One of the more popular natural ingredients in skincare is tea tree oil — and for good reason. It’s great for so many things!
It’s mostly known for its power to help keep pimples at bay. But it’s also great as an antibacterial and anti-fungal remedy. And you can use it for the scalp and other parts of your body too.
How do you know if tea tree oil is pure?
The easiest way to know if the product is pure is by checking the company’s claim. If you’re buying a product that’s been approved by regulatory boards (in the case here in the Philippines, it should be the FDA), you should have no problems seeing these claims on the products.
Can you put tea tree oil directly on your skin?
Now, you may have found a product that’s 100% pure. Does that mean it’s the best thing to use for your skin and should you put it on your skin directly? The answer is no.
Tea tree oil is an essential oil. It’s super potent and can pose harm on your skin when applied directly. Natural ingredients also tend to be more allergenic than other types of ingredients.
So before you try to experience the goodness of this oil, make sure you have a carrier oil to mix it with. In a way, carrier oils ‘temper’ essential oils and make them easier and safer for the skin. Some examples of carrier oils are coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, and grapeseed oil.
When it comes to mixing essential oils with carrier oils, remember that a little goes a long way. You need just a few drops to actually reap all of its benefits.
The easiest way to enjoy the goodness of tea tree oil, though, is by using products already infused with it — no need to research and measure (unless you want to play chemist, of course).
Best tea tree oil-infused products in the Philippines
Speaking of which, here are some of the products you can check out now! Let’s start off with just plain tea tree oil — with carrier oil of course. These have been tested by the brands, so you’re sure not to get any irritations (unless, of course, you’re allergic to tea tree or the carrier oil used for these).
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
Human Nature Tea Tree Oil
Giga Tea Tree Essential Oil
Thursday Plantation 100% Tea Tree Oil
SOMEBYMI AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Tea Tree Clear Spot Oil
You can find tea tree oil in a lot of products you probably already have in your routine. Whether they’re cleansers or serums, they’ve been infused with the goodness of the breakout-busting natural oil. Here are some products you can check out!
iUnik Tea Tree Relief Toner
Human Nature Acne Defense Tea Tree Face Toner
Dr. Sensitive Tea Tree & Aloe Vera Pimple Relief Active Gel
The Body Shop Tea Tree Mattifying Toner
LUSH Tea Tree Toner Water
Remedy Soap Tea Tree Oil Body Wash
Nature Republic Good Skin Tea Tree Ampoule
Naruko Tea Tree Blemish Clear & Brightening Serum
Nacific Aloe Tea Tree Soothing Gel
DR.JART+ Ctrl-A Teatreement™ Moisturizer
Which of these tea tree oil products will you be snapping up?
Looking for other additions to your skincare routine? Check out our guide to the best products to use based on your skin type.
Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.