Tea Tree Oil For Acne: 10 Easy Recipes You Need To Try ASAP

Tea tree oil is one hard working oil.

You can use it for your scars, scabies and even fungal infections. It makes a great remedy for nail infections and ringworm, too.

Tea tree oil, however, is more popular as a solution to a wide range of skin issues. It’s actually an age-old remedy for several skin problems.

Here, we list down 10 amazing tea tree oil recipes for acne you can easily incorporate into your existing skincare routine.

DIY Tea tree oil for Acne

1. Homemade Acne Gel

Pimples suddenly appearing when you have an important event can be extremely frustrating. Not to mention, they can be quite embarrassing, too.

So, instead of layering too much makeup just to camouflage the issue- which, by the way, can do more harm than good-, why not calm your zits with this DIY acne gel?

Take control of those unexpected breakouts. With just tea tree oil, a few other essential oils and aloe vera gel, you can easily make an effective DIY acne gel you can use anytime.

Ingredients:

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    1 or 2 drops of cinnamon essential oil
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    5 tablespoons of aloe vera
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    20 drops of lavender essential oil
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    10 drops of tea tree oil

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    Prepare a clean bowl where you can put your aloe vera in it.
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    Add in all the essential oils and give the gel a good mix.
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    Once everything is well blended, you can transfer the mixture into an airtight container.
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    Apply this acne gel after you’ve washed your face.

Pro Tip: You’ll get better results if you apply a warm cloth on your skin first. This will open up your pores and will help the gel penetrate the affected areas more.

2. Coconut Oil and Tea Tree Oil Face Mask

If you’ve been denying your skin the TLC it needs just because face masks can get quite expensive, then this recipe is exactly for you. This recipe is easy to make and easy to use, so you’ll have no excuse not to try it.

Who can resist a good face mask at home? With just tea tree oil and coconut oil, you’ll be able to pamper your skin while getting rid of acne.

Ingredients:

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    2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil
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    1 tablespoon of coconut oil

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    Just mix these two ingredients until you get a serum-like consistency. 
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    Apply it on your freshly cleansed face and leave it on your skin overnight.
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    In the morning, you can wash the mask off.

3. Tea Tree Oil and Activated Charcoal Face Cleanser

For skin that’s excessively acne-prone, you’ll need a cleanser that can do the hard work of drawing out impurities from your pores. And that’s exactly what this tea tree oil cleanser can do for you.

Skip the usual foaming cleansers and try this tea tree oil and activated charcoal face cleanser instead. It can help unclog your pores while killing bacteria that can cause acne.

Ingredients:

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    2 tablespoons of safflower oil
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    ½ cup of honey (organic)
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    ½ cup aloe vera gel
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    6 activated charcoal (capsules)
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    15 drops of tea tree oil

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    Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl before transferring into an airtight container.
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    Take a small amount of the cleanser and massage on your skin.
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    Let it sit on your skin for about 2 to 3 minutes before wiping off or rinsing. To get the best results, you can use this once a day.

4. Tea Tree Oil, Honey and Oatmeal Face Mask

If you can’t get enough of face masks, we have another recipe for you. This one is super easty to make yet super effective in treating breakouts.

Give your skin a break from all those harsh chemical treatments you’re getting for your acne. This tea tree oil, honey and oatmeal face mask can calm your skin while preventing future breakouts.

Ingredients:

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    1 tablespoon of tea tree oil
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    1 tablespoon of honey
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    ¾ cup of oatmeal
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    ¼ cup of water

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    Process the oatmeal using a food processor or a blender.
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    Once you’re able to create a flour, transfer it into a bowl and add the ¼ cup of water.
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    Put the bowl in a microwave and heat for about one minute.
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    Next, add in the tea tree oil and honey.
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    Let the mixture cool down before applying it on your face.
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    After application, wait for about 15 minutes before rinsing off.

5. Tea Tree Oil Toner

A good skin care routine for acne wouldn’t be complete without a toner and that’s exactly what we have for you. This tea tree oil toner is a major change from the usual toners you’re using and here’s why.

This tea tree oil toner can bump up your usual routine. It’s made with potent essential oils, witch hazel and apple cider vinegar to heal existing acne and lighten scars.

Ingredients:

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    10 drops of lemon essential oil
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    10 drops of lavender essential oil
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    10 drops of tea tree oil
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    ½ cup of witch hazel
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    ½ cup distilled water
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    2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

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    To prepare this toner, just mix everything before transferring into a bottle.
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    Use it twice a day and give it at least 2 weeks to improve your skin.

6. Tea Tree Oil Astringent Rinse

To create your own astringent rinse, simply prepare the following:

Get tighter skin, fewer breakouts and smaller pores with this tea tree oil astringent rinse. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make!

Ingredients:

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    1 cup of water
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    4 drops of tea tree oil

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    Combine these two ingredients together and transfer into a bottle.
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    You can use it to wash the affected parts of your face.

7. Tea Tree Oil Body Wash

Creating a tea tree oil body wash is super easy. You can just add a few drops of it in your bath and you’re good to go.

However, since we wanted to make this list extra special, here’s an irresistible recipe for you. 

Struggling with body acne? Give this tea tree oil body wash a try and you’ll never have to deal with those stubborn breakouts again.

Ingredients:

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    10 drops of tea tree oil
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    1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil
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    1 tablespoon of vitamin E oil
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    1 ½ cup unscented castile soap
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    2 tablespoons of glycerin
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    20 drops of peppermint essential oil
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    2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil
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    A few drops of your choice of colorants (optional)

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    Get a large bowl for this one.
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    Pour in the castile soap, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil and glycerin.
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    Mix these ingredients until they get foamy and opaque.
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    Once you achieved that, add the essential oils and colorants.
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    Make sure everything is well blended before transferring it into your bottle of choice.

8. Tea Tree Oil Scrub

Having too much dead skin cells can easily clog your pores and it’s not something you would want to happen if you are prone to acne. This makes exfoliation an important skin care routine.

To create the perfect scrub, prepare the following:

Buff away dead skin cells and get more radiant looking skin with this tea tree oil scrub. You’ll find it hard to resist this one!

Ingredients:

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    10 to 12 drops of tea tree oil
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    ¼ cup olive oil
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    ½ cup sugar
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    1 tablespoon of honey
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    1 medium sized bowl

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    Mix all the ingredients in a clean bowl.
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    Once you get a homogenous mixture, apply the scrub on the affected parts of your face and massage using gentle, circular motions.
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    Do this for about 5 minutes but be sure not to put too much pressure.

Pro Tip: Applying hard pressure on your face can create minute tears that can leave it vulnerable to bacteria and infection.

9. Tea Tree Oil Face Mask For Acne

Rich in essential fatty acids, avocado can help moisturize your skin without triggering more breakouts. It can also rehydrate those areas around your acne to make sure they don’t flake.

And you know what else?

Avocado is also high in vitamin E to protect your skin agains free radical damage and to help lighten your dark spots and acne blemishes.

Combined with tea tree oil, this is the best face mask you can ever use for your acne. 

This tea tree oil for acne recipe will surely make you feel excited. With just tea tree oil and avocado, you can readily create a mask that can bid your acne goodbye!

Ingredients:

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    ¼ avocado
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    1 to 2 drops of tea tree oil

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    Cut the avocado into small chunks before mashing the pieces in a clean bowl.
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    Add the tea tree oil and mix well.
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    Apply on clean face and allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
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    Use lukewarm water to rinse the mask off.

10. DIY Tea Tree Oil Cream For Acne

You don’t really need to spend a huge amount of cash on acne treatment products. With just 2 ingredients, you can create a cream that can put your skin breakouts under control.

Shea butter is rich in vitamin A, the same ingredient you can find in a lot of topical products for acne. It can help with wound healing while reducing inflammation and lessening acne scars.

 Looking for a tea tree oil for acne recipe you can use all day?

Ingredients:

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    7 drops of tea tree oil
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    2 tablespoons of shea butter

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    Just mix these two ingredients and whisk well. Continue mixing until you get a soft paste-like consistency.
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    If the consistency is too soft for you, you can let the mixture sit inside the refrigerator to allow it to set.
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    Use this cream after cleansing your face.

Hannah Do

Hannah is the founder of ThankYourSkin. Having personally battled acne during her younger years, she aspires to provide an invaluable guide to anyone suffering from it.

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