Is there a difference in the quality of Tea Tree Oil?
Tea tree oil is a natural ingredient which means one tea tree oil can be very different from another. Think of 2 apples, one could be green, large and slightly bitter, another could be red, small and very sweet. The difference depends on the species of plant, growing conditions and picking time.
Tea tree oil sourced from Australia usually has a high content of an ingredient called terpinen-4-ol, between 30-40%. Terpinen-4-ol is the ingredient which gives tea tree oil it’s antiseptic and anti-microbial benefits. Therefore, finding tea tree oil high in terpinen-4-ol means finding a tea tree oil which works.
Tea tree oil sourced from Australia is taken from a species of plant called the Melaleuca alternifolia – a plant native only to Australia.
Tea tree oil sourced from New Zealand is taken from 2 species called the Kunzea Ericoides and Leptospermum Scoparium. Tea tree oil grown and harvested from Africa is taken from a species of plant called the Leptospermum Petersonii.
Bottom line: If you want the same tea tree oil benefits local aborigines discovered hundreds of years ago, you need to look for tea tree oil sourced from Australia.
Secondly, be sure to check the designed function of the tea tree oil you are buying. Is it for aromatherapy? Is it designed to be diluted and used on your skin? Is it for scent only? It matters.
Tea tree oils which are safe for your skin (aka are designed as a cosmetic) are purified and checked for their skin safe composition. Check you’re buying one suitable for skin.
Finally, when you have a tea tree oil which is sourced from Australia and is skin safe, you want to ensure the tea tree oil comes with a leaflet or guide on how to use it. Dilution is very important, it ensures you are using the oil in the safest possible way.
Follow the how to use guide and you can happily enjoy all the benefits of tea tree oil.
Read More About: 5 Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Skin
Where can I buy Tea Tree Oil for hair?
Tea tree oil has many benefits, did you know it’s also great for hair? Whether you suffer from hair loss, want to encourage hair growth or simply want to treat ingrown hairs, tea tree oil could be your answer.
Tea tree oil can very effectively help treat conditions which cause hair loss and hair thinning. Dandruff for instance can commonly cause both. The antiseptic benefits of tea tree oil are active against the yeast which overgrows on a dandruff sufferers scalp. Confront your dandruff and wave goodbye to hair loss.
Tea tree oil is also a great remedy for preventing ingrown hairs. It can be used as a tonic for shaving, helping to prevent the formation of ingrown hairs and it can also be used as a post-shave balm.
Hair and shave products with tea tree oil can be made at home or more easily bought from a local pharmacist or drugstore. Pharmacists often have a good selection of tea tree oil haircare products.
Where can I buy tea tree oil soap?
When you realise the great benefits tea tree oil can bring to your skin, you want to be using it in every step of your routine. If you are a tea tree oil fan, now you can find tea tree oil in soap. With natural antiseptic benefits, it’s a whole lot better than buying an antiseptic hand wash.
Tea tree oil soaps are an easy find from pharmacists and drugstores.
Where can I buy tea tree oil for skin care?
Tea tree oil is a great remedy for problem skin types, especially spots, pimples and dandruff. As a natural antiseptic, tea tree oil can help prevent the growth of acne and spot causing bacteria. when this type of bacteria is kicked into touch, spots and pimples cannot form.
Tea tree oil is also helpful in the treatment of scalp conditions such as dandruff, fungal or yeast based skin infections and as an antiseptic treatment for grazed and scratched areas of skin.
When using tea tree oil on skin, it should never be used at 100% concentration, instead it should always be diluted with a carrier oil and applied with a cotton swab.
This can be messy and time consuming. If you want the skin benefits of tea tree oil minus the mess its best and easiest to buy products with tea tree oil already mixed in.
You will find great tea tree oil solutions from pharmacists and drugstores.
Where can I get tea tree oil face wash?
Tea tree oil should always be diluted before using it on your face. The skin on your face is the most sensitive on your body and therefore it is extra important to be cautious when using a tea tree oil dilution. Remember…ALWAYS buy a Tea tree oil which has full ”how to use” guidelines and leaflets.
Tea tree oil should never be used on your face at 100% concentration and should always be mixed with a carrier oil. You can then apply it to your face with a cotton swab or pad.
However, the easiest and safest way to use tea tree oil on your face is to buy a pre-blended, pre-mixed face wash.
You can buy our face washes and face products with tea tree oil from pharmacists and drugstores.
Where can I buy tea tree oil suppositories?
A lesser known use of tea tree oil is for vaginal health in the form of a tea tree oil suppository. Suppositories are tablets which can be easily inserted intimately allowing them to gradually dissolve and to therefore have effect on the health of vaginal areas.
Most tea tree oil suppositories are designed to be used over a course of 5 to 7 days to help rebalance vaginal health.
When you use tea tree oil in such a delicate area, it is even more important to find a tea tree oil suppository that is of high quality and that has been tested by a reputable supplier – we recommend pharmacists and drugstore.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
What is Tea Tree Oil?
Tea tree oil is a natural oil distilled from the tea tree oil plant. It is often also called an essential oil as distilled oils capture the essence of what makes a plant smell like it does. Tea tree oil was originally sourced from native plants in Australia where local aborigines had been using it for centuries to help wounds heal free from infection.
Where does tea tree oil come from?
Tea tree oil is made from the leaves of the tea tree oil tree. Grown natively in coastal regions of Australia the leaves are steamed to release tea tree essential oil. Tea tree oil grown and made in Australia is considered the most beneficial for skin, however there are other species of tea tree oil available and grown in countries such as New Zealand and Africa.
Is tea tree oil safe?
Tea tree oil is safe to use if mixed into a carrier oil at a recommended concentration. Tea tree essential oil should never be used on skin at 100% concentration. Instead it should always be diluted as per the manufacturer’s instructions with a suitable carrier oil i.e. coconut oil. For this reason, it’s best to purchase tea tree oil with an instruction guide.
Is tea tree oil safe for babies?
Baby skin is considered sensitive as it hasn’t yet built the resilience and barrier function of adult skin. For this reason, it is best to buy tea tree oil products which come pre-made or pre-blended and if possible state they are suitable for use on babies. At home dilutions and carrier oil mixtures carry an increased risk of sensitivity.
Is tea tree oil good for hair?
Tea tree oil is considered a natural remedy for several scalp conditions i.e. itchy scalp and dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis. Such conditions can affect hair, for example dandruff is also associated with hair thinning and hair loss. Treating the root cause can have a beneficial effect on hair growth and hair thickness.
Does tea tree oil expire?
With age the composition of tea tree oil will change. As a water free oil tea tree oil will not grow mould or bacteria like a moisturiser might, however the natural constituents over time will deteriorate and change. To ensure the benefits of tea tree oil be sure to check the products expiry date.
Does tea tree oil remove skin tags?
Tea tree oil can be effective in removing skin tags, however it is not recommended. Tea tree oil works by drying the excess skin which forms a skin tag, however this can also lead to irritation and reddening of the surrounding skin. To remove skin tags, it’s best to use a keratolytic, skin softening agent such as salicylic acid.
Does tea tree oil repel fleas?
Tea tree oil can help repel fleas if used at an appropriate concentration. Most commercial tea tree oil flea repellent products use concentrations between 0.1 to 1%, at home dilutions may cause your pet to ingest an unsafe dose of tea tree oil.
Can you drink tea tree oil?
Tea tree oil should not be ingested, drunk or swallowed. Tea tree oil is safe to apply to skin when diluted to the correct concentration however it is not safe if swallowed.