Tea tree oil is an essential oil. It can be used as an antiseptic and as an astringent. Tea tree oil is usually an ingredient in masks that are made for oily skin. Tea tree oil can be toxic if swallowed, although it can be used as a mouthwash if not swallowed. Some people can be allergic to tea tree oil, so if any rash forms, discontinue use.
Yogurt Tea Tree Oil Mask
Like many tea tree oil masks, this mask is good for oily skin. Because the mask uses fresh ingredients with a shelf life, it cannot be stored indefinitely. Mix 1 tbsp. yogurt, 1 tbsp. honey, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. corn flour and two drops of tea tree oil in a small bowl. Apply the mask in an opaque layer on the skin and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it off with water.
Tea Tree Oil Curd Mask
The tea tree oil and curd mask is also good for oily skin and is very simple to make. It uses a higher volume of tea tree oil per mask than the previous recipe. The recipe makes enough for one mask. Mix 1 tbsp. of thick or dense curd with six drops of tea tree oil. Spread over the face and allow the mask to sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Make curd from yogurt by straining unflavored yogurt in a cheese cloth for a few hours.
Green Clay and Tea Tree Oil Mask
This mask recipe is not dairy based and is also best suited for oily skin. This recipe creates a mask with a paste-like consistency. Mix 2 tbsp. french green clay, 1 tbsp. honey, 1 tbsp. lemon juice and two to three drops tea tree oil in a small bowl. Spread the paste over the face and allow the mask to sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off with water.