DIY Tea Tree Oil Serum: Your Natural Defense Against Monsoon Acne

Incorporate this DIY tea tree oil into your skincare routine this monsoon season, and bid farewell to acne-related woes.

Sushmita Sharma
Written by: Sushmita SharmaUpdated at: Jul 14, 2023 12:09 IST
DIY Tea Tree Oil Serum: Your Natural Defense Against Monsoon Acne

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As the monsoon showers bless us with their refreshing touch, our skin undergoes its transformation. Unfortunately, along with the raindrops, an unwelcome guest often arrives; acne. The increased humidity and moisture during the monsoon season can lead to clogged pores and pesky breakouts. But worry not, this DIY tea tree serum can be a powerful ally in combating acne.

Why Tea Tree Oil?


Tea tree oil, derived from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree native to Australia, is renowned for its potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It effectively fights acne-causing bacteria, reduces redness and inflammation, and helps prevent future breakouts. Harnessing the power of tea tree oil in a DIY serum is a simple and cost-effective way to take control of your skin health this monsoon.

According to a clinical trial by Australasian Journal of Dermatology, products containing tea tree oil considerably reduced mild to moderate acne, and they were well tolerated.

How To Make DIY Tea Tree Oil Serum 

Creating your tea tree serum is easier than you might think. Follow these steps to make your DIY acne-fighting serum at home:


  • 2-3 drops of tea tree oil
  • 1 tablespoon of carrier oil ( rosemary oil or grapeseed oil)
  • A small glass bottle for storage


  1. Start by sterilising the glass bottle. Wash it thoroughly with warm water and let it dry completely.
  2. Once the bottle is dry, add 1 tablespoon of your chosen carrier oil into the bottle.
  3. Next, carefully add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil into the bottle. Remember, tea tree oil is highly concentrated, so a few drops are all you need.
  4. Secure the lid tightly and give the bottle a gentle shake to ensure proper mixing of the oils.
  5. Your DIY tea tree serum is now ready for use!

How to Use the Tea Tree Oil Serum


  1. Cleanse your face: Start by cleansing your face gently to get rid of any debris, oil, or makeup. To dry, use a fresh towel.
  2. Apply the serum: Take a small amount of the tea tree serum onto your fingertips and gently massage it onto the affected areas of your face. Focus on areas prone to acne, such as the forehead, chin, and cheeks.
  3. Allow absorption: Give the serum a few minutes to absorb into your skin before moving on to the next step of your skincare routine.
  4. Moisturise: If desired, follow up with a light moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated.
  5. Repeat: Use the tea tree serum once or twice a day, preferably in the morning and evening, for best results.

Benefits and Precautions

  • Using a DIY tea tree serum offers numerous benefits in your fight against acne. It helps control excess oil production, reduces inflammation, and targets acne-causing bacteria. However, follow these precautions to avoid complications:
  • Tea tree oil is potent, so always perform a patch test on a small area of your skin to check for any adverse reactions before using it on your entire face.
  • Avoid applying tea tree oil directly to the skin, as it can irritate. Diluting it with carrier oil is crucial for safe use.


This article is for informational purposes only and we recommend you to consult with your dermatologist before applying anything on your skin.