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Tea Tree Essential Oil

Melaleuca alternifolia

Native to Australia, the Tea Tree yields a powerfully cleansing essential oil with a fresh, slightly herbaceous aroma. Melaleuca is used in skin care, hair care, cleaning products, and in chest rubs.


Usage Tips:

  • For occasional skin irritations, apply one to two drops of Tea Tree essential oil onto affected area. 
  • Combine one to two drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving. 
  • Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keeps nails looking healthy. 
  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats. 

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What is Tea Tree Oil Good For?

Tea Tree essential oil is best known for its purifying properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify the skin, encourage healthy nail growth, promote a healthy scalp, and beautify the complexion.

Bottle of doTERRA Tea Tree essential oil. Wondering how to use tea tree oil? Tea tree oil can be used to clean the skin and nails, protect against environmental threats, and promote healthy-looking hair.

What Does Tea Tree Oil Do for Your Skin?

Tea Tree essential oil has over 92 different constituents, which accounts for its nearly limitless applications. When applied topically, Tea Tree promotes a healthy complexion and reduces the appearance of skin blemishes. This is due to Tea Tree’s high concentration of monoterpene alcohol terpinen-4-ol, which has been researched extensively as a topical solution for several skin concerns.

Combine one to two drops of Tea Tree with your facial cleanser or moisturizer to maintain a healthy complexion. For blemishes or occasional skin irritation, apply a drop of Tea Tree directly to skin.

Tea Tree is highly nourishing to the scalp and hair. When added to shampoo, Tea Tree will help keep hair looking thick, clean, and healthy. It also beautifies nails. Massage a few drops of Tea Tree oil to your fingernails and toenails to keep nails looking healthy.

What Else Is Tea Tree Essential Oil Used For?

You can also use Tea Tree as a surface cleaner and purifier. Add a few drops of Tea Tree to a spray bottle filled with water and use on hard surfaces to deodorize and clean. Also try spraying the inside of stinky shoes or your gym bag.

Versatile and easy to use, Tea Tree Touch is great to keep on hand when you're on the go. It is already diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil and comes in a roll-on bottle.

Where Does Tea Tree Essential Oil Come From?

Tea Tree essential oil is a relative newcomer to the global aromatherapy world. While some essential oils have been used for thousands of years, Tea Tree was relatively unknown outside its native Australia until the 18th century. However, in its native lands, Tea Tree was used for centuries to support healthy respiration* and to soothe the skin.


Bottle of doTERRA Melaleuca Touch and doTERRA Melaleuca essential, also known as tea tree oil, surrounded by green leaves. The cleansing properties of tea tree oil make it useful for beautifying the hair, skin, and nails.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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