How do you use Tea tree oil? + side effects

Tea tree oil use

Tea tree oil is a fantastic natural product that is suitable for many applications. Tea tree essential oil is also known as tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia). Due to its effective effect on bacteria and fungus, it can be used for skin problems, aromatherapy, in a diffuser, as a shampoo and even home remedy! We previously described in detail the Tea tree oil effect. But how exactly do you use pure Tea tree oil? And what are the possible ones side effects of tea tree oil? If you want to know more about this, read on!

Use pure and organic tea tree oil

To take full advantage of the effect of Tea tree essential oil, it is first of all very important that you only use it pure tea tree oil. Why is that? The best essential oil is pure, natural, organic and undiluted. Often other oils or components such as synthetic fragrances are added to (cheap) essential oils. This reduces the effect of Tea tree oil and can cause additional skin irritations. When you choose one organic essential oil you can also assume that the product does not contain any pesticide residues.

Pure Tea tree oil from Flow Cosmetics is very concentrated and is therefore best diluted before applying it to the skin. For real Tea tree oil, more is not necessarily better. For optimal results in the use of essential oil, give nature her time.

Also, do not use Tea tree oil around the eyes, mucous membranes or damaged skin. Remember that essential oils can cause an allergic reaction. You can be allergic to the plant or parts of it. If you have never used Tea tree oil, test it in advance. You can do this by rubbing 1 drop of essential oil into the hollow of the elbow: if this spot is red after 48 hours, it is better not to use the oil.


  • Use Tea tree oil on the skin

For use on the skin, dilute two to four drops of Tea Tree with your favorite care product or a dry base oil. Use this, for example, for the treatment of impure skin, such as pimples or fungal infections. For an acne treatment, Flow's natural facial oil with tea tree an ideal product. Possibly in combination with a Tea tree facial cleanser.


  • Use of essential oil in an aroma diffuser

Tea tree oil is excellent for use aromatherapy. The oil is not only a perfect natural air purifier due to its antibacterial effect, it also has an invigorating effect on your state of mind. Tea tree oil stands for reducing anxiety and stress. Before use, add 2 to 4 drops to an aroma diffuser.

pure tea tree aroma diffuser

  • Tea tree massage oil

Simply make your own tea tree massage oil by adding 2 to 4 drops to 15 ml of base oil such as organic argan oil. Diluted organic tea tree oil on the chest or back effectively helps with coughs and colds.

  • Use of Tea tree oil in shampoo

Is Tea Tree Oil Good For Your Hair? yup! The use of this oil works well against dandruff, flakes and an oily scalp. You can add a few drops to your shampoo, but it is even easier to choose a hair product with Tea tree oil. Our Tea tree shampoo bar for oily hair is an absolute must! This biological shampoo without parabens and sulphates is deep cleansing and balances sebum production so that your hair becomes less greasy.

shampoo bar tea tree oily hair

  • Tea tree as a home remedy

The versatile essential tea tree oil can even be used as an effective and natural home remedy! Actually for everything where you want to remove bacteria. Simply add a few drops of tea tree oil to water in a bottle or to your detergent. You can even use a few drops in your detergent or the washing machine for a hygienic wash.

Also read: 10 Ways To Use Essential Oils

Side effects Tea tree oil

Side effects Tea tree oil

Although tea tree oil is a safe remedy, it can cause hypersensitivity reactions in some cases. Also, as mentioned earlier, some people may be allergic to the components of Tea tree. Therefore, always test this on a small piece of skin before use, as described earlier. Unwanted side effects of tea tree oil are almost always caused by oxidation from exposure to air or light. That's why sit Flow Essential Tea tree oil packed airtight in brown glass.

To minimize the risk of side effects, use the product only externally and diluted or diluted. Always store Tea tree oil in its original packaging in a cool, dry and dark place.

Pregnant? Tea tree oil is not recommended for use on the skin during pregnancy.

Finally, it is good to know that Tea tree oil has a strong medicinal smell. Not everyone likes this smell (we do ;-)) and the positive effects of this wonder oil certainly outweigh this!

The best pure and organic buy tea tree oil, of course you do at Flow Cosmetics :). Do you have questions about using Tea tree oil? Feel free to contact us, we will be happy to help you!

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