Melaleuca oil comes from evergreen plants that we commonly know as the Tea Tree and generally from the Australian continent.
It’s an extract commonly used in shampoo and conditioner products to treat dandruff.
Melaleuca essential oil has over 92 different compounds and–we think–almost 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.
Please note that the FDA does not regulate essential oils. This means that I cannot make any specific claims or imply that essential oils cure or should be used to treat any diseases or other health conditions. I am not doing that by providing this information.
All information is pulled from reputable sources and studies. Links are provided so that you can make an educated and informed decision as a responsible adult.
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.
It’s also pretty amazing. 😉
Scientific Research on the Benefits of Melaleuca Oil
Here are some of the scientific studies and research on the health benefits of Melaleuca essential oil:
- Supporting study on the effectiveness for treatment of acne (and another study)
- It’s been shown to be an effective treatment for dandruff
- And many, many more studies showing the potential benefits of melaleuca can be found here (I can’t link directly to them because the FDA)
It seems clear based on this evidence that Melaleuca essential oil is one you should have in your collection to support your health.
If you need to add it to your collection (or just need to get going with essential oils), contact me today and I’ll help you get setup. 🙂
- For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Melaleuca essential oil onto affected area.
- Add 1–2 drops to water, citrus drinks, or veggie caps to support healthy immune system function.*
- Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.
- Apply to ngernails and toenails after showering to purify and keeps nails looking healthy
- Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats.
Melaleuca Essential Oil Recipes
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 20 drops melaleuca essential oil
Mix the ingredients together and blend. Pour into a bottle and store in cool place. Rub on skin and leave on for a minute or two then rinse off.
Homemade Tea Tree Oil Shampoo
To make homemade tea tree oil shampoo, mix several drops of melaleuca essential oil with aloe vera gel, coconut milk and other essential oils like lavender oil.
Melaleuca Oil Cleanser
To make homemade tea tree oil cleanser, mix with water, vinegar and lemon essential oil then use it on your counter tops, kitchen appliances, shower, toilet and sinks.
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
- 5 drops tea tree essential oil
- 2 cups spring water
Pour all of the ingredients into a bottle. Shake well to mix. Take a small sip and swish it around in your mouth/gargle for 30 seconds and spit out.
Directions for Use
- Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
- Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 oz. of liquid.
- Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.
Plant Part: ATIN Leaf
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Aromatic Description: Herbaceous, green, leathery
Main Chemical Components: Terpinen-4-ol, y-terpinene