The earth is rich with natural healing power and there may be no better example of this than Tea Tree essential oil. Tea tree oil purifies as it heals and is a must for any home medicine cabinet or first-aid kit.
Organic tea tree oil can be used dozens of ways from managing acne to soothing itchy insect bites to treating nail fungus. There's little that this beloved aromatherapy oil can't do.
First named and described in 1770 by Captain Cook, Tea Tree was originally brewed as a tea and had long been used for medicinal purposes by indigenous tribes. The evergreen tree is native to Australia in wet lowland locations and grows about 10 to 25 feet. The Australian tea tree has papery white bark, dark-green needle-like leaves and colorful flowers.
Tea Tree belongs to a family of about 200 species of evergreen trees. The leaves are steam distilled to extract the clear pure essential oil.
**Euro droppers are not included with 4 oz bottles**
Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Note: Middle - Top
Blends Well With: Peppermint, and other mints; Lemon, and other citrus
Aroma: Medicinal, clean, fresh, and camphorous
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Adult Max Dilution: 15%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- Historically, Tea Tree has been used to clear nail fungus, acne, head lice and a skin condition called eczema. Today, it serves the same purpose thanks to its powerful benefits. For skincare, we recommend diluting Tea Tree to 3% by combining 18 drops of Tea Tree in 1 oz of carrier oil. Apply the mixture to the area of concern. Tea Tree can also be diffused by adding 10 drops per 100 ml of water in an essential oil diffuser.
- Several essential oils blend well with Tea Tree to create a clean, fresh aroma. When blended with Peppermint, Tea Tree supports the respiratory system and offers a minty and refreshing aroma. For a clean and uplifting aroma, combine Tea Tree and the pure essential oil of Lemon. Additionally, this blend can refresh spaces and surfaces. For a blend that supports immunity and smells terrific, combine Tea Tree oil with Eucalyptus and Balm Mint Bush.
- Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) is steam distilled from the leaves of the tea tree shrub to produce pure essential oil. Using the CO2 extraction method, Tea Tree is also commercially available as a CO2 oil. With that said, Tea Tree is an essential oil but it’s also available in other oil forms including as a fragrance oil. To ensure you’re purchasing pure Tea Tree essential oil, the supplier should be able to provide a GC/MS report that coincides with the batch of Tea Tree you’re purchasing. The report should also be examined by an essential oil chemist or expert and include comments validating the oil’s purity.
- Throughout history, Tea Tree has been used to heal various skin conditions. Today, Tea Tree is popularly used to care for acne. Our Tea Tree roll-on with Fractionated Coconut oil is great for this and can be applied directly to blemishes. Furthermore, Tea Tree is also commonly used to assist dandruff. For this purpose, add 6 drops of Tea Tree per ounce of shampoo and wash hair as normal, paying special attention to the scalp.
- Tea Tree is not recommended to be used around dogs. Animals, including dogs, metabolize essential oils differently than humans. Certain essential oils are not safe for use around dogs because they’ve been shown to produce negative side effects. If you decide to diffuse Lemongrass ensure proper ventilation and that your dog is free to leave the room if desired. That being said, puppies and dogs with health conditions may be too sensitive to essential oil exposure. We also do not recommend topical or oral application of essential oils unless advised by an animal aromatherapist. To understand a little more about safe oils for dogs, read this blog post.
Apply Topically: Our tea tree essential oil is 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil like a Coconut oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically, especially if you have sensitive skin or a skin condition.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your tea tree oil using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
FIRST AID: In a 1 ounce squeeze bottle add: 5 drops of Tea Tree, 2 drops of Helichrysum, 3 drops of Lavender and 1 ounce of aloe vera gel. Apply 2-3 times a day or as needed to assist the body's natural process of healing. (1.7% dilution)
BITE AID: In a 1 ounce squeeze bottle add: 5 drops of Tea Tree, 2 drops of Peppermint, 3 drops Lavender and 1 ounce aloe vera gel. Apply 2-3 times a day or as needed to assist the body's natural process of relieving bug bites. (1.7% dilution)
SHAMPOO: Add to 1 tablespoon of your shampoo: 2 drops of Tea Tree and 1 drop of Cedarwood (Atlas). Massage well into the scalp to help relieve and itchy scalp and reduce dandruff; rinse well before using conditioner.
INHALER/DIFFUSER: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Tea Tree, 5 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata) and 5 drops of Niaouli. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
TOENAIL CREAM: To a 2 ounce squeeze bottle add: 15 drops of Tea Tree, 6 drops of Niaouli, 4 drops of Clove and 2 ounces of lotion. Mix and apply on the affected area 2-3 times daily or as needed to help reduce inflammation and bacteria. (2.1% dilution)
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