Tea tree essential oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree, a small evergreen tree native to the coastal regions of Australia. For centuries, the indigenous Aboriginal people of Australia have been using tea tree leaves for their antiseptic and antimicrobial properties to treat various ailments, such as cuts, wounds, and infections. It got the name “ tea tree “ from the 18th century sailors who made tea smelling like nutmeg using the leaves of this tree.
Scientific Name / Botanical name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Odor strength: Medium
Aroma: Medicinal, fresh, woody, and earthy
Oil Origin: Leaves and twigs
Widely used in Cosmetics
Powerful antioxidants in tea tree oil nourishes the skin making it ideal for use in soaps, face wash, moisturizers, deodorizers, Shampoos, conditioners etc.
Treats skin problems
It is antiseptic, anti inflammatory, and antimicrobial. It is known to soothe topical allergies like rashes or itching, cuts, wounds, warts, burns, dandruff, acne, Athlete’s Foot, head lice etc.
Disinfectant surface cleaner
It helps eliminate molds and harmful bacteria from surfaces.
Eliminates harmful bacteria from the air and helps deodorize the room.
Immune system stimulant
When inhaled, it helps soothe symptoms of cold, flu, whooping cough, sinus and more.
Ways to use
The fresh camphor-like, medicinal scent helps reduce feelings of stress, fatigue, brain fog and promotes sleep.
Add a few drops of tea tree essential oil according to the diffuser capacity ( 3 to 5 drops of essential oil for every 100 ml of water )
Turn on the diffuser, and allow the fresh, earthy aroma to fill your room
Widely used as an additive in personal hygiene products such as hand soaps, moisturizers, face wash, body wash, hair oil, shampoo, conditioner etc to treat skin and scalp issues.
Option 1: To reduce dandruff
Mix 2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil to one tablespoon of shampoo
Apply mixture to hair and lather
Leave it for 2 mins and then rinse thoroughly
Option 2: To treat cuts, wounds, allergies or acne
Mix 3 to 5 drops of tea tree oil to a teaspoon of carrier oil.
Apply / Dab the mixture on the affected area
Helps eliminate bacteria, fungus and moldy odors
Combine 4 to 5 drops of Tea tree oil, 2 to 3 drops of lemon oil and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle
Spray on surfaces, countertops, cabinets, etc, and wipe clean.
Recommended Essential Oil Blends:
Recommended Carrier oils:
- Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and sensitive areas.
- Avoid sun exposure after topical use of this essential oil.
- Never apply essential oils to the skin or scalp directly. It is highly recommended to dilute the oil using a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.
- Do a patch test before topical use to make sure there are no allergic reactions to any essential oil.
- If you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication; consult a physician before use.