Blackheads - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Blackheads. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Tea Tree Oil

Posted by Sara (Colorado) on 04/03/2019
5 out of 5 stars

After watching a video of a women getting a 55 year old nickel sized blackhead removed, I decided to do something about the small blackhead on the upper side of my nose that had been there for a few years. I bought some extraction tools and made a list of all the remedies listed on Earth Clinic, thanks to you, Tea Tree Oil being one of them. First, I exfoliated the area with a wash cloth. After then poking and prodding it with the tools and getting nowhere, I decided to give it a rest and try one of the Earth Clinic remedies.

Since Tea Tree Oil was within reach, I tried it first, just applying a drop to the area, then went to bed. In the morning, the area was raised up like a tiny scab and I attributed it to all the poking around I did the night before. However, that night when I went to exfoliate the area again so I could reapply tea tree oil, the “scab” came right off and ended up being the actual blackhead. I was amazed. Just one application and that pesky thing was finally gone. I reapplied the tea tree oil the next two nights just in case, but have seen nothing growing back since and the area returned to normal.

Very happy with the results. The tea tree oil I used was from the health food store, but the cheapest brand there. I think exfoliating first helps to make sure the oil makes direct contact with the blackhead.