Tea Tree Essential Oil, Organic, Australia

Melaleuca alternifolia

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Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia Myrtaceae family Steam distilled from the leaves of the swamp-dwelling tree. It’s a paper bark tree. Tea tree is one of t…
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Tea Tree

Melaleuca alternifolia

Myrtaceae family

Steam distilled from the leaves of the swamp-dwelling tree. It’s a paper bark tree.

Tea tree is one of the most useful and ubiquitous essential oils used in aromatherapy. There are tons of studies with it, and it’s known first and foremost for its anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.

Weeping Tea Tree

Poem by Geoffrey Fafard

Tree that cries for me
Sheds no selfish ideals or leaves
Just sings to sunshine

Paperbarks To Tea Trees

Poem by vince gullaci

The back beaches
where fibro shacks
meet sand dunes
from veranda to ocean
a few steps away
through the tea trees
to the waves
only sand and blue sky
so magical when I dream
of paperbarks to tea trees.

to the waves
only blue sky
it is so magical
when I dream.



Oil of Melaleuca Alternifolia is a pale yellowish green or almost water-white mobile liquid of a warm-spicy, aromatic-terpenic odor, reminiscent of nutmeg, cardamom, and sweet marjoram (!) but with a strong emphasis on the terpinene and terpineol notes. The flavor is warm-aromatic, somewhat burning, spicy and yet fresh, faintly camphoraceous, slightly bitter.

In perfumery, the oil is used for its warm-spicy, aromatic and fresh character, and blends well with lavandin, lavender, clove, rosemary, oakmoss…..


Tea tree has been clinically proven to have the following actions and attributes, and to be effective against:


Anti-bacterial activity

Anti-carcinogenic effects, against melanoma and other cancers

Anti-fungal activity

Anti-inflammatory activity

Anti-microbial activity

Anti-viral activity

Insecticidal activity

For Oral health

Aromatherapy uses include the following:

Genitourinary system

Immune System


Respiratory system

As a restorative

For skin care

Blending for aromatherapy

This depends on the actions desired by the blend, and can include

Palmarosa, thyme linalool, lemon, manuka, ravintsara, oregano, melissa, clove, kunzea, bergamot, geranium, lavender, German chamomile, myrrh, basil, black pepper, lemon, lime, petitgrain, peppermint, eucalyptus, niaouli, spike lavender.

Can be used as a full body bath, foot bath, sitz bath, compress, massage oil, ointment, skin care, shower, inhalation.. there are so many ways to use this oil.

Older bottles of tea tree, which maybe in clear glass, have possibly oxidized, resulting in increased p-cymene, a skin irritant. Better to keep a fresh supply, and store away from sunlight, especially if the bottle is not dark glass and sealed.

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy has a ton of Tea Tree information, including many case studies.

Safety Warning

As with most essential oils, dilute before using on skin. Perform a patch test before use if essential oil sensitivity is suspected. Do not take essential oils internally. Do not use on children or pets. Seek advice from a trained aromatherapist before using on people with compromised immune systems. Keep away from eyes and mucus membranes.
Enfleurage makes no medical claims relating to any products, essential oils or otherwise, on our website or through social media. We are an essential oil company, not doctors, The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. We present our information in order to educate our customers on traditional and general uses of essential oils; in no way do we diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or condition.
You the customer are responsible for understanding the safe use of any and all of our products, including essential oils, and use them accordingly.

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