Australian tea tree essential oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is a versatile and potent oil that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. Derived from the tree's leaves, the purity of the oil depends largely on where and how the trees are grown - organic, wild-harvested, sans pesticides, insecticides and at peak season to capture the most nutrients.
We at Naturally Australian Products are proud to grow and manufacture our 100% Australian tea tree oil in the birthplace of the tea tree industry. Our 2,147-acre certified organic farm ensures high quality oil with potent antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent natural remedy for a variety of skin, hair, and household issues. In this blog post, we explore the top 10 uses of Australian tea tree essential oil in haircare, skincare, cleaning, and aromatherapy.
Further, our Organic Tea Tree Oil goes beyond the benefits for skin and haircare, creating more healthy, positive impacts for our producers, growers, and down to the species and soil that share our farm with us. As awareness grows about the greater good of organic oils for our bodies, we hope so does the understanding of the importance of natural-based products for our planet.
Tea tree oil can be a game-changer in your haircare routine. Here are three ways to use it:
1. Treat Dandruff
Dandruff is a common scalp condition that causes flaking and itching. Tea tree oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties, like Terpinen-4-ol, that can help treat and soothe an itchy scalp. To use, add a few drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo or conditioner. Massage into your scalp and hair and rinse thoroughly.
2. Moderate Oily Hair
Tea tree oil can help regulate sebum on the scalp, making it an effective treatment for oily hair. Add a few drops to your shampoo and massage into your scalp and hair. Rinse thoroughly.
3. Soothe an Itchy Scalp
Tea tree oil can help soothe an itchy scalp caused by dryness or irritation. Mix a few drops with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or jojoba oil. Massage into your scalp and leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing.
Tea tree oil is a popular ingredient in cosmetics and skincare due to its antifungal and antibacterial properties. Here are three ways to use it in your skincare routine:
4. Treat Acne
An effective natural remedy for acne-prone skin, its antibacterial properties can help reduce inflammation and prevent breakouts. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil or aloe vera gel. Apply to your face using a cotton pad and leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off.
5. Combat Oily Skin
Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with water or aloe vera gel and apply to your face using a cotton pad. Leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off.
6. Hydrate Dry Skin
Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or shea butter. Apply to your skin and massage in gently. Or consider using it in other applications like deodorant for moisturizing benefits.
Tea tree oil is a natural disinfectant and can be used as a household cleaner. Here are two ways to use it:
7. Disinfect Surfaces
Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with water or apple cider vinegar and spray onto surfaces to disinfect countertops and cutting boards. Wipe clean with a cloth.
8. Freshen the Air
Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a diffuser or spray bottle filled with water. Spray around your home or on linens to freshen things up.
Tea tree oil has a fresh, medicinal scent that can be used in aromatherapy for calming, stress relief. Here are two ways to use it:
9. Diffuse for Relaxation
Tea tree oil can be diffused to promote relaxation. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a diffuser (or in a bath!) and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
10. Use for Massage
Sore muscles? Tea tree is great for soothing aches and pains. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil or almond oil. Massage into your skin and enjoy the relaxing benefits.
Experiment with Authentic, Organic Australian Tea Tree Oil You Can Trust
Tea tree essential oil is a multi-purposed natural remedy and has shown to have unique potency when sourced from its native origin. Backed by centuries of First-Nation Australian use, our 100% Pure Australian Native Tea Tree Oil has an unprecedented potency, with something to offer everyone, from hair to skin, home and overall health. Try out one of these 10 uses with our organic Australian Tea Tree Oil and experience the benefits for yourself!
*Always test patch areas before using topically and note that Tea Tree Oil should NOT be swallowed. Discontinue use if contact dermatitis (an allergic skin rash) or skin irritation occurs on the parts of the body where the product was used.