatic effect. It can fight fungal infection and reduce migraine headache.

Combine these two natural oils and apply it over prewashed face. If you’ve sensitive skin, it’s recommended to dilute lavender oil with some water.

Add 1 tbsp of lavender oil to 4-6 drops of tea tree oil. Use cotton ball to apply this lotion over face. These oils have anti-androgen effect, which is how it helps to reduce hair growth.

The study was carried on a group of women affected with mild hirsutism. 12 members of one group (A) are treated with lavender and tea tree oil spray. The second group of 12 women (B) was given placebo twice per day for 3 months. After 3 months hormone evaluation and hair growth measuring were taken.

Though no hormonal difference was found in two groups, significant decrease of hair growth was found in group A. So the result shows that lavender oil and tea tree oil can reduce facial hair, it is now represented as economically safe to use over skin.

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30 thoughts on “Lavender Oil and Tea Tree Oil to Remove Facial Hair”

  1. Please make the correction to adding water to EO-Essential Oils, this is not correct. If essential oils need to be diluted they should be diluted with carrier oils like coconut, jojoba, almond, avocado or grape seed oil. Oil and water do NOT mix and when diluting essential oils water will not do that and depending on the source of the water they can have different results.

    So, please research the proper use and implementation of essential oils. Also make sure that the information that you are sharing in enlightening and educating others is correct, and verifiable. There are a plethora of sources that teach on essential oils, blending, emulsions and dilution of essential oils.

  2. Um.. never dilute oil with water! Water and oil doesn’t mix. Water will push the oil into your skin faster. If you have sensitive skin you dilute with a carrier oil (i.e.: coconut oil or even evoo). And a tablespoon of lavender? No way ! 1 drop each will do. For you whole face. Please folks, get educated about EOs. I have been using them for many years. Not all oils are created equal. Make sure you have a brand that is good and you know a lot about. Do your homework. I teach classes weekly about EŌ use.

    1. Patti, the abstract of the research says they applied it twice a day for 3 months.
      I’ve just started using it today…let’s see how this goes.

      1. SJ. How did the lavender and tea tree oils work? What else did u mix with it and how much of each? Going to try it after I know it works.

    2. hello all.,
      You can keep the mask for 20 to 30 minutes and wash off. Apply it atleast 3 times a week.

  3. Never dilute oils worth water…it will drive them deeper and increase the sensitivity. Use a carrier oils like avocado seed oil.

  4. Where are the answers to the above questions? Do they only go to the person who asks because I’d like to know before I try this.

    1. Yes. U should always dilute your essential oils.
      And the amount ? A tablespoon of lavender?? That is about 15 mls.
      That is a Hugh amount?
      Please please do independent research on this before ever trying it. See what Robert Tisserand has to say about it.

      1. I’m guessing they meant to say a tablespoon of a carrier oil, but that’s quite the typo! I agree with you on researching before using essential oils! They are effective, but can be potentially harmful if not used sparingly and respectfully. 🙂

    2. There are essential oils that are “hot” oils, like peppermint, oregano, and others. Many essential oils can be used “neat” on the skin but I use my “Essential Oils Desk Reference” for all valuable information regarding how and when to use oils. It is an investment but is also valuable if you use oils regularly.

  5. The photo looks like she has a white lotion or cream on, the article says “leave lotion on face”. A blend of two oils would not look white unless there is a carrier base? Help I’m confused

  6. Do you make the lotion using a carrier oil like coconut oil so it’s a lotion or just apply the oil drops to a cotton ball?

  7. Where did you find the application instructions? What the study you linked to does not allude to is the preparation directions that you listed. My concerns are that (1) applying pure, essential oils directly to skin without a carrier oil can often (usually) cause skin irritation and (2) tea tree oil is extremely strong and can burn skin when not diluted by a carrier oil. Thank you.

  8. What if I’ve already been shaving my chin and upper lip for over 30 years? If I use the blend AND shave daily would it still work?

  9. The picture shows a bottle of “Lavander Baby Oil”, so do you think this is what the author meant to use instead of “Lavander” essential oil? It would make more sense, since she/he says to use a tablespoon. Sad to say, but this article is lacking important information.

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