GET TO KNOW OUR FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS #4 – Australian Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil
I bet that you’ve never looked at the trees you see in your backyard, on your street or in your local park and thought that they could provide the solution to some of the most prevalent skin concerns. Well it’s time to think again, because this native active packs a punch when it come to treating skin conditions and can help you get rid of body acne, fungal infections and body odour… intrigued? Read on to find out more!
Australian Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil – many may not have heard of this essential oil, however it has proven itself to be quite useful in a number of situations. A steam distillation process extracts the beautifully lemon scented oil from the leaves, stem and branches of a native Australian tree from the Myrtle family, which contains citronellal (the famous scent used in citronella candles), citral & pinene. Once extracted this oil boasts a diverse range of applications including for household cleaning, insect repellent and deodorisation in the home. But most important is Australian Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil’s strong antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that warrant its inclusion in skin treatment preparations, particularly for the fact that the oil has been shown to inhibit some forms of fungi.
Given these credentials, it’s hardly surprising that Botáni has utilised Australian Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil in a number of their products, including their acne range (Purify Facial Cleanser, Rescue Acne Cream & Boost Balancing Moisturiser) and the luxurious Nourishing Body Oil, however there’s one product that really lets this active shine, the Eco Clear Body Bar.
If you haven’t tried this Botáni product yet, then it needs to be on the top of your to-do list! The Eco Clear Body Bar is an all natural body soap that draws on Australian Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil to provide antibacterial benefits making it perfect for assisting in the treatment of body acne, fungal infections (particularly athlete’s foot) and body odour. This is certainly not your average bar of soap, as it also contains ingredients such as Coconut Oil and Shea Butter; which provide a moisturising and nourishing cleanse; as well as Chamomile Extract to reduce redness and inflammation. If that’s not enough to convince you, then the delicious scent most certainly will – it’s the perfect invigorating pick me up for shower or bath!