TEA TREE OIL

Inherently clarifying and cleansing with antiseptic properties, our Tea Tree Oils have an abundance of beautifying benefits for your skin, hair and home. They’re steam-distilled, grown sustainably and standardized for quality—so you can benefit in a purely powerful way.
100% Australian Tea Tree Oil 2 fl. oz.
100% Australian Tea Tree Oil 2 fl. oz.
Regular price $21.99 USD
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100% Australian Tea Tree Oil, 0.5 Fl Oz
100% Australian Tea Tree Oil, 0.5 Fl Oz
Regular price $8.99 USD
Regular price $0.00 USD Sale price $8.99 USD
100% Australian Tea Tree Oil, 1 Fl Oz
100% Australian Tea Tree Oil, 1 Fl Oz
Regular price $13.29 USD
Regular price $0.00 USD Sale price $13.29 USD
Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil, 0.5 Fl Oz
Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil, 0.5 Fl Oz
Regular price $10.09 USD
Regular price $0.00 USD Sale price $10.09 USD
Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil, 1 Fl Oz
Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil, 1 Fl Oz
Regular price $15.59 USD
Regular price $0.00 USD Sale price $15.59 USD
Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil, 2 Fl Oz
Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil, 2 Fl Oz
Regular price $24.29 USD
Regular price $0.00 USD Sale price $24.29 USD
Kinder To Skin Australian Tea Tree Oil
Kinder To Skin Australian Tea Tree Oil
Regular price $11.09 USD
Regular price $0.00 USD Sale price $11.09 USD
Kinder to Skin Manuka Oil & Tea Tree Oil
Kinder to Skin Manuka Oil & Tea Tree Oil
Regular price $14.49 USD
Regular price $0.00 USD Sale price $14.49 USD
Organic Tea Tree Oil
Organic Tea Tree Oil
Regular price $11.09 USD
Regular price $0.00 USD Sale price $11.09 USD

Enhance your everyday skincare and haircare with the pure power of Desert Essence’s tea tree oil, an inherently cleansing and clarifying botanical. Bolster your personal routine while using an ingredient that’s grown and harvested sustainably.

Tea Tree Oil 101

What is Tea Tree Oil & How Is It Made?

Indigenous Australians have long embraced the benefits of tea tree oil, an extract that comes from Melaleuca alternifolia, a tall shrub native to Queensland, Australia. Inherently clarifying and cleansing, our Australian tea tree oil is steam-distilled (with no chemicals), sustainably grown and standardized for exceptional quality. At Desert Essence, we've been inspired by this oil's wonder-full potential since 1978, when we became the first company to bring it to the U.S. market. Today, we continue to source the best oils from Australia's sustainable plantations.

Are There Different Types of Tea Tree Oil?

At Desert Essence, we offer several tea tree oils that differ based on growing and harvesting practices. For example, our 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil is grown and harvested conventionally, abiding by rigorous standards set by the Australian Tea Tree Oil Environmental Alliance. Our growers adhere to the set guidelines for tea tree production and quality. They use sustainable practices such as solar energy, state-of-the-art irrigation and minimal pesticides. On the other hand, the creation of our Organic Tea Tree Oil keeps USDA-certified organic practices in mind, while the development of our Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil follows the same practices, but isn’t USDA certified.

Organic Tea Tree Oil vs. Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil: What's the Difference?

Desert Essence's Organic Tea Tree Oil is USDA-certified organic and grown with the most environmentally sustainable, ecological and responsible practices. No chemicals, pesticides or herbicides are used on the farm, and a wood-fired burner is used to steam-distill the oil. While not USDA-certified organic, our Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil is grown by a federation of plantation owners who adhere to similar sustainable agricultural practices.

Does Tea Tree Oil Expire?

Tea tree oil has a shelf life of about two to three years. When you open a container, oxidation begins when the oil contacts heat, light and oxygen. Over time, the essential oil can lose its effectiveness and change in color, consistency and smell.

Is Tea Tree Oil Good for Your Face, Skin & Hair?

Absolutely! Apply a few drops of tea tree oil on a wet cotton pad for blemishes, excess oil and skin irritation, or apply it (diluted onto a wet cotton pad) to your head for shiny hair and a clean scalp. But remember, don’t use full strength tea tree oil on your skin. This natural wonder also works as a household cleaner for fresh linens and clean countertops, too! If you're wondering about tea tree oil's versatility in your personal routine, check out the reasons why you'll fall in love with this pure essential oil here.

Is Tea Tree Oil Antibacterial?

Tea tree oil is known for its antiseptic, cleansing and clarifying qualities. It contains many different compounds, including terpinen-4-ol, which has been shown to kill certain bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Why Tea Tree Oil Should be Your Everyday Go-To Oil

Tea tree oil is a pure extract that cleanses and rejuvenates. In a daily personal care routine, it's a great product for skin and hair. With just a few drops applied to a wet cotton pad, tea tree oil can help soothe blemishes and calm irritated skin. You can also use it to clean and revitalize the scalp for healthier hair, too. Plus, it's great to have on hand as a household cleaner when you want to clean everything from your kitchen countertop to your yoga mat!

Harness the power of natural botanicals to boost your everyday routine with a trusty bottle of tea tree oil in your bathroom cabinet and experience the top uses and benefits of tea tree oil for your skin, hair and home today.