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September Oil of the Month: doTerra Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Melaleuca alternifolia

Updated: Dec 26, 2020

doTerra Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Oil
DoTerra Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Oil

More commonly known as “Tea Tree,” Melaleuca essential oil has over 92 different compounds and limitless applications. The leaves of the Melaleuca tree were used by the Aborigines of Australia for centuries. They would crush the leaves and inhale the oil to promote feelings of clear breathing and apply the leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect. Melaleuca is best known for its purifying properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to support a healthy complexion. Taken internally, Melaleuca promotes healthy immune function*, and Melaleuca can be used on surfaces throughout the home to protect against environmental threats. Melaleuca is frequently used on occasional skin irritations to soothe the skin and diffusing Melaleuca will help purify and freshen the air.

Around the Studio

A good yoga mat spray is a must! With these four simple ingredients you can create a yoga mat cleaner that not only disinfects, but leaves your mat smelling fresh and clean!

  • 3/4 cup distilled water

  • 1/4 cup alcohol-free witch hazel or white vinegar

  • 5 drops Lavender oil

  • 3 drops Melaleuca

  • Glass spray bottle

Note: Not all yoga mats are treated the same. Using essential oils may ruin some yoga mats. Spray a test patch on a small part of your mat first to make sure it doesn't affect it. Around the Home This amazing oil can be used for haircare because of its topical cleansing, rejuvenating and purifying properties ... or for diffusing as it has the ability to freshen and purify the air. You can use it as a skin cleanser, and to help with minor skin irritations. Or for cleaning as it protects against environmental and seasonal threats. Please use precaution and do not apply tea tree oil to your pets before consulting with your veterinarian.

Directions for Use:

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.


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.

Primary Benefits:

  • Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin

  • Promotes healthy immune function when used internally*

  • Ingest to protect against environmental and seasonal threats*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Learn More About Essential Oils by following this link and comment with your favorite uses

for Tea Tree Oil (or how you would use it) . HELPFUL HINT:

Melaleuca also blends well with Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Lemon

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