Tea Tree

Melaleuca alternifolia

Tea Tree essential oil – often referred to as "Melaleuca" essential oil – has over 92 different compounds and amazing topical applications. The leaves of the Tea Tree were used by the Aborigines of Australia for centuries. They would crush the leaves and apply directly to the skin for a cooling effect. Tea Tree is best known for its purifying properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to support a healthy complexion. Tea Tree is frequently used on occasional skin irritations and to soothe the skin.

Tea Tree

Melaleuca alternifolia

15 ml
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Primary Benefits

  • Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effects to provide skin with a revitalised freshness.
  • Melaleuca has beneficial properties that can help to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
  • Provides benefits for the hair, skin and nails.

Promote Clear Skin

The use of tea tree as a skin cleanser was first discovered by the ancient Aboriginal peoples of Australia. Many people continue to use Tea Tree essential oil, or Melaleuca essential oil, for those same reasons today! Consider adding one to two drops of Tea Tree oil to your facial cleanser or moisturiser for added cleansing properties. Making Tea Tree oil a part of your daily skin routine will help keep your skin clean and give it a glowing appearance!
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  • For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil onto affected area.
  • Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties or apply to skin after shaving.
  • Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keep nails looking healthy.
  • Combine with Cedarwood and apply to face after shaving for an invigorating aftershave.

Directions for Use

Topical: For massage, mix 5 drops with 10 ml carrier oil. For bath, mix 5 drops with 5 ml carrier oil. For perfuming, mix 1 drop to 10 drops carrier oil. For topical use only.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. Consult your doctor if pregnant or in treatment. Avoid eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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This Kit Contains

Facial Cleanser, Invigorating Scrub, Pore Reducing Toner, Tightening Serum, Brightening Gel, Anti-Aging Eye Cream, Anti-Aging Moisturiser, Hydrating Cream


Why Australia?

Melaleuca, or Tea Tree, is native to Australia. It thrives in sunny conditions and moist soil. In Australia, Melaleuca grows all through spring, summer, and autumn.

Why Kenya?

Parts of Kenya provide similar growing conditions to those of Australia, allowing tea tree to flourish here as well. By also sourcing some of our tea tree from Kenya, we support smallholder farmers in rural areas of the country while still acquiring the best quality essential oil.

How Does it Work?


The tea tree is evergreen and shrub-like. The essential oil comes from steam distilling the leaves. It has traditionally been used for health purposes by Aboriginal Australians, and at the beginning of WWII, many soldiers in the Australian Army carried a small bottle of tea tree essential oil with them.

Kangaroos run wild in the Australian tea tree plantation that supplies doTERRA. The trees grow from spring through the autumn, with harvesting only done during the winter months to prevent loss of growing time. The same trees can be harvested every year because they begin to re-grow 3 to 6 weeks after harvest. Due to the sustainable harvesting process, the Australia plantation continues to increase the health and productivity of the same fields of tea trees after 18 years of operation.

Co-impact Sourcing

Ensuring Environmental Stewardship

One of doTERRA’s core Co-Impact Sourcing principles is Environmental Stewardship – promoting energy-efficient technologies, renewable energy, and waste minimisation. Here’s how this is affecting the areas we source Tea Tree (Melaleuca) essential oil:

  • No part of the tree is wasted in the process of producing Tea Tree essential oil
  • In both Australia and Kenya, the steamed tea tree biomass is applied back to the fields to prevent weed growth and deliver important nutrients to the soil
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