How to use tea tree oil for acne: 3 ways

Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by yangandbeyond

Having an extremely oily skin, I believe that’s one of the major reasons that causes  sudden breakouts and stubborn blackheads on my face. So what made me try Tea tree Oil for acne? It all started when I was running out of my regular face wash from the body shop brand which has tea tree as the main ingredient.The tea tree essence in the face wash gave a very soothing feeling every time I washed my face with it.Overall,  I had had a good experience with the body shop tea tree face wash.Can’t really say if that helped to get rid of my face acne, but yes, it did helped in controlling acne to a large extent. So when I ran out of the product,  instead of repurchasing the product I did some research on Tea tree essential oil and decided to try the oil for acne.

Benefits of Tea tree oil:

It is antibacterial, antifungal, and had antiseptic properties which works really great on acne prone skin.
So today, I be sharing with you’ll three ways that I use tea tree oil to treat acne. If you are using tea tree for the first time I suggest you do a patch test or use the below acne remedy tips as spot treatment.tea tree oil for acne

Use tea tree oil as Face Toner:

tea tree oil for acne

  • 1 cup water
  • 6-7  drops tea tree oil
  • Spray bottle
  • Cotton pad
  1. Add drops of the oil to the water and mix well and pour it into the spray bottle..
  2. Spray it on your face after washing your face or just use a cotton pad to apply the concoction evenly on face.
  3. You can leave it on for 20-25 minutes, once dried,you can apply a moisturizer.

I prefer to spray it over my face before going to bed. If you want to use it as a spot treatment, you can  add drops of tea tree oil on a cotton bud and gently press it against the acne, pimples, or spots. Leave it on for a couple of hours or overnight to reduce the redness and swelling.

 Lemon And tea tree oil For Acne

tea tree oil for acne

  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4-5 drops tea tree oil
  1. Mix the ingredient well and apply it on the affected area.
  2. You can leave it on for 15 minutes.
  3. Wash your face pat dry.

                                                                    Aloevera And Tea Tree Oil For Acne:

tea tree oil for acne


1-1 1/2 teaspoons fresh aloe vera gel

2-3 drops tea tree oil

Cotton swab or pad

  1. After mixing both the ingredients, apply it on the acne affected area with the help of a cotton swab.
  2. Let it dry . Wash it off with lukewarm water once it’s dried.
  3. Follow up by applying a good moisturizer.
  4. You can leave this mask overnight if you wish to.



  1. These simple tips are definitely coming in handy for next time when i get an acne breakout. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Tea tree oil is really wonderful oil for skin. I will tea tree oil and aloe vera on my skin as it is oily and i really love aloe vera gel.

  3. Great remedy for acne, tea tree oil can cure Acne??? wow! I have just read about this now! When I hd acne before I went crazy just to find Solvederm while their was a bottle of Tea Tree Oil just sitting on our kithcen counter. It could have saved my a lot of time and effort

  4. I am suffering from acne for the past so many years. Will definitely try these out

  5. Tea tree oil is one of those amazing things that has multiple uses. I had never heard of it being used for acne. I don’t really suffer from acne anymore, but when I was a teen and in my early 20s, getting acne was a nightmare. I wish I had known about it back then!

  6. i love using tea tree oil as well. it rly helps me w/ my breakouts!
    and i feel like it also helps me w/ some dry areas on my skin

  7. Wow, tea tree oil is definitely a solution that I have never heard for acne. I personally am trying to get clear skin at the moment so something like this may definitely help!

  8. I swear by tea tree oil! It is such a powerful antiseptic. I always have it for gargling in water when I have a sore throat and for cuts and scrapes too.

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