I'm wondering whether there will be a problem during luggage check-in (carry on) if I carry multiple bottles (max 3 bottles each 100mL) of Tea Tree oil.

  • Are you talking about check-in or carry-on luggage?
    – JoErNanO
    Jul 31 '15 at 11:44
  • Check-in luggage.
    – hypheni
    Jul 31 '15 at 11:45
  • OK. So are you worried about the airline not allowing you to pack the oil? Or the customs checks upon arrival in India?
    – JoErNanO
    Jul 31 '15 at 11:47
  • Both. As I can have multiple bottles that's why I'm thinking.
    – hypheni
    Jul 31 '15 at 12:18
  • (IMO) Unless it is an illegal or controlled product in India, you should not have any problems; 300 ml of an alternative medicine product is not that much quantity.
    – Max
    Jul 31 '15 at 12:52

According to the Australian Tee Tree industry website:

Why is tea tree oil classified as a dangerous good?

It has flammable properties, with a FLASH POINT (closed cup) under 60.5°C. According to the IATA DGR liquids having flash point less or equal to 60.5°C are classified as dangerous goods (Class 3).


How may dangerous goods be transported by air?

They are not permitted in passengers' or crews' baggage.

Therefore the answer is no, you may not carry tea tree oil in your carry-on or check-in luggage, as it is a highly flammable liquid.

Websites selling tea tree oil confirm it as well:

NOTE: This low-flashpoint oil (136°F) will ship Ground Only, regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout. It cannot ship outside the lower 48 U.S. states or USPS.

  • Your first link is broken.
    – PSC775
    Apr 11 '16 at 13:30

You will have absolutely no problem with carrying tree tea oil in your checking luggage. If you can have the receipts of the product with you that would be great if in case the customs has any questions, which I doubt. Just make sure you pack it properly (Leak proof).

  • 1
    Do you have any references for these claims?
    – JoErNanO
    Jul 31 '15 at 22:28
  • @Bill.. Thanks. I will keep the bills for safety.
    – hypheni
    Aug 1 '15 at 18:41

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