Tea Tree

Tea Tree- AroMeds Melaleuca alternifolia is organically grown and the leaves are steam distilled in Australia. It is a member of the myrtaceae plant family, and has a medicinal, camphorous, pungent, spicy aroma.


  • Tea Tree is widely used for bacterial, viral or fungal infections, as it supports and enhances the immune system.
  • Useful when used for respiratory infections, like sinusitis, coughs, bronchitis and asthma.
  • It is a powerful antimicrobial and antiseptic oil, and I use it cleaning products and hand sanitizers.
  • An effective, multi- purpose skin care oil. When addressing fungal infections like athletes foot, combine with other antifungal oils like Geranium and Palmarosa, using aloe vera gel as a base. Can be used for oily conditions like acne, cold sores, insect bites, warts and dandruff.

Blends well with-Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile german, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, sweet marjoram, oregano, peppermint, white pine, ravensara, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang

Notes of interest-Australian aborigines understood the importance of tea tree. They would crush the leaves in their hands and inhale when addressing headaches and colds.

Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation

Safety data- Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.


Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.

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