Can You Mix Lavender and Tea Tree Oil? The Answer…

Mixing essential oils is a little like alchemy! With each essential oil bringing its own therapeutic properties and aroma, you can create some beautiful restorative blends with the power of these wonderful healing oils! 

But what about two of the most well-known essential oils? You might be wondering ‘can you mix lavender and tea tree oil?’ And if so, you’ve come to the right place for the definitive answer! 

If you can mix lavender and tea tree oil what is the effect, what do they do and how do you blend them? 

Let’s find out. 

Lavender and tea tree oil can be mixed very successfully for many different benefits. They are both medicated and protect from bacterial skin conditions. Combined, they help to treat and heal acne, produce DIY cleaning and purifying diffuser blends, reduce fungal infections and repel insects. 

So with the brief answer in place, so you can understand a little more about if you can mix tea tree and lavender, let’s start by looking at 12 ways that mixing lavender and tea tree can bring a wealth of benefits. 

Lavender and tea tree oil mix – 12 therapeutic benefits 

  • Helps to purify and clean air 
  • Medicating and antibacterial 
  • Protects against bacteria 
  • Combats germs such as colds spreading 
  • Perfect for DIY home cleaning 
  • Helps keep your carpets smelling fresh 
  • Minimising skin and fungal infections 
  • May help to clear up Athlete’s foot 
  • Antiseptic qualities 
  • Reduces and helps heal acne 
  • Insect repellent 
  • Helps to keep harmful pests away from plants 

Ok so now let’s discover in a little more detail the restorative and antioxidant benefits of mixing lavender and tea tree oil in an aromatherapy blend. 



One of the most important properties is that both tea tree and lavender oil are known for their antibacterial properties. 

By combining lavender and tea tree you will be able to harness the medicated and purifying potential of these two popular essential oils.

Tea Tree and Lavender are antibacterial 

According to research, Tea tree is an active ingredient in many topical formulations used to treat cutaneous infections. 

These are types of infections relating to the skin.

Other scientific studies have shown that lavender contains potent antimicrobial properties which can protect against bacteria in food such as Escherichia coli and Enterobacter cloacae.

This is because lavender along with other oils such as tea tree, contains linalool and linalyl acetate. These are volatile components that give essential oils their active properties.

By mixing tea tree and lavender oil, you can expect a double dose of purification!  One of my favorite ways of using lavender and tea tree is in a diffuser blend. I love the clean smell of lavender mixed with the slightly herbal aroma of the tea tree. 

Tea tree and Lavender diffuser blend

  • 8 drops lavender oil 
  • 4 drops tea tree 
  • 100mL boiled cooled water from a kettle 

This blend is perfect as an air purifier in your kitchen or to help stop germs from spreading if any family members show signs of coming down with a cold. 

So with that in mind, you might be wondering if you mix tea tree and lavender what other properties they both have to double up on their powerful therapeutic qualities.

So let’s find out more. 

lavender and tea tree diffuser mix
i just love the clean, fresh smell of lavender and tea tree in my diffuser!


Both tea tree and lavender are antimicrobial, which puts the brakes on harmful microorganisms and helps to stop bacteria and other nasties in your home. 

Lavender is used widely in home cleaning fluids and detergents. 

It’s not surprising to find out that it’s name is taken from a Latin word which means ‘to wash!

DIY cleaning 

Lavender and tea tree essential oils are perfect DIY cleaning products. 

Mixing both tea tree and lavender will pack a punch in any type of cleaning from kitchen surfaces and door handles to keep your carpet smelling fresh!  I just love this cleaning scrub and is one of my ‘go-to’ cleaning day favorites!

Let’s get mixing tea tree and lavender in a gentle cleaning scrub which is perfect for:

  • Sinks 
  • Bathtubs
  • Showers
  • Cleaning inside oven and microwave 
  • Shower tiles 

Tea tree and lavender cleaning scrub 

In a bowl mix the following ingredients: 

  • 1/2 Cup of baking soda
  • 6 drops lavender oil
  • 6 drops tea tree oil
  • Add water drop by drop to make a paste

Mix tea tree and lavender, along with the baking soda with a fork to combine well.

Apply using a circular motion onto your chosen surface, leave for 5 minutes and then clean off with a soft damp cloth. 


According to important scientific research outlined in, Lavender’s wealth of properties includes anti-fungal properties.  

This popular oil has a potent effect in helping to minimize some of the most common skin and nail infections by fighting off the strains of fungi which are responsible! 

Lavender and tea tree help with skin complaints 

By mixing lavender with tea tree there is no question that together they may help to prevent many familiar skin complaints such as athlete’s foot. 

Tea tree is a powerful anti-fungal and can also help to reduce nail fungal infections. 

According to recent research, the terpenes in Tea tree are responsible for making it one of the top oils for staving off fungal infections. 

The same study goes on to say that Lavender also is a powerhouse against fungal infection. 

Lavender and tea tree oil mix is one of my go-to blends for keeping fungus at bay! 

Lavender and tea tree Athlete’s foot blend 

  • 6 drops tea tree 
  • 4 drops lavender 
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 

Mix all ingredients in a screw-top jar or a saucer and apply twice a day 


Both lavender and tea tree have exceptional antiseptic qualities. So it’s not surprising that in clinical tests, Tea Tree oil showed a minimum of 96.94% effectiveness against E. coli! So when mixed with lavender whose antibacterial properties have been well documented, you can guarantee a potent blend! 

When mixed they can help with bacterial skin conditions such as spot breakouts and blackheads. 

Tea tree alone helps to kill bacteria, but it’s a powerful combination in helping to prevent and actively heal acne breakouts and other blemishes when mixed with lavender. 

Lavender and tea tree oils mix to unclog pores.  I just love how the superpower of both these essential oils work in harmony to clear up bacteria and also soothe and reduce inflammation.,

lavender and tea tree oil

Lavender and tea tree face oil wash

  • 3 drops tea tree essential oil 
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil 
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba, or coconut oil ( both of these oils to help reduce oil production) 

Mix the lavender and tea tree essential with your choice of carrier oil in a screw-top jar or a saucer. Apply to your face after washing with cotton wool, paying particular attention to any breakout areas.

Insect repellent

With lavender shown by recent studies to significantly repel mosquitos along with other popular oils, mixing both lavender and tea tree can help when removing pesky 6 winged critters from your life! 

Essential oils such as lavender and tea tree contain bioactive phytochemicals that are safe and biodegradable.  This makes them perfect in a blend or mix as a natural way to repel insects 

Mixing lavender and tea tree double up on the repelling qualities of essential oils. While tea tree can do some of the hard work repelling, lavender’s calming and soothing properties will help with any bites or stings.

This is one of my favorite blends for hitting the great outdoors! I always make sure I have both tea tree and lavender to hand when off on a hike or a camping expedition!

Lavender and tea tree for bites 

By adding 3 drops of lavender, along with 3 drops of lavender to a soft cloth, rub directly onto a bite to soothe inflammation and calm the redness. 

Or simply rub 2 drops of tea tree and 2 drops of lavender on your shirt cuffs to keep insects at bay. 

Mixing lavender and tea tree can also help keep your plants free from bugs and other pests. 

For those of you wondering if you can use essential oils on plants? Take a look at my helpful article for more information! 

spray plants with lavender and tea tree
spray plants with a mix of lavender and tea tree

Lavender and tea tree insect repellent spray 

  • 4 oz spray bottle filled with distilled white vinegar 
  • 6 drops tea tree
  • 6 drops lavender 

Mix the lavender, tea tree, and vinegar and spray lightly to repel insects. Don’t worry about the vinegar smell as if you use white vinegar, I found the smell dissipates quickly. 

And finally… 

So there you have it! Everything a budding aromatherapist needs to know about the how, why, and where of lavender mixed with tea tree! 

I hope this has given you the definitive answer that you can mix these two powerful oils for their therapeutic, healing, and restorative effects.

If you are wondering how to tell if your lavender oil has gone off, check out my helpful article, or perhaps you are wondering if you can mix ylang ylang and lavender! Don’t forget to pop by and find out!  And for any other information on your favorite oils and blends, check out my resource page for more helpful articles!

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