Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Skin

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Have you heard of tea tree oil and its benefits for the skin? If not, it’s time for you to learn them. This essential oil is bursting with skin benefits, which is wonderful news for natural skin care enthusiasts! Let’s dive into the terrific benefits of tea tree oil for the skin.

7 Tea Tree Essential Oil Benefits for Skin You Must Know

1. Helps defend the skin from infections

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Never underestimate the power of microbes to wreak havoc on our skin. Acne, boils, infected wounds, ringworm, and athlete’s foot are all unsightly and cause discomfort. But here’s the great news — tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties that can kick away the bacteria and fungi that cause skin infections!

2. Fights itch, redness, swelling, and pain

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Got a persistent itch you can’t scratch or a red, puffy skin situation you can’t get rid of? Tea tree oil can help you with that! Its itch-soothing and inflammation-reducing abilities can help calm your skin, making you feel relaxed.

3. Shields the skin from damage

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The environment can be rough on our skin, but tea tree oil has antioxidant properties that can help strengthen our skin’s defense against free radicals, which are molecules that damage the cells. Feel safe stepping outside knowing tea tree oil protects your skin!

4. Prevents skin dryness

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Is your skin craving hydration? Tea tree oil’s moisturizing capabilities can help quench this thirst while doing other miracles for your skin!

5. Protects the skin from insects and parasites

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Enjoying the great outdoors means unwanted bug encounters and sometimes they even carry disease-causing parasites. With tea tree oil’s insect-repellent, insecticidal, and antiparasitic qualities, you can comfortably explore Mother Nature and enjoy tea tree oil’s protection.

6. Helps accelerate wound healing

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With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we sometimes can’t avoid getting cuts, scrapes, or other types of wounds. These skin breaks are prone to infection, inflammation, and scarring. But tea tree oil can also lend a helping hand in wound healing! By fighting infection and reducing inflammation, wounds will heal healthily with the aid of tea tree oil.

7. Combats hyperpigmentation

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Sun exposure, acne scars, and some wounds leave the skin with stubborn dark spots. These darkened spots can make you feel conscious about your appearance but let tea tree oil take care of them! This essential oil has hyperpigmentation-fighting qualities that can help regulate the production of the skin pigment, melanin.

Incorporate Tea Tree Oil into Your Routine

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At this point, you might be wondering how to incorporate tea tree oil’s benefits. It is simple and exciting: at CANhaveTODAY, we infuse our Waters Mist, Soothing Juggernaut, and Healing Legends salves with the goodness of tea tree oil. Each salve has a unique blend of various essential oil, and the best part is our Waters Mist salve offers the highest amount of this essential oil, maximizing your skin benefits! A quick note: These products contain Sodium borate. The government of Canada does not recommend the use of products containing Sodium borate on open wounds, cuts, or abrasions.

As you plan to incorporate tea tree oil into your skin care, try out CANhaveTODAY’s salves! Remember to check the ingredients to see if you are allergic to any of them, and to perform a patch test before using them liberally as everyone’s skin reacts differently to different products. Understanding your skin’s characteristics is important in catering to its needs!


Can I apply tea tree oil directly to my skin?

Generally, tea tree oil should be used diluted with a carrier oil like jojoba to avoid potential skin irritation. However, with CANhaveTODAY salves, you can use tea tree oil in safe, skin-friendly concentrations.

Does tea tree oil cause any side effects?

While tea tree oil is generally safe for most people when used topically, some might experience skin irritation or allergies, especially those with sensitive skin. This could involve itching, redness or dryness. Always perform a pathc test before using any product containing essential oils.

Do your products contain tea tree oil?

Yes. Here at CANhavaTODAY, we use high-quality tea tree oil in our salve formulations. Our Waters Mist salve, in particular, contains the highest amount of tea tree oil.

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