Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Skin Ointment - 1 oz. (29.5 ml)
Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Skin Ointment contains a blend of natural oils enriched with Vitamin E and infused with relaxing and soothing Lavender oil. Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Skin Ointment is a blend of soothing essential oils and herbal extracts helps relieve minor skin irritations and dry, chapped skin on face and body. Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Skin Ointment also provides cooling relief after waxing, and can be used to moisturize damaged cuticles and your hands and feet. Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Skin Ointment is excellent for soothing razor burn.
Apply topically to minor skin irritations and dry, chapped skin on face an body. Use to give cooling relief after waxing or to moisturize cuticles on hands and feet. Suitable for children.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetyl Esters (Plant Derived), Beeswax, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
- Animal Testing
- Artificial Fragrances/Dyes
- Petroleum Compounds: Mineral Oil, Petrolatum or Paraffin
- PEGS, PPG, MEA, DEA or TEA
- Gluten Free
- Renewable Sources
- Cruelty Free
Frequently Asked Questions
Do they do animal testing on Desert Essence products?
No, as company, they do not believe in animal testing of any of their products or ingredients used in making them. They require all our ingredient suppliers to abide by this same principle.
Are Desert Essence products 100% Vegetarian?
All their products are 100% vegetarian.
Are all Desert Essence products Vegan?
While all their products are 100% vegetarian, not all are vegan. The Organics line is 100% vegan. Although several of their products have small amounts of beeswax and honey in their formulas, no animals are ever harmed to get these ingredients.
Are Desert Essence products Gluten Free?
Most of their products and all of their Organics line are Gluten Free. Please refer to packaging to determine if product is gluten free or not.
What is the shelf life of Desert Essence Products?
Most of their products have a 3 year shelf life.
Is the packaging recyclable? BPA free?
All Desert Essence tubes, bottles, and caps are recyclable and free of BPA. Refer to packaging for recyclability information. For example, in the Organics line, the tubes are #2 HDPE, while the caps are #5 PP.
What is the difference between their different Tea Tree Oils?
Desert Essence Tea Tree Oils vary based on how they are grown and harvested. All are subject to the highest quality standards possible, including terpinen-4 levels of 38+ and low cineole levels of less than 3%.
Their 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil is grown and harvested conventionally. Desert Essence growers are certified under the Code of Practice that sets guidelines for Tea Tree production and quality. This oil is steam distilled and no chemicals are used in the process. Sustainable practices are used, including use of solar energy, state of the art irrigation, and minimal pesticides.
Desert Essence Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil is grown on an environmentally sustainable, ecologically responsible plantation that is aligned with a USDA Organic operation, but is not USDA certified.
Desert Essence Organic Oil is USDA certified and grown under the most environmentally sustainable, ecological, and responsible practices. No chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides are used on the farm, which is surrounded by protected government land. Rain water is used instead of an irrigation system, cows are used to graze and control weeds and grasses, and a wood-fired burner is used to steam distill the oil.
Is Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil steam-distilled?
Yes, Desert Essence tea tree oil is steam-distilled, and no chemicals are used in the process.
What is the chemical composition of Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil?
Tea Tree Oil is made up of over 300 chemical compounds. The most important of these are Terpinen-4, which is responsible for antiseptic action, and cineole, which can be responsible for skin irritation. They require our tea tree oils to have Terpinen-4 levels of 38% and over, which is well above industry average. The cineole levels are kept low at less than 3%, which are well below industry average.
How should Tea Tree Oil be used?
Tea Tree Oil should always be diluted with water, a carrier oil, or other liquid before applying to skin. Test on a patch of skin before applying. Avoid getting into eyes. Review product instructions and warnings before use.
Is the 100% Pure Jojoba Oil cold-pressed or chemically extracted?
Desert Essence Jojoba Oil is cold-pressed and no chemicals are involved in the extraction process.
Will refrigerating my Jojoba Oil extend the shelf life?
The shelf life of Desert Essence Jojoba Oil is 3 years. Storing it in the refrigerator can extend its shelf life by as much as 1 year. Please note that the oil will solidify when exposed to cold, but will return to liquid at room temperature, without affecting the quality of the oil.
What are some of the uses of Jojoba Oil?
Jojoba Oil has many useful applications. It can be used as a deep conditioning treatment for hair, skin moisturizer, or even as a shaving prep.
What is the difference between the Organic Jojoba Oil and the Non-Organic Jojoba Oil?
Organic Jojoba Oil is certified by the USDA Organic as meeting strict ingredient and processing standards, including no use of pesticides, fungicides, and any other chemicals. The conventional Jojoba Oil is extracted without any chemicals, but is not certified under the USDA organic standard.
I have severe allergies. Can they tell me what is in their "proprietary blend of essential oils"?
Desert Essence are not able to disclose the exact blend of all natural essential oils and extracts used in their products. However, if you are allergic to a particular ingredient, please contact them and they can let you know if the product contains that.
Are Desert Essence products nut-free?
Most of their products are nut-free. However, Desert Essence recommends you review the ingredient list before you use any Desert Essence product.
What products contain soy?
Desert Essence pure oils, most of their facial skin care and Organics products do not contain soy. Please refer to packaging to determine if product contains soy or not, or check the ingredients online.
What are the following ingredients derived from?
- Vegetable Glycerin - derived from coconuts
- Glyceryl Stearate - derived from coconut and palm
- Cetyl Alcohol - derived from coconut
- Potassium Sorbate - derived from fruit
- Grain Alcohol - derived from corn
What is Titanium Dioxide?
Titanium dioxide is a naturally occurring mineral that helps block harmful UVA and UVB rays. In fact, most sunscreens on the market today contain some amount of titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.
What is Resveratrol used for?
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant derived from red grapes as well as certain plants. It is believed to have strong skin and hair benefits.
What are Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)?
Natural AHAs come from citrus or other fruits. They work by exfoliating and cleansing the skin, causing surface skin cells to slough off to reveal clear, radiant skin.
Do the Organics products contain fragrance (parfum)?
Desert Essence uses the international standard INCI to list their ingredients. The INCI standard requires the words "fragrance (parfum)" be added to the label when extracts and oils are used, even if they are all natural. Please know that all Desert Essence fragrances, or blends of extracts and essential oils, meet all guidelines set forth by the Natural Product Association (NPA).