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Melaleuca alternifolia



The tea tree is a very resistant tree, where in the wild it can reach 8 m high. In cultivation, to facilitate production, it is kept in a shrub state. The tea tree belongs to the myrtaceae family. It has an evergreen, lanceolate, light green foliage and its white flowers grouped in spikes or in clusters diffuse a powerful aroma.

Origin and history

Captain Cook brought back the term “tea tree” to melaleuca on his return from his thirteenth-century expeditions, because the leaves of the tea tree were used as a substitute for tea by British sailors. The aborigines have used it for several millennia in their traditional medicine. They attribute many therapeutic properties to it and convey around the tea tree many tales and ancestral legends.

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: liquid

Color: pale yellow

Odor: powerful, woody, fresh

Distilled parts: Leaves

Country of production: Australia

Density: 0.895 - 0.915

Chemotype / composition

Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: terpinene-1-ol-4, gammaterpinene.

Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Limonene, Linalool.

Certain natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present an allergy risk in some people. To measure your tolerance, always do an application test in the crease of the elbow before using in your mixes.


The essential oil of organic tea tree is:

  • Broad spectrum antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Antimycotic
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antifungal
  • Regenerating skin
  • Tonic Antiparasite


The essential for all bacterial and viral infections, tea tree essential oil treats all parasites and fungi, whatever their location.

Here is an extract from its traditional indications: Wounds, acne, abscesses, bedsores, fungal infections, inflammation of the urinary tract, mouth ulcers, fungal infections, sinusitis, bronchitis, pharyngitis, otitis, mosquito bites.


Modes of use

Consult a physician before any therapeutic use or oral treatment.

Oral route:

2 drops of organic tea tree essential oil, 3 times a day with a little honey, syrup or on a pastille, for all ailments. Do not exceed 7 days of treatment.

On the skin :

3 drops of organic tea tree essential oil + 2 drops of organic rosehip vegetable oil, for skin yeast infection.

In diffusion:

In atmospheric diffusion, the essential oil of tea tree purifies and disinfects the ambient air, it stimulates and tones the psyche in periods of weakness.

Possible synergy

Synergy: Ravintsara, thyme, palmarosa

In energy aromatherapy, tea tree essential oil is associated with the throat chakra "Vishuddhi". Its color is blue.

The essential oil of tea tree activates the "Vishuddhi" chakra. It relieves tension in the neck, teaches patience and promotes speech.

Synergy: Chamomile, Bergamot

Precaution for use

Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food use possible. Do not use pure on the skin.



The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you want more information about essential oils, please consult a doctor.