Tea Tree Essential Oil Benefits & Uses

Words by Tessa McDonald

Photography by Tianna Franks

Known mostly for its efficacy in fighting breakouts, Tea Tree is actually a very versatile oil that is great for a cleansing diffuser aroma or mixed into your self-care products.

What is Tea Tree Oil?

Fresh, antibacterial, earthy, and astringent, Tea Tree is an herbal oil steam-distilled from tea tree plants. With a grassy, almost medicinal scent, it helps make things smell clean and fresh.

How to use Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree is great for skincare (it combats acne) and for your home cleaning products, too. It can also be used in a diffuser either by itself or mixed with other oils.

Tea Tree Oil recipes

Here are some recipe recommendations to get you started with using Tea Tree in your skincare and household products.

Tea Tree Oil diffuser blends

Slightly bitter on its own, Tea Tree can be a polarizing solo aroma. But it is truly great when mixed with other essential oils—especially sweet and citrusy ones. Here are some ideas.

Tea Tree Oil benefits

Tea Tree is antibacterial and astringent, which is why it is used in skincare products and can also be effective in polishing jewelry or cutlery. It’s a multi-use oil that is completely natural.

Where to buy Tea Tree Oil

You can subscribe to Tea Tree via vitruvi’s Essentials Club and have it delivered to your door every 30 or 60 days. This vitruvi oil is 100 per cent pure, non-toxic, organic, and free from synthetic fragrances and sulfates.

Is Tea Tree Oil safe for cats and dogs?

It is suggested to use minimal or no Tea Tree around your pets. Still, if you’re curious to learn more, you can always talk to your vet. The most important thing is to figure out what’s best for you and your furry friends.