Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Tea Tree oil (Melaleuca oil) possesses over 92 different compounds and, as such, possesses almost endless ways it can be used for wellness. But what is Tea Tree oil? Tea Tree oil comes from the Melaleuca plant which hails from Australia, where it was a daily necessity for the ancient peoples there. The Bundjalung Aboriginal people from the coast of New South Wales would apply the leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect. Over time, the knowledge of Melaleuca’s numerous benefits spread worldwide, leading up to it's popular use today.
doTERRA Tea Tree Touch offers all the cleansing benefits of Tea Tree in a convenient prediluted roller bottle. When you want to take the soothing, purifying power of Tea Tree with you on the go, doTERRA Tea Tree Touch is the answer. If you have sensitive skin, this doTERRA Touch® line product is a fantastic option—the Fractionated Coconut Oil provides plenty of dilution, while still allowing the Tea Tree essential oil to do its job.
Consider adding doTERRA Tea Tree Touch to your hygiene bag or purse the next time you take a trip. No matter where you are, skin irritations or a dull complexion won’t be a bother. Simply roll on doTERRA Tea Tree Touch during your morning or nighttime skincare routine, while you’re out and about, after shaving, or anytime you feel like your skin needs support.
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With roughly 250 species, Melaleuca is most typically found in Australia. Melaleuca oil, or Tea Tree oil, is extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca shrubs or trees, which have a strong aroma when rubbed. Tea Tree oil is produced through the process of steam distillation where steam and pressure are used to release chemical components from the plant—pulling out the essential oil.
Fun Fact about Tea Tree oil: Bungwalbin Creek in Australia is surrounded by Australian tea trees and is held sacred by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As the sticky tea tree oil leaves fell into the creek, they created waters that natives still consider “magical waters” today.
Main Chemical Components: Terpinen-4-ol, y-terpinene
The chemical makeup of Tea Tree oil proves why the oil is so useful topically for cleansing and aromatically for uplifting purposes. The main chemical constituents of Melaleuca are terpinen-4-ol, gamma-terpinene, and alpha-terpinene. Terpinen-4-ol is a monoterpenoid alcohol, and gives Tea Tree oil its toning or harmonizing aromatic characteristics. Gamma-terpinene and alpha-terpinene are monoterpenes, which are known to be uplifting when diffused.
Because Tea Tree oil has an herbaceous, green aroma, it blends well with other invigorating and refreshing essential oils like Peppermint, Eucalyptus, or Lemon. When you want a fresh, green, revitalizing diffuser blend, make sure to add Tea Tree oil to the mix.
If you are looking for Tea Tree oil, visit our the product page to see how to order. When shopping for Tea Tree oil, you’ll want to ensure that the oil you choose is pure and high quality, in order to obtain the best benefits. Each doTERRA essential oil, including Tea Tree oil, is responsibly sourced, tested, and produced in a way that guarantees a high quality grade.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.