I received a complimentary bottle of Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil. However, the opinions and the Cold Care Bath Soak recipe are mine.
As I write this, I am feeling pretty miserable. I’ve been battling a cold for the last week. Just when I thought I kicked it, it rears its ugly head yet again. When I’m feeling miserable like this, I like to take a soothing bath. When my Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil arrived, I knew just what I wanted to do with it: mix it with some epsom salts and a bit of peppermint oil to create the most soothing cold care bath soak recipe imaginable. I may not be much of a cook, but I can mix up bath soak recipes like a champ!
Cold Care Bath Soak Recipe (with Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil & Peppermint Oil)
Technically, these are bath salts, but a totally unrelated substance of the same name has given salts a bad name and I don’t want to come up in search results for that! 🙂
What you need:
- 1 cup Epsom Salt (or half Epsom, half Sea Salt, if you have it on hand)
- 8 drops Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil
- 4 drops peppermint essential oil
- Ball jar, plastic bag or any other clean container. I like the Ball jars because they’re already sterilized. I keep calling them “Bell Jars” though, apparently I read too much Sylvia Plath as a teen.
How to Make:
- Put your salts in the jar or container
- Add your drops of essential oils
- Shake or mix together with a wooden spoon (that you use ONLY for mixing essential oil recipes)
That’s pretty much it! I put some in my little Ball Jar and some in cute little bags to give to friends when they’re sick. Now, I went a little heavy on the essentials oils because I wanted it to be powerful. This stuff is amazing when you have a stuffy head!
Why Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil?
Why do I recommend Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil in this recipe? Aside from the fact that they sent me a bottle to try out, I mean? Basically, this is the best tea tree oil I’ve ever used (and I’ve used a ton of essential oils in my life). Unlike many essential oil products, Apothecary Extracts offers uncut tea tree oil. They’ll even show you the proof! Many other places cut their essential oils with other carrier oils, so you basically end up with a few drops of the actual EO and a bottle of carrier. While that is all fine and dandy if you want to use it as a perfume, it’s useless in actual bath recipes.
It’s sourced from an award-winning Australian tea tree plantation that has the smallest carbon footprint of any other tea tree oil producer. It comes in a dark bottle to protect the integrity of the oil (this is a must, never purchase essential oils in clear vials unless you want them to lose potency pretty fast). Plus, your purchase comes with a fantastic book filled with 50+ tea tree oil recipes for everything from skin care to household cleaning.
Aside from using in bath soak recipes, Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil has like a zillion other purposes. Well, maybe not a zillion, but a ton! Tea tree oil is one of the only oils that you can apply “neat,” meaning directly to your skin without a carrier oil. While you still have to be careful when you do this (do a skin test first, don’t go overboard), it makes it handy for all sorts of skin conditions, including acne, athletes foot and even dandruff (when added to shampoo, it’s too strong to use neat on your scalp).
I have a condition called tinea versicolor that results in brown patches on my skin- mainly on my chest area. The medical treatments for this condition often involve horrific anti-fungal medicines. It’s not contagious and it’s not dangerous, I just don’t like the way it looks. I’ve been using my Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil on it pretty much every day. It was cleared up in three days, now I’m just using it to keep it at bay. Don’t mistake this for medical advice, I’m just telling you how it worked for me.
As I said, this is the best tea tree oil I’ve ever used, and I’m not just saying that because I’m writing a review for them. I wouldn’t lie to you. A nice, big 4-oz bottle costs $24.99 and will last you a long time. Even with as much as I’ve been using it in the last week, the bottle is still filled a good half-inch above the top of the label. Get it on Amazon and start discovering the amazing benefits of Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil.