The Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

benefits of tea tree oil

With all the oils and natural ingredients out there, it’s hard for a girl to keep up. Over the past year, I’ve become a coconut oil convert, and now I’m moving on to tea tree oil. I was excited to be able to try a few products from Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree line over the past few months, and I’m in love. Below are a few uses of tea tree oil, along with a review of the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree line.

Tea tree oil for your skin

Tea tree oil can be dabbed on a cotton swab or ball and applied over any affected areas of the skin. This can be used for acne, dark spots, dry skin, fungal infections of the nail, athlete’s foot and ringworm. It is also used topically as a local antiseptic for burns, insect bites and stings, sore throat, and ear infections. If you’d rather not use the oil directly, there are lots of face washes and gels that contain the oil in a smaller percentage.

For my skin, I started using the Tea Tree Body Bar instead of my usual soap or body wash. I love how the bar gently exfoliates, and feel even better knowing that the tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic and disinfectant known for its healing properties. Who knew? I’ve yet to open my Tea Tree Essential Oil yet, but I’m excited to try it when I get my inevitable first bug bite or sting of the summer. “Excited” might be a lie, but you get my point.

Tea tree oil for your hair

Tea tree oil is often used to induce hair growth by helping to unclog hair follicles and nourish roots. It’s also often used to moisturize a dry scalp and even help fight off lice. I can vouch for this myself (the first part, not the lice part). After using the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment. After applying to my scalp and leaving on for a few minutes while gently massaging it, I really felt my scalp tingling. It’s so weird, but awesome at the same time. You can feel the product working it’s magic by soothing and moisturizing the scalp.

The Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner worked lovely as well. My favorite part of these two products is the scent. I’ve received so many compliments from James (I mean, who else is that close to my hair on a daily basis other than my fellow commuters?) on how minty and fresh my hair smells.


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