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 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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This post was written as part of the Brand Backer program. I received a sample as compensation for my post/review, but the opinions above are my own and were not influenced by compensation received.  For my full disclosure policy, go here.