Tea Tree Essential Oil

Powerful germ fighter and immune booster... and great for acne

Tea tree essential oil has finally gained the recognition it deserves for being a cleanser and health supporter par excellence.

Fight Infection: Of all the essential oils, tea tree is one of the most powerful virus, bacteria and fungus fighters, as well as being a strong immune system stimulant, increasing the body's ability to fight off infections.

Breathing: Tea Tree oil helps clear up the flu and colds, as well as sinusitis, chest congestion, coughs, asthma and other bronchial problems.

Wounds, Aches: It's also great for cleaning wounds, as well as relieving muscle aches and pains from illness or arthritis.

Acne: Tea Tree is also indispensable in acne treatments. Click here for some excellent aromatherapy recipes for acne (with tea tree oil, of course!)

Post-Operative Shock: A course of massage with tea tree oil before an operation may help to strengthen the body and reduce post-operative shock.

Head Lice: Tea tree essential oil is also said to clear up head lice if used like this: Apply neat (undiluted) to the scalp. Leave for 40 minutes then wash the hair. Repeat every second day for twelve days.

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Melaleuca alternifolia

Tea tree is a small tree native to Australia which grows up to 20 feet (7m) high. It has needle-like leaves and purple or yellow flowers. The essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves and twigs.

Fresh, clean, woody, penetrating, camphor-like scent.

Therapeutic Action

  • Lifts mood

  • Energizes; stimulates nerves

  • Increases mental clarity

  • Stimulates immune system

  • Relieves pain and reduces inflammation

  • Helps breathing when used as an inhalation

  • Cleanses oily, acne skin; also good for alleviating eczema and psoriasis

  • Helps relieve dandruff

  • Said to eliminate head lice

  • Relieves athlete's foot

  • Powerful disinfectant: antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal

  • Soothes skin after insect bites

Buy tea tree essential oil from doTerra.

doTerra's website is a little clunky, so it takes about 4 steps to add it to your shopping cart, but if you want something that's super effective, the few extra clicks are  worth it!

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Tea Tree oil's medium-strength middle note blends well with: 

  • cinnamon
  • clary sage
  • clove
  • geranium,
  • lavender

  • lemon
  • myrrh
  • nutmeg
  • rosemary
  • thyme


May irritate sensitive skin.

Do not use on deep wounds.

Do not use near the eyes, ears, nose.

Do not use internally.

Buy tea tree essential oil from Amazon.  Please remember - you get what you pay for, especially with essential oils. If a bottle of oil only costs a couple of dollars, it's only going to be worth a couple of dollars.

What Next?

Tea Tree Recipes

Try just three healing recipes using tea tree essential oil...

Tea Tree Facial Wash

Purify oily, acne-prone skin with this gentle, astringent tea tree oil facial wash. Get rid of deep-down dirt and bacteria. Gentle enough for daily use.

Basic Bathroom Cleaner Recipe

A great natural, non-toxic alternative to commercial cleaning products. Even better, this recipe cost pennies compared to store products.

Refreshing Foot Scrub

This minty-sweet foot scrub recipe cools and revives tired, aching feet, energizes your whole body and at the same time cleanses by killing odor causing bacteria.

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