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Cleaning with Tea Tree Oil

Updated: Dec 11, 2020

The Background on Cleaning with Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is known as nature’s do-it-all cleaner. At Sympol, we appreciate the many benefits of using tea tree oil. Tea tree oil comes from the evergreen leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree. These leaves produce a powerful and potent oil that kills bacteria and fungi. This makes cleaning with tea tree oil very easy. As a great natural antibacterial agent, tea tree is often used in different types of skincare. If you are going to add tea tree oil to your skincare routine, make sure you are using pure essential oil or find a skincare product that contains tea tree oil.

Skin Cleaning with Tea Tree Oil

To preface the skincare uses, it’s important that you know tea tree oil is very strong. It is important to mix tea tree oil with a carrier oil when using it topically. Before you douse yourself in a layer of tea tree oil, remember that your skin wants tea tree oil diluted. Now you are ready to hear about this multi-use skincare essential! Tea tree oil’s strong antibacterial properties make it a great acne fighter. Research suggests that using tea tree oil as a spot treatment can be effective in reducing acne. You can also use tea tree oil to fight acne by adding 1-2 drops into your facial cleanser. A clinical trial concluded topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate blemishes.

For occasional skin irritation, 1-2 drops of tea tree essential oil can help calm the inflammation. The skin-calming properties of tea tree oil make it great for application after shaving. Dry and irritated hands can hugely benefit from the skin-calming properties of tea tree oil. The skincare benefits of tea tree oil make it a great oil to add to hand sanitizer. Sympol recognizes the extra cleaning and soothing powers of tea tree oil as an important addition to our lineup. Sympol Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer was thoughtfully formulated to nurture sensitive hands. Dry, irritated, and sensitive hands often have a difficult time tolerating hand sanitizer. Adding soothing ingredients like tea tree oil creates a hand sanitizer that is better suited for sensitive skin. Even if your hands are not sensitive, you should still treat them with TLC.

The skincare capabilities of tea tree oil don’t stop at your face and hands. Tea tree oil is also great for unclogging hair follicles on the scalp. Unclogging hair follicles will refresh your scalp and help make room for your luscious locks to grow. Tea tree oil is often found in products for treating dandruff. The same soothing powers mentioned above apply to the scalp too. Using a tea tree oil shampoo can help reduce dandruff by moisturizing the scalp.

Speaking of showers, applying tea tree oil to your fingernails and toenails after showering can help your nails stay healthy and looking fresh. The anti-fungal properties of tea tree oil make it great for keeping nails healthy. Another common use for tea tree oil on your feet is to target athlete’s foot. Using a tea tree oil cream has been proven to relieve the symptoms of athlete’s foot.


If you are a DIY deodorant fan you may want to try mixing it with a couple of drops of tea tree oil. Some people use tea tree oil mixed with coconut oil as a natural deodorant. The bacteria-fighting power of tea tree oil helps reduce odor-causing bacteria.

Do you have any shoes that need refreshing? You can dab tea tree oil on a cotton pad and rub on smelly items to help combat unpleasant odors.

Does Clearing Your Mind Count as Cleaning?

We recently published an article about aromatherapy, highlighting the benefits of our aromas. Tea tree doubles as a great mind cleanser by awakening the senses with an energy-boosting rush. We recommend our Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer with tea tree oil to cleanse your hands and clear your mind. As an essential oil used in aromatherapy, tea tree oil is considered an air purifier. Air diffusers can be used to help purify the air in your home by creating a tea tree oil mist.

Nature’s Do-It-All Cleaner

Tea tree oil is a rockstar cleaner. There are probably multiple uses for tea tree oil in your life. Whether it be in your hand sanitizer or in your hair care, you should test the powers of tea tree oil. It’s a natural and effective ingredient for cleaning yourself and your environment.

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