Monday, August 4, 2014

Australian Tea Tree Oil Review

Tea tree oil has been used by the aboriginal people for hundreds of years.  It is extracted from the Melaleuca Alternifonia (or tea tree) native to Australia.    

Traditionally tea tree oil has been used as a topical antiseptic and anti-fungal treatment for the skin and nails.  If tolerated, tea tree oil can be applied full strength and applied directly to the area needing treatment.  For sensitive skin this oil can be diluted in water.  It should never be ingested.

To maintain it's potency, tea tree oil should always be sold in a dark glass bottle.  

Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil is one of the first producers to be accredited under the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association Code of Practice.  Apothecary Extracts have tests proving their Tea Tree Oil's purity and potency.  It is undiluted and without impurities.  

About a week ago I managed to cut my big toe with a shovel.  While digging in the yard I set the shovel down so that I could take a rest. Rather than resting the shovel against the fence as I thought I set it down on my big toe.  I didn't think I cut it at first.  I tried to brush off the dirt from my toe and then saw the blood.  (Digging with flip-flops was my first mistake...)  I ran to the bathroom and I remembered the Tea Tree Oil.  After cleaning with soap and water, I used the Tea Tree Oil over the cut and applied a bandage.  I was extremely worried about infection setting in.  By the next morning the cut was scabbing over and looking and feeling great.  My skin is tolerant to most topical agents and there were no negative side effects for me.  

There are many uses for Tea Tree Oil and Apothecary Extracts includes a Free Recipe Guide.  This is in e-book form which I prefer as it takes up no space and is easy to refer to as needed.

Have you tried Tea Tree Oil?  What did you use it for?

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  1. Barbara, Tea tree oil is da bomb! Love that stuff! So many benefits to it! I put a little in Witch Hazel to make a refreshing toner.

    1. Great all natural idea. I'll have to pick up some Witch Hazel, I haven't used it in years.
      How have you been? I haven't seen any new posts lately.

    2. I have been fabulous, Barbara! Just crazy busy! My hubby had a sports related injury and then surgery to repair it a few weeks ago so I haven't had much time however I have several ideas for post floating around in my head. Now I just have to type them out! Hope all is well on your end.

    3. Glad to hear it. I understand about recovering from surgery. I'm recovering from knee surgery right now. I hope to be back to work soon.

    4. Oh that is another surgery that takes time and physical therapy to recover from. Here's hoping you will be doing cartwheels soon!!


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