A friend recommended tea tree oil to me, because I was suffering from break-outs. Little did I know all the other things that it can also be used for. This stuff is amazing! $11.99 for a 1 oz. bottle isn't bad at all. It should last me about 2 months or so, using it daily.
I have had an industrial piercing for a year and a half, and nothing I put on it would make it heal. It got infected over, and over - until I started putting this tea tree oil on it. Instant cure!
It has also helped clear up my skin a lot. I put a few drops on my zits and let it sit for a minute, and then I apply my moisturizer and it spreads the oil around my whole face.
I will definitely keep using and buying this! =)
I love the smell of this stuff...smells like a forest or something. Anyway, a little bit goes a long way. I mix this stuff with my moisturizer and apply it to my face every evening before bed. The result is a fresh complexion each morning. Helps moisturize the skin and get rid of acne. Jason's products are a God-send.
I always have a bottle of tea tree oil around the house and try to find the biggest possible size available when I go to the store. It's a great multi-use product. I sometimes mix it with facial masks if my skin is a bit congested, I mix a few drops with my normal shampoo if my scalp is flaky or itchy (clears it right up) and it's wonderful for insect bites. The MAIN reason I always have this on hand is that it works GREAT as a natural flea and tick repellent for my two dogs. I drop a little into my palm, sometimes add a tiny bit of lemon juice, and rub it right into their coats. It also works as a natural antiseptic and eases any sore spots if they've had some fleas. Try it! =)
Im reviewing all tea tree oild in general, because the one I am using is not listed on here.
WOW! This stuff is gods gift to us acne prone ladies.
I have been using it for a month and it cleared up A LOT of my acne.
Which mostly consists or clogged pores, blackheads and the bumps underneath the surfae of my skin waiting to turn into a juicy red zit.
I add a few drops of it into my acne treatment cream and rub it all over my skin.
Combined with the hydrogen peroxide i add into my cleanser (read my review) this product seems to give me more radiant clearer skin.
Not to mention the stuff you get from your local grocery store (as long as its 100% pure tea tree oil) is super cheap and more effectve than any treatment I've ever used!
I recomend this to anybody with acne or who is acne prone or oily.
Tea tree oil, according to Jason, is "a first aid kit in a bottle." I couldn't agree more! Whenever I get cuts or scrapes, or even pimples, I dab a bit on. It's a natural antibacterial and anti-fungal treatment. With a few drops, it also becomes part of a oil-cleansing facial, which helps to clear my skin.
Tea tree oil is one of the most effective spot treatments I have tried. This works especially well for those pesky hormonal cysts. It may take a couple days for the swelling to disappear, but it definitely works. I use this straight and sometimes this will leave some flakiness, but I would rather have a dry spot than a sore swollen one. I haven't noticed as much prevention and I think this is a bit strong to use all over undiluted, but I plan to try it diluted at some point. This bottle may seem a bit pricy upfront but it is actually really cheap because it lasts for a long time. The smell is strong, of course, but I don't mind it. I will definitely repurchase and wish I had tried this sooner.
What drew me to tea tree oil was its antiseptic properties. Benzoyl peroxide gets rid of acne causing bacteria by oxidizing the skin, while tea tree oil is just antiseptic. I wanted to use Benzoyl at first, but, being an oxide, it will age your face faster, and can potentially increase your risk for skin cancer by damaging dna by means of free radicals. I think tea tree oil is a great alternative. I like how Jason's forces the oil to come out in drops, and for how much it costs, you get a lot out of this bottle. I made a 7% conc. of TTO by adding 97% Jojoba oil, and by means of a cotton pad, I sweep it over my entire face before I go to sleep, but not in the morning. Great Combo! I stopped breaking out, and my skin looks better than ever. I have only been using this for about a week, so I will update if something really off happens. But if you want a less damaging alternative to Benzoyl, I suggest TTO above a 5% conc, but not above a 10% conc. I have extremely sensitive skin, and a 7% doesn't sting at all. And as for the smell reputation, suck it up! It does NOT smell that bad, and its worth it, believe me.
this pure tea tree oil : water = 1:5 , use it as a toner for at least 4 years now. I said goodbye to acnes around the same time. Never worried about horrible acnes ever again. but I guess clarisonic helped too.
it's antiseptic so kills off bad bacteria inside sebums inside pores which stop them from creating acnes, pimples, cysts. doesn't do much to help milia I guess because it's another story. I once over-applied tea tree oil and had a burning area that's red like fire in triangle shape on my left cheek, I used control cream to save it. So if you over applied accidentally, it's not the end of world. I heard that jojoba oil, aloe vera can help too.
I bought this to try as alternative to using other acne products. I wet a cotton ball (squeezed out the water) and put about 4 drops on (oops, comes out a little faster than expecting). This brand has a dropper built in. I rubbed it on my face after washing it... I didn't feel anything right away, it left a clean shine to my face while it was drying (this did go matte). I then applied a little moisturizer even though it didn't especially dry me out. It has a strong smell, but my face feels really good now. I am just waiting to see how well it helps with acne. If it does I am definately going to toss the other products, since this one is natural and makes my skin actually feel good rather than the burning sensation I get with actual acne products. I will update.
Update 4/16: I don't think this works for me as a preventative, but once the zit pops I spot treat and it brings down the inflammation/zit really fast, so for that I will keep using it. My face had errupted, but I really think that was due to the other new products I was trying although, who knows.
1/1/09: I'm not using this anymore, in fact I'm not even sure the last time I used this... or where the bottle is. I just remember everyone complaining of the smell when I would use it. I find what works best for me as a preventative against acne is to keep my skin balanced. Maybe if I find the bottle I will try it again if I need to, but it's not the end of the world if I don't.
A little too irritating for the face but does make a nice topical for cuts an abrasions as well as nail fungus. You can also use this on dry scalps. I bought it for pimples but found it just made them worse, must be the alcohol content is too high. Burt's Bee's Blemish Tea Tree Oil Stick is much better suited for facial acne.