I'm just curious if any of you are tea tree oil users as I'm just starting to dip my toes into this remedy for skin & acne treatment. If you've used this, would you mind chiming in to share what you do & how it worked on your skin?

(Here's a little bit of background information in case you've never heard of using tea tree oil for acne or skin care.)

I have combination/oily skin that is prone to enlarged, blocked pores and breakouts, and occasionally patches of eczema as well. Yeah, fun stuff. The woman I saw at my facial last week recommended tea tree oil for my specific skin condition when I need to treat occasional breakouts, in addition to the medication I'm already taking. I picked up a bottle over the weekend and have started using it as a spot treatment where I can feel flare-ups occurring. However, I've read that tea tree oil can be kind of risky for folks with sensitive skin (that's me!) as it can cause dryness or rashes, or even occasionally allergic reactions.

So far I haven't experienced any adverse effects, but I'm wondering if maybe I should mix the tea tree oil with lotion instead of using it totally undiluted for the first few weeks just to make sure my skin doesn't freak out.

Anyway, I'd love to hear from you if you have any experience using tea tree oil, as I'm curious how it worked out.