Natural personal care products are becoming increasingly popular. Natural soaps infused with essential oils offer skin-improving benefits. One of these types of soap is tea tree soap, widely available in natural food stores.
Tea tree soap is usually a castile (plant-based) soap with added tea tree oil.
Tea tree oil imparted to the skin through soap can aid in treatment of skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, and cuts and bruises.
Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, making tea tree soap a combined cleanser and medication for those who do not wish to use synthetic or chemical treatments for skin problems.
Some may suffer allergic reactions to the tea tree oil used in tea tree soap. These rashes only improve by discontinuing use of the soap, making the benefits of tea tree soap nonexistent for those people.
Tea tree oil soap can be used as shampoo, face wash, hand and body soap, laundry soap and shaving lather.