As expected from a beauty website, the #1 essential oil on BeautyMNL just happens to be a truly potent, all-natural acne remedy: tea tree oil.
Local brand Human Nature’s iteration sweeps the board with 176 reviews that come out to a 5-star average, easily making it the most beloved essential oil on site. (P.S. In case you want to snatch it up but it’s out of stock, we’ve heard good things about the V&M Naturals and Zellaroma options, too!)

But how exactly are you, our savvy customers, using this earthy, antibacterial miracle-worker in your day to day? We’ve combed through your reviews to gather a few tips and tricks on making the best of its purifying abilities. Thanks for the lesson, teach!


WHAT YOU SAY: “I tried using it directly on my face for spot and mark treatments, and I was so glad and surprised that it actually works wonders! I recommend applying it overnight and with enough sleep, for best results.” —Maria, 19

HOW TO: When working with pure tea tree oil for acne, be sure to mix it with a neutral base first so it’s not too harsh on sensitive skin. Good courier liquids include aloe vera gel, witch hazel, or just plain water. Combine about 1-2 drops of the oil to every 12 drops of your diluting liquid.

WHAT YOU SAY: “What I like about this product is the calming smell that it gives. Every time I pop the bottle open, it really brings me calm.” —Rostricia, 21

HOW TO: Add 3-4 drops of tea tree oil to your diffuser to purify your space, relax your senses, and boost your immune system. For an extra rejuvenating blend, combine the oil with drops of lemon, eucalyptus, and peppermint.

USE: Pure Bliss Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser, P1,999

WHAT YOU SAY: “[Since using this], my pits have never been so smooth and moisturized. It really does control the smell that builds up on your body. I sweat a lot throughout the day and this has never failed me.” —Pauline, age unspecified

HOW TO: Combine two drops of tea tree oil to every two tablespoons of water. With a cotton round, apply the mixture over freshly washed armpits. Make sure not to use the oil directly over your bare skin.

WHAT YOU SAY: “I found out that tea tree oil helps with dry and itchy scalps, so I put a few drops of it in my shampoo. The smell is so relaxing and I feel like my scalp is really clean!” —Marianne, age unspecified

HOW TO: To treat a flaky scalp, add about 10 drops of tea tree oil for every 8oz. of your usual bottled shampoo. Massage gently into your scalp and rinse off thoroughly.

USE: Be Organic Bath & Body Bestselling Argan Oil Shampoo, P350, Skin Genie Gugo Silk Shampoo, P250

WHAT YOU SAY: “I add this to other DIY natural remedies like yoga mat sprays, steam baths for nasal congestion, bug bites, and germ-killing sanitizers. It’s really a great all-around product!” —Dana, 22

HOW TO: To make an all-purpose cleaner, mix about 10 drops of tea tree oil with 2 cups of hot water and 1/2 cup of vinegar. For easy use, transfer the mixture into a spray bottle. Spritz it over dirty surfaces, let sit for at least 10 minutes, and wipe off with a cleaning towel.

How would you use this five-star oil? Share your tips below!

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