Tea Tree Oil Blends Well With….28 Oils and Blend Recipes

tea tree oil blends well with

Tea Tree Oil Blends Well With…28 Oils and Blend Recipes 

Tea tree is such a well-known oil and one that many of us have in our medicine cabinet, so it’s not surprising many of us are wondering what other oils tea tree blends well with! 

With its herbal aroma similar to eucalyptus, it’s perfect to use in all kinds of blends from immune-boosting diffuser blends, hair rinses and bath blends through to DIY home cleaning! 

In this helpful article, I’m going to take you through the best oils to blend with tea tree oil. 

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Tea tree blends well with other herbal oils and adds antibacterial power to florals, spicy and citrus oils. Try peppermint eucalyptus, lavender rosemary, geranium, clary sage, ylang-ylang, rosewood, grapefruit, cedarwood, thyme, black spruce, pine, lemon, ginger, frankincense, clove, and juniper 

Ok so let’s hit the shortlist so we can find out which oils tea tree blends well with. 

Just a note, this list is not exhaustive, simply based on the oils which blend most successfully with tea tree oil. 

  • Peppermint – Head lice removal 
  • Eucalyptus – Suppresses coughs
  • Lavender – Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Rosemary – Hair toning properties 
  • Lemongrass – bug repellant and plant health 
  • Geranium – eczema, and psoriasis 
  • Clary sage – helps dry up acne blemishes 
  • Rosewood – Natural deodorant 
  • Ylang-ylang – Moisturizing Body lotion
  • Ravensara – reduces snoring and sleep apnea symptoms 
  • Thyme – Eases congestion 
  • Cedarwood – Antibacterial 
  • Grapefruit – Shower diffuser blend 
  • Black spruce – Boot room cleansing 
  • Pine – Door handle and entryway cleaner 
  • Lemon – Air deodorizing diffuser blend 
  • Ginger – Immune boosting 
  • Frankincense – Heals acne scars 
  • Marjoram – Clears coughs and runny nose 
  • Oregano – Helps to clear urinary tract infections 
  • Scots pine – Floor cleaner 
  • Bergamot – Moisturizer for oily skin 
  • Juniper – Muscle bath soak 
  • Petitgrain – Soothes and heals complexion 
  • Nutmeg – Anti-aging 
  • Orange – Refreshing diffuser blends 
  • Black Spruce – Oily skin toner 
  • Clove – E Coli treatment 
  • Cypress – Antispasmodic cough suppressant 
  • Oakmoss – Antiseptic and antiviral 

Use tea tree on its own or with other oils 

Tea tree has been the subject of many scientific studies and is a powerhouse of antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, and packed full of antioxidants with a herbal aroma that benefits from being mixed with floral, spicy or uplifting citrus oils. This helps to lift its medicinal aroma and adds a lighter top note. 

You can use tea tree essential oil on its own for a more intense hit of its antiseptic and bacteria-busting properties or blend it with other oils. 

Tea tree essential oil blends well with…

Okay now we’ve got the summary down, let’s start looking in a little more detail about some of the high points. 

We can begin with one of my favorite oils that blend well with tea tree, peppermint.

Tea tree oil and peppermint blend well together 

Tea tree oil is packed full of anti-fungal properties.  When it’s mixed with peppermints limonene and menthone thery create a powerful combination for removing all kinds of bugs and other nasties, including head lice. 

Tea tree oil and peppermint oil blend well together to: 

  • Kill bacteria in the mouth including gums 
  • Repels head lice and kills their eggs 
  • Good for dandruff and other scalp irritants 
  • Provide antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, and antiviral properties when used topically or on diffusers 
  • Perfect for home DIY cleaning blends 
  • Boosts the immune system 

Tea tree and peppermint head lice lotion 

Mix 10 drops of tea tree and peppermint oil with a tablespoon of your favorite hair conditioner. Leave on wet hair for 10 to 15 minutes then comb through with a nit comb

To discover more ways to repel bugs and other home invaders using peppermint oil, check out my other helpful article, What Does Peppermint Oil Repel? 

Or discover more about ‘Best Oils To Blend With PeppermintPop by discovering diffuser blends, room sprays, home DIY blends, and more! 

Blend tea tree and eucalyptus oils 

Tea tree has been used for over a century in Australia and is in many over-the-counter medicines for colds and flu. Both tea tree and eucalyptus are very well known to many of us included in cold and flu remedies.

The clearing aroma of both tea tree and eucalyptus can help soothe symptoms of colds and congestion. This powerful duo can help remove bacteria and virus infections according to scientific studies 

Tree tree oil and eucalyptus blend well together to: 

  • Remove fungal infections 
  • Soothe cold and flu symptoms 
  • Destroy bacteria  and viruses 
  • Relieve a blocked up nose and congestion 
  • Reduces sinus swelling 
  • Work well together in immune-boosting diffuser recipes 

This is one of my go-to diffuser recipes if I feel like I’m coming down with a cold or a little congested. Head over to discover more Immune Boosting Diffuser Recipes.

I also love using a blend of tea tree and eucalyptus added to my diffuser bracelet to benefit from their immune-boosting power all day long! Click Here to find out more about lava bracelets and why you need one! 

Tea tree and eucalyptus immune-boosting diffuser blend 

10 drops tea tree oil

8 drops of eucalyptus oil 

100mL of boiled and cooled water 

Add all ingredients to a diffuser and set for one hour before bed and on awakening. I also like to add a couple of drops of each on a tissue and inhale the vapors deeply during the day too! 

If you would like to discover more ways to use Eucalyptus In A Diffuser, check out my other helpful article to find out how eucalyptus can help you breathe more easily and for some gorgeous home spa blends!

Tea tree oil and lavender blend well together 

These two supercharged essential oils are probably two of the best oils to blend together fir a wealth of results! 

The herbaceous gently medicinal aroma of tea tree is tempered beautifully by the floral notes and sweetness of lavender oil. 

They are probably one of my most used combos in Diffuser Blends For Calm and Relaxation, to keep air smelling gorgeous and in the Best Blends For Skin

Both tea tree and lavender naturally contain analgesic properties which can help with skin complaints and pain relief such as headaches. 

Tea tree oils blends well with Lavender oil to: 

  • Helps to minimize fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Ease skin complaints such as eczema and psoriasis 
  • Pain-relieving agents for headaches 
  • Provide a powerhouse of antifungal, antiviral, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties 
  • Soothe sunburn 
  • Help to stop germs from spreading
  • Repels bugs such as head lice 

Tea tree and lavender headache blend 

Mix 10 drops of lavender and 8 of tea tree with 100mL of boiled and cooled water in a diffuser. 

Set a timer for half an hour when you feel a headache coming on. I also love using this diffuser blend for if I’ve had a long day writing! 

I’ve also got lots of lovely other ways to use lavender in pillow sprays, skin balms, and more in my other helpful article Lavender Oil Blends Well With… or for a more in-depth read on Mixing Lavender with Tea Tree Oil, find out more in my other helpful article. 

Or if you are new to diffusers and would like to know  What Else You Can Put In A Diffuser Besides Oil, then pop over to my helpful guide.

Tea Tree Oil And Rosemary blends well together 

Rosemary just has to be one of my most used oils ever! With its delicate light slightly floral-herbal fragrance and its wealth of antioxidants, antiviral and antimicrobial properties, it partners beautifully with tea tree 

The properties in rosemary which include caffeic acid and rosmarinic acid are responsible for its antifungal and antioxidant properties according to recent research 

Together they bring a wealth of properties to diffuser blends and more! Discover more Rosemary Diffuser Benefits, in my other helpful article! 

Tea tree and rosemary blend well  

  • Use as a rinse for super shiny hair 
  • Helps to clear up athlete’s foot
  • Diffuser blend for focus 
  • Helps minimize acne 
  • Reduce inflammation 
  • Supports hair health including dandruff 
  • Head lice removal 
tea tree blends well with rosemary

This is one of my favorite scalp blends which gives a beautiful shine and helps with flaky scalps and dandruff issues.  The tea tree helps to remove excess sebum while rosemary adds luster. 

Tea tree and rosemary scalp massage oil 

Add 3 drops each of tea tree and rosemary oil and 1 teaspoon of your favorite carrier oil. Coconut and jojoba work well. Although I have been known to use a simple shop-bought olive oil too which works fine. 

Mix well together and massage thoroughly through the scalp for around 5 minutes. Leave on for half an hour before washing and conditioning as usual. 

Rosemary oil can be used in so many ways! In diffuser blends to help you focus at the beginning of an important day, through DIY home cleaning blends, anti-aging balms, and room sprays! To find out more head over to my other helpful article Rosemary Oil Blends Well With…


Tea tree oil blends well with lemongrass 

Both of these powerful antifungal oils are a match made in heaven when it comes to helping to protect your home and garden from all kinds of little invaders! 

Lemongrass is well known for its bug repellent properties and as a mosquito repellent. is used in many shop-bought citronella candles for outdoor entertaining, camping trips, and beach bbqs! 

Together tea tree and lemongrass blends well 

  • Helps prevent the growth of bacteria and yeast 
  • Stimulates the uterus
  • Rich in antioxidants and anti fungal compounds 
  • Anti microbial 
  • Can help to lower cholesterol 
  • Helps to reduce digestive tract issues 
  • Effective bug repellant 

If you would like to discover more about how essential oils can help keep your garden plants in great shape, head over to one of my most popular articles, Can I Use Essential Oils On Plants, When, How and Why 

Blend Tea tree oil and geranium 

Like so many other oils, geranium is one of my absolute favorites for all kinds of uses. Its light floral fragrance lifts the more medicinal aroma of tea tree in a diffuser. 

Geranium has been studied in clinical tests for its skin healing benefits in removing toxins and bacteria, along with its anti aging benefits. When blended with tea tree, together they bring a wealth of benefits.

Tea tree and geranium blend well together 

  • Mood and hormonal balancing 
  • Antibacterial and antiviral room spray 
  • Helps relieve symptoms of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema 
  • Promotes skin healing 
  • Can be useful in contact dermatitis 

Tea tree and geranium hand cream 

One of my simple go-to blends of tea tree and geranium is by simply adding a few drops to a teaspoon of your favorite hand cream. I like to use a natural beeswax type or a vegan hand cream. 

I often get asked Are Essential Oils Vegan? So head over to discover the real answer! 

For more benefits, including anti-aging balms, pillow sprays and more, head over to find out The Best Oils to Blend With Geranium, Recipes and Blends 

Try Blending tea tree oil and clary sage 

Clary sage is another little miracle in a bottle! From gorgeous aromatic relaxing diffuser blends through to skin healing and menstrual cramps. 

When coupled with the antifungal and antioxidant properties of tea tree, there are many ways to harness the power of these two super oils. 

I especially love these two oils in a diffuser blend to relax and calm me before a busy day. For more Diffuser Recipes for Calm and Relaxation, 17 Recipe Blends, head over to discover more! 

Tea tree and clary sage blend well together to: 

  • Room spray deodorizing 
  • Help with symptoms of upset stomach and other digestive disorders
  • Soothe menstrual cramping 
  • Relieve anxiety  and stress 
  • Menstrual headaches 
  • Room cleansing diffuser recipes 

Clary sage’s floral and slightly spicy aroma works perfectly with the herbal scent of tea tree. To discover 23 Best Smelling Essential Oils For The Home, A Guide, Tips and Uses, head over to another of my popular articles! 

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tea tree blends well with clary sage
I just love the floral notes from clary sage!

Tea tree oil and Rosewood blends well 

Rosewood is one of the sneaky special little oils as it has much of the aroma and scent of rose oil without the price tag! With tea trees clearing properties, blending with rosewood lifts the fragrance in diffusers and room sprays! 

One of my favorite ways of using this duo is in a natural deodorant. The antibacterial properties of both oils, along with the gentle scent of rose is perfect for self-care blends. 

Together tea tree oil and rosewood blend well  

  • Create anti bac room sprays 
  • Clearing, relaxing, and deodorizing diffuser blends 
  • DIY deodorant blends 
  • Firms skin 
  • Helps to remove stretch marks 
  • Anti-aging 

Tea tree oil and rosewood deodorant spray 

  • 10 drops of rosewood oil 
  • 8 drops tea tree oil 
  • Witch hazel rosewater or boiled and cooled water from a kettle 

Mix all ingredients in a 4 oZ spray bottle and spray after your morning shower. 

I also love to put this blend of tea tree and rosewood ( 3 drops of each, mixed with teaspoons of carrier oil such as jojoba or coconut)  and add it to my lava bracelet. I’m often asked Can You Wear Lava Bracelets in The Shower? So pop over to find out the definitive answer! 

Tea tree oil blends well with Ylang Ylang 

The delicate fragrance of ylang-ylang helps to temper the more herbaceous tea tree in a diffuser and cleaning blends. 

Not only is ylang-ylang a bug repellant, it’s also been scientifically studied for the treatment of malaria. When mixed with tea tree, their qualities can help with many ailments and also for room cleansing and odor busting diffuser blends 

Tea tree oil and ylang-ylang blend well to: 

  • Powerful soothing qualities and 
  • Repel bugs and other insects 
  • Mosquito repellant and can treat malaria
  • Antibacterial room sprays 
  • Balances hormones 
  • Relaxes and restores 
  • Room freshening reed diffuser
  • Immune system boost  

Tea tree And Ylang Ylang Reed diffuser blend 

  • 14 drops of ylang-ylang oil
  • 6 drops tea tree oil 
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil or I like to use sunflower oil which gives equally good results but the color is more golden 

Mix all ingredients together in a small glass vase or even an old jar with holes in the lid for the reeds. Sterilize the jar first by pouring in boiling water and leaving for 5 minutes, or microwave for 60 seconds. 

To find out: Are Reed Diffusers Better Than Candles? pop over to check out my handy comparison chart! 

Or if you’d like to find out how these two supercharged oils can help you when you are feeling unwell, then head over to discover the Best Essential Oils To Boost The Immune System 

Tea tree and ravensara oil blend well together 

Ravensara is a little-known essential oil but has similar properties to tea tree oil. Together in blends, they can give you a double dose of antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral, and all-round antiseptic properties! 

Blending tea tree and ravensara gives a powerful edge to sickroom cleansing and is also helpful in removing symptoms of sleep apnea and rhinitis according to recent research.  Rhinitis can cause blocked, stuffy or runny noses. 

Together tea tree and ravensara blend well together to: 

  • Create home antiviral and antibacterial DIY diffuser blends 
  • Soothes symptoms of sleep apnea
  • Strengthening immune system 
  • Treat respiratory systems such as sinus issues, catarrh, and rhinitis 
  • Calming diffuser and bath blends 

Tea tree and ravensara sleep apnea blend 

This is a supercharged diffuser blend I like to use when Mr. Willowyard has a cold and keeps me awake with snoring! 

  • 8 drops of tea tree oil 
  • 8 drops of ravensara oil 
  • 6 drops of eucalyptus oil 
  • 100mL of boiled and cooled water 

Add all ingredients and set your diffuser for the longest setting half an hour before bed. My diffuser has a six-hour setting so I can run it throughout the night to help keep airways clear. 

I often get asked Can You Run A Diffuser All Night? so head over to find out the real answer! 

For more oil blends to help you and your loved ones get a better night’s sleep, check out 17 Essential Oils and Blends For Sleep Apnea 

tea tree blends well with cedarwood
tea tree blends well with cedarwood

Tea Tree oil blends well with Cedarwood 

Cedarwood is well known for its antispasmodic, antiseptic, insecticidal, and also sedative properties which make it a perfect partner for tea tree oil. 

Together tea tree oil and Cedarwood share many attributes. So together they share some of the same effects as when a tea tree is blended with ravensara and eucalyptus.

This powerful twosome blend so well and have a number of different benefits. 

Tea tree and Cedarwood blend well to: 

  • Soothe symptoms of eczema and other skin conditions 
  • Wound healing 
  • Natural sedative 
  • Antibacterial room sprays and diffuser blends 
  • Lava bead immune-boosting blends 
  • Acne relief 

Cedarwood is one of my super favorite oils to use in diffusers, home DIY cleaning, room sprays, hair masks and relaxing bath blends

To discover more about Oils Cedarwood Blends Well With… pop over to another of my recent articles! 

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Grapefruit and tea tree oil blend well 

The citrus zing of grapefruit adds a lift to tea tree blends and is perfect for home fragrance and self-care blends. 

The uplifting citrus notes and benefits of grapefruit combine beautifully with the disinfectant and antibacterial qualities of tea tree oil.  Both oils have a wealth of antimicrobial compounds which together can help to fight streptococcus, according to clinical research.  When combined with tea tree grapefruit can also help to fight some strains of bacteria resistant to antibiotics. 

Together tea tree and grapefruit blends well 

  • Perfect for home fragrance 
  • Cleansing and deodorizing room spray blends 
  • Help with viral and bacterial infections 
  • Uplifting bath and diffuser blends 
  • Help with skin conditions such as eczema 

For an in-depth read on how essential oils can help boost the immune system, I’ve written a helpful article How Essential Oils Boost The Immune System

And for more mmune system essential oil help, try Where To Put Oils For The Immune System? 

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