Tea Tree Essential Oil

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Tea Tree essential oil may have grown in popularity in the last 10-20 years (with good reason) but it's been used for centuries by the Australian Aborigines. They would often crush the leaves in their hands and inhale the aroma for colds and illnesses or apply the leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect.

I'm going to share how this multi-purpose essential oil can be used to support your wellness both emotionally (for energy protection) and physically (for a whole host of areas!). Plus I'll share how it's produced in this post!

Indigenous to Australia, Tea Tree seeds are actually sourced from here and distributed all over the world to grow. doTERRA sources its Tea Tree oil straight from Australia and Kenya, where they have sustainable practices of replanting the distilled trees for future trees. The most potent oil comes from here!

Watch the sourcing and production process in the video at the bottom of this post - my favorite part is the kangaroos roaming around :)

Let's get to these benefits! Tea Tree is widely known for its healthy skin and hair benefits. Different forms of Tea Tree fragrance and synthetic iterations are added to shampoos, body washes, and facial care. You can experience the full benefits of this plant by using the pure form of Tea Tree, adding a few drops of doTERRA Tea Tree to your shampoo, face lotion, and body wash.

Tea Tree is actually found in all of the facial care products at doTERRA, my favorite that I use is the HD Clear system. It's gentle and hydrating, completely plant and essential oil based. Using Tea Tree topically with any skin issues like hives, rashes, cuts, dandruff, lice, cankers, and cold sores. It's one oil I always keep on hand since there's so many ways to use it.

One of my favorite travel hacks is to bring Tea Tree on a flight, as it stops ears from popping. I make a touch roller filled with 20 drops each of Tea Tree and Lavender, then fill the rest of fractionated coconut oil. Use this oil for other ear issues like infection, by applying behind and around ears.

Tea Tree is anti-fungal and anti-parasitic, so if you have any of these conditions and its symptoms like athletes foot, canker sores, and candida, apply directly to area and take a few drops internally in a veggie cap.* It's found in the parasitic cleanse supplement, GX Assist®, and the cleansing blend Purify, which is used to clear pathogens in your home and air.

In an emotional way, Tea Tree also protects from parasitic and codependent relationships. It's the oil of energetic boundaries, and clears negative energetic boundaries. Because of this emotional toxicity, you may feel drained of life force energy. The toxic relationships may be with people, microorganisms in the body, or spiritual beings.

As an empath, I wear this oil every single day. I apply it to my neck, over my heart, and on my wrists. It helps empower you by letting go of all forms of self-betrayal, like allowing people to take advantage of your time, energy or talents. If you have trouble with boundaries, or letting others feed on your energy and not standing up for yourself, this oil is for you.

Check out one of my most popular blogs on oils for empaths, here.

Tea Tree is a physical and emotional cleanser, and keeps you healthy in so many ways. Learn how to use it below!

Chemical Constituents

  • a-& y-terpinenes

  • Terpinen-4-ol

  • p-cymene

Learn more about the chemical constituents in doTERRA's chemistry wheel.

Top Properties

  • Antiseptic

  • Antibacterial

  • Antifungal

  • Anti-parasitic

  • Antiviral

  • Analgesic

  • Decongestant

How it smells

  • Herbaceous, green, leathery


  • Kenya & Australia

Physical Support

  • For cuts & wounds, use to clean and disinfect

  • For viruses, bacteria, and diarrhea, take in a capsule* or apply to abdomen

  • For cankers and cold sores, use on site to prevent and treat

  • For athlete's foot and candida issues, take in a capsule* or dilute and apply on affected area

  • For sore throat and tonsillitis, take in a capsule* or gargle with warm water

  • For dandruff, scabies, and lice, apply to affected area or add to your shampoo, lather and soak

  • For ear infections, apply behind and around ear

  • For acne, pinkeye, staph infection and MRSA, take in a capsule* or apply on or around affected area

  • For bronchitis, cold and flu, use in a capsule*, rub on throat or diffuse

  • For hives, rashes, and itchy eyes, take in a capsule* or apply to affected area or bottoms of feet

  • For cavities & gum disease, use in a capsule* or on affected area

Emotional Support

  • For feelings of being unsure, use aromatically and topically to feel collected

Spiritual Support

  • For parasitic and codependent relationships, poor boundaries, drained, and emotional toxicity, apply 1-3 drops on bottom of feet, inhale from bottle and diffuse

Found In

  • Breathe Respiratory Blend

  • HD Clear Topical Blend

  • Purify Cleansing Blend

  • Correct-X®

  • Verage Cleanser

  • GX Assist®

  • Facial Cleanser

Ways to Use

  • Learn about more ways to use Tea Tree here!

Companion Oils

  • Cypress

  • Thyme

  • Lavender

  • Clove

  • TerraShield Outdoor blend

  • On Guard Protective blend

  • Lemongrass

  • Blue Tansy

  • Wild Orange

  • Lemon

  • Eucalyptus

How to order

  • If you’re already a doTERRA customer you can add it to your Loyalty Rewards Order. Not a wholesale member yet? Get Tea Tree here

  • Be sure to enroll with an enrollment kit if you want to waive the annual $35 fee! Then add on single oils you'd like. Learn more about the kit options here.


  • The Essential Life Book 6th Edition

  • Emotions and Essential Oils 6th Edition

  • doTERRA.com

* Methods of use: I'm only referring to use with doTERRA essential oils. Please use at your own risk with other brands.

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