#ApothecaryExtracts Tea Tree Oil Review

TeaTreeOil800Since I was a child Tea Tree Oil has been a staple of our medicine cabinet.  We’ve used it on acne, rashes, seborrheic dermatitis and more.  Thanks to Apothecary Extracts from Columbus, Ohio 🙂 I received a complimentary bottle of 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil for review.  First of all, this bottle was the largest bottle of the essential oil I’ve ever had.  Typically the tea tree oil bottles are 1/4 of the size.

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The dropper lid allows you to dispense a drop at a time, carefully, or give it a good shake to pour out more if needed.  The oil was strong and had the signature smell of kerosene and menthol.  It’s something I’ve become accustomed to from frequent use.  It was comforting to learn that Red Rover has had tests done on the purity of their product to make sure it is 100% straight, pure and unadulterated oil from the Melaleuca Alternifolia leaves.  Check out these spectral graphs that attest to the oil’s purity https://s3.amazonaws.com/RedRover/Chiral-Analysis.jpg and https://s3.amazonaws.com/RedRover/GCMS.jpg.

For What Can You Use Tea Tree Oil?

  • Antimicrobial – antibacterial, antiviral, antiprotozoal, & antifungal
  • Aromatherapy – cold and flu season is here. Use it to treat the common cold and keep it from spreading by using it for –
  • Household Cleaning – inexpensive, all natural and organic household cleaners
  • Skin & Hair Care – use on acne, psoriasis, eczema, scalp problems, fungal infections and more.

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In addition to the purity of the product and size of the bottle I appreciated the guidebook provided with purchase.  Inside the “recipe” book of sorts you can find all kinds of concoctions.  Make your own facial toner, body lotion, shampoo, toilet bowl cleaner, organic and natural surface cleaner, diffusing gel air fresheners and many, many more.  With over 50 recipes you are bound to find one or several you never thought of using.

One application that I’ve used it for and continue to use it for is for treating acne.  Sadly, even at 35 I still have breakouts.  In true form the tea tree oil added to my facial toner and moisturizer has helped to ease the pain of swollen blemishes and dry them out quickly.  It is very strong and must be diluted for use on the skin.  It will burn if you put it on directly.  Remember to keep it out of your eyes too.

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Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil is available exclusively on Amazon.  The 50+ recipe and instruction book will be emailed to your Amazon.com email address after purchase.

Here is some more information from the company:

Indications
Contemporary Uses: Tea Tree Essential Oil is best known as a very powerful immune stimulant. It can help to fight all three categories of infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses), and there is evidence that Tea Tree Oil massages prior to an operation may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock. Used in vapor therapy, Tea Tree Oil can help with colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections. For skin and hair, Tea Tree has been used to combat acne, oily skin, head lice, dandruff, toenail fungus, yeast infections, skin tags, cold sores, dandruff, and ringworm.

Ingredients
The Australian standards require that the oil of Melaleuca alternifolia must be composed of less than 15 cineole and over 30 terpinen-4-ol. You can request copies of our Gas Chromatography reports which show that Apothecary Extracts’ Tea Tree Oil is not only compliant with these regulations but surpasses them. Apothecary Extracts is composed of less than 5 cineole and over 35 terpinen-4-ol which qualifies for Pharmaceutical Grade as established by the Australian Tea Tree Oil Industry Association. It is 100% pure and unadulterated. No fillers, additives, bases or carriers added.

Directions
History: Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil is a pure oil culled from the leaves of a tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) native to Australia. The aboriginal people of Australia have long used Tea tree oil. The Aborigines would bathe in medicinal pools of water where the tea tree leaves had naturally settled. In World War Two, the producers and the cutters of Tea Tree were exempt from military service until enough essential oil had been accumulated. The oil was a highly valued product as it was issued to each soldier and sailor as part of their kit in order to treat tropical infections and infected wounds. Description: The Tea Tree is a small tree or shrub with needle-like leaves. It can grow up to 7 meters (20 feet) in height and thrives in marshy areas, though it is now cultivated in plantations. The Tea Tree is very robust; it is ready for cutting only two years after its’ previous harvest. General Information: Packaged in dark amber glass bottle with euro style dropper. | Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia | Plant Part: Leaves | Extraction Method: Steam Distilled | Origin: Australia | Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.| Aromatic Scent: Tee Tree Essential Oil has a fresh, antiseptic and medicinal scent. It also has characteristic mint and spice back-notes. | Strength of Aroma: Medium | Blends well with: Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosewood, Rosemary and Thyme. |

 

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Lucero De La Tierra (1064 Posts)

I'm a mom of two beautiful little girls, stay-at-home mom and blogger. I write about things that affect the everyday life of a stay-at-home parent or any parent for that matter such as parenting, relationships, discipline, the media, product reviews, giveaways, social media, food, cooking, gardening and anything else that might come my way.


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