Tea Tree Filter
November 28, 2012 4:44 PM Subscribe
Should tea tree oil in bath water sting like crazy?
posted by bad grammar to health & fitness (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm not getting a good answer from the online tea tree oil fanatics who swear by its use for all medical and hygienic purposes.
I used 100% tea tree oil from the drugstore and put about 2 t. in my hot bath water. About halfway through the bath (not a long soak), it started to make my legs sting like crazy, and I drained the bath water, cleaned the tub and soaped all over again to get it off. It is still stinging. Oddly enough the rest of my body isn't experiencing the prickly sensation.
Is this a serious reaction (i.e. poison, allergy) or will it go away? I basically feel as if I've had a Finnish sauna
and beaten myself with the traditional birch branches.
I realize I probably used too much. For impulse actions I identify with Mark Vonnegut who said "My mind is like a lynch mob."