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Tea Tree Essential Oil


Name Tea Tree Essential Oil
Species Melaleuca alternifolia
Part Leaf
Extraction Steam Distilled
Aroma Fresh and woody, heavily medicinal


Product Description

Tea Tree Essential Oil 100% Pure

Name Tea Tree Essential Oil
Batch MA122TT6
Species Melaleuca alternifolia
Part Leaf
Extraction Steam Distilled
Class Monoterpenol
Source Australia
Color Very Pale Yellow, almost clear
Consistency Thin
Note Middle
Aroma Fresh and woody, heavily medicinal
Blend Ideas BasilBergamot, Black Pepper, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, CypressEucalyptusGeranium, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Marjoram, Oregano, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sweet OrangeThyme, and Ylang Ylang

We source only pure essential oils.

Before I tell you about tea tree essential oil, I have to rant for just one minute.  A lot of people say to use this oil topically without diluting.  It can cause sensitization, so always dilute for topical use!  We’re not talking about massive dilution like cinnamon or clove require, but no more than 15% (about 30 drops in 10mL of carrier).  Some studies have shown that it’s more effective in weaker dilution than using it neat.  A 2% dilution has been proven to work better than an undiluted application.  I’m a stickler about this because I listened to the people who said to use it “neat” — and I’m sensitized to it.  If I try to use it topically, I have itchy little bumps pop up where I used it.  Very itchy.  I have to take an antihistamine to stop the itching and rash . . . and I hate taking those, so I’m not happy with people who tell you to use this oil without diluting.  *Rant over.*

Now, let me extol the values of this funky-smelling wonder in a bottle.  Tea tree essential oil has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties, making it a great “go to” for a multitude of ailments.  Mixed with lavender, frankincense, and carrier oil, it’s an awesome anti-itch spray or solution for skin problems.  Right now, my son is using this to help fight ingrown hairs from shaving his beard (and the skin blemishes that come with those).  We all know how fun ingrown hair can be.  This mixture’s also great for mosquito bites.  Have a child that will scratch a bite until it bleeds?  Try it as soon as they get bitten.

Tea tree oil in a carrier, is great for your feet and toenails because of the antifungal properties.  Those same properties make it an excellent addition to shampoo and conditioner, at 5% dilution.  Note:  This should be left on the scalp for 3-4 minutes.

It’s one of my rotation oils for immune support through diffusion.  You should never use the same oil constantly.  10 days of one, then switch.  Since some oils work better for me than others, I tend to rotate every couple of days so that I get back to my favorites faster.  It’s also great in all purpose green cleansing sprays . . . . especially for cleaning musty bathrooms and spraying down doorknobs when there’s an ill person in the home.

Tea tree is in my first aid oils . . . those oils that I carry with me.  I may not be able to use it but it’s great for my family (diluted, of course).

With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in jojoba.

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Tea Tree Essential Oil Safety Info

Tisserand and Young note that tea tree essential oil may cause skin sensitization — do not use undiluted on the skin due to this. It should never be applied topically if it is old or oxidized.  Store this oil in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator to help slow oxidation. Recommended maximum dilution is 15%.  Adding an antioxidant to preparations containing it is recommended.  Tea Tree essential oil should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013). Reading the full profile for Tea Tree essential oil is highly suggested by your DeRu Staff.

While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such.  With all essential oils:

  • Never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  The strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
    Keep away from children.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

  • Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

    Tea Tree • Melaleuca alternifolia
    Batch: MA122TT6

    Component %
    Terpinen-4-ol 43.92
    γ-Terpinene 20.16
    α-Terpinene 10.29
    Terpinolene 3.37
    α-Terpineol 3.11
    1,8-Cineole 2.85
    α-Pinene 2.32
    p-Cymene 1.82
    α-Thujene 0.96
    β-Phellandrene 0.96
    δ-Cadinene 0.92
    Myrcene 0.87
    Limonene 0.86
    β-Copaene 0.85
    Viridiflorene 0.84
    Bicyclogermacrene 0.81
    β-Pinene 0.7
    α-Phellandrene 0.53
    Alloaromadendrene 0.4
    Sabinene 0.3
    cis-Cadina-1(6),4-diene 0.3
    trans-Caryophyllene 0.28
    α-Gurjunene 0.26
    Dehydro-Sabina ketone 0.24
    Zonarene 0.22
    Dehydro-Sabina ketone isomer 0.17
    Eremophila-1(10),11-diene 0.16
    trans-Cadina-1,4-diene 0.15
    α-Copaene 0.14
    α-Guaiene 0.12
    γ-Himachalene 0.12
    α-Muurolene 0.12
    trans-Muurola-3,5-diene 0.13
    trans-Cadina-1(6),4-diene 0.1
    1-epi-Cubenol 0.09
    Alloaromadendrene isomer 0.08
    Guaiol 0.06
    Dehydro-p-cymene 0.05
    trans-Sabinene hydrate 0.05
    α-Cubebene 0.05
    Isoledene 0.05
    α-Humulene 0.05
    (Z)-3-Hexenol 0.04
    cis-Sabinene hydrate 0.04
    Linalool 0.04
    δ-Elemene 0.04
    β-Elemene 0.03