Well-being and caring for oneself is always important, and finding a natural aid or remedy is always good. Tea Tree Oil is an excellent alternative to everyday products we can find on the shelf at the local shop. Skincare products are great, however, with long-term use they can take a toll on the skin. The amazing healing properties of tea tree can cure a range of skin conditions including acne. It is a healthy alternative to rid of acne pimples, as it does not strip the skin of its natural oil.

Due to its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, it can prevent further breakouts and control existing pimples.

This oil can deeply penetrate the skin to unblock sebaceous glands to dry out a pimple and prevent further breakouts of blemishes. It is a versatile oil in its uses to rid of acne, it is 100% pure and organic oil should be used for best results. It has a light colour and a viscose texture, therefore, is easy to apply for use in treatments and is also absorbed by the skin with less time.

Ideas for use

There are various methods in which to incorporate it into the daily routine to treat the skin, one way is to dilute with water. First rinse the face, dilute 1 part of the oil with 9 parts of water and apply to the affected area with a cotton ball. Leave for 20-25 minutes, rinse with cool water and pat dry with a towel.

Apply a suitable moisturiser and repeat twice a day.

Tea Tree Oil can also be mixed with a good Carrier Oil such as almond oil or olive oil. Mix 3 drops of tea tree to 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture to the affected area, leave for 20-30 minutes, rinse with cool water and pat dry.

Another method of tea tree oil is to apply it with a carrier oil to skin after hair removal, as it can cool the area down and prevent dryness which can lead to redness and sore skin.

It can also slow down the process of hair growing back too quickly, therefore is good for aftercare, particularly with shaving with a razor, waxing or threading.


A few precautions should be kept in mind when using this oil. Tea tree oil is only for topical application and should not be ingested as it can cause adverse effects.

Before regular treatment, a patch test should be carried out to see if there is an allergic reaction. Tea tree is not recommended for children, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and people who suffer from eczema.

In general, tea tree oil is good for the skin, affordable and can be incorporated into any skincare routine.