What does the tea tree oil in Redmond Clay Charcoal Masks do?

Tea tree oil has powerful purifying and soothing properties that have been shown to benefit our skin.

Tea tree oil is an essential oil extracted from a small, shrubby tree native to Australia—Melaleuca alternifolia.  It's been used medicinally for centuries to address a variety of skin conditions. More specifically, it's been shown to support skin by protecting it against impurities and soothing temporary redness and discomfort.

Is it safe?

Tea tree oil is powerful and you should not apply pure tea tree oil to your skin without first consulting a doctor.  Studies looking at tea tree applied to skin find that that between 0.1% and 3% of the population may experience some type of reaction, in part depending on the strength of the tea tree oil and prior exposure.  Redmond Clay  Charcoal Masks have about 0.0008 ounces in each 4 oz. tube, which makes it unlikely to result in skin irritation or an allergic reaction. 

Still feeling unsure?

We’re sold on the safety and benefits of using tea tree oil in facial mud, but we understand if you’re not.  Our non-charcoal Redmond Clay Facial Mud has all the benefits of Redmond Clay and nano silver without tea tree oil—the perfect option if tea tree oil isn’t your thing.