Thursday, October 9, 2014

Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil Review

I, unfortunately, suffer from dandruff.  I have since I was a kid.  Having an itchy scalp is pretty uncomfortable, and can also be embarrassing.  When I learned that tea tree oil could help combat the itchiness I was eager to try it out.  I've been using the oil for a while, but I had never tried any from Apothecary Extracts.  Theirs is a 100% pure Australian tea tree oil, and it comes in a generous 4 oz bottle that will last anyone quite a while.

The oil is a product of Australia, but it is bottled in the USA.  It contains only melaleuca alternifolia, or tea tree oil, and is free of preservatives, artificial colors, fragrances, parabens, minteral oils, chemical solvents, and petroleum.  That being said, it does have the natural scent of tea tree oil, which is a bit difficult for me to describe.  I guess I'd say that it most closely resembles the scent of peppermint oil, but with more herbal notes.

Apothecary Extracts was founded in 2013 when their team was tired of not knowing what was in their essential oils.  Many vendors dilute them or use unsafe extraction processes that contaminate the final product, and the people behind Apothecary Extracts wanted to change this.  Testing what is in essential oils is an expensive process, but they perform these tests because they believe in producing products of the highest quality.  Their tea tree oil is a great example of this commitment and I am so glad I was able to try it!

As I said previously, I use tea tree oil to combat itchy scalp.  I applied a two or three drops to my fingertips after washing my hair and then massaged the oil into my scalp, and it really does work!  Not only does it feel amazing (it makes my skin feel all tingly when I apply it), but after just a week of using this the itch is pretty much non-existent.  Since a little goes a long way, this bottle will definitely last me a long time.  Also, the bottle has a stopper hole for the opening, so you don't have to worry about dispensing more than you need or wasting product.

Tea tree oil was traditionally used by aboriginal Australians to treat everything from common colds to abrasions.  The Bundjalung Aborigines would crush up the leaves of the tea tree and inhale them to treat respiratory ailments, and more commonly would soak the leaves and use them to treat skin conditions.  It's a potent antibacterial, and is still used today in many of the same ways.  It can help with acne, eczema, and other skin conditions, as well as dental care and household cleaning.

  • Purchase a bottle of Apothecary Extract's Tea Tree Oil through Amazon.  Each order also comes with a free eBook, "50+ Uses for Tea Tree Oil" that contains recipes for a bunch of different things you can make with your tea tree oil!
Bottom Line: Tea tree oil is an incredibly versatile product, and I feel confident using Apothecary Extract's oil because it's 100% natural and effective!

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