Monday, September 15, 2014

Apothecary TeaTree Oil - Product Review

Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil - Product Review
Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil
I remember years ago, and I'm talking almost 20 years now, a co-worker friend of mine introduced me to Tea Tree Oil.  It's been so long that I don't remember which brand she used, and suppose that doesn't really matter.  What does matter is that she had been using it for a long time.  She used it to treat all kinds of skin problems including acne.  She also used it as a cleanser around her house.
Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil - Product Review

To my uneducated thought process, I couldn't fathom using an oil to clean anything in my house except maybe to condition my wood.
Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil - Product Review

Fast forward to 2014 and here I am ordering Tea Tree Oil from Amazon and loving it.  Besides the pureness of this product, it was really quite gentle on my skin.  It is recommended that another oil, such as coconut oil, be used if trying on your skin for the first time.

Upon ordering my Apothecary Tea Tree Oil, they also sent me a recipe / use type booklet via email in PDF format.

Besides fighting acne, this non-diluted/pure Tea Tree Oil also naturally fights "Toenail Fungus, Lice, Yeast Infections, Skin Tags, Cold Sores, Dandruff, Ringworm, Fleas, Warts, Psoriasis, and More.


Think of all the money you'll save with one 4 ounce bottle that lasts a little over a year with regular use.  Did you know that you can also make your own shampoo, lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, body wash, face cleanser, and more?  Not to mention the opportunity to get rid of all your expensive household cleaners with their harsh chemicals and 

make your own natural detergents, shower sprays, bathroom disinfectants, kitchen sprays, dryer sheets, and room deodorizers.
Conditioning and Thickening Shampoo - Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil - Product Review
Substance of Living Hair Thickening and Conditioning Shampoo

I combined a couple recipes together and came up with my own Hair Thickening and Conditioning Shampoo.

Thickening and Conditioning Shampoo


5 Drops Tea Tree Oil
1 Tablespoon Honey
2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tablespoons liquid Castile Soap
1/2 Cup Distilled Water
Plastic Jar


Combine all the ingredients and shake well.  It will be fairly liquidy so when you use it, try about two single-hand amounts.  What I mean is cup one hand, palm up, and pour as much shampoo as will fit in your palm without spilling over.  You can make your shampoo a little thicker by reducing the amount of water you add to the mixture.

Another way to use this shampoo that might actually work a little easier is to use a spray bottle.

I have naturally fine hair but a lot of it but after the first application, my hair felt and looked so much thicker.  I've used this shampoo for three days in a row.  I'm not used to having such thick hair that used my store-bought shampoo for a few days.  I'd like to get where I can use this new shampoo and try some more recipes in the book and completely get away from store-bought shampoos and conditioners.

I also made my own version of a shower cleaner.

Shower Cleaner


1/8 cup White Vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons Tea Tree Oil
1/2 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Water
1/4 cup Liquid Castile Soap


Add the white vinegar, water, liquid Castile soap and tea tree oil.  Then EVER-SO-SLOOOOWLY add the baking soda.  The combination of the baking soda and vinegar will be extremely bubbly.  I tried using a spray bottle for this but it didn't work very well, so next time I will try a squirt bottle.  Something like a honey or squeeze mustard type bottle.  You know me, I'm into reusing and recycling whenever possible.

Best Value on Amazon. 4 Ounce Value Pack. 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil. Free eBook 50+ Uses for Tea Tree Oil. We Have Tests that Prove Our Tea Tree Oil's Purity and Potency. Great for Face Wash, Aromatherapy, Household Cleaning, and More.
Now for the disclosures: I am so thankful for the opportunity to try this tea tree oil and would certainly buy it again in the future.  The company was super easy to work with and I like that they have kept in touch through email adding more recipes.

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.

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