Studies have shown that tea tree oil may be an effective aid in fighting bacterial, fungal and viral infections on contact. This oil has a very distinct medicinal smell to it that can help you relax and may promote circulation to help you breathe more easily. The scent is most similar to other trees, like eucalyptus and pine. If you use tea tree oil in a diffuser, you will easily find yourself in a tranquil state of mind, almost like being in the woods.
This strong scent is also effective at repelling insects and has been used to treat and prevent lice as well as mosquitoes. The oil also has a place in the cosmetic industry because it its antibacterial properties aid in lessening the appearance of acne and can soothe redness as well as preventing future breakouts from occurring.
Tea Tree oil goes well with spice oils (especially clove and nutmeg), clary sage, pine, lavender, rosemary, oakmoss, cananga, geranium, and marjoram oils.