NO GUNK Ingredients Index: Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil).

    NO GUNK Ingredients Index: Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil).

    Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Tea Tree Oil)

    by Zheelana Cottam


    Rating: Good 

    INCI Name: 

    Melaleuca Alternifolia, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil. 

    Tea Tree Oil Benefits For Skin: 

    Improves Breakouts, Reduces Acne, Reduces Blemishes, Removes Dead Skin.

    Tea Tree Oil Benefits For Hair: 

    Cleans Scalp, Removes Dead Skin, Moisturises Hair. 

    Tea Tree Oil Description:

    Tea tree oil, also known as Melaleuca, comes from the native Australian plant, Melaleuca Alternifolia. Tea tree oil is an antioxidant with skin soothing propertierties. It iis a highly fragrant plant oil which contains volatile components such as linalool, limonene and eucalyptol that can be sensitising, especially when using 100% tea tree oil. For improving skin concerns, such as break out, acne or blemishes, it is best to use tea tree oil with a concentration of 2.5% to 10%. Most companies that put tea tree oil in their products usually use less than 1% tea tree oil so there is no overwhelming scent or negative reaction such as sensitising skin or redness. To get the best use out of your tea tree oil it needs to be stored properly, just like all plant oils. It should be in an airtight, opaque container where it has no exposure to air or light. Tea tree oil’s potential to sensitise skin increases when it is exposed to air because the oxidation makes the volatile components more potent.Tea tree oil is great at preventing build up on the scalp and removes chemicals and dead skin. Tea tree oil therefore keeps your hair healthy and moisturised which will help your hair grow since it removes the build up that could stunt growth. 

    Zheelana Cottam
    Zheelana Cottam


    Zheelana is a writer based in Cardiff. She has a BA Honours in English and Creative Writing and is a certified TESOL teacher. When she isn’t out hiking in the lush Welsh countryside, she fills her days with reading, journaling, and going out for food.

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