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Tea tree oil is defined by international standard ISO 4730 (2004) ("Oil of Melaleuca, Terpinen-4-ol type"), which specifies levels of 15 components, which are needed to define the oil as "tea tree oil."

Among over 98 compounds contained in the oil, terpinen-4-ol is responsible for most of the antimicrobial activity.

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Reviewed on March 5, 2015

I would say the only negative thing about tea tree is how hard it is to get REAL tea tree oil, and how easy it is to use it incorrectly.

For one thing, it is not a good idea to apple tea tree oil all over your face, whether it is diluted or not. It is simply too strong for that kind of application. Tea tree oil should be used as a spot treatment on pimples to disinfect them and reduce inflammation.

Secondly, real tea tree oil is extracted from the Australian Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) and should be the 100% pure Australian oil, preferably organic. Yes, it will be more expensive than you would pay for a watered down version, but wouldn't you rather pay a little more and know you are getting the real thing?

Secondly, you should really patch test every spot treatment that you use, and tea tree oil is no different! I recommend starting with a drop of tea tree oil in about a table spoon of water, seeing how your skin reacts over 24 hours, and then proceeding to up the dose one drop at a time if you are not satisfied with the results.

Remember that harsh products, undiluted cause irritation, and although that may appear to kill a pimple or two, irritation is aways bad for acne.

Best acne treatment ever used!
Reviewed on February 28, 2015

Best thing to treat bad pimples! On a Sunday, I had a pimple right in between my eyes on my nose. I tried to pinch it but it made it worse. Monday, it was so huge, red, swollen, and filled with pus. So I took out my Tea Tree Oil and directly applied it. Each day it was getting better and better. And by Friday it was COMPLETELY GONE! Not even a tiny mark! I was astounded! It's the fastest a pimple has ever disappeared on me, and it was the worst, infected pimple I've ever had! It does make your skin dry, so dilute it with water if you are going to apply it all over your face, and always use a good moisturizer! When I dilute it in water and then apply it to my face, it doesn't really get dry. But for that one pimple, I didn't dilute it because I wanted the straight stuff, and it worked brilliantly! Highly recommended!

Reviewed on February 18, 2015

Tea tree oil can work very well as an acne treatment as it is anti-fungal. However, do use caution as 100% tea tree oil is extremely irritating to the skin (it is actually toxic when ingested). It should always be diluted with another oil such as jojoba or olive oil or even with another facial product such as a toner or moisturizer. My breakouts were minimized after using this once daily for a week. I continue to use it, but only about every two to three days.

Reviewed on February 15, 2015

I just put it on and it burnt my skin PLZ help me I am really in need I am 15 and its burning my skin

by lbrittll on 02/16/2015 03:58
Try putting ice on you skin to calm down the irritation
by Ameliox on 02/17/2015 16:23
Put 10 drop tea tree oil into 100 ml face toner. Use this concentration.
by robinsonte13 on 02/18/2015 01:56
You should not use 100% tea tree oil on your skin as it is known to be irritating. ALWAYS use with carrier oils. On the face, you should probably use no more than a half tea tree/half carrier oil mixture. A mixture of about 1/4 tea tree oil to 3/4 carrier oil is probably a safer bet given the irritation you've experienced.
by emme*li on 03/14/2015 14:51
I agree with the above comment not to apply 100% full strength tea tree oil directly on the skin. I learned this lesson why I applied it this way to a pimple and the tea tree oil burned my skin in a circle the size of a dime. It took many days for my skin to repair itself, and I have oily, strong skin. I now dilute it with 50% hemp oil or 50% argan oil (both of which are non-comedogenic). Do a spot test. Apply no more than 3 times a day, sparingly.
Reviewed on January 28, 2015

Did nothing for cystic acne. Caused the lumps to harden. Not recommended for severe cases.

by ShearGenous on 02/18/2015 10:23
Try Glycolic Acid 20% I absolutely love it, I have cystic acne and the Glycolic acid has worked wonders for me.
Very effective
Reviewed on January 12, 2015

Tea tree oil is a natural, cheap, and effective treatment for acne. It helped clear up my mild acne marvelously, maybe not so much my really severe acne, but I am still a big believer in tea tree oil. Makes my skin feel great and smooth. It's the perfect addition to any acne regimen. For people with sensitive skin this might not be best, not straight at least. For those with very sensitive skin I would suggest diluting it. It will still be very effective. This is one of the best acne treatments I have ever used, and I have spent hundreds of dollars on acne medications, from drugstore to high end products. Before going out there and spending over $100 on an acne treatment, give tea tree oil a shot.

by Sophlewy on 02/15/2015 21:07
It did not help me I have red marks and it is still stinging and I have prom tmrw help me plz!...
Not a permanent solution but for quick fixes its good
Reviewed on January 6, 2015

I first used it by itself and it made my acne worse.

Found a review on here, tea tree oil AND hydrogen peroxide, worked really well, then stopped working after a week or two

Switched to ONLY Hydrogen peroxide and my skins been clear for a month :) check out HP on this website

No effective for all skins
Reviewed on January 5, 2015

I've been using it for over a month and nothing, even though I love the smell and my skin feels different in a good way, but my acne's still there plus I wash my face, use a tonic and a light moisturizer two times a day.

One very bad experience.
Reviewed on January 1, 2015

I decided to try all natural products as i wasnt getting any results with anything else. Just so you know i have oily skin. I started using tea tree oil all over my face every night and i slept in it. One week later my whole face was burning, it was red and flaky and i had more acne than i've ever had before. I refused to leave the house and it took months to restore my skin back to the way it was before. If you're going to use tea tee oil oy use it on spots you already have! I dont want anyone to go through what i did.

by elisehm15 on 01/13/2015 06:51
Well Tea Tree Oil is an oil so maybe the reason you had problems was it didnt work well with oily skin. Try Witch Hazel or Hydrogen peroxide, theyre both great for oily skin with acne.
by Johnnyripper on 01/17/2015 04:04
Essential oils are not meant to be put directly on the skin and it's no wonder it burnt your skin. You have to dilute with a carrier oil such as jojoba or coconut oil for your skin to absorb it properly. 2 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil.
Spot Treatment
Reviewed on December 29, 2014

Tee Tree Oil is great as a spot treatment. It helped dry out large cyst