How and Why You Should Use Tea Tree Oil For Your Hair

Tea Tree oil is known as a medicine cabinet in a bottle. The 'cure all' of essential oils.

Tea Tree (Botanical name: Melaleuca alternifolia) is a plant is native to Australia. There are almost 100 naturally identified compounds in Tea Tree oil, which makes it virtually impossible for bacteria to build a resistance to.

Tea Tree oil is one of the most researched and scientifically proven essential oils. Tea Tree has been known for its healing and disinfecting properties for over a century and a wealth of scientific evidence exists to support its effectiveness.

If you are suffering from hair loss and are looking for an effective solution to help get back those luscious locks, then you shouldn't overlook Tea Tree oil. Being a 100% natural ingredient makes it a much better alternative compared to the traditional store bought chemical based products. Read on to learn the amazing properties of this oil.


Head Lice

Head Lice

Tea Tree oil is believed to be one of the best treatments of lice as it is mild on the scalp, making it ideal for children. It works by coating the hair follicles and scalp which kills the head lice and soothes the irritated scalp. Combine 1 teaspoon of Tea Tree oil to 1 ounce of natural shampoo. Apply the solution to the scalp and hair. Cover the hair with either a towel or shower cap. Comb your hair thoroughly to remove the dead lice. Use this formula also as a preventative solution for your children!


Hair Damage

Regular hair care products can cause damage to the hair by clogging up the hair follicles. Ironically these chemical based products are the main cause behind damaged and dry hair, resulting in brittle hair prone to breakage and thinning. Tea Tree oil contains solvent agents that help to break down the chemical build-up without causing further damage to the hair and scalp. It effectively unclogs the pores allowing the flow of the body's natural moisturisers to help restore moisture to damaged hair. Just mix 4-5 drops into your shampoo bottle.



Tea Tree contains natural moisturisers that will ultimately improve the overall manageability and condition of the hair. This nutrient rich oil will help restore the much-needed moisture to dry and frizzy hair, leaving you with silky smooth and well-nourished locks. Moisture within the hair is vital in preventing breakage and therefore thinning of the hair, and by preventing these issues will result in the appearance of thicker hair.


Hair Growth

Tea Tree oil acts as a disinfectant and when applied to the scalp it will help remove excess build-up from the hair follicles and scalp, allowing the flow of sebum to enter with ease into the hair shafts. It will also help reduce any inflammation around the hair shaft and plays a part in the regeneration of existing hair follicles as well as encouraging new growth. Massaging the scalp with Tea Tree oil will work wonders in removing these impurities as well as improving circulation and blood flow, an essential requirement for healthy hair growth. 



One of the causes behind dandruff is the development of bacteria on the scalp. By combining Tea Tree oil with your regular 100% natural shampoo, it will help to kill off any bacteria and fungus. Excess dry skin is also a common cause, and this build-up of dead skin and dandruff can result in the hair follicles becoming blocked preventing essential nutrients from getting in.


Tea Tree Oil Hair Recipe

This recipe can be useful for the treatment of dandruff, preventing head lice, and relieving an itchy scalp.

  1. Simply add 4-5 drops of Tea Tree oil to your regular shampoo (ideally use a 100% natural shampoo)
  2. Gently massage into the hair and scalp as you would with your typical shampoo
  3. Leave in for approximately 5 minutes and then rinse (repeating one time per day) 


Tea Tree oil is one of the safest, most effective and natural oils to promote hair growth, prevent hair loss and generally improve hair health. Tea Tree oil should be a staple for every person who wants to avoid using harmful chemicals and use more natural products.

If you are considering buying a bottle of Tea Tree oil for your home, make sure you only buy certified 100% organic, 100% pure and 100% Australian Tea Tree oil. This is so you avoid all of the low grade, synthetic and hazardous additives in many copycat products out there.

This bottle of Auriginals Tea Tree Essential oil is the highest quality Tea Tree oil available in the world, as it is sourced from our farm where scientists have determined it to be the ecological birthplace of the Tea Tree species. It is impossible to recreate the exact quality that grows in this original and natural environment.

Check out the Auriginals 100% Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil.


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