COMMUNITY TRADE TEA TREE OIL FROM KENYA
Sourced from Kenyan Organic Oil Farmers Association (KOOFA) since 2007
We infuse our much-loved Tea Tree range with Community Trade tea tree oil from the Kenya Organic Oil Farmers Association (KOOFA), over 550 small-scale farmers around Mount Kenya National Park. Our products contain leaf essential oil, made with hand-harvested leaves that are gently steam-distilled. The oil from approximately 15,000 tea tree leaves goes into a 20ml bottle of Tea Tree Oil! Our trade helps provide the farmers with a steady income, which means that they can develop sustainable farming systems and fund community projects in their local area.
What is the Ingredient?
Tea tree oil (also known as melaleuca oil or ti tree oil) is an essential oil produced by steam-distilling tea tree leaves.
What benefits is the Ingredient known for?
Tea tree essential oil is believed to have powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties when applied to skin. It was first discovered in Australia and is now known worldwide for its many uses. Tea tree oil is used in skincare products to target blemishes and purify skin.
The tea tree leaves are gently steam distilled within 12 hours of harvest using a sustainable heat source fuelled by macadamia shells. This gives us the pure leaf oil that is known and loved for its skin-clearing benefits.
KOOFA have established a social fund that is managed by farmers and elected members of the community. They award bursaries to enable local children from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete their education.
The farmers are developing sustainable systems so the rare flora and fauna of neighbouring Mount Kenya National Park can thrive unharmed. And since tea tree has natural purifying properties, the farmers don’t need to use agrochemicals to fend off pests!
WHAT IS TEA TREE OIL?
Tea tree oil is an essential oil harvested from the leaves of the tea tree plant. It’s believed to have powerful antibacterial properties that help purify skin.
WHY USE TEA TREE OIL?
There are many reasons why adding tea tree oil to your skincare routine can be beneficial. People have been using tea tree oil in traditional and folk medicine for centuries and tea tree is believed to be effective in helping to target skin blemishes and absorbing excess oil, helping to purify skin. Take a look below and discover more ways you can use our Tea Tree Oil to help blemishes when used in your skincare routines.
As well as being able to help to purify skin and absorb excess oil, our Tea Tree Oil is great for achieving clearer-looking skin.
Blemishes can occur on the skin when your pores get blocked and excess oil (sebum) builds up. Our Tea Tree Oil is believed to have natural antibacterial properties to help combat blemishes, giving you clearer-looking skin, fast.
Watch our video with scientist Steve Mold, to find out more about what causes blemishes, why our Tea Tree Oil is so popular and how our Tea Tree Oil can be used in your skincare routine to help battle blemishes.
Our Tea Tree skincare range is enriched with Community Trade tea tree oil. A number of products in our range helps to battles imperfections and excess oil for purified, mattified and visibly clearer-looking skin.
As well as our bestselling Tea Tree Oil, we have a number of great products that feature this ingredient such as our Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash and Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner.
WHERE DO WE SOURCE OUR COMMUNITY TRADE TEA TREE OIL?
We source our Community Trade tea tree oil from our partners in Kenya. Our products are infused with pure leaf essential oil, made with hand-harvested leaves that are gently steam-distilled within 12 hours of harvest for an exceptional quality, purifying essential oil.
Our trade helps provide the farmers of the Kenya Organic Oil Farmers’ Association with a steady income and helps develop sustainable farming systems and fund community projects in the local area.
Step 1: Cleanse
Step 2: Mask
Step 3: Tone
“This facial wash is the best that I've used. I have combination skin with a very oily T zone and am prone to spots since I am a teenager. After using, my face feels nice and smooth - but it doesn't dry it out excessively! I use it morning and night and I've had less spots. The face wash I couldn't live without.”
TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING MATTIFYING TONER
“I've been using this product for 5+ years and it is my saving grace. I very rarely break out, and I'm mid 20s now. I have combo skin and I find this works great to prep my skin in the morning before using the tea tree pore minimiser and make up. I use it after removing my make up to prevent build up over night. I highly recommend this product and loving the bigger bottle size!”
Customer testimonials taken from thebodyshop.com
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