One of the most versatile and most scientifically researched essential oils, tea tree is a must have in your fragrant medicine set. Antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and immune system stimulating – powerful tea tree essential oil can be used directly on the skin, if necessary. The therapeutic properties of tea tree were already known to Australian aborigines a few hundred years ago. From the bark of a tea tree, aborigines used to build sheds, canoes, make knife pouches and they used to chew freshly cut tea tree leaves in case of a cold, sore throat or any infectious disease. Tea tree leaves have also been widely used to treat wounds. In Europe, tea tree appeared back in 1927 and researchers immediately evaluated the therapeutic properties of this plant. During World War II, soldiers who fought in the tropics used tea tree as a remedy. Today, tea tree essential oil is widely known and used in dentistry, cosmetics, perfumery and the chemical industry. Tea tree essential oil is used for the prevention of colds, for care of damaged, infected, rash affected skin, the reduction of viral diseases on the skin, and as a strong antiseptic in cleaning home surfaces and air during epidemics. The aroma of tea tree essential oil is intense, herbal, medicinal with a slight menthol spice. It is perfect with essential oils such as lavender, lemon, radiata and staigeriana eucalyptus, rosemary, thyme, bergamot, grapefruit, peppermint and lemongrass. The scent of tea tree is an excellent repellent, so it is often included in mosquito and tick repellent products. Tea tree essential oil is safe for babies from 6 months and the whole family. During pregnancy use it only if necessary, but it is safe while nursing.
How to use:
- If you are ill or you feel like you may be catching a cold, diffuse tea tree essential oil in an electric diffuser. The essential oil cleans the air and prevents the spread of infection indoors. Add 6 – 8 drops of essential oil to the diffuser during the day, 3 – 4 drops at night. Keep in mind that intense aromas can disturb a restful night’s sleep.
- Try the following aromatherapy synergies:
– Virus Killer Genius: 2 drops of tea tree, 2 drops of eucalyptus radiata and 4 drops of lemongrass essential oils.
– In case of flu, pneumonia or severe cough (adults only!): 3 drops of tea tree, 3 drops of eucalyptus radiata and 3 drops of rosemary essential oils.
– For immunity: 2 drops of tea tree, 2 drops of thyme and 4 drops of lemon essential oils.
– Clean air genius: 2 drops of tea tree, 3 drops of bergamot and 3 drops of grapefruit essential oils.
- If you don’t have an electric diffuser make your own spray: in a dark glass bottle add 100ml of water and 50 drops of tea tree essential oil, screw on the nozzle, vigorously shake the bottle, and spray as needed. Shake every time before using as essential oils are insoluble in water.
- Make your own indoor spray Virus Killer Genius: to a dark glass bottle with 100ml of water add 10 drops of tea tree, 10 drops of eucalyptus radiata and 25 drops of lemongrass essential oils. Shake well each time before use and spray as needed.
- During epidemics, colds and infectious diseases, add 10 drops of PURE tea tree essential oil to a bucket of water, dip a cloth or mop into the bucket and clean your furniture surfaces and floors! It will clean the surfaces and will stop the spread of infection.
- As soon as you feel like you are catching a cold, activate your immune system immediately! Rub your foot soles with PURE, undiluted tea tree essential oil two to three times a day. It is a great first aid for immunity!
- Prepare the legendary Bugaboo for runny noses! Add 6 drops of tea tree oil to 20ml of sweet almond oil, blend it and apply a small amount of oil into the nostrils, as often as 2 hours. For smaller babies apply it with a cotton ear bud, older children and adults can use their finger.
- Aromatherapy rinses can help to control sore throat symptoms, stomatitis, periodontal disease, discomfort after dental procedures and unpleasant mouth odour: add 3 to 5 drops of tea tree essential oil to a tablespoon of table salt, add it to a glass of warm water, mix it well and rinse and gurgle several times a day. This procedure is suitable for adults and older children who are able to consciously rinse and spit.
- Fight back against cold sores! As soon as you feel the first symptoms and itchiness, apply PURE tea tree essential oil on the damaged skin. Repeat the procedure every hour or two until the blisters are completely dry.
- For chickenpox, apply each blister with PURE tea tree essential oil several times a day. The tea tree will not only dry the blisters quickly but also disinfect them, protect against infection and reduce itching.
- If you feel a pimple on your face or back, apply PURE tea tree essential oil directly on the inflamed skin (topically). Tea tree oil disinfects, dries and prevents acne from growing. You can also add a few drops of tea tree essential oil to your face or body wash (add drops into a single amount of product, at the time of use, as the essential oils added to the full product packaging may change the consistency).
- Make your own antibacterial soap! Add 20 drops of tea tree essential oil into 200ml unscented liquid soap, shake well to make sure soap and oil is mixed well and enjoy!
- Tea tree essential oil amazingly deodorizes the body. If you are bothered with heavy sweating or unpleasant body odour, drip PURE tea tree essential oil into unscented shower gel.
- Preparing a foot bath can help with foot sweating and bad odour. To a foot basin of warm water add a handful of baking soda and 20 drops of pure tea tree essential oil.
- Tea tree is a great remedy for dandruff. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your regular shampoo and wash your hair. You can do this with a conditioner or mask as well, tea tree will make your hair shine too!
- If your scalp is very dry and you are suffering from dandruff, prepare the following hair mask: to 50ml of camellia oil add 6 drops of tea tree essential oil and 6 drops of lavender essential oil. Rub the scalp and hair roots with the blend, wait 20 – 30 minutes and wash with your usual shampoo. Such a mask will nourish and sooth, and will help to reduce dandruff.
- Tea tree essential oil is extremely skin friendly. If necessary, you can always use it PURE and undiluted. If necessary: apply a small amount to wounds, mosquito bites, scratches, blisters, abrasions, bedsores or any other small skin lesions.
- Tea tree perfectly masks the smell of the body, so it repels mosquitos and ticks. Make an effective repellent spray: in a dark glass bottle add 50ml of tap water and 30 drops of lemongrass, 15 drops of tea tree, 20 lavender and 10 drops of eucalyptus radiata essential oils. Shake well before each use since essential oils are insoluble in water. Spray it on clothing, skin or your pet. Suitable for babies from 6 months old and the whole family, including pets!
- To enhance the effect of the repellent spray, apply pure tea tree essential oil directly on clothing: cuffs, trouser ends, hats, shoes, outwear and so on. Essential oil will gradually evaporate using body heat and will protect you from insects for a much longer time.
- If you suffer from urinary tract inflammation (UTI), to a sedentary bath with warm water add a spoonful of baking soda and 10 drops of tea tree essential oil. Sit in it for 10 to 15 minutes and after, massage your lower abdomen and back area with the following blend: 20ml of sweet almond oil, 6 drops of tea tree and 4 drops of chamomile essential oils.
- An aromatherapy bath with tea tree essential oil has an antibacterial effect, stimulates the immune system, helps with colds, eases breathing and improves expectoration! Attention! Never drip pure essential oil into the bath. Add the required amount of essential oil to a teaspoon of table salt, sweet almond oil or ½ glass of milk and pour the mixture into the bath.
Number of drops by age:
6 to 12 months babies 1 to 2 drops
1 to 2 year old children 2 to 3 drops
2 to 3 year old children 3 to 4 drops
3 to 7 year old children 4 to 5 drops
7 to 12 year old children 4 to 6 drops
12+ teenagers and adults 5 to 8 drops
This wonderful tea tree essential oil comes to us all the way from Australia, and it is bottled in our fragrant aromáma laboratory in Lithuania. Every single bottle is touched by our beautiful Goddesses’ hands.