Apothecary Extracts’ 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil

I recently was asked to to try and review Apothecary Extracts’ 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil. Now, I’ve heard a lot about essential oils over the past few years but I’ve always shied away from it because of the cost and because I am not the kinda girl to jump onto any old fad. But I’m always willing to try almost anything once, especially if it is free, so I said yes. I received my tea tree oil in the mail and then it sat on my baker’s rack, next to the mail tray, foreverrrrrr…

Tea Tree Oil Review |…until this past Wednesday when I got some weird bug bite on the back of my ankle that caused my entire ankle and foot to swell up like a balloon. Let me just say that it was not a pretty sight. I’ll spare you a picture. 🙂 But then I remembered the tea tree oil and all the kookie folks online who swear by treating their ailments with something a bit more natural than most medicines. I read in the informational e-cookbook that Apothecary Extracts sent me that tea tree oil has many healing properties, especially related to skin care and first aid. It’s a natural anti-microbial agent and can help with fungal, viral, and bacterial infections along with reducing inflammation [ewwwww]. So on Thursday, I mixed a dab of coconut oil and a few drops of tea tree oil in my hand and then rubbed the mixture over the bug bite and my ankle. It immediately provided a bit of cooling, therapeutic pain relief. I applied this mixture a couple times per day on Thursday and Friday, and the swelling definitely did go down–especially on Friday. Am I completely better? No, not yet. Did I use the oil alone? No, I also took some Benadryl, iced, and elevated. So while I can’t prove that the essential oil did anything on its own, I think it did help–even if it was just psychological [and sometimes, isn’t that half of it?]. Ben even tried the tea tree oil out to help with a few bug bites of his own and he said that he loved the smell and cooling sensation. In the past few days I’ve read online about tea tree oil and also have learned that it can help prevent lice. Since Ben is working as a teacher now, I don’t want him to bring any of those buggers home so I put a few drops in our shampoo to hopefully help with that. So all in all, I’m very pleased to have tried this tea tree oil. Apothecary Extracts is a great company to work with and I’m excited to try more uses for tea tree oil–a deep conditioner recipe is calling my name! I’m not sure I’ll ever become an essential oils junkie but since I am into eating well and using as many natural products as I can find and afford, the use of some essential oils in my daily life was probably going to happen at some point or another. Thanks to Apothecary Extracts for letting me try out your tea tree oil! It was a treat!

Disclosure: I received a complementary bottle of 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil to try and review on my blog and on Amazon. I was not compensated for my time or to publish positive comments. My opinions are my own.

2 thoughts on “Apothecary Extracts’ 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil”

  1. I’m not an EO junkie but I have several and swear by the ones I’ve tried. Melaleuca (tea tree oil) is good for acne, hubs fixed a yucky toenail with it, cured Joshua’s butt rash with it (sorry TMI haha). That’s the only single oil I use – the others are blends and I love them, especially Purify, which helps my acne even more than melaleuca. (I use DoTerra & Young Living brands.) Good quality EO’s are so helpful!


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