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Tea Tree (Australia) Essential Oil

Tea Tree (Australia) Essential Oil

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Tea tree essential oil is made from the leaves of a tree in the myrtle family that grows in Australia. Also called melaleuca oil, tea tree oil and the antifungal and antimicrobial properties of its 100-plus constituents are well documented. The oil is used in skin care products, dental products and in natural household cleaners.

Melaleuca alternifolia

Tea Tree (Australia) Essential Oil

Tea tree (Australia), essential oil

quick look

information at a glance
extraction methodsteam distillation
edibleNot recommended for internal use.
safetyTopical use of this oil may cause allergic reactions in some people. Avoid during pregnancy. Do not use on young children or small dogs. Avoid use on cats.
flash point135-142°F / 57-61°C
fragrance note classification middle

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a cool, dark cabinet or pantry.
appearance & aromaColorless to pale yellow with an earthy, woodsy scent.


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aromatherapyDiffuse or use with a vaporizer. Steam inhalation of the oil may help to relieve congestion.
cosmetics / personal careAdd small amounts to skin lotions, creams, salves and ointments.
massage / bath / spaAdd a few drops to bath water. Note that this oil is not generally used to make body or massage oil.
industrialTea tree essential oil is used in the pharmaceutical industry. It is an ingredient in many over-the-counter products formulated for acne, athlete’s foot, dandruff, gingivitis and more.
householdAdd to laundry to kill germs and remove tough odors. Mix with vinegar and water and use to remove and deter future buildup of mold and mildew in damp places, like the bathroom.

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aromatic profile & blending companions

tea tree (Australian)
essential oil

Fresh and camphor-like. Blends with basil, cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, lime, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint and thyme.

formulas & recipes

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essential oil

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what else you should know

tea tree (Australian)
essential oil

Native to Australia, the “tea tree” produces one of the most well-known essential oils. Tea tree received its common name when Captain Cook observed Australian natives brewing tea from the leaves. He then gave this tea to his crew to fight scurvy, a common problem for sailors in the 18th century.

Decades of research has shown that tea tree essential oil has powerful antimicrobial and antifungal effects. It is found in many skin care products, especially those that target acne, athlete’s foot and other conditions involving bacterial or fungal infections. The oil is also used in natural cleaning formulas.

For more information on how to use essential oils please read our article: Aromatherapy Basics for Using Pure Essential Oils

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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