Beauty by Earth Peppermint Tea Tree Body Wash–Refresh Skin & Banish Bacteria

If you’ve read my previous skincare and body care product reviews, you probably know I’m not the biggest fan of most essential oils because they can sensitize the skin. Essential oils are usually added to beauty products as natural fragrances, but that is not true for all of them. Tea tree oil is a unique essential oil because while it can be sensitizing if a high concentration is applied to the skin, in smaller amounts it can be quite beneficial. It is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, and is also good for treating acne. Beauty by Earth Peppermint Tea Tree Body Wash

Tea tree oil can be found in a variety of products. It is especially popular as a natural option for treating acne and other skin concerns. I am fortunate that I no longer get blemishes on my skin very often, but I still enjoy using some tea tree oil products for their antibacterial property. I’m currently using Beauty by Earth Peppermint Tea Tree Body Wash. My skin always feels extra refreshed thanks to the peppermint scent, and I enjoy knowing that the tea tree oil will banish bacteria so I can feel extra squeaky clean.

Product claims directly from BeautybyEarth.com

Give your daily shower a little more power with our antibacterial body wash. Enhanced with skin-supporting tea tree oil, it naturally cares for sensitive and problematic skin. Helps prevent and treat acne, psoriasis, or eczema. 

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Other product details

  • Price: $21.99
  • Net weight: 16 oz.
  • Made in the USA
  • Cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny certified)
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Shelf life: 12 months
  • No sulfates, parabens, dyes, perfume, phthalates, or mineral oil
  • 100% natural ingredients (more than 75% of ingredients are certified organic)
  • Where to buy: BeautybyEarth.com or Amazon.com
    • BeautybyEarth.com ships internationally for a flat fee of $28.00.
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  • Overall rating: 8.8/10
    • Packaging/ease of application: 8/10
    • Cleansing: 10/10
    • Ingredients: 8/10
    • Fragrance: 10/10
    • Price: 8/10

Packaging/ease of application

Beauty by Earth Peppermint Tea Tree Body Wash is packaged in a very attractive bottle with a pump. It looks so nice in my shower and the pump works great. I vastly prefer a pump for my body wash over a squeeze tube. It’s nice to be able to pump out more product as needed rather than needing to open the bottle every time I need more.

My one complaint in this category, and the reason I deducted two points, is that I need to use much more of this body wash than I do with other body washes. I like body wash that produces a nice lather, and while this one does that, I have to use about twice as much as I would with other body washes. I assume this is due to the natural ingredients used in this product.

Cleansing

While I wish I didn’t need to use as much of this product to get my body clean, I have to give credit where credit is due. This body wash does an excellent job of getting my skin very clean. Most body washes accomplish that goal for me, but this one goes above and beyond because of its antibacterial property! My skin always feels fresh and completely clean after I’ve used this body wash.

Ingredients

It was difficult for me to rate the ingredients in this body wash. You’ll understand why once I’ve described each of the 11 ingredients:

Aqua, Saponified Oils of Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil* and Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Vegetable Glycerin*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil*, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Melaleuca Alternafolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Litsea Cubeba (Litsea) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

*certified organic

  • Aqua (Water)
    • Solvent for other ingredients
  • Saponified Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
    • Surfactant
    • Emulsifier
    • Sunflower seed oil mixed with potassium hydroxide and water, and heated, turning the oil into soap
    • Sunflower seed oil improves a damaged or irritated skin barrier and contains fatty acids which help to keep skin hydrated
  • Saponified Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
    • Surfactant
    • Emulsifier
    • Coconut oil mixed with potassium hydroxide and water, and heated, turning the oil into soap
    • Coconut oil moisturizes and seals in moisture
  • Vegetable Glycerin
    • Natural moisturizer
  • Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil
    • Refreshing/cooling essential oil
    • Potential skin irritant for some, while also possessing the ability to soothe itchy skin in others (doesn’t make much sense, does it?)
    • Mild antibacterial property
  • Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum
    • Natural thickener
  • Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
    • Antibacterial
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • May clear blemishes
    • Irritating only if used in concentrations over 10%
  • Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil
    • Fragrance that may cause sensitization
    • May be effective for treating acne
    • Antibacterial
    • Anti-inflammatory
  • Litsea Cubeba (Litsea) Oil
    • Fragrance that may cause sensitization
    • Antibacterial
  • Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
    • Wax ester that stays on the skin surface to moisturize and make skin soft
  • Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
    • Antibacterial
    • Astringent
    • Contains rosmarinic acid, a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory

There are many skin benefits found in most of these ingredients. The thing that concerns me, however, is how high peppermint oil is on the ingredient list. While it may be soothing for some people, it can have the opposite effect for others. I’m very surprised to see an essential oil this high up the list, since it could have quite a high concentration. Fortunately, this is a body wash rather than a leave-on product, which means this product isn’t very likely to be irritating to most people, despite the potentially irritating essential oils.

I was surprised and impressed to see that five of the ingredients have antibacterial properties. I think that is probably the main reason Beauty by Earth recommends this product for acne-prone skin.

Fragrance

I recognize the risks of using essential oils in skincare and body care products, but in this body wash, they create a very pleasant fragrance. I mostly smell the peppermint oil, but I can also detect the scent of tea tree oil slightly. I enjoy the smell of peppermint, especially this time of year. It’s such a clean and refreshing fragrance, and reminds me of candy canes!

Price

Beauty by Earth Peppermint Tea Tree Body Wash is $21.99 and there are a lot of things that must be taken into consideration when determining if that is a fair price or not. There are a lot of pros with this product: it is all natural, packaged nicely, cleans well, and smells great. On the other hand, more of this product is needed for thorough cleansing compared to a traditional body wash (which means it won’t last as long), it contains potentially irritating essential oils, and $21.99 is a much higher price than what I would usually pay for a body wash. While this is a good product, I think it is just a little bit overpriced.


I have really been enjoying using my Beauty by Earth Peppermint Tea Tree Body Wash, especially now that the holiday season is in full swing! 

Just like with most of the products I review, this body wash isn’t for everyone. If you know you’re sensitive to essential oils, particularly peppermint oil, it might be best to pass on this body wash.

For others, this might be just the thing you’re looking for. A lot of body washes contain synthetic ingredients that can be drying to the skin. This product is a good natural alternative to those traditional body washes.

Do you enjoy using body wash, or do you prefer bar soap? I use both, but have been reaching for this body wash more often lately. 🙂

Lauren

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