The Benefits of Tea Tree Oil For Skin

January 28, 2022 4 min read

The Benefits of Tea Tree Oil For Skin

Tea tree oil has been used for centuries, possibly millennia, for skin and hair health. One of the most scientifically studied natural skin ingredients, tea tree oil is used in everything from soaps to face oils to moisturizing skin creams. 

So why do we love tea tree oil as a skincare ingredient? The answer is simple: this all natural ingredient combines potency and safety to create a perfect solution to a number of common skincare problems. Today, we will explore tea tree oil, how it can be used to improve your skin, and what products can contain this powerful oil!

What is Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Oil) Exactly?

Tea tree oil is an essential oil which is sourced from the Melaleuca Alternifolia tree. It is a relatively lightweight oil, frequently appearing clear to clear-yellow in color. One of the primary characteristics of tea tree oil which makes it such a powerful skincare ingredient is its high concentration of terpinen-4-ol.
Tea tree oil may contain nearly 50% concentrations of terpinen-4-ol depending on a number of different factors. Terpinen-4-ol is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compound which is used for some medical purposes including the treatment of demodex blepharitis

Tea Tree Oil as a Powerful Skin Care Ingredient

So how does this all translate into usage as a skincare ingredient? It turns out that tea tree oil is actually used to manage a number of applications from treating breakouts to dental plaque.

Here are just a few uses:

  • Athlete’s foot: Tea tree oil as an ingredient in athlete’s foot treatments has been shown to effectively relieve athlete’s foot symptoms. Research shows that tea tree oil does not eliminate the infection, but it frequently reduces internal and external symptoms with topical use.
  • Acne breakouts: Five percent tea tree oil concentrations have been used to effectively manage acne. Additionally, users of tea tree oil products show less signs of skin irritation while enjoying high degrees of acne treatment.
  • Dandruff: Scientific studies have linked five percent tea tree oil solutions to reduced scalp discomfort, lesions, itching, and oily skin for those with dandruff.
  • Various infections: The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of tea tree oil may be effective in managing infections such as cold sores, yeast infections, nail fungus, certain skin infections, and more.

All Natural Products Harness the Power of Tea Tree Oil

While we don’t use tea tree oil to manage any acute disorders, we do believe that tea tree oil is a powerful skincare ingredient to maintain healthy, beautiful skin. With this in mind, here are a handful of products with essential tea tree oil that you can incorporate into your daily beauty regimen!

Tea tree oil in soaps and cleansers.For such a potent ingredient, tea tree oil is incredibly gentle on skin. If you are looking to get the benefits of tea tree essential oil without all of the fuss, consider trying aPeppermint & Tea Tree Soap Bar. This soap is intended for daily use and is great for all skin types. 

Tea tree oil in face oils.Another great way to deliver the high powered nutrients of tea tree essential oil is through a face oil. Face oils are perfect toners and moisturizers because they penetrate deep into the skin to get their vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-aging ingredients to do their magic from within. Try aBlue Tansy Face Oil with natural tea tree oil and see the results for yourself!

Moisturizing foot creams with tea tree oil.Last but not least, moisturizers with tea tree essential oils are ideal for restoring damaged skin. The natural properties of tea tree oil blend perfectly with traditional moisturizers likecoconut oil andshea butter. Give anAll Natural Foot Cream a whirl to soothe and relieve dry skin.

Tea Tree Oil for Skin and Hair Care FAQs

Is Tea Tree Oil safe to eat?

No. Tea tree oil, like many essential oils, is perfectly safe for use as a skincare or haircare product but is toxic when ingested. This is one reason why it is recommended that tea tree oil be kept at a safe location away from children.

Can I apply tea tree oil directly onto my skin?

Similar to the last question, 100% pure tea tree oil is not ideal for direct skin application. This is similar to many other essential oils, which require carrier oils or other products to dilute them for safe usage. This does not mean that tea tree oil is unsafe, quite the opposite! It is best used in a curated product rather than as a raw ingredient. 

Tea Tree Oil Soaps, Face Oils, Bath Bombs, and More from The Yellow Bird

AtThe Yellow Bird, we believe that the ingredients make theproduct. That is why we use only simple and natural ingredients that are free of synthetic chemicals, parabens, and sulfates. We are a family company that strives to provide skin, hair, and beauty products which we would feel great giving our own loved ones.

Tea tree oil is one of the staple ingredients that we use for a wide range of natural skincare products including our Peppermint & Tea Tree Soap Bar, Peppermint Tea Tree Bath Bomb, Blue Tansy Face Oil, and our All Natural Foot Cream, and more.

To find the best skincare product(s) for you, take our fast and easyskincare quiz today or browse all of our products made with Tea Tree Oil.

Nicole P
Nicole P

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