The benefits of tea tree oil are endless. It is a powerful antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-septic and anti-viral agent. It is known to cure many skin problems like acne, cold sores and even dandruff. Watch this video which lists the therapeutic benefits of this miracle essential oil.

It treats acne-prone, scarred skin

Tea tree oil is most popular for treating skin issues like acne and acne scars. Since tea tree oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, it is efficient at killing acne causing bacteria, while making room for new and clear skin. This is why it makes for a highly effective spot treatment.

Do it yourself: A face mask of lemon juice, honey and tea tree oil is just what you need to get rid of acne, lighten scars and speed up the healing process. Apply this face mask twice a week and you will notice a remarkable difference in your skin.

It balances oily skin

It balances oily skin

Tea tree oil helps to balance the sebum production on your skin.

Do it yourself: Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with Fuller’s Earth (multani mitti) for a great face pack for oily skin.

It cleanses pores

It cleanses pores

Since tea tree oil has potent anti-bacterial properties, it cleans the pores and helps keep infections at bay. So it is essential to steam your face with water that has a few drops of tea tree oil in it. The steam opens up your pores and the tea tree vapour prevents bacteria from settling in the pores. This is why tea tree oil makes for such a great addition in your facial steaming.

It helps remove makeup

It helps remove makeup

Removing makeup thoroughly is really essential to avoid product build-up, as it leads to clogged pores. Tea tree oil is the hero in cutting through oil and grime that have built up on your skin through the day. Here is how you can incorporate tea tree oil in your makeup removing routine.

Do it yourself: Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your regular makeup remover, blend it well and store it in a jar. Soak a cotton pad with it and gently wipe your face in an outward direction. This blended makeup remover will not dry out your skin, but in fact, moisturise it, and it will leave your skin feeling soft and supple.