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Favorite Tea Tree Oil Uses

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High quality T36-C5 and T40-C3 Melaleuca Oil (aka tea tree oil) are two of the most powerful and useful oils for use in health and home. The naturally occurring chemical constituents or compounds found in T36-C5 and T40-C3 make it naturally soothing, penetrating, and an effective solvent. Tea tree oil is an effective antimicrobial that fights bacteria, viruses, and fungal infections. It treats scabies and dandruff and so much more.


The Melaleuca Wellness Guide tells us that a couple of drops of T36-C5 will un-stick glued fingers without damaging skin.

Antimicrobial - Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tell us that about one in three (33%) people carry staph in their nose, and two in a hundred people carry MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Researchers found tea tree oil preparations effective, safe, and well tolerated compared with two topical hospital regimens for treating persons who carry MRSA.

Antiviral - Cold Sores

Since cold sores are caused by a virus they do not respond to antibiotics. The Melaleuca Wellness Guide recommends that as soon as you feel a cold sore coming on dab T36-C5 on the lesion. Repeat every hour until the lesion either disappears or comes to a head. If it comes to a head continue to apply T36-C5 once every two hours followed by MelaGel.

Antiviral - Anti-Influenza

Our soon-to-be published book on essential oils notes that tea tree oil was found to have antiviral activity against influenza A/PR/8 virus subtype H1N1. In vitro antiviral activity of Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil.

With good reason high quality T36-C5 is called a "first aid kit in a bottle." Renew Intensive Skin Therapy; Sol-U-Mel, MelaGel and Original Shampoo are effective products that are rich in tea tree oil.

The Melaleuca Wellness Guide lists over 120 conditions that use T36-C5 Melaleuca Oil as a remedy.

~ Richard M Barry

The Melaleuca Wellness Guide

The cover of the Melaleuca Wellness Guide

Widely recognized as the definitive resource for the many questions about uses of Melaleuca products, The Melaleuca Wellness Guide features over 200 health solutions, over 150 cleaning solutions, and over 215 suggestions for cats, dogs, horses, and farm animals.

Many Melaleuca Marketing Executives have found that when they make sure their new customers have The Melaleuca Wellness Guide, they are happier with their choice to switch stores. Using The Melaleuca Wellness Guide helps people understand the many applications for Melaleuca products. Understanding of the products helps create product-centered organizations which have higher average order size and retention rates.

Tea Tree Oil Reviews

The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.

A friend at work passed by my desk in tears and I stopped her to ask what I could help with. She said that she had shingles over her chest area and that the prescription from the doctor was not helping and that she was going to the restroom -- again -- to apply cold paper towels to help with the itching and pain, and to apply more of the prescription cream. I gave her my emergency (unopened) bottle of Melaleuca oil and she proceeded to the restroom. Within 15 minutes she stopped at my cubical and said "Oh my goodness – that Mela oil stopped the terrible pain and itching almost before I could wash my hands and put the cap back on the bottle!" I smiled and gave her a sample of RENEW. The next day, she reported that the previous night she took a shower when she arrived home from work, applied the RENEW after the shower, and then more Melaleuca Oil before bedtime . . . and the same "this morning." She hugged me (carefully) and said that she had NO itching or pain from the shingles and that they were actually smaller and less "hot and red." She then became a new, satisfied customer on our lunch break!

~ Cheryl

I have used Melaleuca's T36-C5 oil for years and have always been happy with the results. I have used it personally and with family to resolve many issues including: diaper rash and eczema (5mL with 4 ounces of olive oil). I have also used it undiluted for nail fungus, sore muscles, cuts, burns, in a diffuser to clean the air and relieve "viral" flare-ups. I have used it in a spray bottle with Sol-U-Mel to freshen and disinfect the air, and to spray toothbrush after each use (5mL with 1 ounce of Sol-U-Mel in 16 ounce sprayer bottle). I have used it in the bath tub with Sol-U-Mel for a "squeaky clean" bathing experience (7 drops with 1-2 ounces of Sol-U-Mel).

~ Mickey

I became a customer simply to try the Renew lotion since I have very dry skin-feet that sometimes crack… So my first purchase was the Renew Lotion, and immediately I started using it on my feet every night with socks on. Within 3 days my feet were almost completely clear, but in the summer my feet are dryer than winter. I'm thinking too much exposure to the sun, beach and always wearing flip flops. They crack and hurt to walk in them. I continued to use Renew, but also added the Melaleuca tea tree oil mixed together and instantly it soothed the burning. I ran out of my MelaPower laundry detergent this summer also, and bought some generic brand that was supposed to be clear and free of harsh chemicals, but I broke out in hives all over my face and neck, and then my arms!! It was so awful!! The doctor prescribed steroids and Benadryl, but it just made it worse when I went out in the sun and I was so sleepy. My rash lasted 2 weeks. Then, I started using the Renew and the Melaleuca oil mix again, and within 3 days my rash was completely gone!! Thank you Melaleuca for your great products!!!

~ Angel

I used Melaleuca oil for multiple wasp stings on my head. I had to go volunteer at our after school church program in 15 minutes, when this happened. The pain stopped and I put on a hat and made it to my program on time. Productivity up and pain gone. Love the stuff!

~ Donna

I just love Melaleuca's T36-C5 Tea Tree Oil. Years ago when I was first a member of Melaleuca, I skinned my shin when I slipped off the rear bumper of a 1974 pickup truck. OUCH! The only product I had available at the time was T37-C7. I put it on my owie, and the pain was gone. The next day when I looked at it, I had a circular bruise around the owie! Where the oil was, there was NO bruise! So 3 years ago, I was with my mom when she fell. I whipped out my T36-C5 oil and applied it liberally to everywhere she may have hurt herself. It took her pain away. The next day she was sharing her fall with someone and neither of them could find her bruises that should have accompanied her fall. She lost her bragging rights that should have gone along with her fall. Thank You Melaleuca! And thank you RM Barry for publishing our stories. I learn so much from your Melaleuca Wellness Guide.

~ Eileen

We have used tea tree oil for everything from lice, toothaches, migraine headaches, allergies, bug bites, and congestion to just name a few. My favorite tea tree oil testimony to share is how it cured my strep throat. My throat was so infected with those little white puss pockets, and so sore for a week. Antibiotics wouldn't touch it, it was that bad. I was afraid to talk because every time my tongue would move it felt like someone was cutting my throat with razor blades. My mentor told me to try the Melaleuca oil. I swabbed the back of my throat and gargled with Melaleuca oil throughout the day. The pain stopped within minutes after applying. By the second day my throat was healed. I didn't realize that, if you let strep go without getting it taken care of, it could get into your bloodstream and you can actually die from it. So any time my throat starts to hurt I swab it with Melaleuca oil.

~ Pam

I am very afraid of catching a cold! I have a low immune system and this is one of my tea tree tips: I use a tiny bit, a few drops of tea tree oil under and just inside my nostrils, if I have a cold coming on. And I breathe a bit of steam. It seems to "deliver" Melaleuca oil as a vapor into my system. Of course I use the mouthwash, but if I have a sore throat, I add just a drop of tea tree oil to the mouthwash. I only use Melaleuca tea tree oil. The cheap junk has eucalyptus oil and irritates my skin. I also use it if I have a cold sore... Totally it works!

~ Merritt

My very first use of Melaleuca oil felt miraculous! I was at the birthday party of my 4 year old grandson at a park by the Mississippi River. Though I didn't know it, I had been bitten by a Buffalo Gnat. Suddenly I realized that my whole chin was numb as well as my lower gums. I was a new Melaleuca customer and had just received a bottle of Melaleuca oil the day before. I ran to my car to get it, applied it on my chin---not knowing what to expect. Within 5 minutes, the numbness was completely gone. There was no itching at the site at all. I was amazed at the fast acting power of this simple treatment! More recently, I used The Melaleuca Wellness Guide to help me with a sinus infection. I followed the instructions exactly, breathing over a pan of hot water, Sol-U-Mel and Melaleuca oil for 20 minutes, and again, I found RELIEF! No doubt, using Melaleuca's pure effective essential oil, in some cases, spares me the time, money and trouble of going to the doctor's office. I'm so thankful that someone shared Melaleuca with me!

~ Patty

I first became a Melaleuca customer in Dec. 2004. A couple of months later, I experienced a severe burn on the palm area of my hand. I had just turned on the dishwasher and immediately heard a knocking noise. I opened the door to find a water bottle cap in the bottom of the dishwasher. I reached in to remove it and, in the process, touched the heat coil in the bottom. The burn was bad enough that the skin immediately turned white. I remembered reading that Melaleuca oil was good for burns. I applied several drops to the area and followed with a layer of Renew Lotion. The pain was bad enough that I thought that I might end up in the emergency room. I continued to apply both over the next couple of hours. The pain began to subside and it never did form a blister. Thanks to Melaleuca oil no scaring or any sign of ever having a burn. I tell everyone that Melaleuca oil should be in their medicine cabinet.

~ Lynn

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