14 October, 2014

Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil Review

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Enter the contest at the end of this post to win your very own bottle of Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil today!

One of my favorite cure-all plant extracts to use is Tea Tree Oil. Okay, so maybe it doesn't cure everything, but it cures a lot of beauty-related issues, especially problematic skin!

However, there is one issue that I have encountered repeatedly with essential oils: inconsistent quality, even with the same brands.

For example, I'd buy a bottle of Tea Tree Oil from Brand X, and it works great. Yet, when I buy it again, it doesn't seem to be as effective as the last time! No, it's not because I have gotten used to it.

Apparently, I am not the only one who experiences that. The folks over at Apothecary Extracts know what that feels like, which was the reason why they decided to found their own essential oils company.

Today, I will address the most common skin problems, how to deal with them. I will also share a few recipes that I love, along with more ideas on what you can use with Apothecary Extracts' Tea Tree Oil.

Acne-prone skin.
Body acne.
Irritated scalp.

One can deal with the skin problems above by buying a separate cleanser for each. Or, one can simply buy a bottle of Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil and learn how to.

For acne-prone skin: I would add exactly one drop of Tea Tree Oil to my cleanser, mix them up in my palms to mix, and apply to my wet face to cleanse. Try not to get this into your eyes. :o)

Body acne and scalp breakouts: do the same things above! Add the oil to your body wash and shampoo. Voila!

If your breakouts are not due to hormone-related issues, or because of bad reactions to body care products, it could be a fungal/bacterial infection. If this is the case, don't be embarrassed. Just recognize the issue and fix it. :o)

If your body breakout is severe, just add a drop or two of the oil to your body lotion, and apply to the affected area.

How does Tea Tree Oil work? Well, it is antibacterial, so it's good for skin-related problems. However, Apothecary Extracts' Tea Tree Oil is pharmaceutical grade, and is 100% pure, which means that you are not supposed to apply it straight to your skin, or use too much of it. Remember to dilute it first.

What else is the oil good for? Tea Tree Oil is also a natural and effective deodorizer, so I definitely add it to my laundry. I'd turn on the water in my washing machine as usual, add in detergent and Tea Tree Oil. Remember to do this while the water is still running, and before adding your clothes; you want the oil to be dispersed evenly, and not stain your clothes.  Also, you would need only a cap full (use the black cap on top of the bottle) of the Tea Tree Oil for a full load of laundry.

I do this to wash my gym clothes, and my boys' diapers. Yes, I use cloth diapers because they are environmentally-friendly, and I love it! Lol. For a full load of about 13 cloth diapers, I find that a cap full of Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil to be more than enough.

You may see a few of the diapers below. :o)

As far as scent goes, the oil smells a lot like eucalyptus. Once you've washed and dried your clothes, they will not smell like Tea Tree Oil.

Here are a few other things that I use the oil for:

Foot scrub:

Foot deodorant:

Apothecary Extracts will also e-mail a virtual recipe book of different things that you can make with their Tea Tree Oil in order to improve your standards of living, after you have placed your order! Isn't that nice of them?

Tea Tree Oil is also an effective germ-fighter, making it a very safe and natural substance to use to protect yourself and your family!

Where to buy: it is sold exclusively on Amazon.

Cost: a large 4 oz (120 mL) bottle is only $24.99 with free shipping with in the United States! This is a very good deal, because I usually spent $10 for only 0.5 oz of Tea Tree Oil at the local health food stores, and the quality isn't even guaranteed! At this time, Apothecary Extracts is selling to customers within the USA only.

**The product mentioned in this review was sent to me, free of charge, to review. All opinions stated here are my own.

Want to try your hand at winning your very own bottle? Enter the raffle below! Sorry, this contest is open to readers in the United States only, but I will have an amazing Christmas giveaway in November, and everybody can participate then. :o)


  1. amazing blog post :)

    had a great read


    1. Aw, thank you for your kind words!
      Thanks for stopping by. :o)

  2. I adore tea tree oil. I put them on my bug bites. I've experienced the quality dilemma as well. It's because some simply aren't pure or quality. Simple as that. Even though they may try to pass something off as quality. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

    1. Wow, I didn't think of putting that on bug bites! What a great idea.

  3. I love tee tree oil, you're right it does cure so much! When I was a teenager it really helped with problem skin :) What a great prize, shame I can't enter but the winner is very lucky! x

    1. Awww, there's a big giveaway on the horizon! ;-)

  4. I love the packaging, it's so cute! I wish I liked the scent of tea tree oil as I know it's so effective xx

    1. Awww, yeah, the scent is something that I just learned to ignore. Lol.

  5. Awesome post Tammy! Thanks for the cool DIY recipes...you know I love to DIY.

    Keisha xo

    1. Lol, hi Keisha. Thanks for stopping by! :o)

  6. I love using tea tree oil for breakouts but had no idea that you can add it to your laundry. I'm going to have to give it a try. Great post and giveaway Tammy!

    1. Yep, it's really good for use in the laundry, and you can't smell it once it's done.

  7. I have never used Tea Tree oil before!! Sounds amazing

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    1. It really is great, and can take care of so many different skin problems. :o)

  8. After reading your post, I will have to try tea tree oil. It sounds like an amazing product!


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