Tea tree essential oil

The most requested essential for oily skin with pimples

Ideal for : acne, grease, pimples, pimples, psoriasis, dermatitis (seborrheic), oily hair, dandruff, capillary psoriasis.

Objective : sebum regulation.

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1. What is tea tree essential oil?

An essential oil that comes from the distillation of fresh leaves and branches of the tea tree. It is one of the most used essential oils and the World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized it as a medicinal plant and recommends its use topically only.

Tea Tree essential oil can be found in numerous cosmetic products, such as tonic lotions, shampoos, gels, creams, serums and in countless products for its antibacterial action and is especially used in cosmetics for oily, acne-prone skin. or even in some dermatoses.

2. What kind of ingredient is it?

Tea tree essential oil can be found in numerous cosmetic products, such as tonic lotions, shampoos, gels, creams, serums and in countless products for its antibacterial action and is especially used in cosmetics for oily, acne-prone skin. or even in some dermatoses. It can work like:

  • Active ingredient : it is part of the main ingredients of a cosmetic, that is, within a properly formulated and balanced cosmetic formula.
  • Excipient and active ingredient at the same time : the essential oil itself can also be a cosmetic in itself. To use it safely, it is essential that you follow the recommendations of an essential oil specialist or pharmacist, who will agree on how to dilute it in a vegetable oil or alcohol and at what appropriate concentrations to use it based on the characteristics of your skin. The essential oil should not be used directly on the skin (see contraindications).

3. How do I identify it in the list of ingredients ( INCI )?

In the list of ingredients you will find it as Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil.

4. What properties does tea tree essential oil have?

  • Antibacterial, prevents the development of bacteria.
  • Anti-inflammatory, fights inflammation.
  • Antifungal, prevents the growth of some fungi.
  • Antiseptic, eliminates germs.
  • Anti-dandruff

5. For what type of skin do we recommend this ingredient?

For skin with:

  • Pimples
  • Acne*
  • Psoriasis*
  • Seborrheic dermatitis*
  • Dandruff*
  • Nail fungus*
  • Athlete's foot*

*Currently there is little scientific basis that demonstrates its effectiveness in these alterations. Always consult a dermatologist, since they are skin diseases and must be diagnosed and treated by a specialist doctor.

6. Contraindications:

  • Allergies
  • Very sensitive or irritated skin
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding*
  • Children under 3 years old*
  • It should never be ingested as it could be toxic.
  • It should not be used directly on the skin.
  • Always use it diluted in a fat or alcohol, because essential oils are fat-soluble, which means that they only dissolve in a fat or alcohol, they cannot be diluted in water and therefore could burn your skin. Improperly used could cause allergic skin inflammation, burns, contact dermatitis and irritation.

    * Consult with the specialist doctor.

7. Recommendations:

If you have tea tree essential oil or another essential oil, keep it away from sources of direct heat and sun.

To make safe and responsible use of essential oils, we recommend that you use properly formulated cosmetics that already contain them or go to a professional specialized in this field, a doctor or pharmacist. Improperly used could cause allergic skin inflammation, burns, contact dermatitis and irritation.

8. Frequently asked questions about hyaluronic acid:

Can it be used directly on the skin?

No, the essential oil should always be used diluted in a fat (oils, waxes or butters) or alcohol to avoid irritation, sensitization or phototoxicity.

How to safely dilute tea tree oil?

To use on skin:

  • In a base oil, for example sweet almonds: the concentration of essential oil would be 2% for body use and 1% for facial use. That is to say: for every 15 ml of base oil, 9 drops of essential oil for body use and 4 for facial use.
  • In a relaxing bath: first dilute the essential oil in a carrier oil following the instructions above and then add it to hot water.
  • In the shampoo, when used directly on the scalp - and taking into account that this skin is very thin - it incorporates 25 drops of essential oil for a 250 ml shampoo.

For a diffuser:

  • In a diffuser, it is usual to use between 3 and 5 drops of essential oil for every 100 ml of water.

To scent household clothes:

  • In a spray you mix 30 ml of water and 20 ml of 70º alcohol with 15 drops of essential oil is more than enough.

What if you have sensitive skin?

Reduce the concentration that we indicated in the previous section by half. Keep in mind that if you have sensitive skin, your skin barrier will be altered and therefore it is more susceptible to suffering the adverse effects of essential oils. If in doubt, consult your specialist medical dermatologist.

Bibliography and references

- https://www.aemps.gob.es/publicaciones/publica/docs/Guia_Aceites_Esenciales.pdf

- https://tisserandinstitute.org/essential-oil-dilution-chart/

- Cosmetics applied to Aesthetics and Wellness, Inmaculada Sabater Galindo and Lourdes Mourelle Mosqueira, Aesthetics and Wellness.

- Cosmetology applied to Comprehensive Aesthetics, Videocinco.

- The definitive guide to skin care, Gema Herrerías.

- Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, F.Carrasco.

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