COMMUNITY TRADE TEA TREE OIL FROM KENYA
SOURCED FROM KENYAN ORGANIC OIL FARMERS ASSOCIATION (KOOFA) SINCE 2007
Known for its naturally purifying prowess, tea tree oil has always been a winner for oily and blemished skin. That’s why we love it in our Tea Tree skincare range.Our Community Fair Trade tea tree oil is sustainably sourced in Kenya. We partner with a number of independent farmers who steam-distil the leaves within 12 hours of harvest, to make sure we’re bottling our purest and most potent oil. The oil from around 15,000 tea tree leaves goes into every bottle of Tea Tree Oil.We take a lot of pride in making sure we source the highest quality ingredients, while making sure they’re having a positive impact on people and the planet.
What is the Ingredient?
Tea tree oil (also known as melaleuca oil or ti tree oil) is an essential oil produced by steam-distilling tea tree leaves.
What benefits is the Ingredient known for?
Tea tree essential oil is believed to have powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties when applied to skin. It was first discovered in Australia and is now known worldwide for its many uses. Tea tree oil is used in skincare products to target blemishes and purify skin.
The tea tree leaves are gently steam distilled within 12 hours of harvest using a sustainable heat source fuelled by macadamia shells. This gives us the pure leaf oil that is known and loved for its skin-clearing benefits.
KOOFA have established a social fund that is managed by farmers and elected members of the community. They award bursaries to enable local children from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete their education.
The farmers are developing sustainable systems so the rare flora and fauna of neighbouring Mount Kenya National Park can thrive unharmed. And since tea tree has natural purifying properties, the farmers don’t need to use agrochemicals to fend off pests!