Steam distilled from leaves
Actual Key Constituents:
Anti-infectious, antibacterial (large spectrum action of gram positive and gram negative bacteria), antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, immunostimulant, cardiotonic, decongestant of the veins, reduces phlebitis, neurotonic, analgesic, and protects against radiation.
Tea Tree is highly regarded as an antimicrobial and antiseptic essential oil. It has high levels of terpinenol, which is the key active constituent.
Tea Tree may help athlete’s foot, fungal infections, bronchitis, respiratory infections, gum disease, rash, sore throat, sunburn, tonsillitis, vaginal thrush, acne, burns, candida, cold sores, inflammation, viral infections, ingrown nails, warts, and wounds
Apply topically on areas where the skin is broken, including cuts, scrapes, burns, rashes, and infection - may need to dilute.
Diffuse to purify and dispel odors.
Tea Tree is safe to take internally, but it is advised to dilute with a vegetable oil, (although most don’t feel that this is necessary).
Tea Tree is regarded as safe to use on children and pets.
1. We use Tea Tree for canker sores, sore throat, gum issues
and as a general antibiotic
when we get sick. We may put a few drops in hot water or in our regular tea, but often we just take it direct! - Pedro
2. My son had a horrible planters wart
(actually a cluster of several) on his left foot. We had tried several different things to treat it, but nothing seemed to work.... until we tried Tea Tree oil! This stuff is amazing! We applied it 2-3 times a day, and within about a month it was totally gone!!! It "peeled" off in stages, each time taking more of the black seeds with it! It was amazing to watch. My 14-year-old son was so thankful to not have to go to the doctor to have it removed. We are so grateful for Tea Tree oil and God's healing our son from this painful wart! - Jennifer
3.Years ago when my husband who had been diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) needed dialysis to help clear some of the toxins from his body (dialysis of any kind does not clear all the toxins, only kidneys are capable of doing that, if they are functioning properly), we did peritoneal dialysis proceedings ourselves at home. Part of the training for me to be able to assist my husband with the exchanges (the term for the procedures) was to wear a mask and use antibacterial soap for scrubbing my hands
for no less than 2 minutes each time before beginning to hook him up for the exchange. After doing this for a couple of months, I had sores all over my hands. I mentioned this to a dear friend of mine, and she made me a batch of homemade soap with tea tree oil in it. I no longer continued to get sores, and even though the soap healed my hands eventually, they scarred from the damage done by the antibacterial soap. I learned to stay away from it the hard way.The doctor and nurses at the dialysis center said they'd not ever had anyone on peritoneal dialysis for so long and so many exchanges without ever having an infection. The Tea Tree essential oil was obviously effective. - Kerri
4. My son had a horrible planters wart
(actually a cluster of several) on his left foot. We had tried several different things to treat it, but nothing seemed to work....until we tried Tea Tree oil! This stuff is amazing! We applied it 2-3 times a day, and within about a month it was totally gone!!! It "peeled" off in stages each time taking more of the black seeds with it! It was amazing to watch. My 14-year-old son was so thankful to not have to go to the doctor to have it removed. We are so grateful for Tea Tree oil and God's healing our son from this painful wart! - Jennifer E.
5. Five months ago I developed two very large boils
on one leg that turned into a need for surgery, which turned into two, golf ball size holes in my leg and hospitalization for four days. It was an awful few months as I had to have wound care etc. Since then I have had about 8-10 boils try to start up on my legs... I'm not sure what is causing them, but I do know that if I rub Tea Tree Oil and Plague Defense on the boils 3-5 times per day, within a few days they will begin to dry up on their own. I'm very grateful. I would much rather rub oils on the things than have surgery again or wound care again. Thank you for walking this path and for making oils affordable. I am very grateful as they have become part of our family routine on a daily basis. I especially love the fact that my five year old will come to me if she gets a mosquito bite or if her tummy doesn't feel well, and tell me she needs 'essential oils'... LOVE IT! - Tina P.
Heritage Essential Oil blends with Tea Tree:
Bacteria Top Gun
Ringworm B Gone
Staph B Gone
Tender Tissue Spray
Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD)
by Robert Tisserand in Challenges Facing Essential Oil Therapy: Proof of Safety, Presented to the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) Conference in Denver, Colorado, October 18-21 2007
It has been said that Tea Tree oil causes ACD in “about 5%” of those who use it (Stonehouse ? Studdiford 2007). However, the evidence does not support this statement. Patch test data using Tea Tree oil at 5% or 10% in a total of 6,637 dermatitis patients show positive reactions in 0.15-1.8% (Lisi et al 2000, Pirker et al 2003, Rutherford et al 2007, Veien et al 2004). It should be noted that patch testing exaggerates real-world use of a substance (Gerberick et al 2001, Robinson et al 2000) and that a patch test with 5% Tea Tree oil, for example, is not equivalent to a lotion or oil containing 5% Tea Tree oil.
In six clinical trials using Tea Tree oil at either 5% or 10%, there were no allergic reactions among 295 patients, 67 of them with an inflammatory skin condition. Mild reactions were not significantly greater than in placebo groups, and in some cases were less (Caelli et al 2000, Dryden et al 2004, Enshaieh et al 2007, Satchell et al 2002a, Syed et al 1999, Tong et al 1992). However, in clinical trials using the oil at 25%, 50% or 100%, the number of patients with allergic reactions to the oil were 2%, 6% and 8% respectively (Buck et al 1994, Satchell et al 2002b). This highlights the importance of safe concentrations, and suggests a maximum of 10% Tea Tree oil. However, in some clinical situations, tangible benefits may make a low risk acceptable.
It is also worth noting that Tea tree oil can reduce the oedema and inflammation associated with contact hypersensitivity. This has been attributed to terpinen-4-ol (Brand et al 2002a, 2002b, Koh et al 2002, Khalil et al 2004). Undiluted Tea Tree oil, but not 5% Tea Tree oil lotion or placebo, significantly reduced the inflammatory reaction in nickel allergy. This was thought to be due to an effect on the antigen process (Pearce et al 2005). Nickel is the most common cause of skin allergy, followed by fragrance.
Avoid eye contact. In case of accidental contact, put a few drops of any pure vegetable oil in the eye. Water will not adequately dilute the oil. We’ve never known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your doctor if necessary.