Thursday, October 30, 2014

Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil Review + Giveaway

I have been wanting to try more natural products in our home to get away from so many harsh chemicals that I know are not good for us. When the opportunity came to review the versatile Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil, I jumped at the chance. I received a 4 oz bottle along with a downloadable 78 page ebook titled "53 Uses For Tea Tree Oil."

What are the benefits of using Tea Tree Oil?

As you can see from the information above there are many uses for Tea Tree Oil. It can be used for household cleaning, skin care, hair care, health care, aromatherapy, and more. A major word of warning, Tea Tree Oil should never be ingested. Tea Tree Oil has three antimicrobial properties. "First it acts as an antifungal to get rid of basic fungal infections. Next it has anti-viral properties to help you fight off infections. Part of the anti-viral properties of tea tree oil includes its work as an anti-bacterial, which kills bacteria and prevents it from growing." 

What exactly is Tea Tree Oil? 

Tea Tree Oil is a pure oil that comes from the leaves of the Melaleuca Tree which is native to Australia. The aboriginal people have been using the leaves from this tree for centuries for healing wounds, helping with skin problems, and helping to treat such ailments as coughs and sore throats. In recent times technology has made it possible to extract the oil from the leaves and bottle it up to use for the many uses mentioned above. 

What makes Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil so special?

The Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil that I received contains no preservatives, no artificial colors, no fragrances, no parabens, no mineral oil, no chemical solvents, and no petroleum. It is 100% Tea Tree Oil bottled in a dark brown glass bottle to help it retain both its freshness and potency. There is a two step process that should be used to extract the oil to ensure that it is pure and reduce the chance of skin irritation. It states in the ebook that Apothecary Extracts uses this process in extracting their oil.

What will you find in the ebook?

I was very excited to be able to receive an ebook to go along with our Tea Tree Oil. I had such high hopes for finding some wonderful recipes to use in our home. The ebook begins with an introduction to Tea Tree Oil and where it is from. It explains the extraction process and the science behind the benefits of tea tree oil. Traditional and modern uses are discussed, along with side effects, before moving in to the actual recipes.

The bulk of the book is full of recipes using the Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil. There are approximately 70 pages of recipes that fall into the following categories.

  • Skin Care Treatments
  • Tea Tree Oil Hair Care Treatments
  • Home Care & First Aid Remedies
  • Aromatherapy Options
  • Household Cleaners & Solutions
The ebook ends with a conclusion and instructions for adjusting recipes. 

I have to tell you, there are so many recipes I would love to try in this book. There are so many uses for this oil. At first I was a little hesitant to try any of the recipes that would have to go on my skin as I was afraid I would have a reaction to the oil as I have very sensitive skin. Instead, I started to look at the recipes for Home Care & First Aid Remedies. With 4 young children in the home, having natural remedies for cuts, burns, coughs, sore throats and other ailments seems like a very good use of this tea tree oil. Unfortunately, almost all of the recipes contained at least one other essential oil, which I do not have. Additionally, all of the recipes had ingredients I do not have on hand, and have no easy way of getting in my small rural community. Even the recipe for itch relief cream that I thought would be great for bug bites included a slew of other ingredients. Okay, so, this was a bit of a bummer. 

I knew I wasn't going to find any recipes I could use in the Aromatherapy section. It was obvious to me that those recipes would have additional essential oils. Add that to the fact that I can not usually handle strong scents, and this was something I decided I would have to avoid. Instead I decided to look at the recipes for household cleaners. I can't stand the harsh smells of the cleaners I currently use. However, I want something that is effective and can get the job done. A simple all purpose cleaner can be made with tea tree oil, white vinegar, distilled water and well...cassia or lemon essential oil. Granted, the extra oil is optional in this recipe. However, I haven't had a chance to use this cleaner because we don't have distilled water. Once again, all the other recipes contained ingredients I don't have. 

In desperation I decided to look more closely at the skin care treatments, but I was still concerned about my skin's reaction. It was then that I realized I had missed the instructions on the label for testing for skin sensitivity by diluting the tea tree oil with a carrier oil such as olive or coconut oil. So far neither I nor my daughter (who also has sensitive skin) have shown a reaction. 

There are actually a few recipes I would be able to try from this section, either for myself or to give as a gift. There are body scrubs and a face wash that I would like to try, along with homemade deodorant. 

I was a bit disappointed to find out that most of these recipes were not going to be able to be used by our family at this time. When I learned there was an ebook that came with the Tea Tree Oil I had such high hopes. I didn't figure all 53 "uses" meant recipes with various and sometimes numerous ingredients I couldn't come across. I was hoping for some advice on how to use the Tea Tree Oil by itself. I did discover that even though there is a recipe in this book for use on bug bites that I couldn't use, it is possible to use plain tea tree oil on bug bites. So, as soon as someone has another bug bite we are going to try it out. Additionally, we are going to try it for eliminating stinky feet, and my husband is trying it on his wart. These tips were not found in this ebook though. I had to search on the internet to try to find a way to use this product. 

Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil really does have many uses. We were just unable to try them out at this time. If you already have various essential oils in your household, such as lemon, lavender, jojoba, jasmine, and peppermint (to name some of the more frequently listed ingredients) you should have no trouble making the products in this ebook and using the tea tree oil. The 4 oz bottle is supposed to last a very long time and I can see that being the case. I love the scent, as does my husband, and I am glad that I don't seem to have any negative reaction to it. 

If you would like to try it out for yourself and see which recipes you would enjoy trying, you can purchase Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil from Amazon for $24.99.

And here is some wonderful news! I have been given the opportunity to offer one lucky reader a chance to win a 4 oz bottle plus ebook of their very own.

All you need to do is enter in the Rafflecopter form below. There are only 3 simple mandatory entries, with the remainder of the entries being optional. Remember, you do not have to do the extra entries, but they will increase your odds of winning. 

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and over. 
The giveaway runs October 30 through November 15.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

Disclosure: I received a 4 oz bottle of Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil in exchange for my honest review. I received no further compensation. This did not in any way influence my review.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. I like using tea tree oil in my cleaning products when there are sickies in the house.

  2. i would like to try the tea tree oil on insect bites

  3. I would like to try the Tea Tree Oil for my face care, I heard it works great for preventing and treating acne breakouts.

  4. I add it to my son's shampoo since he is in public school... lice don't like it!

  5. I like to use it for face treatment for pimples!

  6. I'd like to try it to help remove skin tags.

  7. I'm eager to use it for the first time for many reasons, mostly including first-aid and skin/hair care! I'd love to have something natural like this around to use on my baby instead of harsh store-bought products.

  8. I would like to try it for cleaning the house, maybe our air conditioner. Cheryl Abdelnour

  9. I would use it for insect bites, since we go camping ofter.

  10. Love to try my hand at homemade deodorant

  11. I'd like to try it with annoying insects!


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