Tea Tree – Melaleuca Alternifolia
The leaves of the Melaleuca tree were used by the Aborigines of Australia for centuries. They would crush the leaves and inhale the oil to promote feelings of clear breathing. This makes Tea Tree ideal for using in aromatherapy to relieve coughs and colds.
- Cleansing and purifying properties
- Rejuvenating aroma to freshen the air
- Cooling sensation to the skin
Tea Tree essential oil is one of the most loved and diverse essential oils in the industry. Tea Tree essential oil possesses over 92 different compounds and, as such, can be used in seemingly endless ways in home and wellness practices.
Tea Tree oil has a long history of such applications. Historically derived from the Melaleuca plant of Australia, it was a daily necessity for many of Australia’s ancient peoples. The Bundjalung Aboriginal people from the coast of New South Wales often applied the leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect. Over time, the knowledge of Tea Tree’s numerous benefits spread worldwide, leading to arguably its most popular use today—in essential oil. The benefits of Tea Tree essential oil are numerous, so it’s no wonder why it’s so popular, especially when used in aromatherapy.*
- Use in an oral rinse to freshen breath.
- Apply to underarms as a natural deodorant.
- Add a few drops to Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to tired, dry, or cracked feet.
- Combine Tea Tree and Cedarwood and apply to face after shaving for an invigorating aftershave.
- Diffuse with citrus essential oils for a refreshing aroma.
- Add a few drops to the washing machine to freshen clothing.
- Add five drops of Tea Tree to a spray bottle with water and use on household surfaces.
- Used in aromatherapy to help relieve colds and cough.
Directions for Use:
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Not for oral use. Keep out of reach of children. External use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes; if this happens, rinse thoroughly with vegetable oil. If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have epilepsy or asthma, or if symptoms persist or worsen. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding do not use this product. Do not expose the applied area(s) to the sun for 24 to 48 hours after application. If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache, or an allergic reaction, discontinue use. For prolonged use, consult a healthcare practitioner.