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Tea Tree Essential Oil

Melaleuca alternifolia | Essential Oil
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When it comes to versatility, Tea Tree Essential Oil is often seen as a one-size-fits-all type of oil, offering uses in a wide variety of settings. Native to Australia, this highly regarded essential oil has many purifying and cleansing abilities, making it a great option for topical, diffusion, and household use. As an incredibly soothing and balancing essential oil, Tea Tree is a must-have for any essential oil lover—whether they’re a seasoned user or just starting out. 

Looking for ways to augment your skincare regimen? Tea Tree offers a wide range of soothing and balancing properties that make it great for promoting clear skin and helping to spot treat blemishes. Add this strong but gentle oil to a carrier oil and apply to the skin to assist with soothing irritations and creating a more even skin tone. Combine Tea Tree to your shampoo to help moisturize the scalp and avoid itchiness or flakiness and experience smoother, more hydrated locks. Because of its many purifying properties, Tea Tree is an excellent oil to diffuse in your home or office to help cleanse the air and calm feelings of nervousness. Add Tea Tree to DIY cleaners to deodorize and purify surfaces for a bright, clean feeling throughout your space.

With a top-middle fragrance note, Tea Tree presents a medium-strength aroma that is highly refreshing and herbaceous. This essential oil is considered a go-to choice for the mind, body, spirit, and home wellness. 

Learn more about Tea Tree

Tea Tree Essential Oil is part of the Rocky Mountain Oils® Wellness and Skin Care collections.

The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Neither Rocky Mountain Oils® nor its products are intended for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

Tea Tree vs Niaouli (Melaleuca)
  • Tea Tree’s aroma is fresh, medicinal, earthy, and herbaceous. Tea Tree is stronger than Niaouli and may not be as suited for sensitive skin. Tea Tree is safe for children 2+ when properly diluted.

  • Niaouli’s aroma is sharp, medicinal, slightly sweet, and citrusy. Its scent comes across more sweet and medicinal than Tea Tree. Niaouli is milder than Tea Tree and can be used on more sensitive skin when properly diluted. Niaouli is not recommended for children under 10.

Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Country of Origin: Australia
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaf
Aroma: Menthol, Herbal
Consistency: Thin
Blends Well With: Nutmeg, Ravintsara, Myrtle, Lavender, Lemon, Clove Bud, Basil, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, and Rosemary.


  • Add a few drops of Tea Tree to a hot shower to help open up the sinuses and promote deeper breathing.

  • Use Tea Tree to help spot treat problem areas on the skin for a more even complexion.

  • Use in natural DIY cleaning products such as surface cleaners and soaps for a boost to cleaning power.

Tea Tree All-Purpose Cleaner

  • 2 cups vinegar

  • 2 cups water

  • 30 drops Lemon

  • 20 drops Tea Tree

  • Spray Bottle

Combine all ingredients into the spray bottle and shake to incorporate. Use daily around your home to keep surfaces clean and germ-free. Shake before each use.

Invigorating Diffuser Blend

2 drops Tea Tree

3 drops Lemon

3 drops Lime

Diffuse in your home or workspace to help awaken the mind and promote feelings of positivity.

Learn more ways to use Tea Tree on the Rocky Mountain Oils® Recipe Book!


Possible skin sensitization. Apply with a carrier oil for topical application.

Click here for dilution rates.

Kids Safety: Safe to use topically with children 2 years of age and older. Dilute to a .5-2% dilution rate for topical application.

Practice safe diffusing:

- Diffuse in an open, well-ventilated area.

- Keep children out of the direct line of mist.

- Diffuse in 30-60 minute intervals with ample break periods for safe and effective use.

Your trust and confidence is very important to us. As part of our S.A.A.F.E. Promise™ to you, we provide GC/MS (Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry) test results from a verified third party, independent lab for each one of our essential oil products.

GC/MS tests verify the purity and quality of the oils we sell, so you can be sure you’re using the highest quality oils available on the market today.

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Customer Reviews

129 Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Turns Acute Skin Problems into Cute Skin Solutions
I love this Tea Tree, it's the most potent I've ever used and I'm constantly running out of it. I use it to promote healing in acute skin problem recovery, (like applying it on a zit) and it helps so much! My skin is too sensitive to use it all the time, but it's amazing for short-term use!
June 2, 2021
3 weeks ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Tea tree is a wonderful Versatile oil. Our entire family uses it consistently. RMO oils appear to be high quality.
April 22, 2021
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good company I will order from them again.
Good product and price. This is my first order from Rocky Mountain Oils and I was impressed with how quickly they shipped the oil, the price was very fair, and the oils were very well packaged when shipped.
March 23, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
One of the oils to always keep in your kit.
Tea tree oil is one of oils I try never to run out of . I use it to make my own bug repellent , acne . Great oil for so many recipes.
March 12, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent bang for your buck!
Excellent product. Arrived promptly and was securely wrapped, no spillage. Love how you guys keep your prices affordable.
November 13, 2020
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Felt A Great Tingle!
I have only used it 1 time so far, the Tea Tree oil is the consistency I expect and using it on my scalp felt great. Yes, I would recommend Rocky Mountains Tea Tree oil to others.
October 18, 2020
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Using it dailly
I use it to treat my toenails. I think it is working.
October 13, 2020
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Tea Tree for Skin Care
Love it, I use it for a variety of things but mainly for skin irritations.
September 3, 2020
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for Acne!
The tea tree oil was fantastic as a spot treatment for my acne! It cleared it up quickly and without scaring.
July 20, 2020
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Tea Tree
Spot on single oil, thanks :-)
July 14, 2020
1 year ago
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Can this be used on a child to protect from head lice?
A shopper on May 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Tea Tree is safe to be used for children of age 2+ and helps well with skincare and wellness. Tea Tree promotes a strong yet gentle oil to use in skin and hair care routines.

- RMO Team
How to get rid of roaches?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We have not had much feedback about using Tea Tree to repel roaches. However, Tea Tree is commonly used in DIY cleaning recipes so it could work great!
What is the difference between the Tea Tree and Melaleuca oils that you carry? I thought they were the same, but they are sold separately and melaleuca is cheaper.
Amy S on Nov 2, 2017
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Niaouli (Melaleuca) Essential Oil
Niaouli (Melaleuca) Essential Oil
BEST ANSWER: This information can be found under our "facts" section in the product pages. They come from the same family and they are both very similar in properties The main difference is Niaouli is milder than Tea Tree and can be used on more sensitive skin when properly diluted. Niaouli is not recommended for children under 10.

RMO Team
Aloha- we use a lot of tea tree and wondering if you sell in bigger size?
sasha G on May 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Good question! The largest bottle size we offer is a 15mL bottles. We do this so we can offer a comfortable price point for our customers while providing sufficient oil to last an extended period of time. We do not sell larger sizes, nor do we have immediate plans to do so.

RMO Team
Hi, I thought all of your products were organic (which is why I came to your website) but you have 2 tea tree oil products and 1 actually states it's organic...for more money, making it even more apparent that the other isn't. Was I mislead that all oils made by your company are organic? Isn't it being organic one of the good qualities of your company or any company?
Crystal H on Dec 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello! That is a good question!

All of our essential oils are 100% pure, natural, therapeutic and organically grown. We do not use fillers, synthetics or fragrance enhancers of any kind. In the past we had a lot of customer requests to get our oils USDA Certified as organic. Because of that, we now offer the USDA label for some of our oils. I've provided a link to our certified organic line below. The certification process is very long and expensive which is why we do not currently offer it for all of our oils, however, we are looking to expand this line of oils and we will be offering the certification for more of our oils in the future.

-RMO Team
How do you use tea tree oil on fingernails do you dilute with almond oil?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We always recommend dilution when applying any essential oil topically.
Can I deluge with water and spray plants to deter bugs?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Tea Tree can definitely be used in a spray to assist in repelling insects!
Does this only work on surface nail fungus?
A shopper on Dec 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is a great oil to use on the nails for cleansing.


-RMO Team
Can I diffuse tea tree oil or blends with tea tree oil if I have a dog?
Allison W on Feb 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: At this time, we have found insufficient research about using essential oils on or around domestic animals, including procedures and possible reactions. Because of this lack of research, we are unable to advise how to use essential oils with pets. For more information and references, please email us at

-RMO Team.
With what should I combine Tea Tree Oil to apply to very itchy scalp? How often?
A shopper on Feb 24, 2021

You can add Tea Tree oil to your shampoo or conditioner then you would use it as often as you wash your hair. You can also mix it into a carrier oil or a hair/scalp serum, apply to your scalp and massage for a few minutes. You can do this a few times a week.

-RMO Team
Why did the price go way up?
MELVIN A on Oct 12, 2018

To continue to offer premium essential oils and products, pricing adjustments have been made. We only provide oils from the highest quality sources around the world. All of our essential oils go through extensive quality testing through an independent third party lab. No matter the cost our company values sustainability, integrity, and purity.

If you would like more information in regards to what’s going on in the Essential Oil Industry and how it is becoming harder to find quality sources for certain oils, the link below is a great read.

- RMO Team