Charcoal is drawing and helps to remove oil and sebum from your pours. Sea Salt is purifying and is also drawing and acts as an astringent. Tea Tree Essential Oil is an anti-bacterial and is anti-microbial, making it a great zit-busting oil. Tea tree, teamed up with charcoal, a dynamic duo for acne. I also added a touch of Lemon Eucalyptus and Lemongrass to make is Sweetly Scented !