Tea Tree Oil Diffuser: 3 Recipes to Mix Up Magic

Alison K.
4 minute read

On the hunt for a new oil to diffuse? A tea tree oil diffuser can make for some versatile and invigorating blends.

Tea tree oil has been used topically for over 100 years as a means of treating certain skin afflictions. Aside from its use in the natural beauty world, it also works wonderfully in your home’s tea tree oil diffuser.

On its own, the oil carries a powerful, herbal scent that can come off a bit strong at first. However, when paired with the other oils in your collection, you can create some refreshing botanical blends that are sure to revitalize your home.

Looking for more on this multipurpose essential oil? Keep reading to learn three recipes for your tea tree oil diffuser.

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Tea Tree Oil: A Short Background

Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, originated in Australia. It comes from the steam distillation of Australia’s tea trees which grow in the swamps of the Southeast Coast.

Traditionally used as an herbal medicine by the aboriginal people of Australia, tea tree oil is still known for its many benefits today. When used in your home’s oil diffuser, it gives off a cleansing and energizing fragrance.

Diluting Tea Tree Oil

Because it carries such a potent herbal scent, it is generally recommended that you dilute your tea tree oil diffuser blends. Below are a couple of great options for doing this.

Tea Tree Oil and Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has a light, nutty scent that works well with any essential oil blends. When paired together, coconut oil with tea tree oil and other complementing oils creates a longer-lasting scent experience.

Tea Tree Oil and Olive Oil

Another great way to dilute your tea tree oil diffuser blends is with olive oil. The mild character of the olive oil calms down the strong notes of the tea tree oil, making for a much softer and more balanced blend. 

Tea Tree Oil Diffuser Recipes

As mentioned before, tea tree oil has a bold herbal aroma that is somewhat similar to peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil. When paired with similar botanical oils, it creates refreshing and odor-fighting scents for the home.

Blend #1: Tea Tree Oil, Lavender, Lemon

  • 3 drops lavender oil
  • 2 drops bergamot oil
  • 1 drop tea tree oil
  • Coconut oil or olive oil for diluting (optional)

The pairing of lavender, bergamot, and tea tree oil in your diffuser presents a bright and zesty fragrance. Zingy citrus notes from bergamot freshen up the herbal character of the tea tree, rounded out with lavender for a calming effect.

Blend #2: Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint, Eucalyptus

  • 2 drops peppermint oil
  • 1 drop eucalyptus
  • 1 drop tea tree oil
  • Coconut oil or olive oil for diluting (optional)

Peppermint, eucalyptus, and tea tree oil in a diffuser bring a lively and revitalizing fragrance to your home. This blend is perfect for diffusing while cleaning your home, or any other time you need an energizing boost.

Blend #3: Lavender, Tea Tree, Citronella

  • 3 drops lavender oil
  • 1 drop tea tree oil
  • 2 drops citronella oil
  • Coconut oil or olive oil for diluting (optional)

Lavender, tea tree, and citronella together create the perfect summer blend. The calming scent of lavender helps tone down the invigorating scent of tea tree oil. The sweet scent of citronella adds a bright, sweet note that rounds out the blend.

Using Tea Tree Oil in Your Home

Tea tree oil brings a powerful, cleansing aroma to your home. When blended with other herbaceous notes, as well as citrus, it creates a bright and exhilarating scent that is sure to awaken and refresh your senses. Now that you’ve got a few ideas for tea tree oil diffuser blends, consider using tea tree oil in your home today.

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