I’ve been relying on anti-bacterial, anti-fungal tea tree oil as a bit of a cure-all for years now. Mosquito bites? Tea tree oil… minor graze? Tea tree oil… Crazy slow download speeds? Tea tree oil… Auto-correct insisting you want to write ‘ducking’? Tea tree oil… People who stand right on top of you in a queue? Tea tree oil…
Okay, so maybe I made a few of those up, but trust me, it’s got a zillion uses so I was happy to receive a couple of Thursday Plantation tea tree oil products. Aside from the pure essential oil (R220 for 25ml) itself, the Aussie brand creates a myriad of tea tree goodies that range from toothpaste and blemish sticks to face wash and foot powder.
Out of everything I’ve trialled I’m most excited about their Tea Tree Cream (R130 for 100g) which has become a beauty staple. Why? I’ve used The Body Shop’s Tea Tree night lotion for a zillion years. At R140 for 30ml I never considered TBS’s product unaffordable but now that I’ve discovered Thursday Plantation’s cream does the exact same job, costs less and serves up three times as much product, I’ve made the switch.
I usually reach for tea tree cream whenever my skin is irritated or inflamed (usually caused by me picking at my pores despite knowing better) and a few hours later the redness is either dramatically reduced or gone, much more so than it would be without any help. It’s also brilliant if you’ve done that stupid thing every girl knows she shouldn’t but does – shaved your bikini line in a rush and created a flurry of red bumps. Slap on a little tea tree cream and the next day your vajay is back in business!
Want? You’ll find Thursday Plantation goodies at stores like Clicks, Dis-Chem and Wellness Warehouse.
P.S. How long do you think it will take until the PR mails to suggest I change this post’s title?
P.S.S. Am I scaring off potential sponsors? Would you want to collab with a girl who, despite getting up to ten times the traffic of her competitors, is (gasp!) a vuil bek?
P.S.S.S. Is this one too many post scripts? Have I done that thing I always do AND JUST TAKEN THINGS A BIT TOO FAR? Ok, I’ll totally stop now.
P.S.S.S.S. Ha! Got you.