Uses and Applications summary

For nearly 100 years pure tea tree oil (TTO) has been extensively used to successful treat a quite extraordinary range

of conditions and found myriad of other uses. This is because of its antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-fungal

properties and some anti inflammatory activity which have been the subject of extensive and comprehensive studies

probably best summarised in the 2007 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) titled

Effectiveness and Safety of Australian Tea Tree Oil1 compiled by preeminent researchers Carson, Hammer and Riley2.

Cynthia Olsen in her Tea Tree Oil Guide book3 provides a very helpful and quite detailed chapter tabulating a near

exhaustive list of common conditions that have been successfully treated by the applications of pure tea tree oil


 1. Skin

Acne and Pimples

Boils (furunculosis)

Cold sore (herpes simplex)

Dermatitis and Eczema

Insect bites and Stings

Psoriasis, Hives and Rashes


Ulcers (leg and tropical)

Vaginal (yeast) infections


Minor wounds, cuts and abrasions

After shave and bikini wax irritation

Burns (minor)

Coral cuts

Nappy rash


 2. Feet and Nail

Athlete's foot (tinea)

Corns and calluses

Foot odour

Nail Infections (perionychia)

 3. Hair and Scalp

Cradle cap (pityriasis capitis)

dandruff (malassezia furfur)

Head-lice (pediculus humans capitis)

Itchy scalp (some other types)

 4. Mouth



Bad breath

Mouth ulcers