Tea Tree (Bio-Certified) - Oil of the Month
Tea Tree essential oil is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat cuts, abrasions, infections and more. It is one of the top antibacterial essential oils that is gentle enough to use directly on an adults skin. Tea tree is an essential oil derived from the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia.
Plant Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
About Tea Tree Essential Oil
- An oil you find in products safe for skin used to kill germs; such as shampoos, soaps, and acne treatments.
- Tea Tree is a very potent antiviral oil, yet gentle enough to use directly on the skin of an adult.
- This essential oil should be in everyone’s home pharmacy and can be used for anything you would want to “disinfect” such as acne, scrapes, cuts, mouth ulcers, gingivitis, athletes foot, stubborn skin infections and more.
How to Use Tea Tree Essential Oil
For the face:
In a 5 mL bottle:
10 drops Lavender
7 drops of Tea Tree
2 drops of Helichrysum italicum
1 drops of G. Chamomile or Palo Santo
Essential oils are drying. Therefore, if skin is dry, apply high quality, organic lotion after using these essential oils undiluted on the skin.
In a 5 mL dropper bottle
20 drops of Lavender
10 drops of Tea tree
1-2 drops of Vetiver or 1 drop of Ylang Ylang
for added antimicrobial and fixative benefits; undiluted rub 2-5 drops into skin under each armpit
Detox the blood:
5 drops Lemon oil
1-2 drops Tea Tree
Add to a 32 oz or more glass container and drink to soothe infection or electrolyte imbalance in the body/blood. Works well after chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Consult your healthcare provider for more details.
Other Ways To Use Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Excellent air purifier. Combine Tea tree with Lemon, Lavender, Lemongrass, Pine, or other anti-bacterial oils and diffuse for 20 minutes in a NON-HEAT nebulizer or diffuser.
- Great for use in hospitals, office, home, workspace, childcare centers, etc.
- Can use the same oils for the diffuser and add 1 tablespoon vinegar for every 4 oz of water to clean and disinfect
- Shoe deodorant: Drop in Lavender and Tea Tree to the shoe; 4-6 drops in each shoe combined
Use in Ayurveda for Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Equalizes: Vata, Pitta, Kapha
Aromatic Profile and Product Details of Tea Tree Essential Oil
Terpinene 4-ol, Terpinene, Paracymene
Opening a bottle of Tea Tree for the first time can be very surprising. Tea Tree is not an olfactory delight, such as rose or lavender. This plant oil is a warrior against infection, hence its medicinal scent with a hint of pepper.
Used topically, Tea Tree works in the following ways:
- Anti-microbial – kills microbes, bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites
- Antiseptic – Prevents infection
- Astringent – Contracts, firms, and strengthens skin and other tissues; reduces secretions
- Immuno-stimulant – boosts immune system
- Venous decongestant – encourages circulation and detoxification through the veins
Blends well with These Essential Oils
- German Chamomile
Safety Considerations for Tea Tree Essential Oil
- No known contraindications
- Use awareness with children under 10
- 10% tea tree or 10 drops tea tree per 100 drops of carrier oil or 1oz lotion
History or facts of Tea Tree Essential Oil
- The leaves of the TEA tree were sipped and used for wellness for centuries! Their leaves have been found to have extremely effective anti-microbial properties. This later giving the Melaleuca plant getting the knick-name “Tea tree”
- One of the most commonly used Essential oils in the U.S.
- A cooling and moisturizing oil; unusual with its strong antimicrobial properties