Tea Tree Essential Oil Benefits, Uses, and Recipes


Are you seeking a powerful, all-natural way to improve your health and wellness? Tea Tree Essential Oil may be just the ticket to starting you on your journey! Each bottle of this botanical remedy is filled with incredible natural chemical compounds that offer numerous benefits. Tea Tree Essential Oil can remarkably enhance your physical and mental well-being from acting as an antiseptic to providing calming aromatherapy in your home.

In this blog post, we’ll explore Tea Tree Essential Oil’s benefits, from how it helps soothe skin to effective cleaning recipes loaded with natural properties. Don’t miss out!

Tea Tree Essential Oil Benefits

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Reduces Appearances of Breakouts

If you’re looking to reduce the appearance of breakouts, this fan-favorite oil has been proven to be the active ingredient. In fact, one study1 showed that Tea Tree Essential Oil can significantly improve mild to moderate acne when applied regularly.

Soothes Skin

This all-natural remedy has surprising benefits that can soothe bumps, scrapes, and irritated skin. Not only does it help with acne, but research2 shows that its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties also give an extra boost of protection against germs and external aggressors.

Soothes Scalp

Tea Tree Essential Oil is an incredible natural remedy for many scalp problems. It can help soothe the discomfort you may be experiencing on your scalp and stop the growth of pesky flakes. But don’t just take my word for it – according to recent research3, Tea Tree Oil shampoo was incredibly effective at reducing dandruff, itchiness, and greasiness.

Cleanses Skin

This herbal powerhouse can provide relief to a variety of skin maladies. Research4 on its medicinal properties uncovered antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects, meaning it can be used as an effective cleanser. So if you’re looking for a natural alternative to controversial chemical-based skincare products, consider giving Tea Tree Oil a try!


Tea Tree Essential Oil is a natural powerhouse! With its purifying properties and sensational scent, it’s hard to beat when it comes to natural cleaning. Besides smelling great, Tea Tree Essential Oil has been shown to have numerous benefits in cleaning surfaces naturally, thanks to its antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects, as mentioned above.

Supports Respiration

A study5 shows that tea tree possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and immune stimulant properties which can help ease from respiratory issues like cough, cold, and congestion.

Uses of Tea Tree Oil + Recipes

All-Natural Cleaning Recipes

Tea Tree Essential Oil has many uses, especially in all-natural cleaning! Making your own natural cleaners is much healthier and safer than those full of harsh chemicals, and Tea Tree Essential Oil is key to getting the job done.

All-Natural Skincare Recipes

Tea Tree Essential Oil is one of my favorite natural oils for beauty regimes. This amazing essential oil has endless uses, such as supporting healthy skin care, toning, and soothing skin!

Roll-On Recipes

Tea Tree Essential Oil is a popular oil with many uses, from making DIY roll-ons for topical application to boosting mental and physical health through aromatherapy. You just need a carrier oil, such as jojoba or coconut, and some essential oils.

Diffuser Blend Recipes

Tea Tree Essential Oil is a versatile, natural remedy with many benefits. It can be combined with other essential oils to create refreshing and therapeutic blends that help purify your home or office air.

Tea Tree Oil Blends Well With

Tea Tree Essential Oil has a fresh, slightly medicinal scent with woody and herbaceous notes. It blends well with Bergamot, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender (40/42 or Bulgarian), Lemon, Marjoram, Nutmeg, and Rosemary Essential Oils.

Simply Earth Blends That Use This Oil

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Bumps & Boo-boos Blend

Aroma: Fresh & Citrus

The Bumps & Boo-boos Essential Oil Blend from Simply Earth has all the soothing benefits of Tea Tree Oil to help with your healing process. It also has an uplifting aroma that can help ease any nerves or worries you may have.

Also Available: Bumps & Boo-boos Roll-On

Clear Skin Blend

Aroma: Fresh and Medicinal

Perfect for detoxifying your skin and reducing redness, our Clear Skin Essential Oil Blend is like getting a facial without leaving your house. The Tea Tree Essential Oil in this blend helps reduce the appearance of blemishes.

Also Available: Clear Skin Roll-on

What Is Tea Tree Oil and How Does It Work?

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Plant Description

Tea Tree is a member of the Myrtaceae family. It’s native to Australia and is a small tree that grows to about seven meters with a bushy crown and white-ish, papery bark. Flowers occur in white or cream-colored masses of spikes and make the tree look fluffy.

Chemical Constituents


Terpinen-4-ol has a role as a plant metabolite, an antibacterial agent, an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory agent, an antiparasitic agent, an antineoplastic agent, an apoptosis inducer, and a volatile oil component.


Gamma-terpinene has a role as an antioxidant, a plant metabolite, a volatile oil component, and a human xenobiotic metabolite. It is a major component of essential oils made from Citrus Fruits and has strong antioxidant activity. It has a lemon odor and is widely used in food, flavors, soaps, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, tobacco, confectionery, and perfume industries.


Alpha Terpinene has been isolated from cardamom, marjoram oils, and other natural sources. It has perfume and flavoring properties but is mainly used to confer a pleasant odor to industrial fluids.

What Earthies Are Saying About It

Things to Remember When Using This Oil

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

This oil is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use. 

This essential oil is safe to use with kids age 2+.

Cats may find this oil irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this oil on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

Dogs may find this oil irritating. However, we do not expect your dog to be disturbed if you use this oil on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA


  1. Malhi HK, Tu J, Riley TV, Kumarasinghe SP, Hammer KA. Tea tree oil gel for mild to moderate acne; a 12 week uncontrolled, open-label phase II pilot study. 2017 Aug
  2. Pazyar N, Yaghoobi R, Bagherani N, Kazerouni A. A review of applications of tea tree oil in dermatology. 2013 Jul
  3. Satchell AC, Saurajen A, Bell C, Barnetson RS. Treatment of dandruff with 5% tea tree oil shampoo. 2002 Dec
  4. Carson CF, Hammer KA, Riley TV. Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) oil: a review of antimicrobial and other medicinal properties. 2006 Jan
  5. Babar Ali, Naser Ali Al-Wabel, et al. Essential oils used in aromatherapy: A systemic review. 2015 Aug