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Tea Tree Leaf Oil extractions have been used for centuries in traditional medicine. Our Tea Tree formulations provide the natural antiseptic, astringent and antimicrobial effect of Tea Tree.

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Tea Tree Toner for normal to oily skin types

Net Wt. 256 g (9 Oz.)

Directions:

May be used AM and PM, as tolerated. Cleanse first with our Tea Tree Face Wash or Body Wash. Moisten a cotton ball with toner, apply and leave on the skin.

Not recommended for children, dry, cracked, inflamed or sunburned skin. In general, when using a new product that remains on the skin, begin slowly. Use a small amount on a localized, recommended area of treatment and observe for any sign of discomfort or irritation. Frequency of use may increase as tolerated, from once to twice daily.



Ingredients:

Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Gel, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia Oil/Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Coriandrum Sativum Fruit Oil, Tocopherol Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance (Natural Essential Oil Blend), Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Lactic Acid, Disodium EDTA

Warnings:

For external use only. Not recommended for children. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or breast feeding, consult with doctor prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Should eye contact or skin irritation occur, discontinue use and rinse thoroughly with cool to luke-warm water. If symptoms continue, consult with a doctor. Please consult with your skin care specialist or doctor for use with other skin care products. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison control Center right away.

Proudly made in U.S.A.

Pharmacie Verte™ Natural Ingredients With A Purpose

Tea Tree Leaf Oil extractions have been used for centuries in traditional medicine. Our Tea Tree formulations provide the natural antiseptic, astringent and antimicrobial effect of Tea Tree.

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Tea Tree Shampoo for normal to oily skin types

Net Wt. 256 g (9 Oz.)

Directions:

May be used AM and PM. Wet the hair with luke-warm water. Massage shampoo throughout the hair and scalp. Rinse and repeat as desired. Condition after, as needed.

Ingredients:

Water, Lauryl Glucoside, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Butylene Glycol, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia Oil/Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Panthenol, Rosmarinus Officinalis Oil, Tocopherol Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Glycerin, Fragrance (Natural Essential Oil Blend), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Myreth Sulfate, Dimethicone Copolyol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Salt, Lactic Acid, Disodium EDTA

Warnings:

For external use only. Not recommended for children. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or breast feeding, consult with doctor prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Should eye contact or skin irritation occur, discontinue use and rinse thoroughly with cool to luke-warm water. If symptoms continue, consult with a doctor. Please consult with your skin care specialist or doctor for use with other skin care products. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison control Center right away.

Proudly made in U.S.A.

Pharmacie Verte™ Natural Ingredients With A Purpose

Tea Tree Leaf Oil extractions have been used for centuries in traditional medicine. Our Tea Tree formulations provide the natural antiseptic, astringent and antimicrobial effect of Tea Tree.

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Tea Tree Shampoo for normal to oily skin types

Net Wt. 510 g (18 Oz.)

Directions:

May be used AM and PM. Wet the hair with luke-warm water. Massage shampoo throughout the hair and scalp. Rinse and repeat as desired. Condition after, as needed.

Ingredients:

Water, Lauryl Glucoside, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Butylene Glycol, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia Oil/Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Panthenol, Rosmarinus Officinalis Oil, Tocopherol Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Glycerin, Fragrance (Natural Essential Oil Blend), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Myreth Sulfate, Dimethicone Copolyol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Salt, Lactic Acid, Disodium EDTA

Warnings:

For external use only. Not recommended for children. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or breast feeding, consult with doctor prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Should eye contact or skin irritation occur, discontinue use and rinse thoroughly with cool to luke-warm water. If symptoms continue, consult with a doctor. Please consult with your skin care specialist or doctor for use with other skin care products. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison control Center right away.

Proudly made in U.S.A.

Pharmacie Verte™ Natural Ingredients With A Purpose

Tea Tree Leaf Oil extractions have been used for centuries in traditional medicine. Our Tea Tree formulations provide the natural antiseptic, astringent and antimicrobial effect of Tea Tree.

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Tea Tree Body Wash for normal to oily skin types

Net Wt. 510 g (18 Oz.)

Directions:

May be used AM and PM. Wet the body with luke-warm water. Lather skin for 20–30 seconds, rinse and repeat as desired. Moisturize after, as needed.

Ingredients:

Water, Sodium Myreth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Butylene Glycol, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia Oil/Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Persea Gratissima Oil, Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Mentha Piperita Oil, Tocopherol Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Fragrance (Natural Essential Oil Blend), Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Salt, Lactic Acid, Disodium EDTA

Warnings:

For external use only. Not recommended for children. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or breast feeding, consult with doctor prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Should eye contact or skin irritation occur, discontinue use and rinse thoroughly with cool to luke-warm water. If symptoms continue, consult with a doctor. Please consult with your skin care specialist or doctor for use with other skin care products. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison control Center right away.

Proudly made in U.S.A.

Pharmacie Verte™ Natural Ingredients With A Purpose

Tea Tree Leaf Oil extractions have been used for centuries in traditional medicine. Our Tea Tree formulations provide the natural antiseptic, astringent and antimicrobial effect of Tea Tree.

Tea Tree body wash 9 ounce image

Tea Tree Body Wash for normal to oily skin types

Net Wt. 256 g (9 Oz.)

Directions:

May be used AM and PM. Wet the body with luke-warm water. Lather skin for 20–30 seconds, rinse and repeat as desired. Moisturize after, as needed.

Ingredients:

Water, Sodium Myreth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Butylene Glycol, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia Oil/Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Persea Gratissima Oil, Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Mentha Piperita Oil, Tocopherol Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Fragrance (Natural Essential Oil Blend), Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Salt, Lactic Acid, Disodium EDTA

Warnings:

For external use only. Not recommended for children. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or breast feeding, consult with doctor prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Should eye contact or skin irritation occur, discontinue use and rinse thoroughly with cool to luke-warm water. If symptoms continue, consult with a doctor. Please consult with your skin care specialist or doctor for use with other skin care products. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison control Center right away.

Proudly made in U.S.A.

Pharmacie Verte™ Natural Ingredients With A Purpose

Tea Tree Leaf Oil extractions have been used for centuries in traditional medicine. Our Tea Tree formulations provide the natural antiseptic, astringent and antimicrobial effect of Tea Tree.

Tea Tree face wash 9 ounce image

Tea Tree Face Wash for normal to oily skin types

Net Wt. 256 g (9 Oz.)

Directions:

May be used AM and PM. Wet the face with luke-warm water. Lather skin for 20–30 seconds, rinse and repeat as desired. Follow with Tea Tree Toner. Moisturize after, as needed.

Ingredients:

Water, Lauryl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Myreth Sulfate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Glycerin, Panthenol, Melaleuca Alternifolia Oil/Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Prunus Persea Fruit Extract, Butylene glycol, Fragrance (Natural Essential Oil Blend), Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Salt, Lactic acid, Disodium EDTA

Warnings:

For external use only. Not recommended for children. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or breast feeding, consult with doctor prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Should eye contact or skin irritation occur, discontinue use and rinse thoroughly with water. If symptoms continue, consult with a doctor. Please consult with your skin care specialist or doctor for use with other skin care products. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison control Center right away.

Proudly made in U.S.A.

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Tea Tree Leaf Oil

What is Tea Tree Oil?

Latin Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Other Names: Melaleuca oil, Australian tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is an essential oil obtained by steam distillation of the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a plant native to Australia.

Historically, the leaves were used as a substitute for tea, which is how tea tree oil got its name. The part used medicinally is the oil from the leaves.

Tea tree oil is most commonly found as a pure essential oil. It is also an ingredient, as a diluted form, in creams, ointments, lotions, soaps and shampoos.

Tea tree oil should not be confused with Chinese tea oil, cajeput oil, kanuka oil, manuka oil, ti tree oil, and niauouli oil.

Why Use Tea Tree Oil?

Tea tree has a long history of use by Australian aboriginals for healing skin cuts, burns, and infections by crushing the leaves and applying them to the affected area.

Tea tree oil contains consituents called terpenoids, which have been found to have antiseptic and antifungal activity. The compound terpinen-4-ol is the most abundant and is thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil’s antimicrobial activity.

Tea tree oil use has been documented for the following:

  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Folliculitis
  • Dandruff
  • Seborrhea
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Boils
  • Lice
  • Yeast infection
  • Fungal infection (athlete’s foot)

What is the Evidence for Tea Tree Oil?

There have only been a few, older clinical trials looking at the effectiveness of tea tree oil in humans.

Rosacea

Many if not all patients with Rosacea, may be colonized and experience flares, developing papules, pustles, nodules, granulomas, redness and flakiness of the skin in association with overgrowth of demodex. Demodex folliculorm and Demodex brevis are parasites, which inhabit the hair follicles and sebaceous/oil glands of human and animal skin. Overgrowth is common not only in rosacea patients, but also in aging human skin. Chronic use of topical or systemic steroids, and other topical immunosuppressants, such as pimecrolimus or tacrolimus, may increase the risk for overgrowth of demodex. Demodex skin disease may mimic dandruff, seborrhea, acne, and folliculitis. Demodex may contribute to some cases of hair thinning. Sebaceous hyperplasia, a small over-growth of oil glands, may also be a result of demodex. Tea tree oil is known to have a natural anti-parasitic activity.

AAD Dermatology Daily: Custom Briefings

August 30, 2010

Research

Infestation With D. Folliculorum Mites Associated With Rosacea Development.

MedWire (8/27, Albert) reported that, according to a meta-analysis published in the August issue of the Archives of Dermatology, “there is a significant association between infestation with D. folliculorum mites and rosacea development.” After analyzing data derived from “48 studies (nine English- and 39 Chinese-language) conducted in 10 countries and involving 28,527 participants,” researchers found that “having a high skin density of D. folliculorum increased the risk for rosacea a significant 7.57-fold, compared with a having a low skin density of the mites.”

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Jacobson and Able M.D.; Parasitic infestations: 2007;56;1026-43.

Walton SF, NcKinnon, Pizzutto S, Dougall A, Williams E, Currie BJ, Acaricidal activity of Melaleucal alternifolia (tea tree) oil: in vitro sensitivity of Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis to terpinen-4-ol. Arch Dermatol 2004;140:563-6.

In this study, in vitro tests were performed, testing the scabies mite survival times after exposure to tea tree leaf oil (5%), terpinen-4-ol (active ingredient in tea tree oil) and topical agents with ingredients including permethrin 5% and ivermectin 100 ug/g. Other slightly less active ingredients in tea tree oil include alpha-terpineol and 1,8-cineole.

The shortest median survival time (20 minutes) was observed with the combination of terpinen-4-ol, alpha terpineol and 1,8-cineole, followed by terpinen-4-ol alone (35 minutes) and tea tree oil (60 minutes). Overall tea tree oil was the fastes of all test agents in reaching 100% mortality with all mites dead within 3 hours of in vitro testing.

Athlete's Foot

A randomized controlled trial examined the use of 25% tea tree oil solution, 50% tea tree oil solution, or placebo in 158 people with athlete’s foot. After twice daily applications for 4 weeks, the two tea tree oil solutions were found to be significantly more effective than placebo.

In the 50% tea tree oil group, 64% were cured, compared to 31% in the placebo group. Four people using the tea tree oil withdrew from the study because they developed dermatitis (which improved after discontinuing tea tree oil use). Otherwise, there were no significant side effects.

Fungal Infection of the Toenails

A randomized, controlled trial published in the Journal of Family Practice looked at the twice-daily application of 100% tea tree oil or 1% clotrimazole solution (a topical antifungal medication) in 177 people with toenail fungal infection. After 6 months, the tea tree oil was found to be as effective as the topical antifungal, based on clinical assessment and toenail cultures.

Another randomized, controlled trial examined the effectiveness and safety of a cream containing 5% tea tree oil and 2% butenafine hydrochloride in 60 people with toenail fungal infection. After 16 weeks, 80% of people using the cream had significant improvement compared to none in the placebo group. Side effects included mild inflammation.

A third double-blind study looked at 100% tea tree oil compared with a topical antifungal, clotrimazole, in 112 people with fungal infections of the toenails. The tea tree oil was as effective as the antifungal.

Acne

A single-blind randomized trial by the Department of Dermatology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Australia compared the effectiveness and tolerance of 5% tea tree oil gel with 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion in 124 people with mild to moderate acne. People in both groups had a significant reduction in inflamed and non-inflamed acne lesions (open and closed comedones) over the three month period, although tea tree oil was less effective than benzoyl peroxide.

Although the tea tree oil took longer to work initially, there were fewer side effects with tea tree oil. In the benzoyl peroxide group, 79 percent of people had side effects including itching, stinging, burning, and dryness. Researchers noted that there were far less side effects in the tea tree oil group.

Dandruff

A single-blind study examined the use of 5% tea tree oil shampoo or placebo in 126 people with mild to moderate dandruff. After 4 weeks, the tea tree oil shampoo significantly reduced symptoms of dandruff.

Safety Concerns

One highly disputed study reported in The New England Journal of Medicine concluded that repeated topical exposure of lavender and tea tree oils may have caused prepubertal gynecomastia in three young boys. The study involved just three individuals and found lavender to be the only common ingredient used by the boys in the study. Only one boy used a product which also contained tea tree oil. In all cases the prepubertal gynecomastia reversed after several months. Researchers have noted that estrogenic or anti-androgenic activities have also been reported for some other commonly used essential oils, as well as, some foods such as almonds and peanuts. The study has been described as using “poor methodology.” Critics of the study note that millions of people use products containing tea tree oil on a regular basis and there has never been another documented report of tea tree oil and gynecomastia before of after this article was published.

As a general precaution undiluted tea tree leaf oil is not recommended for children, pets, pregnant or nursing females.

Undiluted tea tree oil may be more likely to cause skin irritation, redness, blistering, and itching. The Tea Tree formulations created for Phamacie Verte™ are diluted for tolerability, safe and effective use on the face, body and scalp.

Occasionally, an allergic or irritant skin reaction to tea tree oil, ranging from mild contact dermatitis to a more severe skin rash may occur with use. Pharmacie Verte™ Tea Tree Skin Care products should not be used by those who have sensitivity to fragrance, fragrance mix, tea tree oil, or other ingredient(s) as listed under “Ingredients.”

General Precautions with Tea Tree Oil Products

Females who are pregnant or breast feeding should consult with their doctor prior to use.

Not recommended for children or pets, especially in stronger, undiluted forms.

Tea tree oil should not be taken internally, even in small quantities. It can cause impaired immune function, diarrhea, and potentially fatal central nervous system depression (excessive drowsiness, sleepiness, confusion, coma). Seek medical attention for symptoms of overdose: excessive drowsiness, sleepiness, poor coordination, diarrhea, vomiting.