No matter how meticulous your skin care regimen is, no one is immune to the occasional breakout.  For those seeking a natural treatment for acne, nature has given us tea tree oil.

Tea tree oil (also known as melaleuca oil) has been shown in studies to reduce acne because of its antibacterial, antimicrobial properties.

How to Treat Acne With Tea Tree Oil

  • Spot treat acne by applying 1-2 drops of tea tree oil to affected areas twice a day after cleansing skin.  Continue until breakout clears up. 
  • Prevent acne by mixing 3 drops of tea tree oil with a tablespoon of almond oil.  Apply a small amount to entire face as a nighttime moisturizer. 

*Always do a patch test with a new product in case of an unknown allergy


There are many skin care products that boast tea tree oil as a main ingredient.  However, many of these products cannot boast that they are made with pure tea tree oil.  Many use fragrant synthetic chemical substitutes to dilute or replace the more expensive essential oil extract.

To avoid essential oils that are contaminated during processing, it is important to use therapeutic food grade essential oils.  Essential oils that are therapeutic food grade are pure enough to be ingested.

There are currently no regulatory standards for the descriptive use of  “therapeutic grade” for products labeled as essential oils.  Nevertheless, there are some brands, such as dōTERRA, that ensure that they manufacture essential oils that are safe and pure.tea tree oil

The CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade mark represents dōTERRA’s own internal standard of producing 100% pure essential oils that do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients. 

Can’t figure out what’s causing your acne?  The root of the problem can sometimes be a nutritional deficiency.  Give your body the proper nutrition and it will give you a healthy complexion from the inside out.


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