Tea Tree

(Melaleuca alternifolia)

PRICE $9.80$320.20

Native to Australia, Tea Tree oil is unusual in that it is active against all three categories of infectious organisms – bacteria, fungi and viruses. It is a very powerful immunostimulant, so when the body is threatened by any of these, Tea Tree increases its ability to respond. Effective against cold sores, veruccae and warts, it is also used for the treatment of the blisters caused by chicken pox and shingles.

Origin: Australia. Steam distilled from the leaves of the tree. Top Note.


General Properties

  • antibacterial
  • antifungal
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antiseptic
  • immuno-stimulant
  • insecticidal

Origin: Australia. Steam distilled from the leaves of the tree. Top Note.


Tea Tree is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the tree found only in Australia and Tasmania. Some of its main chemical constituents are terpinene-4-ol, cineol, pinene, and terpenes.

Tea tree is a powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral essential oil with the added capability of also being a powerful immuno-stimulant. For those individuals who are immune compromised or are slow to recover from illnesses, this oil is a valuable addition to any regular regime. It is invaluable for colds, flu and infectious illnesses and, when used at the first sign of these illnesses will stimulate profuse sweating, which is a valuable response to infection. On many occasions this will be enough to stop the illness from developing and if not, may greatly reduce the severity and help to prevent secondary infections. It does this not by suppressing the infection but by actively battling it.

Neat tea tree has been used directly on cold sores and pimples with great results. Keeping moderation in mind, there should be no ill effects from applying directly to the skin. Warts can be removed by placing a drop directly on the wart and covering with a bandage daily until it has disappeared. This may take several weeks, but here, patience is a virtue!

When used in a face wash, Tea Tree is great for treating acne (alternate with lavender and bergamot). As an antifungal, Tea tree is great for ringworm and athlete’s foot as well as helping to control candida albicans (yeast). Studies now have revealed that Tea Tree used as a preventative measure on patients before surgery causes the patient to build up strength and therefore recover faster post operatively.

This oil blends well with Clary Sage essential oil, Clove essential oil, Geranium essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Marjoram essential oil, Nutmeg essential oil and Rosemary essential oil.

Tea Tree can be found in the following blends:

Tea Tree can be found in the following kits:

Product Specifications

Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Appearance: Clear liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.

Specific Cautions

Avoid in the first trimester of pregnancy. May cause sensitization in some people.


Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. (Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

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