De-Stress With Tea Tree Oil… and Another Holiday Giveaway for You!

This time of year always seems to bring a little something extra with all the joy: stress. Between the stress, winter being the season to be sick, and the cold weather, my go-to method of removing stress from my life is to draw a nice hot bath and just soak my worries away with the help of a good book. Wine optional, but usually included.  Normally, I throw a handful of epsom salts in and drizzle a little bit of coconut or cocoa butter oil in the bath water and call it a day, but having recently received a massive bottle of Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil thanks to BrandBacker, I figured I’d take a gander through the free e-book that came with it and see if I could get some ideas for a relaxing essential oil bath.

100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil What is tea tree oil and how can you use it?

Tea tree oil is hailed as one of the most versatile essential oils. It can be used to naturally fight acne, tonail fungus, yeast infections, and cold sores. You can use it to get rid of ickiness like dandruff, fleas and lice, skin tags, and even warts. Tea tree oil can be used to make shampoo, lotion, soap, face cleanser, body wash, and toothpaste, and you can also use it to create household cleaners, detergents, and disinfectant sprays. It is a power oil! And the Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil comes with a free e-book with over 50 recipes for all sorts of treatments, cleansers, and more to help you figure out just how to use this great essential oil.

I had no idea, when I signed up for this review, just how versatile tea tree oil really was. Since getting my four ounce bottle, I’ve used it to help relieve my foot pain, spot-treat a few breakouts, as an air freshener, to soothe a cough, and to help relieve stress. I’ve mixed it with eucalyptus, lavender, and other essential oils for my purposes, and despite using it nearly every day for over a month and a half, I’ve hardly made a dent in my bottle! In fact, the biggest amount I used was probably two to three tablespoons, which I put in little dishes and spread around the house after Trixie thought it’d be a bright idea to attempt to play with a skunk. It didn’t get rid of the odor (only time did that, to be honest), but it did help make it more tolerable in the house.

Create a Stress-Relieving Bath with Tea Tree Oil

So, let’s get to it… how can you create a stress-relieving bath with tea tree oil?  After looking through the 50+ pages of my free e-book from Apothecary Extracts, I decided there were four essential oils I wanted to mix with my tea tree oil: lavender, eucalyptus, sweet basil, and sweet orange. I used fractionated coconut oil for additional moisture (my skin gets super dry, especially during the winter).  Here is the recipe and directions:

Ingredients 1/4 cup epsom salts					1 tablespoon fractionated coconut oil 10 drops Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil 6 drops lavender oil					5 drops eucalyptus oil 3 drops sweet basil oil					3 drops sweet orange oil  Optional 1 good book							1 glass of chilled white wine A small plate of cheese, chocolate, or other delicious snacks Softly playing, soothing music			5-10 unscented candles, lit  Directions Add epsom salts to hot bath while water is running, so they dissolve.  Just before your tub is full, mix all oils in a small glass bowl. Right before  getting into the tub, pour the oil mixture into the water and give it a quick  stir with your hand to blend. Lay back and relax, breathing deeply.

It’s a super-easy bath to get together, and I’ve done a few of them since coming up with the recipe, and they’ve been wonderful.  Perfect after a long day at work, though I did discover that it’s also a perfect bath for on a weekend afternoon when you’ve starting coming down with a cold and want to just relax and relieve the aches, pains, and breathing issues that come with a cold. Each time I used this mix in a bath, I got out feeling relaxed, refreshed, and far less achy than I had when I got in. I highly recommend the optional ingredients to the bath as well, ha!

Enter for your chance to win your own four ounce bottle of Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil!

First, and most importantly, you need to have an Amazon.com account in order to win, since the winner will be sent a coupon code to cover the cost of the bottle and shipping. So before you enter, make sure you’ve got that all set up. You’ve also got to be 18 years old or older, and live in the USA. So if you’ve got all of those things checked off, you’re good to go, and you can enter to win your own bottle of 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil from Apothecary Extracts using the form below. Thanks for entering!

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33 comments for “De-Stress With Tea Tree Oil… and Another Holiday Giveaway for You!

  1. Christina Moore
    December 29, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    I use tea tree for a lot of things… cleaning, purifying, mouthwash, acne, house spray for bugs and colds/illness. It’s as versatile as lavender, which I use just as much. <3

  2. LaTanya
    December 29, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    I would add it to some of my hair conditioners.

  3. JJ
    December 29, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    I love making my own bathroom and kitchen cleaners and tea tree oil would be great to include in these! I would also love to try using it for dry scalp and a natural hand sanitizer.

  4. Karen
    December 29, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    I would use it at work at disinfectant-instead of ones that are toxic.

  5. Elaine
    December 29, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    I love to use tea tree oil in my foot lotion! It really relaxes my feet after ballet performances!

    • December 30, 2014 at 10:22 AM

      Adding it to lotion is a great idea… I might have to make a special peppermint-tea tree oil blend for lotion!

  6. KristanLyn
    December 29, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    I use tea tree oil for blemishes and it works wonders in making them go away! I love tea tree oil! I also have psoriasis and I have heard good things about using it to help soften the scales and promote healing.

  7. Mercedes Cassity
    December 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    I have three uses for it, a glycerin soap, spray on hair conditioner, and a general insect repellent.

  8. Katherine Riley
    December 29, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    I have a skin disease that I have heard other people treating with tea tree oil. I would love to try it on myself.

  9. Megan Scharlau
    December 30, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    I use tea tree oil to avoid ingrown hairs after shaving and helping get rid of breakouts!

  10. Megan Michele
    December 30, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    Would use to help with acne!

  11. Kathie Craig
    December 30, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    I would love to try Tea Tree Oil on the skin tags on my neck. I would also like to combine it with lavender or lemon for the acne on my face.

  12. Rose Reeder
    December 30, 2014 at 5:46 AM

    I would try it on my forehead stress like lavender.

  13. Melissa S
    December 30, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    My son has scalp issue that tea tree oil controls and was recommended for treatment. I have been buying tea tree shampoo but I think maybe adding a few drops to a very gentle shampoo would work.

  14. December 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    I often have issues with acne and have heard so many great things about Tee Tree Oil but for some reason just haven’t used it. It’s so cool to hear all of the things it’s helpful for. I definitely need to pick some up because that destress bath looks awesome. Pinning that one!

  15. Jenna Wood
    December 30, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Tea Tree oil helped us out with our ant problem, putting it on cracks and sills in the kitchen last Summer.

  16. susan
    December 30, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Would love to try this product!

  17. Yvonne Appleton
    December 30, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    I use tea tree oil to prevent fleas and other pests in my home!

  18. Heather Knight
    January 1, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    I am actually brand new to EO. I have a household of sick kids, including myself, so I started to do some research on oils. I have a friend that uses them and loves them. So honestly I don’t know exactly what I would use this for, but I would love to win and try and figure it out!!

    • January 1, 2015 at 12:57 PM

      I mixed it with eucalyptus and peppermint oil when I had a sinus infection. It was so soothing!

  19. Annette
    January 1, 2015 at 12:46 PM

    I love tea tree oil and use it for cuts/scrapes, burns, insect bites, and skin irritations.

  20. Pamela Makuta
    January 2, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    I am not sure where to begin. Maybe in my morning smoothie!
    I made I typo with my email under the first entry method.

  21. January 4, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    I love tea tree oil. It has so many uses! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  22. Maureen Ruble
    January 7, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    I mix a small amount of the tea tree oil with baking soda and sprinkle on the carpets before vacuuming. It is very freshening!

  23. Dericka Buckels
    January 8, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    I would use tea tree oil to moisturize my hair and scalp.

  24. rosemary
    January 9, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    wow

  25. Rachel Odolski
    January 9, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    I would use it to relax at home after a long day at work or playing softball!

  26. January 15, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Your recipe for a relaxing evening sure sounds lovely! Thanks for linking up to Sunday Funday last week. I hope you were able to join us this week too! 🙂

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