Lavender’s Corner

Tea Tree essential oil

[Melaleuca alternifolia]


Tea tree is an oil you can use without a carrier, but it does have a very strong smell.


correspondences of Tea tree;

Planet~ Moon/Mercury

Element~ Earth/air

Colours~ white- pale yellow

Other uses~ Abscess, acne, asthma, athlete’s foot, blisters, burns, bronchitis, catering, cold sores, coughs, dandruff, herpes, insect bites, oily skin, rashes [nappy rash], spots, veruccae, warts, infected wounds, sinusitis, tuberculosis, whooping cough, thrush, vaginitis, cystitis, pruritis, colds, fever, flu, things you can catch-like Chickenpox. Lice and mites. Sunburn.

Rituals~ Cleansing, Protection, stability, safety, healing.

Blends with~ Clary sage, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Oak moss, Pine, Ravensara, Rosemary.

Parts used~ steam or water distillation from leaves and twigs.

Any Precautions? Possible sensitisation in some individuals. Be careful if you have sensitive skin; use less of it.


This month’s blends [extra things to do with Tea Tree oil]


Tea tree after shaving gel

Aloe Vera gel x1 plastic tablespoon

Tea tree oil x4 drops

Apply to the recently shaved area.


Easy chapped lips lip balm

Add some Petroleum jelly to an old lip balm jar or tin. Then add 3 drops of Tea Tree oil.


Tea tree flu and coughing water

Add 8 drops of Tea tree oil, 5 drops Eucalyptus oil and 3 drops Peppermint oil to a plastic bowl of slightly boiled water; not too hot!

Cover your head area, and shoulder area with a towel, bend your body down to breathe in the oils.


Dandruff-free easy shampoo and hair oil

*Add 7 drops of Tea tree oil to your shampoo, shake it and then use it.


Dermatitis easy shower gel

Do the same as above* [only with shower gel instead of shampoo]


Ear infection oil

Tea tree oil x 5 drops

Olive oil x 5ml


Add to the area behind the ears, at the front of the ears; where the bones stop- [you should feel a dip on both sides], and the ear lobes.

Try getting some sleep, if possible later in the day-let the oil sink into the skin before getting it on your pillow case- you could place a towel onto the pillowcase if worried.


Head lice

Add to conditioner~

Sweet Marjoram essential oil x6 drops

Tea Tree essential oil x4 drops

Mix together by shaking the bottle. Place a dollop of the conditioner onto the hair and comb through with a nit comb, catching the nits on a piece of tissue.


If you don’t want all of your conditioner to smell this way; you can add some conditioner to a plastic cup, add the oils and blend with a plastic spoon.


Thanks for reading,

Blessed be.