Individual Oil Education

Tea Tree (aka Melaleuca)

Lesson 4 Module 1

doTERRA tea tree essential oil aka melaleuca


Tea Tree oil, is best known for its purifying qualities, which make it useful for cleansing the skin, home surfaces, and purifying the air. Tea Tree essential oil has over 90 different compounds and limitless applications.

The leaves of the Tea Tree have been used by the Aboriginal peoples of Australia for centuries. They would apply crushed leaves 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 looking complexion. Tea Tree is used on occasional skin irritations to soothe the skin and diffusing Tea Tree will help purify and freshen the air.


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.

Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces as a cleansing and purifying agent.

Primary Benefits

Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin

Diffuse throughout the home to help purify and freshen the air

Soothing to irritated skin