Get to Know An Everyday Oil: Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia)

7 November 25, 2014 - Archive

A great addition to the Everyday Oils essential oil collection, expectations are high for Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia). Because only the most useful and popular products make their way into Everyday Oils, we know that our members are going to love the way this oil fits in with classics like Lavender Oil, Lemon Oil, Thieves®, and PanAway®!


Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) Essential Oil Bottle | Young LivingCommonly known as tea tree oil, Melaleuca oil has long been valued for its cosmetic benefits, especially for its natural skin-cleansing benefits. Melaleuca’s intrinsic properties cleanse away dirt, toxins, and dead skin, giving you healthy-looking and feeling skin.


Qualities like these have led Young Living to include Melaleuca Alternifolia essential oil in formulations such as Purification® blend, our Animal Scents products, and in Melaleuca-Geranium Moisturizing Soap.


Looking for tea tree oil uses? Here are some suggestions:

  • Use a cotton swab to apply Melaleuca Alternifolia directly to the face.
  • Add a drop to your shampoo to support a healthy-feeling scalp.
  • If you forget to transfer youFreshen Laundry with Young Living Tea Tree Oilr laundry to the dryer in a timely manner, run another washing cycle with a few drops of Melaleuca Alternifolia added to the water.
  • Add a drop of Melaleuca Alternifolia to soften the skin around a splinter before removing it.
  • Freshen and deodorize your rugs. Combine a few drops each of Melaleuca Alternifolia and Lavender with ¼ cup baking soda. Leave mixture overnight to let the oils absorb into the baking soda, and then sprinkle over rug and vacuum immediately. (As a bonus, your vacuum will smell fresher, too!)
  • Diffuse Melaleuca Alternifolia to purify the air in your home or workspace.


Are you discovering Melaleuca Alternafolia for the first time? Are you a long-time fan? Let us know why you’re looking forward to getting Melaleuca Alternifolia essential oil in your Everyday Oils collection in the comments!

  • Brooke grieve

    This is a new oil to me! Have it but haven’t used it yet!! I will definitely get cracking !! Lol

  • Emily

    I was just wondering if there’s a difference between brands in their measuring uses. I use a different brand and normally use more than a few drops. It seems to do the trick. But, is there any wrong way to use it were you can potentially harm your self?

    • Young Living

      Hi Emily, If label directions and safety guidelines are followed, there should be no adverse effects. If you have further concerns, please consult a healthcare provider. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Martha Al-kudsy

    I’m so new to oils that this new one is so exciting for me. I will defenitely try it on my face and shampoo. Thank you for these wonderful oils

  • Many if the things you talk about I’d heard from my great-grandmother, who lived past 100. I thought it had all disappeared when she passed.
    Keep telling it! Knowledge of the simple, but effective is more essential every day.

  • Becky Biehl

    I hear Young Living’s Tea Tree oil can be taken internally. Does anybody have a definite on that?

    • Hi Becky, Thanks for stopping by with your question. Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. We hope this information is helpful!

      • Becky Biehl

        Yes and thank you! I know there are restrictions as to what can be said about the oils, so I felt is was a question worth asking.

  • Roslyn Smith

    I love Tea Tree. With school back in , I use it every day in my grandchildren’s shampoo and I also made a spray that we use every morning as we go out the door.

  • Carmen

    Tea tree oil has always been along time friend in my cabinet.

  • I just got this from my upline since it wasn’t in the previous kit and I’m excited to start using it in our home! With a one-year-old and another on the way, I am always looking for ways to keep our home healthy and safe. xoxo

  • What is a ZITO scan? Sounds like a nice additive for a bath soak or scrub.

    • Young Living

      Hi Mary, thanks for stopping by! We’re not affiliated with the company, but here’s their website for more information –

  • Brandi

    I just added this oil to my ER order and I am so excited! I got a ZYTO scan done a few weeks ago and my top two deficiencies were the two melaleuca plants.. My group leader said she had never seen that before so I’m excited to start using this oil!

  • Jimmie B

    I haven’t used this oil much in the past; however, after reading this post, I’m looking forward to discovering many ways to integrate it into daily life.

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