Tea tree oil: properties, application

Tea tree essential oil is a natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and disinfectant agent. It will help fight acne, dandruff or greasy hair. Read or listen to how to use tea tree oil.

Tea tree oil is actually an extract from the leaves of the tea tree ( Melaleuca alternifolia ) found in Australia. For hundreds of years, the inhabitants of this continent have benefited from the benefits of this plant, e.g. healing wounds and burns with leaf compresses. It has the form of a rare oil with a light yellow colour and an intense, camphor smell.

Tea oil is an extremely versatile natural cosmetic that nourishes and heals the skin. Thanks to its antiseptic, disinfecting and anti-inflammatory properties, it is perfect for the care of oily and acne skin as well as problematic scalp. It is also used for fungal infections, hard to heal wounds and itchy insect bites.

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  • Tea tree oil: application
  • Tea tree oil: properties
  • Tea tree oil: where to buy?

Tea tree oil: application


Due to its bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effects, tea tree oil is very helpful in the treatment and care of acne skin. It easily penetrates the skin and fights anaerobic bacteria that cause acne. Normalizes the work of sebaceous glands, making the skin less greasy and shiny. As one of the few ingredients helpful in treating acne, it doesn't have the side effect of drying the skin. In addition, it regenerates it, because it stimulates the production of the new epidermis. It is a component of many preparations for contaminated and acne skin, in particular face gels and tonics.

How to use tea tree oil for acne skincare?

Enriching cosmetics - you can add a few drops of oil to cosmetics that you use every day to enhance their performance.
Use instead of cream - after mixing with your favourite, mild oil, you can apply it on the entire face, neck and décolleté.
Treatment of pimples - apply tea tree oil in an undiluted form in spots on changed places on the face, décolleté, arms and back.
Masks - prepare a clay mask and a few drops of oil once a week to prevent breakouts and excessive sebum production.
Sausage on the face - prepare a sauna for the skin twice a month. Add a dozen drops of tea tree oil to a bowl of warm water. Then lean over the solution and cover your head with a towel. After 10-15 minutes of treatment, the skin will be refreshed and the pores cleaned.

Tea tree oil: properties


Scalp care

Tea oil can support the treatment of troublesome dandruff and ailments associated with seborrheic dermatitis. It eliminates scalp itching and normalizes excessive sebum secretion and greasy hair.

When washing the head, add a few drops of oil to the shampoo, leave the mixture on the scalp for about 2 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly. It can also be used as an ingredient in hair and scalp rinses.

Caring for feet

Tea oil also works well in the care of feet with a tendency to excessive sweating and cracking heels. It also supports the prevention and treatment of onychomycosis and onychomycosis.

Add it to regular foot cream and use daily, and from time to time prepare a foot bath by adding 30 drops of oil to warm water.
Tea tree oil: antiviral and antibacterial
Tea oil is used not only in cosmetics but also as a natural healing agent. Due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties, it is very effective in treating colds and infections. Used in the form of inhalations, it will soothe ailments related to sinusitis, coughing, stuffy nose and throat diseases. Supportively, it can be used in skin diseases such as ringworm, chickenpox or shingles. It will also cure herpes and herpes. It can also be used to rinse mouth as it fights bad breath, tartar and oral infections.

Tea tree oil: where to buy?


Tea tree oil is easily bought in pharmacies, drugstores and online stores with cosmetic intermediates. Its price is around 10-15 zlotys for 10 millilitres. It is important that it is pure oil, without additives in the form of mineral oils or fragrances. It is very efficient because you only need a few drops to take advantage of its benefits. It is also one of the few essential oils that can be used without dilution. If you are using the oil for the first time directly on your face, it is worth having an allergy test first. It can cause irritation or an allergic reaction in people with very sensitive skin.