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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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 and thyme.


May irritate sensitive skin. Do not use on deep wounds or near the eyes, ears, nose or internally.

What Next?

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.

Or check out some healing recipes using tea tree essential oil...

Tea Tree Facial Wash

Bathroom Cleaner

Foot Scrub

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