Tea Tree Oil – The Body Shop
Hey guys, hope you all are doing great. Today I have decided to share everything that you should know about the Tea Tree Oil from The Body Shop. I have gained all the required information through my own experience of using not one but three bottles of the oil. Slowly it became one of the essentials that I carry along in my purse all the time.
First, I will be sharing all the official details and claims that they made and then we will jump into my experience and how you can use it to gain maximum benefits. By the end of the post, you will be able to reach the conclusion whether you should get it immediately or is it just another pass.
About Body Shop & Tea Tree Oil
Community Fair Trade organic tea tree oil comes from the foothills of Mount Kenya. Tea tree leaves are picked by hand and steam-distilled to release the oil. Our trade with the Kenya Organic Oil Farmers Association encourages sustainable and organic farming methods which help to preserve the area’s natural biodiversity.
Targeted care for blemished skin. Can be used direct on skin. Real tea tree leaves were hand-harvested and steam-distilled within 12 hours to produce our purest oil. This powerful formula contains 15% tea tree oil concentrate.
• Has antibacterial properties
• Does not dry out skin
Aqua/Water/Eau (Solvent), Alcohol Denat. (Solvent), Polysorbate 60 (Surfactant), Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil/Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil (Natural Additive), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Leptospermum Petersonii Oil (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant).
Tea Tree Oil comes in a 10 ml green tinted bottle. You have to press down the cap to open it, this function of the cap secures the bottle not letting any of the essential oil to dry up, so it’s perfect to carry around in your make up bag without worrying.
I am not the biggest fan of the packaging though. Although it is travel friendly, but not very user friendly. If you slowly pour it, enough product won’t come out and if you shake it, suddenly too much of a product will ooze out!! Be careful.
They have recently changed a bit of the packaging. Although its same pretty green colored bottle, but now they have a black cap with white label instead of white cap and dark green label. I like the new packaging more.
Texture & Fragrance
The oil is extremely light weight and non-greasy. It has a very strong aroma yet I find it very refreshing. The fragrance does not linger for long.
Price & Availability
It is available in all the body shop stores and online too. You can get it for ₹ 695.00 from Here. The 10 ml will go a long way if you use a drop once in a while for those rare break outs.
I have combination acne prone skin. There is not a single season where I can go like “yay! no pimple time”. No way. Even if the whole month there is no pimple but if tomorrow there is a party to attend, my pimple will go like, “no, I don’t want you to party alone. I will go with you too”. Such is my relationship with them. They are unwanted guest who just loves to visit all the time.
Tea tree oil is known for its many usage, including it’s drying property. Hence, it is not recommended to use pure tea tree oil directly to your skin. Since, Body Shop Tea Tree oil is diluted therefore it is safe for direct use. I used the oil as spot treatment whenever I felt a pimple coming out. I just take one or two drops of tea tree oil on the back of my palm, and then apply the oil directly on the blemishes and pimples with my finger tips.
It is fantastic to see how fast it works. I apply it in night after cleansing my face and before applying serum. By next morning, the size of the pimple and the redness got reduced. It soothed the pain as well and the smell wasn’t too bad. My pimples normally gets cleared in 2-3 days with minimal scaring and (touch wood) I haven’t had any full blown pimples since starting to use this. You should take care not to pick on your pimples, otherwise god help you.
There was no any irritation or burning sensation after applying it. Tea tree oil does not have an oily texture so it will easily get absorbed into your skin. Also, since it’s a clear and watery liquid it dries up quickly making it unnoticeable, hence you can totally use it during the day time too.
Once by mistake I applied a lot of tea tree oil in my chin area and my skin got so dried. Although I had my another savior i.e., Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate that helped my dry skin, but be careful while applying. Only apply on the affected area and not anywhere else. It will surely dry up your skin if applied in large amount. Having said that, all skin types can use this product without worrying.
- Suits all skin type
- Travel friendly packaging
- Worth investing as little goes long way
- Easy availability (across stores and online)
- Works in drying up pimple overnight
- Can be used for other purposes
- Can dry the surrounding skin
- Product dispensing is difficult
If you have acne prone skin and are tired of all the pimples popping up in any season then I would say, go for it. There is nothing to lose anyway. I am tension free for quite a long time and I would like you to be too. Whenever something pops up, tea tree oil comes to rescue. That’s why, I always carry it around. Just Dab and Rest.
Thank you for reading it till the end. Hope the post have answered most of your doubts if not all. For your remaining doubts, comment below and do clear them out before you make a purchase. I would love to be of any help.
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