DIY Tea Tree Makeup Remover:
If your skin is in the category of normal to dry, you can create a natural makeup-removal solution by mixing ¼ cup canola oil and 10 drops tea tree oil. These ingredients should be stored in a cool place where there is little sun, within a tightly sealed glass jar.
Moisten a cotton ball with the oil and remove your makeup. Rinse with warm water and then use a toner. Removing makeup properly can lead to a great reduction in acne.
NOTE: Since tea tree is an extremely fragrant oil and may be too aromatic for the delicate eye area, we recommend using our Blood Orange Cleansing Balm for removing eye makeup.
The healing properties of white willow bark have been hailed for years, and for good reason! Willow bark contains salicin, a naturally occurring chemical that was used to create aspirin in the 1800’s. It also contains flavonoids, which are plant mixtures that reduce inflammation. Europe and the United States harvested the bark of their native ‘purple’, ‘crack’, and ‘white’ willows for therapeutic dosages. When willow bark is ingested through powder, tea, or capsule form, it can even treat headaches and migraines, lower fevers, and soothe the stomach.
Because willow bark was blessed with many extensive, naturally medicinal properties, we just had to highlight this healing superstar in our natural acne treatments! When applied topically, it can lower inflammation and help to heal irritated skin. We’ve added it to our newest acne treating astringent and acne facial cleanser, to help out tea tree oil and antibacterial herbs in treating acne and soothing irritated skin.