If you’re not familiar with Tea Tree Oil you might just want to take the time to familiarize yourself with this wonderful organic home remedy.
Tea Tree Oil comes from the Melaleuca tree. The leaves of the tree are put through a process to extract the oil. In turn, this oil, which has antimicrobial properties (anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral) – is a fabulous natural medicinal alternative.
Tea Tree Oil has so many uses. I’ve personally cured ringworm, cleared up cold sores, healed a huge burn on my arm from bacon fat (no I’m not going to tell you that the burn didn’t hurt when putting the oil on – but once that hurt went away a short few minutes later – I couldn’t feel that burn unless I pressed hard on the area).
Other uses for Tea Tree oil are (many more not listed):
- Skin care – acne, facial toner, moisturizing face wash, body scrub, deodorant, eczema
- First Aid – ringworm, staphylococcus, MRSA4
- Household cleaning – from soaps to cleaning the bathroom
- Hair care -shampoo, dry scalp, cradle cap
- Aromatherapy – air fresheners, massage oils, reed diffusers
- Dental care -toothpaste, mouthwash
Is all Tea Tree Oil the same?
The answer to that is no. Some companies add additives that can reduce the oil’s properties. A pharmaceutical grade is always your best option. You’ll also want to make sure that the tea tree oil is a dark colored bottled that is air-tight. It needs to be stored away from sunlight and air as much as possible, so that its effectiveness isn’t compromised.
Here’s the back label of Apothecary Extract Tea Tree Oil:
Do you see where it says – “Gas chromatography tested?” That’s an important piece of information if you’re wondering about the quality of the tea tree oil you’re looking to purchase.
If you don’t see this on the packaging – you can ask the company/supplier you’re buying from for their gas chromatography report and to compare it to the ISO standards found at http://www.teatree.org.au/standards.php. Don‘t be surprised if you can’t be provided with these test results though. It’s said that these tests are expensive to perform and some companies would rather you not know what is in their product.
That said, you know you’re getting a quality product when you purchase Apothecary Extracts Australian Tea Tree Oil.
Side Effects of Tea Tree Oil
One can be allergic to tea tree oil just as with anything else. The best way to determine if you’ll experience any side effects – do a skin test on your arm or leg by rubbing the oil on an area no bigger than the size of a nickel. If you don‘t experience any skin irritation or other side effects, you should feel confident that you are not allergic to tea tree oil and can begin using it. If you find yourself having a slight reaction after testing it – you’ll want to stop using right away, or try mixing it with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or almond oil to dilute it. Whatever you do – do not ingest any tea tree oil.
How does the Apothecary Extracts Australian Tea Tree Oil Rate?
I’ve written about the use of tea tree oil in the past (read that post here); and although the brand I used was not this one – you’ll find this one to be equivalent to the one that I was using. The scent of Apothecary Extracts Australian Tea Tree Oil is that of what I’m used to using. The oil has the consistency of what I’ve used in the past. The smell is the same. It arrived in a dark colored bottle (the one you see above), which is mandatory for keeping its potency.
Shortly after receiving the bottle, which couldn’t’ have come at a better time since we had just finished our last bottle, I came down with a cold sore. These are common for daughter and myself. I immediately went to the Apothecary Extracts Australian Tea Tree Oil and began putting it on the sore. Within just a couple of days – the sore began to dry up. The itching went away shortly after applying the oil. So I can tell you that the Apothecary brand works the way I would expect it to.
Our home always has a supply of tea tree oil and black salve on hand – that’s not an option, but is mandatory. We believe in these products 110%. The Apothecary Extracts Australian Tea Tree Oil will be a staple in our house from now on. There are just so many brands out there it’s hard knowing which brand you can trust. That said, in reviewing this particular brand, I learned a lot and have much confidence in the product.
The Perks of Purchasing the Apothecary Extracts Australian Tea Tree Oil
When you purchase this brand’s tea tree oil – you will receive an eBook with many recipes on ways to use the oil. The eBook also touches base on the history of tea tree oil. The bottle I received was a 4-oz. bottle and this will last us a very long time. Not only that – the price of the 4-oz bottle of Apothecary Extracts brand – is one of where you’ll be getting more for your money.
You’ll find the Apothecary Extracts Australian Tea Tree Oil at Amazon.com
Are you a tea tree oil user? What do you like best about the oil?
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.