What’s so great about tea tree oil soap?

tea-tree-oil-soapTea tree oil contains antiseptic and antifungal properties, so it’s the perfect all-natural ingredient to have in your soap. The oil also has a natural deodorant and is considered to be one of the most valuable essential oils due to it’s many uses.

Throughout the ages, various cultures have recognised the benefits of tea tree oil. Australian aboriginals used tea tree oil for the treatment of wounds, infections and burns. Tea tree oil has been known to have a direct impact on our nervous system, and because of the refreshing feeling you get when using tea tree oil soap, you’ll feel soothed and energised.

Regular washing of your face and body will prevent outbreaks of acne and other minor skin irritations. There are many products on the market that contain harmful chemicals to treat acne, but if you’re wanting an all-natural chemical-free to your skin problems, give tea tree oil soap a try.

Tea tree oil soap uses

You can use tea tree oil soap for a number of conditions/issues. Here are just a few ways where tea tree oil soap will be beneficial for a health body:-

Tea tree oil is known to help clear up acne on the skin without being overly drying. A soap containing tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, helping to reduce bacteria and inflammation on the skin’s surface.

Any type of infection may benefit from the use of tea tree oil soap, as the natural antiseptic properties of the oil will help soothe cuts, bruises, abrasions and burns. Daily bathing with a soap containing tea tree oil has proven to be less harsh on human skin than chemically-based soaps.

Body odor
Offensive body odor is usually caused by bacteria on our skin or our clothes. Antibacterial soaps can be very effective in resolving body odor issues - tea tree oil contains antibacterial properties so it’s a fantastic soap choice for dealing with embarrassing smells.

Tea tree oil organic soap benefits

The main benefits to using organic tea tree oil soap are:-

  • it’s chemical-free
  • less harsh on your skin
  • easy to make your own liquid soap

How to make your own tea tree oil soap

Large pot filled with 1 gallon of water
4-6 oz organic bar of soap, grated
12 drops of essential tea tree oil
12 drops of natural scented essential oils (optional)

You can use any natural oil-based soap or castile soap in this recipe. If the soap is already scented, then you may want to eliminate the natural scented oils.


  1. Fill pot with 1 gallon of water and bring to the boil.
  2. Add grated soap and boil for 20 minutes - you’ll need to stir often to ensure the soap dissolves well (a whisk is good for this).
  3. Take pot off the heat and let cool for 12-24 hours.
  4. Once the mixture has cooled, add tea tree oil and scented oils (if desired). Mix thoroughly.
  5. Using a funnel, you can fill hand pumps with your liquid soap.

Tea tree oil uses

Use tea tree oil to help with dandruff, scalp problems and psoriasis.
Acne, ringworm, burns and cuts can all be treated with tea tree oil.
Nail fungus
Get rid of nail fungus using this natural essential oil.
Head lice
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Oral care
Make your own mouthwash and toothpaste using tea tree oil.
Kill mold and make your own disinfectants sprays for household cleaning.
Sinus pain, BV, cold sores and yeast infections can be treated.
Tea tree oil can be used to treat fleas and ear infections in dogs.