If you have been using skin care products during the last ten years, you’ve almost certainly come across the famous tea tree oil. This essential oil is distilled from the leaves of an indigenous Australian tree called Malaleuca alternifolia – the tea tree.
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Because of its antiseptic, antifungal, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, Australian natives have long used tea tree leaves to treat infections, cuts, wounds and other skin ailments. Within the last 100 years, Europeans have adopted it as an herbal tea.
Now tea tree oil is used to make a variety of cosmetic and household products like massage oils, face and body washes, shampoos, laundry detergents, bar soaps, and nail and skin creams. Diffused into the air, it can be used to kill mold. With direct application, tea tree oil cleans household surfaces and treats skin ailments.
Skin-Related Benefits of Tea Tree Oil Soap
Whether you are struggling with isolated pimples or full-blown acne, you should seriously consider using a tea tree oil soap bar.
Many people have found that using tea tree oil soap helps contain blemishes without drying the skin. The antiseptic nature of this essential oil helps to heal skin ailments, including acne, leaving skin smooth with a natural glow.
Tea tree oil soap has an invigorating, clean and fresh scent. Additionally, tea tree oil is an antimicrobial agent. So this kind of soap helps kill the bacteria that causes body odor. Tea tree oil can also be used in liquid form to add a fresh scent to laundry, or as an energizing shampoo.
Tea tree oil soap is milder on the skin than chemical-based antibacterial agents. It is recommended for people with blemishes and oily skin because tea tree oil soap seals in the natural moisture in your skin. Your skin will thank you for using tea tree oil soap any time of the day. Your hair can also benefit from tea tree oil soap.