Recovery Tea Tree Oil
If you have a new tattoo, you might want to use tea tree oil to help with the healing process. Tea tree oil is a natural product that comes from the Melaleuca alternifolia plant. It's many benefits for your skin, are:
- Fighting infection
- Reducing swelling
- Cleaning the area
Don’t forget to keep your tattoo moisturised at all times.
However, tea tree oil is very strong, so you need to dilute it before applying it to your tattoo. Here are the steps to make a safe and effective ointment:
- Pick a carrier oil: This is a mild oil that will mix well with tea tree oil, such as coconut, almond, grapeseed, or jojoba oil.
- Mix the oils: For every teaspoon of carrier oil, add 2–3 drops of tea tree oil. Stir well to combine.
- Test the mixture: Apply a small amount to a patch of skin and wait for any reaction.
- Apply to your tattoo: If your skin is fine, gently massage the mixture into your tattooed skin.