Tea tree essential oil

Huile essentielle de Tea-tree

Tea-tree Essential Oil is the anti-infectious oil of choice whenever it is necessary to fight against an infection: viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, etc.

It has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasitic properties.

In this article, discover all the benefits of tea tree essential oil for your health!

Tea tree essential oil

How to recognize it?

TheTea-tree also called “ tea tree ” is a plant of the Myrtaceae family. It looks like a tree with white flowers . It can be found in the wild in Australia.

When we think of the Tea Tree, we automatically think of Australia . The name Tea-Tree comes from Captain Cook (18th Century).

Indeed, its sailors used leaves of a Melaleuca to make tea . The tea tree has been traditionally used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years.

In addition, Tea-Tree essential oil was already present in the packs of Australian soldiers who participated in the Second World War.

Since the 1980s, the Australian production sector has been able to select the best varieties, in terms of yield, growth but also chromatographic profile. They almost made this essential oil into a medicine !

Origin and history

However, Australia is finding it increasingly difficult to produce Organic Tea-Tree in quantity and competitively. The cause is changing climatic conditions (drought or torrential rain) and the proliferation of a fungus (Myrtle rust) which requires the spraying of fungicides.

To meet the growing demand from the organic market, Australians have helped to develop the culture of Tea-Tree on the African continent for several decades.

South Africa, Kenya, Lesotho and Zimbabwe are today producers of Organic Tea-Tree essential oil. China has also developed large (non-organic) Tea-Tree plantations and now supplies large quantities of essential oil.

Tea-Tree Pranarôm essential oil

Our Tea-Tree essential oil has come from the same Australian producer for over twenty years and also from South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Tea-Tree was introduced to Zimbabwe in the late 1980s. Our supplier started growing Tea-Tree in 1992 and has been certified organic since 2002. He is now the only distiller in Zimbabwe. We have been working with him for almost 10 years, despite the major political and economic crisis this country is going through.

For 3 molecules (Limonene, Terpinen-4-ol and Alpha Terpineol), ATTIA ( Australian Tea Tree Industry Association ) has determined a chiral standard characteristic of Tea-Tree essential oil which must be respected to be able to mention the term Tea-Tree on its bottles. Based on this standard, they have been hunting down fraudsters for years!

In the panel of samples taken in Europe and tested by L'ATTIA, one sample was ours. Pranarôm tea tree essential oil has been recognized by this association as being a 100% pure and natural tea tree oil steam distilled from Melaleuca alternifolia leaf. This allows us to guarantee 100% the quality and therapeutic effectiveness of this Essential Oil.

The benefits of tea tree essential oil

Tea tree essential oil, extracted from the leaves of the tea tree, is therefore a versatile oil with multiple uses and health benefits.

This organic essential oil is renowned for its antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties , making it a natural and effective remedy for a variety of skin problems and infections.

Its most common use is for the treatment of acne. A few drops of tea tree oil diluted in carrier oil can be applied directly to pimples to help dry them out and reduce inflammation.

Its antibacterial power is also useful in preventing new breakouts.

Tea tree oil is also used to treat skin infections such as fungal infections, warts and cuts. It can be applied topically to the infected area to speed up healing.

In aromatherapy , tea tree essential oil is used to strengthen the immune system and help fight respiratory infections, including colds and sinusitis.

What is it for ?

Tea tree essential oil is the anti-infectious oil of choice whenever it is necessary to fight against an infection: viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites.

It has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasitic properties. 

Its effectiveness is recognized in the case of oral and dental conditions (canker sores, gingivitis), respiratory infections (angina, sinusitis) and dermatological infections (herpes, shingles, scabies). This explains the justified presence of Tea-tree in numerous anti-infectious synergies, whatever the location of the infection.

It is also perfect in disinfecting the majority of skin wounds , including acne and skin abscesses .

Little more! You can also put a drop of this oil on toothpaste to disinfect the mouth and whiten the teeth.

In practice: examples of use


  • 3 to 4 drops massaged into the skin, 3 times a day for 5 days.


  • 1 drop on the pimple, 3 to 4 times a day for 5 days.

Skin wound (disinfection)

  • 2 drops directly on the wound.


  • 1 drop locally on spots, 3 to 4 times a day

In conclusion, the reputation of this tea tree essential oil is well established! Apart from these applications, it is considered a safe bet in medical and family aromatherapy .