Tea tree oil

The properties of tea tree essential oil (also called melaleuca oil) are diverse.

Tea tree oil is good for skin and hair and can also relieve the symptoms of:

It is advisable to get a good quality tea tree oil in a drugstore or pharmacy.
Basically, it should be pointed out that tea tree oil is used externally; it should only be swallowed in very small doses and diluted, because it is toxic to both humans and animals.


All applications and indications of tea tree oil

Tea tree oil when cleaning the house

Disinfectant Since the oil of the tea tree has antibacterial and antifungal properties, it is also used as a general disinfectant.

Disinfectant for the house

  • Mix 5 or 6 drops of this oil with 2 cups of water.
  • Pour into a spray bottle and use as a household cleaner.

Disinfectants for laundry
The disinfecting effect of tea tree oil is also excellently suited:

  • for the laundry to be washed,
  • for dishwashing.

You can add a few drops to the detergent for better hygiene.

Tea tree oil for skin diseases

Treatment of acne
Since Melaleuca oil has antibacterial properties, it is also used to treat:

Facial cleansing with tea tree oil 5 or 6 drops of Australian tea tree oil
in a cup of lukewarm water and wash the face regularly with this solution.
You can also apply the oil to a cotton ball and dab the affected areas.
Since tea tree oil could dry out sensitive skin too much, it is advisable to add a few drops of almond oil.

One should use highly diluted tea tree oil (2 drops in a glass of water) to treat acne rosacea caused by the mite demodex.
However, you have to be careful, because:

  • the skin of the patient with acne rosacea is particularly sensitive,
  • Tea tree oil can make redness worse.

Tea tree oil:

  • fights bacteria,
  • ensures radiant skin.

In one study, it was observed that a 5 percent tea tree oil solution against acne is as effective as a 5 percent product of benzoyl peroxide.
Many people affected by acne who use products based on benzoyl peroxide notice that the skin becomes flaky and report a burning and itchy sensation.
Diluted Melaleuca oil causes fewer side effects and treats acne with the same result.

Tea tree oil for warts
People who have applied tea tree oil to their warts see this treatment as the best way to fight the infection.
Tea tree oil is applied locally during wart treatment.
However, the oil cannot be applied directly to the wart as it causes skin irritation.
Therefore, the essence is diluted with the same amount of water or aloe vera gel and applied to the warts.
This procedure should be performed twice a day.

You can create an envelope at night with a solution of tea tree oil and almond oil. The mixing ratio is:

  • 50% tea tree oil
  • 50% almond oil

If the oil is applied during the night, the area should be covered with a gauze bandage or bandage to ensure better penetration of the oil.

Tea tree oil against insects and mosquitoes

Melaleuca oil to repel mosquitoes and insects
Melaleuca oil is an excellent remedy for insects.
To do this, it is necessary to prepare a spray from:

  • 15 drops of tea tree oil
  • 250 ml water

Put this mixture in a spray bottle and spray on the areas in question.
This spray is effective against:

Tea tree oil for complaints in the mouth and throat

Tea tree oil is a natural remedy for bad breath. It is diluted in water and can be used regularly as a mouthwash to combat the following diseases:

Three drops of oil are added to a cup of lukewarm water and rinse the mouth with it about 2 to 3 times a day.

Tea tree oil is also helpful:

Before brushing your teeth, put a drop of tea tree oil on the toothpaste.

Tea tree oil for aphthae in the mouth

Tea tree oil is very effective in treating aphthae in the mouth:

  • Drizzle 3 drops of tea tree oil onto a cotton swab.
  • Apply directly to the aphthae.
  • Repeat 2 to 3 times a day.

For sore throat, flu and otitis media

The benefits of tea tree oil for health are many.
In particular, it helps with:

  • sore throat,
  • runny nose (runny nose),
  • cough,
  • Medium, inner and outer ear infection.

Steam inhalation with tea tree oil
The steam from an infusion with tea tree oil is distributed in the nose heights and sinuses, ears and airways, because these are connected.
That’s where the bacteria are killed.


  • Put 2-3 drops of the essence in a bowl of hot water.
  • You cover your head with a towel.
  • Inhale the steam for 5 minutes.

Cold and nasal congestion are relieved in a few minutes.

Tea tree oil is a very effective remedy for otitis media.


  • 3 drops of tea tree oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar


  • Mix the ingredients together.
  • Fill a drop pipette with this mixture.
  • Lay on the healthy side with your head on a towel.
  • Put a few drops of the solution in the sick ear. Do not use undiluted tea tree oil, which could lead to a decrease in hearing.
  • Remain still for 5–10 minutes.
  • Wait for the fluid to leak out of the ear.
  • Repeat 3 times a day.

Tea tree oil for hair

Treatment of dandruff
To solve the problem of dandruff, one can use a shampoo containing tea tree oil.
You can add 5 drops of this oil to a shampoo and wash your hair regularly with it to eliminate dandruff.
The benefits of tea tree oil include:

  • Weakening of yeasts and fungal microorganisms until they “disappear”
  • Release of follicles

This is how dandruff is removed.

Against oily hair and seborrheic dermatitis Tea tree oil is effective in treating seborrheic dermatitis
on the scalp, but can cause:

Liberation from hair lice
The applications of natural tea tree oil also include disinfection of lice.
Tea tree oil also helps to remove lice from the hair. Therefore, the product is popular among parents of young children.
The lice infestation is annoying and can lead to a whole host of health problems.
Tea tree oil has a repellent effect on these insects.
The essential oil can be used together with shampoo.

  • Add 8 drops of Melaleuca oil to a mild shampoo.
  • This is used to massage the head for 15 minutes.
  • Wash out and repeat the hair wash.
  • Before reapplying the shampoo, apply 2 drops of oil to the hair, then apply the shampoo.
  • Tea tree oil against viral, bacterial and fungal infections

    Melaleuca oil is used to prevent and treat ringworm (tinea corporis) and athlete’s foot (tinea pedis).

    Athlete’s foot You rub a few drops on your feet or spray the floor of the shower with it.
    This measure avoids prescription or treatment with antifungal agents.
    Athlete’s foot often occurs in people who:

    • wear closed shoes most of the time,
    • live in a hot and humid climate.

    For a fungal infection on other areas of the body (such as tinea corporis), a paste can be applied based on:

    • Sodium bicarbonate
    • Water
    • Tea tree oil.


    • Mix a tablespoon of bicarbonate with a little water to form a paste.
    • Add 3-4 drops of Melaleuca oil.
    • Apply the paste with a gauze to the injured skin.
    • Allow to dry on the skin.
    • Wash off and repeat 3 to 4 times a day.

    Tea tree oil for herpes labialis, herpes zoster and psoriasis
    For the treatment of herpes labialis, the oil is applied to the blisters with a cotton swab at least twice a day.
    Tea tree oil is also available in the form of cream or ointment together with other oils (for example, calendula or jojoba) to apply to the lips.
    The oil is applied as soon as the first symptoms appear, such as:

    • Tingle
    • burning sensation.

    It can be used as a concentrate, but it also works well diluted with:

    • Lavender oil
    • Almond oil.

    When used undiluted, it can excessively dry out the skin and worsen the lesions on the face.

    In order not to cause an allergic reaction, a patch test (allergy test) can be carried out before the product is applied to the affected area.
    Usually, equal proportions of essential oil and water are used to make the product.
    You should continue with the application until:

    • the crusts disappear,
    • the skin appears normal again.

    Each time before applying the oil to the cold sores, one should carefully remove the crusts and dry skin with a damp cloth.

    Mycosis and candida
    Tea tree oil helps with Candida or yeast infections.
    Using tea tree oil for a yeast infection is an excellent way to treat the problem.

    To treat a vaginal fungal infection caused by Candida, prepare a solution with:

    • 5 drops of Melaleuca essential oil
    • 1 tsp white wine vinegar

    This solution is calculated for one liter of water


    • Fill a bowl with warm water.
    • Add the tea tree oil-vinegar mixture (adjust the dose to the amount of water).
    • Bathe the genital area in it for 5-10 minutes.
    • Rinse with water.

    This application should be done daily and for over a week to get the best result.

    In the pharmacy, vaginal suppositories against Candida based on tea tree oil are available.
    They contain about 0.2 g of melaleuca oil and are intended for internal use.
    They are inserted before bedtime and removed the next morning.

    Cystitis, vaginitis, gardnerella vaginalis and intimate hygiene
    Tea tree oil, due to its antibacterial effect, is an excellent product for the treatment of:

    You can dissolve the oil in water for external vaginal washing (5 drops per liter).

    Application of undiluted tea tree oil on the skin

    The full benefit in treatment can be achieved with the right application.

    • Before use, you should apply some oil on one arm as a test.
    • If there are no skin reactions such as contact dermatitis, treatment can be continued.
    • For this purpose, a cotton swab is used.
    • The swab is drizzled with 2-3 drops of undiluted tea tree oil.
    • Treat the skin with it.
    • The treated area is covered overnight with a plaster.

    How much does tea tree oil cost?

    You can get a 10 ml bottle of pure tea tree oil at a price of about 4, – Euro.

    Contraindications and side effects of tea tree oil

    Tea tree oil is contraindicated:

    • in the first 3 months of pregnancy,
    • during lactation.

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