Melaleuca: One Oil at A Time

Please see the Medical Disclosure at the bottom of the post!

Hey there everyone. Did you get in on the BOGO week?

Boy was the BOGO week exciting?! I used the promo to stock up on EV. ER. RY. THING. (I hope you can hear the emphasis I used there. It is better with the emphasis) I thought, what better way to keep the fun going than to learn about all the oils we are now guiltlessly hoarding. I will be working through the BOGO oils one at a time. Today we start with Melaleuca.


(tea tree; Melaleuca alternifolia)

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Melaleuca Oil Summery

Melaleuca is commonly known as “tea tree”. The aborigines of Australia would use the leaves of the Melaleuca tree for many uses. They would crush the leaves of the Melaleuca tree and inhale the oil to promote feelings of clear breathing. They would also apply the leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect. It can be used to help alleviate skin irritation, or to cleanse the skin and nails. You can even take it internally to promote healthy immune function.*

I think that it is the purifying properties that has made Melaleuca so well known and widely used in modern day. It can be used all over the house, on surfaces and in the air, to protect against environmental threats and give your house a nice, fresh scent.


How It’s Extracted

It is important that each oil is extracted in a way that matches the plant, so you get the purest and most potent oils. Melaleuca oil is extracted through steam distillation. Watch this short clip to learn a little more about the whole process.

Sourcing Region


Scent Notes

Herbaceous, Green, Leathery

What can I use Melaleuca oil for? 

  1. Melaleuca helps support healthy lung and respiratory function.* Diffuse it or take a drop or two internally. A great way to inhale it is also to make a “Breathe Bomb”. This is a technique that I learned from Miss Melody Watts. Put a drop in your palms and rub them together. Now place your left hand flat and make a circle with your right hand on top of your left palm. Place your lips to the top of the circle and inhale deeply. This gets you a power-punch of scent, even if you don’t have a diffuser or inhaler stick.
  2. You can harness this purifying power of Melaleuca to clean and refresh your whole home. Diffusing the oil around the home will help purify the air and also leave your home with a clean and fresh scent.
  3. Create this Foot Balm to add moisture and also help with smell.
  4. Add a drop to a cotton ball or old tea bag and shove it in the toe of your shoe. It will help with the stinky shoes too!
  5. Make this homemade Makeup Brush Cleaner. It has no harsh chemicals but will still help your brushes smell clean and keep them germ free.
  6. Again, the purifying powers of Melaleuca are so great! So make this spray to help sanitize Yoga Mats, or Shower Mats. Anything that could use a good sanitize, spray it on!
  7. As you can see, Melaleuca has cleansing properties that we can use around the house, but it doesn’t have to stop there. Mix a drop or two of Lime with a drop or two of Melaleuca and use it for a scalp massage.
  8. Make your own Soothing Salve for when you have bug bites or mild skin irritations. This Salve can be used safely and gently to help relieve irritation.
  9. Create an aftershave with Melaleuca and Cedarwood. The scent is woodsy and masculine and also will help with razor burn.
  10. Try applying this essential oil to the fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keep nails looking healthy.
  11. Add Melaleuca to water alone, or along with Peppermint and Lemon essential oil, for a refreshing mouth rinse and breath freshener.
  12. (MY FAVORITE TIP) Add a drop to your face wash or lotion to help keep those break out’s at bay. If you already have an annoying pimple coming on, try using a drop of Melaleuca (diluted if needed) right on the site. It helps to cleanse and sooth irritation. If this is a regular problem for you, please try our HD Clear line. I use it and I love it!! 

How to use Melaleuca Oil

Melaleuca may be used aromatically, internally, or topically.

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid or a drop or two (to taste) may be added to food.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions at the end of this post.

Oils that blend well with Melaleuca

Since Melaleuca has a green and herbaceous scent it blends well with invigorating and refreshing scents like Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Lemon. It also works well with Basil, Clary Sage, GeraniumHelichrysum, Lemongrass, Lime, Cedarwood, and Rosemary.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Medical Disclosure

The information contained on this website is presented for the purpose of educating people about general benefits that can be seen from using dōTERRA Essential Oils. Nothing contained on this web site should be construed nor is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider. Should you have any health care related questions, please call or see your physician or other qualified health care provider promptly. Always consult with your physician or other qualified health care provider before embarking on a new treatment, diet, or fitness program.You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. Always consult your doctor before beginning a new regimen.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products listed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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