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Tea Tree Oil benefits for Acne and more

Time and time again I’ve posted about the many wonders of Tea Tree Oil Products– from skincare, to home care.

This time, I’m presenting you with a sort of summary that lists the most important factors of Tea Tree when using it for treating acne in all its forms, along with some basic information and tips that you should know when using this wonderful essential oil and finally decide on try it on: it is a really cheap way to fight those pesky pimples – plus, it’s natural and you do not have to use any chemicals on your precious ans sensitive skin!

Uses and benefits of Tea Tree oil for Acne:

  • Tea tree oil is an essential oil distilled from the leaves of the melaluca plant which is native to Australia. The oil is active against bacteria, viruses, and fungal infections. It’s used to aid in healing abscesses, acne, athlete’s foot, blisters, burns, cold sores,
    dandruff, herpes, insect bites, oily skin, rashes, and warts.
  • A laboratory study found that certain active components of tea tree oil effectively slow the growth of P. acnes. The oil’s proponents claim that even severe cases of acne have been shown to benefit from it.
  • Tea tree oil kills p. acne and is an ingredient in many acne skin care formulations—cleansers, toners, and moisturizers. Tea tree oil is considered as effective as benzoyl peroxide for killing p. acne bacteria, but it takes longer. However, tea tree oil doesn’t cause the redness, irritation, and inflammation that’s common with benzoyl peroxide.
  • For very sensitive skin use calming and soothing masks, such as an aloe vera, allantion, tea tree oil, or green tea compress. Other soothing ingredients for masks or compresses include licorice and red raspberry.
  • Essential oils such as geraniun, lavender, lemon and tea tree oil can be used to help regulate the sebaceous glands. These oils need to be diluted. A facial spray with lemon balm essential oil can help close the pores. Witch hazel can also be applied after cleansing.
  • Where you feel a pimple about to erupt, rather than squeeze it, try applying spirits of camphor, essential oil of lavender or tea tree oil four or five times daily to help dry it up and perhaps prevent eruption. If you do get an eruption and are prone to scarring, use a salve which includes vitamin E, calendula and comfrey.

Hope this help you decide wether you need this healthy approach to treat your acne with tea tree oil or not. Thanks for reading!

Tea Tree Oil uses and benefits with children

Tea Tree Oil is one of the most used essential oils within aromatherapy, since it is one the most basic ones.

It has triple antiseptic effect: fights bacteria, fungi and some viruses – and it can provide a lot of help when dealing with children.

Tea tree oil uses and benefits with children (and all family)

You must always be very careful  to not use this oil directly, this essences are very strong and they can cause skin irritations – that’s why you should always dilute it with vegetable oil, cream, aloe vera or some carrier oil like jojoba or coconut.

  • One of the typical problems with children at school, are the ever so feared lice. One very effective solution for this nasty affection is to wash your children’s hair with a tea tree oil shampoo, or just drop 1 or 2 drops of tea tree oil to your regular shampoo (mix it at the time you will use it, not directly inside the bottle but in your hand). Once the hair is rinsed, you should comb it with your comb already impregnated with tea tree oil: this will help dealing with those pesky nits, killing them and clearing the hair.
  • The strong smell of this oil is of great help for getting our inmune system stronger, because it activates our body cells, that’s why if we use some drops with an essential oil diffuser and let it work inside a room, we will boost our inmune system. It would be very beneficial to use the diffusor inside our children’s room – specially on flu season.
  • When we happen to have our gums swollen or maybe a sore throat, tea tree oil will help us to fight those disconforts by adding 3 or 5 drops to a glass of water, and then rinse our mouth with it. Be careful of not swallowing as it is toxic. Also, Tea tree oil is good for bad breath, so you can dip your toothbrush in water with some tea tree drops, and your done.
  • Tea tree oil is good for acne. It helps fighting the bacteria that causes some of it, so it can be used when treating those horrible pimples that teenagers hate so much. There are a lot of good tea tree oil products for acne over the counter that can really help with this skin problem.
  • If your children got to some public pool, maybe you already know about Athlete’s Foot, don’t you? It spreads like fire in these situations. But, you can use some over the counter gel that uses tea tree oil or just wet some piece of cotton with 5% pure tea tree oil and rub the affected area for about 5 days, and then you’ll notice how everything goes back to normal, the natural way. You can use this method to treat Athlete’s Foot and also to prevent it.

As you can see, Tea Tree Oil provides a lot of everyday solutions for our family, and most important: natural solutions, without any chemicals or drugs. It offers a healthy and cheap way of treating some common problems. Try it!

What is Tea Tree Oil?

Tea Tree Oil is an aromatic oil with a fragrance evocative of nutmeg and is steam-distilled from the Melaleuca Alternifolia leaves. Is a native Australian plant, country wich now is the major source of tea tree oil.

Tea tree products are referred sometimes to as "melaleuca oil" and the pure oil is colorless to pale yellow with a very strong smell. More than 300 varieties exist, but only one is prized for its world-renowned oil.


Organic tea tree oil has been used as a natural antiseptic for over 200 years (that we know of) in Australia and is currently in use worldwide. The oil has a wide range of activity against fungi, gram negative and gram positive bacteria and is considered a very powerful antiseptic and an immuno-stimulant. It's most important use is in combating bacterial and fungal infections of the skin - from Acne to insect bites - a very versatile oil!one

And the best part is that research data indicates that pure Tea Tree Oil does not cause toxicity due to dermal absorption and that formulations of less than 10% will pose no risk of skin irritation, what makes it very safe to test on different skins!


As a completely organic product, tea tree oil

uses are many, some of which include:

  • Medicinal purposes
  • Skin care and hygiene
  • Hair care
  • Pet care
  • Miscellaneous uses, from insect repellent to the relief of the symptoms of arthritis.

It's use is only external, when administered orally results very toxic and hence the ingestion of pure Australian Tea Tree Oil is not recommended.


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