Melaleuca Essential Oils

Melaleuca Essential Oils, or more commonly known as ‘tea tree’ oil, has been a respected one for its miraculous cleansing and regenerative properties, especially for the skin. Composed of more than ninety different compounds, melaleuca has limitless therapeutic applications.  Having Melaleuca essential oil in the house, I have literally emptied my medicine cabinet of OTC drugs.

The leaves of the Melaleuca tree were used by the Aborigines of Australia for centuries. They crushed the leaves and inhaled the oil to promote clear breathing and applied the leaves directly to the skin to help with recovery.


Melaleuca is best known for the purifying properties it contains.

it is also widely used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to promote a clear, healthy complexion.

Other Uses for Melaleuca Essential Oils

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Taken internally, Melaleuca essential oils can enhance the immune system, and are especially effective when seasonal threats are high. Instead of chemical laden household sprays and cleaners, I use Melaleuca on every surface in my home to protect us against environmental threats.

I use only doTERRA Melaleuca Essential Oils because they are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG). I use it internally to promote a healthier immune system function. You can add 1-2 drops in a gel cap, or dilute 1 drop in about 4 fl. oz. of liquid or drink of your choice. Don't over do it, Mela is powerful.

Mela also protects us against environmental and seasonal threats. I add a few drops to a spray bottle of water and use it to clean all my hard surfaces, including the kitchen and bath. This is also my #1 replacement for spray disinfectants in my home, as the Mela attacks bacteria...which is the cause of odors.

Cleanse and purify the air by diffusing Melaleuca.  Add 3-4 drops in the diffuser of your choice.  Here is my favorite Diffuser which I have two of and they have both lasted years with everyday use, the Doterra Petal Diffuser.  A little more costly, but three years everyday?

I use one in my bedroom for a deep, restful sleep. I put three drops of Doterra Lavender oil and fill with water. About two hours before bedtime I turn it on and set it for four hours. The lavender penetrates the home with a relaxing aroma, helping the entire family sleep well.

The other diffuser I might set in the kitchen and turn it on the same time as the morning coffee pot. I use a few drops of citrusy scents such as WIld Orange.

If you would prefer the less expensive brand, the Ultra Sonic would be my choice for that.  I bought my sister one of these, and her kids loved it so much, they took it over.  Okay girls...here's your cue, buy these for your mom for Christmas. :) 

Melaleuca Clears Conjestion and Sinus Infections

I put one drop of Melaleuca oil on a cotton ball, divide the ball into two, putting one half in each ear. The vapors from the oil, penetrate the sinus canals, purifying it from bacteria and virus. I leave in overnight, and always feel a lot better in the morning. By doing this for 48 hours straight, I can usually clear myself from a cold, flu symptoms, and have successfully warded off worse conditions those around me have caught.

Cleansing and rejuvenating your skin combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser or moisturizer for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving to prevent razor burn. 

You can use Melaleuca on rashes and minor skin irritations to soothe the skin and help promote faster healing. 


You can even apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and strengthen nails.

Remember, if you are Sensitive skinned, dilute 1-2 drops of oil with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. 

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* 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.

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