I used to think that tea tree oil was used just for hair and skin beautifying products, but did you know that there are tons of other uses for this oil?
What I learned is that tea tree oil originates back to the aboriginal Australians who used it for medicinal purposes including skin ailments, the common cold, and other wounds. It can be used to fight bacteria, fungus, and viruses, which is why people today use it for house cleaning in addition to first aid, skin care, aromatherapy, dental care, and more. When you purchase Apothecary Extracts’ Tea Tree Oil, you’ll receive an ebook that outlines 53 ways that you can use the 100% pure Australian tea tree oil.
Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil doesn’t contain any preservatives, artificial colors, fragrances, parabens, mineral oil, chemical solvents, or petroleum. It comes in a 4 ounce bottle, which is supposed to last about a year. The oil is harvested from the leaves of a tree that grows in Australia.
I have used shampoo that contains tea tree oil, so I was familiar with the scent, but I wasn’t prepared for the very distinct and potent aroma of this oil. This is the real, pharmaceutical grade stuff we’re dealing with, so I recommend mixing it with another oil such as coconut oil or argan oil in the beginning.
So far I have been mixing the tea tree oil with argan oil and applying this mixture to my scalp because of the itchy, flaky dandruff. It immediately gets rid of the itchiness, and I love that tingly sensation on my scalp. It isn’t greasy and has a thin consistency. In the ebook there are quite a few recipes for shampoo and conditioners that I haven’t tried yet. They don’t recommend applying just the oil by itself to your scalp because it may cause irritation and dryness.
Have you ever used pure tea tree oil? What has been your experience with it?
Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil is available on Amazon.com for $24.99 (+free shipping).
Disclaimer: I received a free sample to review. All opinions are my own.