We use Tea Tree Essential Oil daily. It's gentle enough to be used neat on a pimple but strong enough to effectively wash more serious wounds. It keeps things CLEAN, but that effectiveness does come with a medicinal smell. If you find the smell bothersome, try blending Tea Tree with Bergamot and Lemon for a bright and refreshing scent.
At Pink Apothecary, we source Tea Tree Essential Oil with Less than 3% of 1.8 cineol (a skin irritant). The maximum allowed by the Australian standard is 10% - our standards are in place to keep you safe. We also make sure our Tea Tree Essential Oil has a minimum of 40% terpinene-4-ol, which is the main compound responsible for its germicidal activity. Again, Australian standards are lower at 30%.
PINK APOTHECARY PRODUCTS CONTAINING TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL:
Bath, Diffusion, Inhalation, Topical
PLANT PART USED
Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, decongestant, expectorant, immunostimulant, vasodilator.
Athlete's foot, acne, blisters, burns, herpes, rashes, warts, infected wounds, respiratory problems, thrush, vaginitis, cystitis, fungal infections, ringworm, candida albicans, mouth infections, prevention of skin radiation burn.
Generally regarded as safe. Do not use in pregnant women. Do not use in lactating women. Do not use in children under 6 years.
*** As a company, we have chosen not to sell essential oil singles. We believe a properly formulated synergy amplifies the sum of all its parts. While each essential oil is fantastic on its own, it's as a team they become mighty; we like the science of blending. Because of this, I am often asked which retail essential oil company I trust for singles. Ancient Apothecary is a brand I trust: Tea Tree.
WARNING: These methods of use, properties, and indications have been gathered from many sources. This information is provided for informational purposes only. This information does not in any way constitute medical advice, or engage our responsibility. When seeking the use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes please consult a doctor for your safety.