Melaleuca Alternifolia Essential Oil

(Melaleuca alternifolia)

Tea Tree essential oil, also known as Melaleuca or Melaleuca Alternifolia oil, is one of the most widely used and extensively researched essential oils, making it a must-have for every home. Because the benefits of Tea Tree oil include cleansing properties and a refreshing scent, this versatile oil can be used for everything from home cleaning solutions to skin care.

Keep a bottle of Tea Tree in your house to make homemade household cleaners, air fresheners, and linen spritzers. You can also find a world of uses for Tea Tree in your personal care and beauty routine. Incorporate this moisturizing yet cleansing oil into skin care applications and hair treatments for a spa-quality upgrade!

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Product Snapshot

Product Snapshot

Features & Benefits
  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes
  • Helps maintain healthy-looking hair and scalp
  • Maintains the appearance of healthy skin and nails when applied to feet and toenails
  • Includes the naturally occurring constituents terpinene4-ol, gamma terpinene, and alpha-terpinene
  • Included in Purification® and Melrose™ essential oil blends and more
  • Helps eliminate musky odors
  • May work as a naturally derived deodorant
Aromatic Profile
Sharp, clean, astringent aroma
Key Constituents
  • Terpinen-4-ol
  • Gamma-terpinene
  • Alpha-terpinene
  • 1,8-cineole (Eucalyptol)
  • Alpha-terpineol
  • Para-cymene
  • Limonene
  • Aromadendrene
  • Delta-cadinene
  • Alpha-pinene
Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients
Melaleuca alternifolia†(Tea Tree) oil
†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil
Suggested Uses

Suggested Uses

Applications
  • Reduce the appearance of blemishes by applying topically.
  • Combine with water in a small glass spray bottle and use to freshen linens and towels.
  • Diffuse it to combat stale or unpleasant odors in the home.
  • Combine it with citrus scents such as Lemon or Lemongrass for a natural deodorizer.
  • Add it to homemade soaps and moisturizers to experience its cleansing properties.
  • Apply it to skin as part of your nighttime routine to help maintain the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
Where to Diffuse
  • Combat the pungent odor of gym clothes radiating from your laundry room before tackling the endless pile of clothes and linens.
  • Put your feet up and dissolve your day’s stresses in any room of the house with this renewing aroma for a memorable at-home spa experience.
  • Jump over any mental block and stay focused with its clarifying, refreshing scent during late-night study or work sessions.
  • Create a natural deodorizer for the kitchen after cleaning out the fridge by combining Melaleuca Alternifolia with one of your favorite Young Living citrus essential oils.
Experience
Melaleuca Alternifolia essential oil has a fresh, invigorating scent that can be diffused to mask unpleasant odors. Melaleuca Alternifolia also makes a great addition to skin and beauty products because of its cleansing properties.
Label Directions
Topical: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.
Diffuser Blends
A midsummer night’s dream
  • 5 drops Citronella
  • 2 drops Lemongrass
  • 2 drops Tea Tree
  • 3 drops Geranium
Aromchair Quarterback
  • 6 drops Valor® to create an empowering environment
  • 2 drops Citrus Fresh™ for a bright and refreshing scent
  • 2 drops Shutran™ for a scent that inspires feelings of masculinity
  • 2 drops Tea Tree to provide a strong aroma
Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
Get to Know

Get to Know

Product Background
For centuries, Melaleuca Alternifolia essential oil has been beloved for its countless wellness and beauty benefits. Today, it’s one of the beauty industry’s favorite essential oils. Melaleuca Alternifolia essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree, native to Australia; the tree is part of the Myrtaceae botanical family.
Scientific name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Botanical family: Myrtaceae
Region(s) grown: Australia, France, South Africa
Plant part used: Leaves
Extraction method: Steam distilled
YL Region: Most Young Living Tea Tree essential oil comes from Australia and South Africa.