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Tea Tree Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Tea Tree Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Tea Tree Essential Oil Uses and BenefitsTea Tree Essential Oil Properties (Melaleuca alternifolia) 

Naturally cleansing Tea Tree oil has a warm, spicy, camphor odor that helps lift the spirit. 

  • 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
  • Therapeutic Quality
  • Steam Distilled from Leaves and Twigs
  • Country of Origin: Australia

Tea Tree Essential Oil Packaged

Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.

Background Information on Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree essential oil is collected from the tree’s twigs and leaves. This tree is an evergreen tree, that sheds white bark, and dark green leaves. Tea Trees also have white and yellow flowers. The tree can grow to be about 10-25 feet tall. This particular tree is found natively in Australia, and Tasmania. The tree is mainly found in the lowlands. Tea Tree was discovered in the late 1700’s. They used the tree leaves for brewing tea, hence the name Tea Tree.

Melaleuca alternifolia was used by the aboriginal Australians centuries before Europeans “discovered” Australia. The harsh climate in Australia made the plant ideal for soothing skin irritations and preventing disease. Captain James Cook is credited with discovering the medicinal and behavioral properties of the Tea Tree essential oil on his first visit to Australia. The oil has been available commercially since 1920.

The medicinal properties of Tea Tree essential oil are credited to the high content of terpinen oils. The oil contains 80 different terpinen oils that have been shown to be active in controlling bacterial spread by preventing bacteria from reproducing.*

The plants are presently farmed on plantations in Australia and New Zealand. The hybrids that have been produced have a higher content of medicinal components than the original plant.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Tea Tree Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

This lovely essential oil is renowned for assisting the issues and supporting the body to help fungal infections, viral infections, bacterial infections, colds, influenza, cold sores, warts, inflammation, acne, burns, candida, shock, and hysteria.* Tea tree is commonly used for opening the breathing passages, relieving pain and discomfort, and clearing cluttered thoughts.*  

Tea tree essential oil is used as an antimicrobial that has been found to be particularly effective aid for acne, lice, dandruff, Candida, bacterial infections of the skin, athlete’s feet and even herpes.* This pure essential oil aids the body toward quickening the healing process, and normalizing skin.

Tea tree oil has been known to have a mood elevating effect that can help with feelings of depression and periods of sorrow. The feelings of well-being and serenity produced by inhaling the vapor of tea tree essential oil are very well documented. Tea tree works wonders with the spirit by renovating positive thinking while restoring energy levels. This oil and the mind work hand and hand to find new ways of thinking, and opening up your self-esteem.

Tea tree essential oil is most frequently used to alleviate the symptoms of colds, flu, and breathing problems. The terpinen oils in tea tree oil open the nose, breathing passages, and lungs in a natural way.*

Acne can be eliminated and prevented by using a very small amount of tea tree oil when applied to the affected area. Lice removal is accomplished by simply using the oil as an additive to shampoo.* Washing with tea tree oil can remove bacteria and heal the infections that bacteria produce.*

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Tea Tree Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Emotional Wellness Properties

Tea Tree or Melaleuca helps set energetic boundaries, empowers and maintains respectful connections. It helps dissolve parasitic and codependent relationships.

If using Tea Tree for emotional wellness, try using it with our free EFT Tapping scripts for Courage and Clarity which help release these emotional issues.

Tea Tree Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Blends

  • To find new ways of thinking, vaporize 3 drops of tea tree, and 3 drops of peppermint.
  • To strengthen self-confidence, take a bath with 2 drops of tea tree, and 4 drops of tangerine.
  • To quicken the healing of infected sores, place 2 drops of tea tree on a cotton ball, and apply the oil near the affected area.*
  • To ward off viruses, mix tea tree, black pepper, and bergamot and rub it into the chest twice daily.*
  • To draw out infection of the skin, apply a hot compress with 2 drops of tea tree, and 2 drops of bergamot.*
  • To normalize skin, mix tea tree with lemon, and geranium and apply it to your face at bed time.

Tea tree essential oil can be blended with lotions, liquid soaps, and lotions. The beneficial effects of this oil are not diminished by any known product.

Mood change and elevation of the spirit can be enhanced with a blend of tea tree essential oil and other oils that are known to improve mood and thinking. Peppermint and tangerine have been found to accelerate the mood improvement properties of tea tree oil.

Treatment of insect bites with tea tree oil is enhanced by using a blend with bergamot, lemon, and geranium.

The key to effective use of tea tree essential oil is moderation. Just a few drops of the oil added to shampoo, body washes, and lotions, or acne creams can increase the benefits of these products as well as add an enticing fragrance. A few drops used in an aromatherapy application can chase away the blues.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Tea Tree Essential Oil Safety Tips

  • Tea tree essential oil is non-toxic but should be avoided if you have allergy prone or sensitive skin. Maximum skin use level is 15%.  Oxidized tea tree oil can be a skin sensitizer.
  • Tea tree essential oil spoils quickly. It can last up to 6 months in room temperature or one year refrigerated.
  • For external use only.  See our Safety Information page for further details when using essential oils.



Essential OilTea Tree
Botanical NameMelaleuca alternifolia
Country of OriginAustralia
Method of DistillationSteam
Specific Gravityat 20 degrees C 0.8910 to 0.9120
Plant ConstituentsTerpinenol-4-ol, Gamma-Terpinene, Para-Cymene, Alpha-Terpinene, 1,8-Cineol