Our #1 anti-imperfection range, Tea Tree, has been a best-seller for over 20 years and features 100% organic Community Trade tea tree oil. Renowned for its powerful, purifying, antibacterial properties, natural, organic tea tree essential oil has even more benefits than you think. Discover the top 10 uses for tea tree oil and get the best use out of your bottle!
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Tea tree oil, which is also commonly referred to as melaleuca oil, comes from the leaves of a tea tree. At The Body Shop, we hand harvest our tea tree leaves from the foothills of Mount Kenya and then steam-distill these leaves within 12 hours in order to produce the purest, most potent essence. This allows us to offer the best natural solutions that are enriched with natural tea tree oil.
USES AND BENEFITS
Discover what tea tree oil is used for and how to use tea tree oil in your daily routine.
Having a zitty day? Tea tree oil can be used as a spot treatment to help with blackheads, pimples, whiteheads, acne and blemishes. The natural essential oil of tea tree helps to target the affected area where your sebaceous glands may be overactive, thus creating oily spots and clogging pores. After application, your skin will feel soothed; the oil’s powerful, purifying, disinfecting properties work toward clearing your skin, leaving you with healthy-looking skin that’s not dried out.
FIGHT BACTERIA AND BACTERIAL INFECTIONS
Suffering from athlete’s foot, lice, ringworm, brittle nails, warts or other fungal infections? Tea tree oil can help with foot fungus and other skin concerns by preventing the growth of bacterial infections due to its antibacterial properties.
SOOTHE ITCHING FROM CHICKEN POX
Looking to relieve the itch caused from chicken pox? In addition to its antibacterial properties, tea tree oil also helps to sooth dry, irritated skin. Try adding tea tree oil to your bath to help sooth your skin, reduce the pain and desire to itch your skin.
REDUCE BODY ODOUR
Don’t sweat it! Essential oils can help reduce body odour. Simply apply tea tree oil after diluting it with some water to your underarms to reduce the unwanted smell emitting from the toxins in your sweat.
PREVENT RAZOR BURN
Using the right razor and shaving cream is essential to reducing razor burn. However, once the damage has been done, tea tree oil can help soothe the irritated area. No one likes red, itchy bumps. To help prevent razor burn, try adding the tea tree oil directly after shaving to help keep the skin moisturized so it doesn’t dry out.
PROMOTE HAIR GROWTH
Get the long hair you’ve always dreamt of, without the itchy scalp. Promote hair growth and reduce dandruff caused by a dry scalp and clogged hair follicles by mixing in a few drops of natural tea tree oil into your shampoo, before applying it to your head. Tea tree oil shampoo will help nourish your locks and keep your scalp moisturized, but more importantly, because tea tree oil is renowned for its antibacterial properties, that means you’ll be reducing the toxins that can cause hair to fall out and your scalp to flake.
TREAT BAD BREATH
You can breathe a little easier. Tea tree oil can help cure inflamed gums, bad breathe, reduce plaque and any pain or irritation caused by these symptoms. It is important not to ingest the tea tree oil alone; however, treating it as a mouthwash (after diluting it with some water) can help with a variety of oral problems.
KEEP BUGS AWAY – INCLUDING MOSQUITOS
Don’t let mosquitoes, ticks, deer flies or other flying insects ruin your summer barbecue or weekend getaway at the cottage. Tea tree essential oil is a great alternative to chemical bug spray repellents.
HOUSEHOLD ALL‑PURPOSE CLEANER
Fight mold and mildew, and keep your entire home tidy with natural tea tree oil. Due to its antibacterial properties, tea tree oil is perfect for keeping your home fresh and clean, especially the bathroom, kitchen and even your washing machine!
CLEANSE THE AIR
Try adding tea tree essential oil to your humidifier to improve breathing conditions around the environment you’re in. The air will smell refreshed and clean!