Collection: Essential oils

Tea Tree Oil is the foundation for the problem-solving skincare we sell in our webshop.

The oil is added to all our products in just the right amount, but you can of course also buy the 100% pure and concentrated oil.

We explain what essential oils are, what they are good for and how to use them.

Read by Anne Thestrup Meimbresse

Anne, Varde Pharmacy
Anne has a MSc in Pharmacy from the University of Southern Denmark and has worked as a pharmacist at the Varde pharmacy for several years. Here she advises both costumers and doctors about the correct use of medical products.

Are essential oils and aromatic oils the same thing?

Yes, essential oils and essential oils are just 2 different names for the same type of oil.

The natural oils are called essential oils, which is where the name essential oils comes from.

Tea Tree Oil is a good example of an essential oil. Tea Tree Oil from Australian Bodycare is extracted from the tea tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) by steam distillation, and the problem-solving products are exclusively infused with the original oil grown and extracted in Australia.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are concentrated extracts from e.g. plants or fruits, often obtained by steam distillation, extraction or cold pressing.

Tea Tree Oil is a good example, as it is an essential oil extracted by steam distillation from the tea tree.

Essential oils have many uses. Essential oils are often used for aromatherapy, massage oil, in perfume, natural medicine or as active ingredients in skincare and cosmetics.

What are essential oils good for?

Essential oils have many properties, depending on the essential oil in question. Many people experience essential oils as having a relaxing effect, making them suitable for aromatherapy or mixed in massage oil, for example.

Some oils also have cleansing properties, as is the case with Tea Tree Oil. Other oils have a revitalising effect due to their fresh scent, such as certain essential oils extracted from citrus plants. Other oils, such as mint, have a cooling effect on the skin, which is why essential oils are often added to skincare products.

Australian Bodycare products contain Tea Tree Oil, and several of the products are also available in a variant with Lemon Myrtle or Mint. While Tea Tree Oil is known to fight bacteria and keep the skin healthy, Lemon Myrtle provides vitamin C, while Mint has a cooling and soothing effect on irritated and dry skin.

Which essential oil should I choose?

There are many essential oils out there, and it can be difficult to know which one is good for your particular skin problem.

Here we take a look at some common and popular essential oils and what they are good for:

Tea Tree Oil

The Australian oil is known for keeping skin healthy and balanced. The oil counteracts impure skin, pimples and itching and is therefore good for impure skin, oily skin or irritated skin. Tea Tree Oil is added to all problem-solving products from Australian Bodycare as it can be used to soothe and reduce a wide range of skin problems.

Lemon Myrtle

Lemon Myrtle essential oil has a refreshing and revitalising effect and is also high in vitamin C, which gives the skin a glow. Lemon Myrtle also has moisturising properties that strengthen hair and skin.
Lemon Myrtle is a popular choice for most people and also has a deep cleansing effect on impure skin, scalp or for sour toes and sweat odour.


Mint essential oil is rich in both vitamin C and vitamin A, which are important for the healthy balance of the skin. Mint has a cooling effect on the skin and the essential oil is therefore ideal for itchy and irritated skin, e.g. mixed into a quality vegetable oil or by adding a few drops to a relaxing foot bath.


Lavender oil is well known and often used in aromatherapy and massage therapy. This is due to the oil's calming effect, which many people love.
Lavender is also known to soothe irritated skin and helps restore the skin's healthy balance, for example if you suffer from impure skin.


Eucalyptus essential oil has several properties. In addition to fighting bacteria, it also stimulates blood circulation as it brings warmth to the skin, for example when mixed with a vegetable oil for massage.
Eucalyptus oil is also great in a warm foot bath for sore and tired feet.

Rose Geranium

The oil not only calms skin irritation, but also boosts the skin's healthy glow, leaving it looking beautiful, fresh and youthful. Rose Geranium is often used in anti-ageing products because it is believed to have a smoothing and firming effect on the skin. 

How do you use essential oils?

As mentioned, essential oils have multiple uses. It depends on which oil you choose.

On this page you will find our selection of essential oils, including the concentrated and undiluted Tea Tree Oil from Australia.

The pure and concentrated oils from Australian Bodycare can be used in several ways.

For example, you can use the essential oils like this:

  • Added to a good quality vegetable oil. We recommend adding a few drops of pure oil to a high-quality almond oil and using it as a daily moisturiser - either all over your body or wherever you have a specific skin problem.
    For blemished skin and acne, we recommend either Tea Tree Oil, Lemon Myrtle, Lavender or Eucalyptus, while Rose Geranium is good for mature skin with wrinkles. Mint will be excellent for dry and itchy skin as it has a soothing and cooling effect.

  • Tub or foot bath. Add a few drops of essential oil to the water and enjoy the relaxing and cleansing effect of the oil while you enjoy a relaxing foot or bath. All essential oils can be used in foot baths and tubs, but we particularly recommend Tea Tree Oil, Mint and Eucalyptus if you suffer from sore, tired feet or Lemon Myrtle for sore toes.
  • Apply directly to a pimple, insect bite or your nails. Gently dab the clean oil onto a defined area, such as discoloured nails or a mosquito bite. Use a cotton swab - it's the easiest way. The essential oil helps relieve itching and irritation and keeps the skin healthy.
    Tea Tree Oil is the obvious choice here, as it is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-itch properties.

Essential oils should be diluted before using on the skin. We recommend diluting with an unopened food-grade vegetable oil. Read how in the online package leaflet here.

4 products

  • Tea Tree Oil Leaf

    100% Natural

    Discover the secret to radiant skin, Tea Tree Oil from Australia's rich flora, a treasure passed down by aboriginals. Sourced from the Melaleuca Alternifolia tree, our products boast the purest, pharmaceutical-grade Tea Tree Oil.

  • Tea Tree Oil Drop


    Harness the might of Tea Tree Oil for immaculate skin and hair. Celebrated for its unparalleled antibacterial and antifungal prowess, it balances the skin's bacterial flora. Every Australian Bodycare product is infused with the right concentration of Pure Tea Tree Oil for optimum results.

  • Tea Tree Oil Maintain


    Embrace daily care with Tea Tree Oil to combat skin issues and promote healthy skin. Engineered to curb unwanted bacterial and fungal growth, our dermatologically-tested formulations prioritize potent results without compromising skin safety.

Effective and Gentle Emergency Treatment

The secret behind smooth skin is found in the beautiful nature of Australia. For generations, the knowledge and usage of tea tree oil have been passed down in Aboriginal culture. Australian Bodycare has developed a series of products with the highest grade of Tea Tree Oil functioning as the primary active ingredient. All products share the ability to prevent and heal various skin issues.Due to the mild formulas, the products are dermatologically tested and suitable for all members of the family. We develop all of our own products using top‑shelf ingredients. They have been selected for their powerful effect with no compromise made to the safety of your skin. Our goal is to help people to healthier skin. For that reason, we are constantly working on providing you with good advice for your daily skin care routines. Welcome. We look forward to assisting you.

Healing Ground

The story of healing tea trees dates back thousands of years and it originates from the Aboriginal people of Australia. Their legends describe lakes surrounded by tea trees. Falling leaves and twigs from the tea trees leached their essential oils into the water and turned the lakes into antiseptic baths. The local Aborigines used these natural, healing spas to treat a number of conditions, such as skin infection, burns, cuts and insect bites.

They named the land with tea trees “Healing Ground”.

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