May 112015

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derma roller

There you have it.  Above is the Derma Roller System – a micro-needling technique used by Hollywood Stars.  I was thrilled with the opportunity of being able to try this system out and share my thoughts on it.

I’ve said it before, I’m aging, and I just don’t like it.  Though I’ve never abused my skin, I can see the difference in the tone of my skin, opposed to what it used to be 10 years ago.  I’m beginning to notice discolorations that weren’t there a year ago.  Those bother me just as much as the fine lines do.

I’ve began using Hyaluronic Acid Serums to help with keeping the aging process at bay, as much as I can, about a year ago.  Now, I’ve added the Derma Roller System to my skin routine.

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The Derma Roller System I’ve been using is offered in five different needle sizes ranging from .5mm to 2.5mm.  Each of these needle sizes are used for treating different areas of the body.

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When making the selection as to which one I wanted to try – I thought long and hard.  I wanted one that would be able to numerous areas of the body in the event that I wanted to try an area other than my face.  That said, I didn’t want any hair regrowth happening as it’s bad enough as a woman loses estrogen as they age that hair growth gets to be a nuisance on the face.  So in looking at the chart above, also found on the Derma Roller System website, I decided to try the 1.0mm roller.

Using the Derma Roller is extremely simple and does not take a lot of time out of your day – from prep to completion – ten (10) minutes max is what was needed to complete a facial treatment.  Please note – I did not use the Peptide Mask.  I confirmed with the company that the mask was not necessary, but was informed one will get better results using it.

How to use the Derma Roller System:

I’ve included the instructions you’ll find on their website – I wanted to leave no room for err.


Before you begin using the Derma Roller System, wash and dry your hands and the area to be treated with soap and water thoroughly. Clean your treatment table with disinfectant and then prepare the following items:

  • Derma Roller System with needle lengths of 0.5mm or 1.0mm (included)
  • Peptide Mask (available at your local pharmacy)
  • Clean towel
  • Sunscreen/Sunblock
  • Half a glass of disinfectant: rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide (only – required once per week/treatment)

How to Apply:

1.  Roll the Derma Roller gently over the area you wish to treat 4 times vertically, 4 times horizontally, 4 times diagonally to the left and 4 times diagonally to the right (as illustrated below). This is more than enough to stimulate collagen and elastin formation in the skin.  Avoid using the Derma Roller on your eyelids or lips.

derma roller facial pattern instructions

2. Place one sheet of Peptide Mask on your face and leave the mask on for 10 minutes.

3. Daytime treatment only – if you are using the Derma Roller System in the daytime, apply sun protective cream to the face and neck after removing the Peptide Mask.

4. Treat only once per day, up to 5 times per week when using the Derma Roller System 0.5mm.  If you’re using the 1.0mm system, treat only once every 3 to 4 weeks.

Cleaning the Derma Roller

I cannot express enough how important it is to start with a clean slate before using the roller and the after care of the roller itself.  It’s a hygiene product – one that should not be shared with others.  After using it should be washed with hot water.  Once a week, the head should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide for 30 minutes, in a cup 1/2 full of the disinfectant of choice.  Remove from the cup, shake it, then lie it on its side to dry.  Once dry – place it back in its case.

My Findings:

As you can see, the system is extremely easy to use.  I mastered it the first time I used it.   I can’t give you before and after pictures, as they would be misleading you.  I have a regimen that I follow nightly, using a Hyaluronic Acid Serum and restorative cream.

That said, I can tell you this:

1.  You will need to figure out how much pressure to use when doing the treatment.  My first shot at it – left a few places bleeding.  Now – you must remember that everyone’s skin is different – and just because I had this issue – doesn’t mean you will.  And, who knows – maybe I was being a bit too aggressive with the roller…so I would suggest starting out gently/lightly when rolling.

2.  Doing the treatment will leave your face red and maybe even feel like it’s stinging (that was my experience).  The redness will go away in a few hours as will the stinging.  My suggestion is to use the Derma Roller System at night before bed.

3.  I did find that hair growth was happening at a faster rate after the 5th use.  And why this would be – I have no idea but wanted to point this out.  For all I know it could be a coincidence due to my age and menopausal state.  I use Nair (facial) and find that I need to use it a bit more often.  I do not like this part, but I can live with it…I want the wrinkles/fine lines gone!

4.  A long time ago I had read that one should use a Vit. C serum after a treatment like this – so I opted to continue using the Hyaluronic Acid serum after each treatment.  I had no adverse affects in doing so.

I will continue to use the Derma Roller System.  Nothing is going to work over-night, so being realistic in giving the product a chance to work, seems to makes sense to me.  Over time I will continue to lose the key ingredients that keep the skin supple, and if by chance using the Derma Roller System will help that cause – I’m not giving it up.

Updating this post to say – after using this product for a few weeks – I noticed that there were little blood vessels that appeared on my cheeks.  I thought after stopping the treatment that I would see my cheeks go back to normal – but they didn’t.  I have stopped using the product and will not be using another.

The Derma Roller System comes with a 60-day money guarantee and can be purchased at

What’s the one thing about aging you hate the most?  Have you ever tried a micro-needling system?

Apr 142015

Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum review

So many factors come into play in the aging process.  The worst of them, for me, is the fact that the skin begins to lose elasticity.  The neck area ages first, followed by facial skin.  That leaves me trying beauty products like Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum.

Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Actual Product Received for Reviewing


Knowing what we know today about products that aren’t chemical free and what they can do to us; I feel blessed that I am living during a time where a product like Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum is available.  There’s no alcohol or parabens in the product – none!  And, it’s made in an FDA-approved facility in the USA.

What is Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum, you ask?

Adeline NATURAL NUTRITION for your skin – Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains Retinol, a blend of Vitamin A for elasticity, collagen formation, and sun damage repair; Vitamin C for improved moisture, elasticity, and tone; Vitamin D to moisturize skin and promote healing; Vitamin E for anti-oxidant protection and non-greasy moisture!  Hyaluronic Acid Serum is natural.  It’s a Hyaluronic Acid Serum containing Retinol, a blend of Vitamin A for elasticity, collagen formation, and sun damage repair; Vitamin C for improved moisture, elasticity, and tone; Vitamin D to moisturize skin and promote healing; Vitamin E for anti-oxidant protection and non-greasy moisture!

Adeline Hyaluronic Serum’s Ingredients

Deionized Water, Sodium Hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), Aloe Barbadensis Juice, Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Witch Hazel Extract, Acrylates/C 10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, MSM, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate (antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide,Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Lavender Oil, L-Arginine, Retinyl Palmitate, Cholecalciferol

My Findings

I’ve been using the product for about a month now.  Some days I don’t get the recommended two applications in, but most days I do and I am seeing visible results.

It comes in an attractive, pump-powered bottle.  This leaves for airless dispensing, which in turn means that you’re not getting bacteria back into the product with each pump.

The serum is of a light consistency with an extremely light refreshing scent. Many products will dry out my skin.  The Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum has proven not to do so – nor do I have or had any skin breakouts.

One pump onto your finger goes a long way.  Two pumps does my entire face and neck area.  It’s fast drying.  I love how my skin feels after I apply the serum.  It’s soft and silky.

I feel that the product is doing it’s job especially around my eyes and on my forehead.  I feel the fine lines in those areas are a lot less noticeable.

I know it’s hydrating my skin just by the way my foundation now appears on my face after I apply it.  When I’m dehydrated (which is often and my bad) and I apply foundation, I seem to see every little nook and cranny that is on my face.  After using the serum those little nooks and crannies are not anywhere near as noticeable.

Would I recommend that others try the Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum?

Absolutely and for a couple of reasons:

Adeline Gives Back

With there being so many “like” products on the market it’s hard to make an informed decision on which product to purchase.  Given that, and how I like the way my skin looks and feels, purchasing from a company that gives back is top on my list.

Adeline gives back – “A part of every unit sold goes towards digging a well in a community with limited water resources.”

Company Guarantee

Another important factor that I take into consideration when purchasing a product is the company’s guarantee.   I don’t like to waste my money on products that don’t live up to par and Adeline sees that it’s important for consumers to like their product.  One has nothing to lose in trying the Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum.

Here’s their Guarantee:

You’re protected by our 100% “Empty Bottle Guarantee!”

We stand behind our products 100%. If you’re not thrilled with your results, just return the bottle for a full refund… even if it’s empty!


Mar 112015

Be Me™ Nail Art Pens Review

Be Me™ Nail Art Pens Review

Girls. Girls. Girls.  Most just love to do their nails!  So when we came upon the product Be Me™ Nail Art Pens for reviewing – we decided these would be a fun review to share with you.

What are the Be Me™ Nail Art Pens?

BeMe™ Nail Art Pens are unique pen/brush tools allowing you to brush on a base color and then create amazing works of art with the revolutionary pen tip. Everyone can have fun creating unique designs with BeMe™. The secret is the patented design of the art tip and functionality of the plastic bottle. Gently squeeze the bottle while either dragging or drawing with the pen, this will allow you to create any type of design you desire. BeMe™ is all about individuality, creativity and fun.

be me nail art pens

be me nail art pens

At our @DisneySide Home Celebration Party we used the pens to complement the nail polish that was part of our activities kit.


Our thoughts on the Be Me™ Nail Art Pens

We like them!  They are easy to hold and once you get the feel for how hard you need to squeeze the pen – it’s easy to make your nail art of choice.  They come in several different color group options.  Each group includes a base coat and a pen for designing in each pen.

Our recommendation would be to make sure you use a top coat after applying the nail art.  We found that after a couple days that the design would come off as well as the polish under it.


be me nail art pens

One can purchase the Be Me™ Nail Art Pens at or at  If purchasing at …you can save 20% using the promo code BEME20.

FCS received the product mentioned in order to facilitate an honest review.

Feb 252015

Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask Review

I love facial masks but hadn’t had one in forever.  So when the Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask review opportunity came about, I had take advantage of it.  I am so glad I did!  I love this product.

adovina dead sea mud mask review

Let’s review the intricates of the Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask:

  • Facial Mask Tightens and Purifies Pores leaving Clear, Younger Complexion
  • Dead Sea Mud Quickly Reduces Acne and Pimples
  • Over 21 Minerals Present in Dead Sea Mud Mask help to keep skin healthier and act as acne treatment
  • A Facial Dead Sea Mud Mask Facial Treatment in Spas cost from $70-120. This Mask contains 30 Sessions
  • Can be Used as Spot Treatment & Blackhead Remover

Why Choose a Mud Mask and Why Adovia?

Reduce excess oils, minimize pores and experience radiant and clear skin with our Dead Sea Facial Mask. This Mud Mask Tightens and Purifies Pores leaving a Clear, Smooth & Younger Looking Complexion. Vitamin C, Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil help to prevent over drying and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.


The Adovia Facial Mask with Dead Sea Mud Contains the Highest Concentration of Dead Sea Mud on the Market. Unlike a clay mask that requires mixing our facial mask is ready to use. Packaged in a Professional Tube – which makes it last longer than jars – one tube used once a week can last 6 Months to 1 Year! The Adovia Facial Mud Mask is used in the World’s Top Spas by Professional Estheticians for $80-$100 per Facial. – HUGE Savings


As the facial mud mask dries, it opens up pores and pulls out excess oils, toxins, Blackheads and Pore Clogging Pollutants. It infuses pores with a high concentration of minerals from Dead Sea mud. Vitamin C, Aloe Vera Gel, Jojoba Oil and Ginseng nourish and stimulate your skin from within – providing for a natural skin care treatment effect. Also great to use as a spot treatment for pimples, blackheads and random acne.


Adovia Mineral Skin Care has been producing skin care products for ten years with thousands of satisfied customers and a proven track record. Our skin care experts specialize in skin care products made from Dead Sea Mud and Dead Sea Salt. Our products are 100% CRUELTY FREE and Never Tested on Animals.


Buy Risk Free with our 1 YEAR 100%, Unconditional, No Questions Asked, Money Back Guarantee! We are so confident that you will love our skin care products that if you don’t feel that your skin looks more clear, radiant and younger after using our Dead Sea Facial Mud Mask please contact us for a complete refund.


Let’s breakdown what is at the top of this post – I would have included an image of the mask on – but I really need to learn how to take selfies!  The ones I took are atrocious!

Facial Mask Tightens and Purifies Pores leaving Clear, Younger Complexion

When first applied, it began to dry within seconds.  I thought that there was just no way this mud mask would do anything.  As time progressed, the tightness of the mask did as well.  I could literally feel the mask tightening up my facial skin.

I kept the mask on for 20 minutes before I washed it off.  When I washed it off my hands after applying it – it easily came right off.  That said, I wasn’t too sure what to expect after leaving it on for 20 minutes. However, I was pleasantly surprised!

I splashed water on my face and it immediately began to turn to a muddy consistency.  I actually liked the feeling, so I dampened my entire face and washed my face with it like I would a facial scrub.  After doing so, I simply splashed water on my face to remove it.  Removing it was extremely easy.  I took a facecloth to my face to dry it – looking at the facecloth after I did so. I want to see if there was any residue left behind.  There wasn’t!   Five hours later – I could still feel the tightness of my facial skin!  Score!

Dead Sea Mud Quickly Reduces Acne and Pimples

The very first time I used the product I was totally amazed at how it removed 99% of these bumps that were under my eye – near the lower eye socket bone.  These bumps had been there for YEARS! I could only feel one after doing the mud mask.  Who would have ever thought?  Certainly not me, or I would have tried a product like this, years ago.

Can be Used as Spot Treatment & Blackhead Remover

So the spot where I had those bumps and where not all of them disappeared after the first treatment, I decided to try the product as a spot treatment on those.  Again, I let the product sit for 2o minutes before washing it off and much to my surprise, that one bump was gone.  Nearly 24 hrs. after these treatments – I felt the area again – it’s just so smooth.  That’s all I can say!

If you’d like to try this product for yourself – you can purchase it on their website.

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Nov 212014
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Morea Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Age Delay Serum

with Vitamin C + Green Tea Review

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I’m aging. I’m hating it. I’m hating the fine lines. I’m hating the scaly skin look.  I’d give anything to get rid of the jowls that are beginning to come down.  So when I was offered the opportunity to try Morea Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Age Delay Serum with Vitamin C + Green Tea – I was elated.

First let’s take a look at what this serum is claimed to do:

What makes this serum better than all the others?

  • Instantly plump fine lines while reducing the appearance of wrinkles gradually
  • Add intense moisture to dry skin
  • Instant glowing complexion
  • Improve appearance of dark under eye circles
  • Safe for all skin types including sensitive skin

Our unique formula is so safe and effective it passed the rigorous standards to be sold at Whole Foods.

Morea Naturals is:

  • Paraben Free
  • 72% Organic
  • Cruelty Free
  • Airless Pump Bottle Keeps Ingredients Potent

Their serum is handcrafted in the U.S.A. in small quantities for maximum quality.


Key Ingredients: Organic Aloe, Witch Hazel, Vegan Hyaluronic Acid, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, MSM, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Organic Jojoba Oil, Green Tea, Geranium Essential Oil, Vitamins C & E.

Our Findings:

Let me just say, I’m loving this product.  I’ve been using it about two months now.  I was sent a 1.7 oz size bottle that dispenses the serum through a pump, and it’s still going strong.  The serum is clear in color, absorbs into the skin fast, and is not heavy on the skin.  I noted no sticky residue.  It has an extremely light scent – one that you can barely detect.

I apply it every night prior to going to bed.  My face is sensitive to many products and this product does not cause me any redness or breakouts.  I have noticed that the lines around my eyes are diminishing as are the ones around my mouth.  I’ve noticed my facial skins texture is softer and airs a smoother finish.

Given the fact that this product has undergone rigorous testing, is highly organic, it’s certainly worth trying.  I also love the fact that it’s not tested on animals.

Morea Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Age Delay Serum with Vitamin C + Green Tea can be found at  If you’re not satisfied – the product is backed by a 100% guarantee.



Nov 112014
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Key West Anti-Aging Retinol Cream Review

key west retinol cream

Every day I wish that there was one vaccination that could reverse the effects of aging.  As you can guess – I’m out of luck on that one.  So the next best thing that I can do, aside from cosmetic surgery which won’t happen in my lifetime, is to use products to help with the aging effects we all are bound to experience.  I’ve tried many and Key West’s Anti-Aging Retinol Cream is on that list.

I was sent the Key West Retinol Cream to experience for myself and to provide you with an honest review.  That said, I am quite pleased with this product even though I haven’t been using it a long time.  What I find that I like about the product is that it absorbs quickly and doesn’t clog up my pores or cause me to break out.  Not only that, it’s easy to apply – having a consistency of a middle-weight cream.  It is easily dispensed using the airless pump.  One squirt is enough to cover 1/3 of my chubby round  face.

This retinol cream contains antioxidants and Vit. A. In using this cream – you would use your moisturizer after this has been applied.  And being 2.5% Strongest Available Without A Prescription

About Key West’s Retinol Cream

retinol cream

Key West Health & Beauty was founded by 2 multi-location day spa owners with over 15 years of experience performing thousands of skin care treatments. Our retinol night cream is an advanced formula with 97% natural and 71% organic ingredients, unlike most retinol creams that contain heavy amounts of synthetic ingredients and fillers.

At a strength of 2.5%, it contains 2 1/2 times the amount of retinol as the standard 1% strength found in most retinol creams and is the strongest percentage available without a prescription.

Our 1.7 oz size is nearly twice the size as the standard 1 oz container offered with most retinol products.

We are confident that our retinol cream will produce results. All of our products are backed with a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee!

Another thing I like about this product is the packaging; though I was unable to get a good picture of the product, as mine did no justice of the packaging…it’s quite elegant.  It’s what you see in the picture above.

Their product contains seasonal ingredients, so if you think you’d care to try it- you may want to grab it while it’s in stock rather than sitting on the idea.  You’ll find the Key West Anti-aging Retinol Cream at


Oct 172014
Ageless Derma

Ageless Derma Natural Pressed Mineral Powder Makeup Review

Ageless Derma

The type of foundation makeup one uses is all a matter of preference.  For me though – I’ve gotten into using natural products as much as I can on my skin.  That said, when I had the opportunity to review Ageless Derma Natural Pressed Mineral Makeup – I decided that the product would be a great addition to my line of makeup and took the company up on their offer.

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About the Ageless Derma Natural Pressed Mineral Powder Foundations (cited from Ageless Derma’s site)

Ageless Derma Anti aging Pressed mineral Foundations are 100% pure mineral Makeup that feel as light as air to provide you with a radiant barely there glow. It creates a sheer natural coverage that will replenish the skin while it protects it and keeps it neutralized from free radicals that are so damaging to the skin.
The lighter texture of Ageless Derma Foundations makeup will allow the skin to breathe while it repels the humidity in the air. This dynamic natural mineral make up adds the finishing touch to your make-up routine leaving your skin with an air brushed look that is very appealing. This mineral makeup contains light reflecting properties that will create a smooth and silky finish to any skin type.

Sometimes the right mineral cosmetics can augment or even replace an anti wrinkle cream. This is the case with the newly acquired Ageless Derma Pressed Mineral Foundation. This makeup works to give the skin flawless coverage, camouflaging blemishes, age spots and more, as it also works as an anti wrinkle cream does. Its anti-aging ingredients fight off the free radicals that damage skin and lead to the formation of wrinkles.

Mineral cosmetics, most notably the pressed mineral foundation by Ageless Derma, contain natural minerals from the earth that reflect light and create a radiant, more youthful glow on facial skin. Mineral cosmetics also have natural sun protectant qualities. The sun is the skin’s enemy and one of the main reasons that an anti wrinkle cream is needed in the first place. The UV rays of the sun damage and dry out the skin, forming wrinkles and fine lines in addition to creating dark spots and uneven complexions. The Ageless Derma Pressed Mineral Foundation evens out the complexion, adds a healthy glow to the skin, as it neutralizes free radicals that do the damage from beneath the outer layers of skin.

Rachel Goodyear, the Esthetician at, says, “Ageless Derma Pressed Mineral Foundation is made with 100% pure minerals. In addition to these light reflecting minerals, vitamins, green tea extracts, and soothing lavender are added for a true anti aging workout.”

Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Boron Nitride, Bismuth Oxychloride, Zinc Oxide, Octyl Palmitate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Cyclomethicone, Mica & Superoxide Dismutase & Catalase & Apple Extract & Horseradish & Phospholipids & Retinyl Palmitate & Tocopheryl Acetate & Butylene Glycol, Green Tea Extract, Lavender, Sandalwood, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sage, Cedarwood, Palmarosa

May contain: Iron Oxides, Ultramarines

Ageless Derma Mineral makeup was featured at 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

The Pressed Foundations Are:

  • Natural Anti -Inflammatory
  • Contain 100 % Pure Minerals
  • Have a Broad Spectrum Sun Protection
  • Contain Vitamin A, E and Green Tea Extracts

Key Ingredients:

  • Boron Nitride
  • Calming Lavender Aromatherapy
  • Freeze Dried Vitamins A and E – Mica
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Vitamin A, E and Green Tea Extracts

Directions for Use:

Pressed Powder with our Luscious Dome or Capra Purse brush.
Complimentary Products: Luscious Dome or Capra Purse Brushes. Mineral Mist-Pink Flocked Sponge

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What was received in the compact

Ageless Derma

This is the Canvas Shade I chose

Our Thoughts:

As you can see, the powder arrived intact.  Applying the foundation was extremely easy and went on smoothly.  My skin felt silky after applying it.  I do think that I should have gone with a lighter color than the one I chose, as it seemed a bit dark for me after applying. But – that is a hard call to make since all computer monitors can have different color settings.   That said, It would be really nice if there were samples to be had of the products where not everyone sees the same colors on their monitors/screens.  That would eliminate any guess work out of what color one really needs for a full product size.

I love the fact that the foundation is all-natural and offers anti-aging properties.  And, I love that it has green tea extract in it.  Green tea is used for so many things – it’s very good for us.  Tea in itself, is a natural antiseptic.  Given that – it should help with not clogging up the pores -thus keeping any acne away, or reducing any acne that is present.

In addition to this pressed mineral makeup, Ageless Derma sells these products:

  • A multitude of makeup products (lipsticks, eye shadows, blush, loose foundation concealers, brushes etc.)
  • Skin Care
  • Hair Care
  • Moisturizer
  • Cleanser
  • Masks
  • Sunscreen
  • Rosacea

Their product line is quite extensive – it’s well worth taking a look at what they have to offer for beauty care.

Connect with Ageless Derma on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ YouTube

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Aug 222014
teatree oil review

australian tea tree oil review

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:

australian tea tree oil review

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 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

Are you a tea tree oil user?  What do you like best about the oil?

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