I was doing my usual research on my epic quest to find some kind of universal treatment for hirsutism.
It seems like everything works for some but not others. Laser hair was effective for me but for many others, desired results were lacking.
Electrolysis worked for me with certain hairs, but not others.
Waxing makes some ladies hair grow softer and lighter. Mine seems to return dark as hell and thick.
But this article posted on the U.S. National Library of Medicine details something I never heard of in my 18 years of suffering from idiopathic hirsutism.
Two groups women each had 12 participants. All suffered from mild idiopathic hirsutism.
One group sprayed a solution containing lavender and tea tree oil in it. The other sprayed on a placebo.
After 3 months, test administrators found no change in hormonal levels.
But they did find “statistically significant” decrease in hirsutism with the group who used lavender and tea tree oil.
I think this is wonderful news, especially with having both oils sitting in my home within immediate reach!
The study was conducted from folks at the Polytechnic University of Marche in Italy.
Now I have heard of lavender being useful in relaxing some androgenic conditions, specifically hair loss. Additionally, I have seen it listed as an ingredient on some herbal treatments that claim to reduce hirsutism.
Roots Herbal is an ayurvedic website that sells herbs and such for various conditions, including hirsutism. Here is a mix of herbs to treat hirsutism on their website (so they say.)
But the study at Polytechnic University of Marche was the first time I actually heard of lavender working against something like hirsutism.
I have never heard of tea tree oil helping with hirsutism until I read the article.
I certainly did immediately mix a solution of lavender essential oil in a bottle of tea tree. I shook it softly, took a cotton ball, dropped some of the solution on the ball and rubbed it around my facial hair.
It did not burn but the tea tree oil does have a pretty strong smell to it that dies off after several minutes.
Obviously, some time will tell if it truly is a treatment options for women like me with idiopathic hirsutism.
Wish me luck! If you give it a try (or have tried it) let me know of your results!