Native to Australia, tea tree is a flowering plant with long, slender leaves that tends to grow near bodies of water. Tea tree foliage is the source of its oil, which has an earthy, eucalyptus-like scent and is commonly used topically due to its potent cleansing qualities. Tea tree is a popular oil that is regularly incorporated into hair-care products and skin lotions.
Plant Part Used
Medium-strong. Woody and fresh with hints of spiciness.
Tea Tree Essential Oil Benefits
Relaxing, soothing and invigorating. Cleanses the skin and nails.
Blends Well With
Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Myrrh, Rosewood, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme
History of Tea Tree
Used in traditional wellness practices by the indigenous people of Australia for centuries, tea tree has long been revered for its cleansing qualities. Though highly regarded for its topical uses, tea tree has an intriguing fragrance that is fresh, clear and woody with subtle notes of spice and mint. The combination of its aroma and other physical benefits make tea tree an invaluable essential oil.
Using Tea Tree Essential Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Dip a cotton ball and use on skin to promote clear, healthy skin!
Place a couple of drops on your nails and nail bed area
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin, or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps and other body care products!