I am always looking for natural ways to stay healthy and keep my family healthy. So when I was given the chance to try 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil, from Apothecary Extracts, I was more than thrilled. Tea tree oil can be used in tons of great ways...everything from acne care, to home care, hair care, and first aid. The applications are endless, and the people over Apothecary Extracts have helped by including a free recipe guide with your purchase. The recipe guide has 53 recipes in it, and each recipe uses all natural products.
When I first received my bottle of this tea tree oil, I was pleased that it came in a glass brown bottle, because I have learned that tinted bottles help keep the product shelf stable for longer periods of time.
Tea tree oil has a very distinct smell, very earthy, somewhat reminiscent of cloves, but strong. I have never used pure tea tree oil before reviewing this bottle, but knew that it was present in several products that I use.
I think my favorite use for this oil so far, is on bug bites, My daughter swells easily after being bitten by a mosquito, so having this around has been great. I mix a small amount with coconut oil, using a 4:1 ratio, then apply it to the bites. I can tell almost immediately that the bites no longer bother her, and within about an hour, the redness had greatly reduced.
I am curious to see how well it will work on other things, and will also be using it in the laundry, as Tea Tree oil has antiseptic, anti fungal, and antibacterial properties. It must be noted that Tea Tree oil is for external use only, and should never be ingested. Also, please keep away from animals, as tea tree oil can cause them great harm.
At any rate, I really like what I have seen, and will continue to try other recipes, and think that most people would benefit from this type of oil.