Saturday, September 27, 2014

Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil - Review & Giveaway

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I recently received the opportunity to review Apothecary Extracts 100% pure Australian tea tree oil.  Prior to this review, I was not aware of what tea tree oil is or the many uses for it.

Once I was accepted for this review I immediately began researching this product to learn different ways of use.  I was shocked by what I learned.  One reports shows that tea tree oil is as effective as Mupirocin in treating MRSA.  Ains has a problem with staph on her foot and we always have a few tubes of Mupirocin lying around the house.  Another study shows that it is effective in treating acne when applied topically and another shows that it treats athlete's foot as well as over the counter medications. 

There are many more uses for tea tree oil outside of medical use.  It can be used as a cleaner, laundry freshener and even for pest control.  The uses for this product are limitless. 

Since I am a neat freak (you couldn't tell that today) I decided to use it for cleaning.  When I received the product I mixed 1 teaspoon with a gallon of water and put it in a spray bottle.  I wanted to tackle the hardest room first so I headed straight for the bathroom.  I figured if this would cut through the soap residue on my shower door as well as my homemade cleaner does then it was a keeper.  And it did..I actually think it worked a little better than my recipe.  I also used it to clean the rest of the bathroom, the kitchen counters and sprayed some on the floor to do a fast spot mop.  It worked great in all areas.

I make most of our cleaning products because I get migraines from strong chemical odors and the kids have very sensitive skin. This product does not have a strong smell and is natural so there are no strong chemicals. Once diluted there is a faint, nice, clean smell. The 4 ounce bottle that I received is huge!  I have been cleaning with the same bottle of mixture for several days and have not used half of it yet.  At this rate, this 1 bottle of tea tree oil will last me several months.  According to their website 1 bottle lasts on average a year.  From my use of it I think that their estimates are very reasonable. 

I plan to mix up more this weekend to mop with.  I have some skid marks on my kitchen floor from the kids playing with riding toys.  I normally have to scrub them but I am hopeful that I wont have to do that this time.  During my research I read on several sites that tea tree oil can be dangerous for animals.  To be extra safe I am going to do my cleaning while the dogs are outside and not let them back inside until it has dried.

I am very pleased with this product so far.  Every order includes a free Ebook with directions and recipes to help you learn the most common uses of tree oil.  Apothecary Extracts is a fairly new company, opened in 2013.  Their products are currently sold exclusively on Amazon.  After reading some information on this company I learned that they use the purest oils and have tested them to assure that. It comforts me to know that this is a product that I can safely use around the kids.

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