Natural Ingredient Focus: Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has long been a classic ingredient in skincare, thanks to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Because of these properties, tea tree oil has been shown to be effective treatment for acne and eczema, and a flaky scalp. It can be used to help wounds to heal too, and a has an invigorating scent.

But how can you use tea tree oil in your daily life?

In your first aid kit

Tea tree is a great antiseptic. It can be used to treat minor cuts, scrapes, grazes and bites, and it’s gentle on sensitive skin. Try Tea Tree Antiseptic Cream or Nelson’s Tea Tree Cream.

For your little ones

Kids can be very prone to catching head lice at school, and the chemicals in traditional head lice treatments aren’t for everyone. If you prefer a more natural method, try Vosene Kids 3 in 1 Condition Shampoo Head Lice Repellent, which contains tea tree and lemon eucalyptus.

For everyday use to keep your child’s hair squeaky clean ,feeling fresh and free of tangles, you can use Green People Organic Children’s Shampoo and Child’s Farm Grapefruit and Organic Tea Tree Hair Detangler.

On your face

Zap a bad skin day with Skin Doctors Zit Zapper, which contains witch hazel, salicylic acid and of course, tea tree oil. The tea tree cleanses deeply, letting the witch hazel get to work on spots. Conceal a breakout with Witch Concealer. This clever concealer, containing tea tree, works to heal a spot while covering it.

In your shower

Original Source Mint and Tea Tree Shower Gel is a classic favourite for a reason. The tingly sensation and zingy scent help you start the morning feeling energised, and it’s an ideal unisex product to keep shower clutter to a minimum.

Nourish your hair and scalp with Faith In Nature’s Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner. Both products can cleanse oils and grease from the hair and gives an invigorating wash.  For ethnic hair, try ORS Essential Nourish and Seal Tea Tree Oil, which soothes dandruff and an itchy scalp.

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