Tea Tree Oil: My Skin's New Super Hero



Despite the fact that I am closer to 30 than I am to 15, my skin still feels the need to break out. It's pretty clear most of the time, but I do get the occasional spot. And by 'spot', I mean Kilimanjaro sized eruption. 

However, I no longer have the tough, hormonal skin I had when I was 15. I can't really use the regular anti-acne products that I used to use because my skin has become so sensitive.

So I've turned to good old Tea Tree Oil. And it seems to be working wonders!

I use SOIL's 100% Organic Tea Tree Oil, available at the Organic Store, Dubai Mall


I just apply a drop directly onto the blemish about two or three times a day. And I'm honestly surprised at how well it works. Most of the spots I've used this on have disappeared within a day or two, no joke. 

Tea Tree oil is a natural anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, as well as having anti-inflammatory properties. It's great for me because I am prone to hyper-pigmentation or dark spots and that often result from picking at a spot or using an acne product that is too harsh for my skin.

If you have really sensitive skin and want to try this out, try diluting it with a little bit of organic grape seed oil, which also has mild astringent properties and is great for acne prone skin.

I also use Tea Tree oil on pretty much everything. Bug bites, cuts, scratches etc. It's a great oil to have around the house! It also works great for clearing up sinuses or if you are congested. I like to put a couple of drops in my bathtub when I'm taking a shower. The steam plus the oil works wonders at clearing up congestion.

Not sure if your essential oil is pure? Here's a tip I learned when I was studying aromatherapy:
Put a drop of the oil onto a tissue and leave it for a while. If the oil evaporates and doesn't leave behind a greasy stain, you're good to go! If it does leave behind a big splotch, then it has probably been diluted with a carrier oil to make it a little cheaper.

Do any of you like to use Tea Tree oil? Do you have any other natural remedies for spots?


14 comments

  1. I'm in the same boat! Just about to turn 27 and I'm trying to bridge the gap between breakouts and anti-aging. I LOVE tea tree oil. I used to buy the roller ball tubes from Burt's Bees now I just get a whole bottle from the health food store. Great post!

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  2. I LOVE tea tree oil! Its one of my go to products! I use it on any rashes, cuts, mild acne. I have been putting it in my melt and pour soap also! Glad to know where are other people out there that love it as much as I do! 

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  3. Hi Aseya! I also like to steam with Tea Tree oil.

    Kisses, Melanie

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  4. prettyinthedesertMay 17, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Thanks! I just turned 27 so I totally know what you mean. I like tea tree oil because I can use it without worrying that it might damage my skin.  

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  5. prettyinthedesertMay 17, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Yes! I love it! I like to make sure that I always have some around the house and I take it on vacation. it really works on everything!

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  6. prettyinthedesertMay 17, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    You know, we do have a facial steamer, but I've never used it. I just use it in the shower so I get the steam from there and it seems to work alright for me! I'll have to try it with the actual steamer though, thanks for the tip! :)

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  7.  Thanks for the tip to confirm it's genuine nature.I like tea tree oil a lot and organic products are very useful for the skin protection in the long while.

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  8. prettyinthedesertMay 22, 2011 at 12:34 PM

     I totally agree! I've been trying to use more natural, organic products on my skin :)

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  9.  I have used tea tree oil before and it works really well for me!

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  10. prettyinthedesertMay 22, 2011 at 8:49 PM

     I'm really loving it! :)

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  11. My boyfriend uses tea tree oil and it works really well. My family is more of an aloe vera type. I made him take it out of his backpack though cause it was stinking up his clothes. clears the sinuses.

    Sophia
    http://lasophialasophia.blogspot.com

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  12. prettyinthedesertJune 8, 2011 at 2:57 AM

    Another blogger recommends aloe vera as well, I really need to try it! My dad and I actually love the smell of tea tree, but my mom hates it! I guess you either love it or hate it hehe :)

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  13. Hey!
    Love your blog.
    Just wondering where your buy the Tea Tree Oil from and for how much? Not very common in Sharjah unfortunately.
    Thanks.

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