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      28.11.2014 17:13
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      We have used this product regularly. I was originally recommended it to help with my complexion but now we use it for various ailments and it really seems to help.

      This comes in a little bottle with a very fine point when you open it so that the product comes out in a drip form. This is because you only need to use very small amounts of it.

      The first thing you will notice about this product is it's smell, it's areally strong one of herbs and it does linger on you after you've used it so it's never a good smell to have follow you around! For this reason I try to use it in the evenings.

      I turn the bottle upside down an drip some drops onto some cotton wool and then apply it to the affected area. I use this on blemishes on my face, cuts, stings, burns... everything really. It helps to aid the skin to dry up and heal and it also helps to relieve itching too.

      My husband was told to put this in his shoes when he had a foot infection and it certainly seemed to help clear it up.

      I think this works a treat. We have bought it in a stick form before where you dab it directly to the point but I prefer t ohave it in this little bottle as it makes it more hygenic.

      It's a great product that will help your complexion as well as many other ailments.

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      17.11.2010 20:48
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      a must have for my home

      In my experience, Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil is superior to most tea tree oil products on the market.

      I have found many applications for my tea tree oil, the most recently being as a gargle for a throat infection. Just one drop into a glass of warm water was all I needed. While battling the throat infection I also had an outbreak of coldsores so I found the Thursday Plantation Tea Tree oil very useful to dab on the sore occasionally (use a new cotton tip each time).

      Something else I love is to use a few drops of Thursday Plantation Tea Tree oil in a bucket of hot water to mop floors in the wet areas of my home, it leaves a lovely fresh fragrance. I added just two drops to my vacuum cleaner filter so as I hoovered around the house the warm air that came out through the filter also dispensed a very subtle hint of tea tree.

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        31.10.2010 14:11
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        Definitely worth a try

        Tea tree oil is a natural product as it is extracted from plant leaves. It is widely believed to have excellent antiseptic abilities, as well as antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral abilities. From a very young age, I have clear memories of hanging over my kitchen sink gargling with tea tree oil to treat a sore throat. Although now I also rely on Strepsils to get me through the day, I still gargle with tea tree oil before I go to bed. I really believe that this natural product is not only immediately soothing, but also helps the problem to clear up much quicker.

        To use tea tree oil it is important to dilute it first as it has been known to cause reactions and irritations when used pure. I tend to use 3 or 4 drops of tea tree oil diluted in about 30ml of hot water. Even when it is diluted in this way, you should not swallow tea tree oil as it can actually be toxic, and cause problems such as drowsiness, confusion, rashes and diarrhoea and vomiting.

        Although I have not tried it personally, many people like to use tea tree oil on skin problems as well, and suggest that it relieves spots, blisters, cuts and insect bites. On one occasion I diluted tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil in a large mug of very hot water and used it is a steam inhalation to help my cold. This really did work brilliantly (although I really would not recommend it if you are asthmatic), but for convenience sake and for the cost of buying the other 2 oils as well, I usually tend to just use Vicks for this purpose.

        If you are fan of natural remedies then tea tree really is a great thing to have in your medicine cabinet. It has a lot of uses and as long as it is used sensibly it is safe and very effective. Tea tree has been used worldwide for a long time and is recognised by the medical profession as a useful product, and there is a reason why!

        A 10ml bottle of Tea tree oil can be bought from Boots for around £4.50, and should last you a long time as you only need a few drops for most Tea tree uses. The tea tree oil is a very pale yellow in colour and has a fresh, clean scent to it.

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        30.10.2010 23:26
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        Zap those pimples... and those nits... and those gnat bites!

        I've been a fan of Tea Tree for years and found this Thursday Plantation brand roughly two years ago in a small independent chemist, it's a little more expensive than I would usually pay for such a small bottle of oil but is 100% pure and has an even more natural smell than other bottles of Tea Tree Oil.

        It comes in a small 25ml bottle, this is topped with a standard screw top which can be screwed on tightly but doesn't have a child-proof cap as most Tea Tree Oils do. Because of this I always make sure I put it high up in the medicine cabinet in case my youngest daughter ever got hold of it, she's better at opening screw tops than I am sometimes and I'd hate her to get a mouthful of this stuff!

        This Tea Tree Oil is used in exactly the same way as other brands, due to it being 100% pure it is slightly stronger than cheaper preparations so you must be careful not to overdo it in sensitive areas as you really do not want a Tea Tree burn!

        I'm using it for three main reasons at the moment, although this Tea Tree Oil can be used for numerous ailments and problems. I dilute it with water and comb through my daughters hair to help reduce the risk of her catching nits, the smell of the Thursday Plantation oil doesn't seem to linger as long as cheaper brands. This is strange as it does feel like a stronger smell from the bottle, but since I started this Tea Tree combing she hasn't had the dreaded bugs as much as usual. And when I say usual, I mean usual as she's a self-confessed headlice magnet!

        The other two reasons I use it are for myself. I'm currently seven months pregnant and suffering from more pimples (not spots or zits, pimples!) than when I was a teenager! I've also been bitten so many times by midges and gnats that I should look like a colander by now, this I also put down to my pregnancy as until this year I've never really been bitten but 2010 has been the year that all the Brummie gnats have feasted on my blood!

        Now, it's not advised to use Tea Tree Oil while pregnant but after getting advice from my midwife she said it would be safe to use it for the purposes I needed. It's basically if you're planning to bathe in the stuff or inhale it as steam that you have to be careful, although saying that if you are also pregnant I'd definitely recommend getting medical advice before using and product of this kind.

        On both my pimples and bites the Tea Tree worked wonders. It won't actually get rid of spots but the antiseptic and inflammatory properties make the area less red and in the case of the gnat bites it definitely helped with the swelling. It does sting when dabbed onto a bite, and there's no way in the world I'd use it on a 'minor cut' or a cut of any sort as Dooyoo suggest in the blurb above. God, I can imagine how painful that would be!

        I was talking to my sister about Tea Tree Oil in general the other day and she told me it's great on sunburn too. I've never heard of that before but she said she's used it for this purpose for years and even took a couple of bottles to Egypt with her when she went on honeymoon. I'm not sure I could stand the smell of covering a large area with Tea Tree Oil though!

        £4.40 from Amazon (10ml bottle).

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        28.10.2010 11:56
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        A fantastic versitile product

        I use quite a lot of natural remedies and Tea tree is one of those products that every household should have in their medicine cupboard as it is just so versatile and useful. There are many different brands of creams and lotions that contain tea tree and whilst some of these can be good for the best results you really should be buying pure tea tree oil.

        One of the best brands around in my opinion is Thursday plantation whose tea tree is 100% natural and of high quality.
        The cost of a bottle is about £4.50 - £5.00 for a 10ml bottle on the high street but it pays to look around as my bottle only cost me £3.50 at my local chemist. Now £3.50 may sound a lot for such a small bottle but it lasts such a long time that it ends up working out really inexpensive in the long run.

        I use tea tree for so many different things. Its most common use is as a natural antiseptic and I think this is where it really excels. I am forever taking it out of my bathroom cabinet for something or other. Probably the most popular use of tea tree is as a treatment for spots and acne and all you have to do is dab a really small amount of it on the spot before you go to bed and overnight the tea tree will get to work disinfecting the area and killing the bacteria and in the morning although the spot will probably not be completely gone the tea tree will have helped improve the look of it by taking the redness out of it and also the pain from it should be gone.
        People with sensitive skin need to be careful though and make sure that they dilute the tea tree as applying it neat can cause your skin to react as it really is potent stuff.
        As I said Thursday plantation tea tree oil is really high quality so this also means that the smell is potent and not to everyone's taste but I quite like it and think that once it has been diluted it is rather pleasant.

        As I said earlier Tea Tree is really versatile and can be used for all manner of things such as fungal infections such as athlete's foot, as a disinfectant for cuts and grazes, head lice, dandruff, sunburn and even insect bites.
        Buying Thursday plantation tea tree is an ideal way of getting the maximum benefit of tea tree because as it is completely pure it allows you to adapt the oil to your specific aliment. If you are suffering from spots on the face then a good way to help clear them up is by adding a drop or two to your normal moisturiser and just using it as normal and this really will help clear your skin up.
        I like to add some to my bath water when I am suffering from a cold and the steam does help sooth my nose and throat and make me feel a little better.

        The thing I use my Thursday plantation tea tree oil most often for is a little unusual but highly effective. I add a drop to my toothpaste once a day to help disinfect my mouth. I suffer from gum disease and whilst corysol helps with clearing it up I don't like to use it all that often due to the staining and I find that tea tree helps with keeping it under control. One other benefit of using it this way is that I used to have some hard tartar on my bottom back teeth and the tea tree helped break it up.

        I highly recommend Thursday plantations tea tree oil as it is a fantastic product and such good quality and being pure makes it really versatile. The little 10ml bottle will last for absolutely ages and it is so easy to store in your cupboard I really cannot think of a bad thing to say about it.
        If you are suffering any sort of skin condition then definitely give it a try but there are so many other uses for tea tree and no matter the condition you are suffering from you should have a look and see if tea tree could help as it really is potent stuff.

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        08.10.2010 18:18
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        A necessity for every household

        I decide to try this tea tree oil antiseptic instead of spot creams for a more natural way of improving my skin, although this product can also be used in many ways as a general antiseptic.

        ~~~APPEARANCE, TEXTURE, SCENT AND USING THE PRODUCT~~~
        The product comes in a small box and is put in a small brown container with a twistable lid and a round nozzle/hole where the tea tree oil can dispense. Upon opening the lid, the strong smell of tea tree could be smelt- this one not so pleasant as other products I've tried with the same ingredient.

        I use this by dabbing a bit on a cotton wool and then diluting it slightly with water before applying it to the face in affected areas. It has a cooling sensation on the skin and feels quite nice- the closest thing to this feeling is using an astringent.

        ~~~EFFECTIVENESS~~~
        After a few days of using this, it does feel like spots are not breaking through as much. To existing spots it has a sort of drying out effect which is good, but all this works over a longer period of time than other specialised spot creams I've used so that could be a downside.

        ~~~PRICE~~~
        The product costs under £5 for a bottle of 10ml and can be bought from Boots and other pharmaceutical stores.

        ~~~OVERALLL~~~
        Having used this product, I would highly recommend it as it can be used in so many ways. Personally, I have tried it for my face but if I ever needed an antiseptic for a cut or something, I will also use this. Although it is quite small (10ml) it lasts quite a long time so it is worth investing in one for your home because you will find that this will be very useful!

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          22.08.2010 21:21
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          A perfect cupboard esential

          ==Thursday Plantation Tee Tree Oil==


          I have had this particular bottle of Tea Tree Oil for a fair while now as I purchased it after getting my lip pierced and had used a similar item when I had my other piercings done and using the oil had helped fight off infection and dry to piercing up quite quickly.

          This little 10 ml bottle cost around £5 from Boots and can be found down the first aid isle. It is available from other chemist type places and I expect you could find it in the larger supermarkets too.

          The bottle is a small little brown glass one and the cap is a screw cap but doesn't have a child safety mechanism on. The bottle has a "one drop" plastic dispenser in the neck of the bottle which is good for making sure you only use the actual amount required.

          As I say I have had my little bottle a good while and there is still a good year or so left on the use by date which means that when buying it there was a rather "long life" to it. On the bottle, the product is described as "A naturally sourced antiseptic having germicidal and anti fungal properties". It contains the oil of Melaleuca Alternifolia which has the more common name of Tea Tree Oil.

          The oil is easy to use and I have either used it by dropping a few drops onto a clean finger and applying it to the skin or on a small cotton ball depending on the area I am applying it too. It's basic use is for mild antiseptic for skin and hygiene protection.

          The smell of the Tea Tree oil is rather strong, which I guess is only expected as it is 100% pure. The smell does have a rather "natural" aroma to it and it is not something I would describe as overly pleasurable to me as I am more for the sweet fragrances but it may well be liked by a lot of people. However the reason for buying this sort of product is not because of the fact it smells nice but because of the job it does.

          As I say I have used it for when I have had piercings in the past and it has done a good job at keeping the hole clean and infection free. I have also used it on small cuts or indeed spots in the past too and as expected this has done a wonderfully job at clearing them up and keeping them germ free so as not to get an infection.

          Especially when I had my nosed pierced and I would often play with the stud for small amount of time without thinking if I had clean hands or not. I would then feel the skin on my nose tighten up with the first signs of possible infection. This is when I would reach for this little bottle and apply it a few times per day and it would work quickly and efficiently at stopping any sign of infection! Perfect.

          I think for the fact that the little bottle is not overly expensive, has a very long use by date on along with the facts that it is small to store and handy for so many uses it is well worth buying. Himself has just had a nasty spot which has been annoying me so I have made him use this for the last couple of days and looking at it now....... yep its nearly cleared up!

          This product is a real good one and most certainly a cupboard essential. A little bit of the oil really does go a long way so I shan't be needing to buy any more for a good while but when I run out I will certainly be going out to get another bottle!

          A 5 star out of 5 star product and a very high recommendation!

          Many thanks for taking the time to read.

          I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.

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            02.06.2010 19:59
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            Decent stuff...

            Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil


            What is it?
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            Tea Tree Oil


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            100% pure essential antiseptic tea tree oil that is naturally sourced from Australia.


            What do I think?
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            I originally bought this as the tea tree oil that I was normally using from The Body Shop was getting too expensive and there weren't really many other places that did tea tree oil off the high street. Then, I discovered this at Boots on a 'Buy One Get One Free ' promotion, the price being much cheaper and also I get twice the amount that I normally get.!

            I usually use tea tree oil for my spots and blemishes, this essential oil is actually the 100% pure / neat version, so I would advice anyone who tries this to use it very sparingly as it can make some spots worse.

            I have been using this for my spots and they do clear up quicker as this is the more concentrated version compared to the ones that I have been using. I normally see results within a day or two. The oil appears quite dense and quite greasy as well, so applying this first to a cotton wool pad, it may seem that not much is coming out from the bottle and it doesn't absorb very well onto the skin either.

            The oil is also very strong in scent, it feels almost like raw tea tree oil and has that very woody aroma, as if you've just extracted it from the forest plant! So, the aroma is very strong and does linger for a long time, if you don't clear it up it can last for days and I have had this happen to me!

            Therefore it's not really a good idea to apply this in the mornings to your spots or when you have a date, or have a social gathering, as it does smell heavily or some kind of medication...

            I have also tried this on mosquito bites, and it is fab, stops the itching and I think the smell also puts off any other mosquito or bug that want to try it!

            Only £4.40 for 10ml of top quality oil!



            Thanks for reading.




            ©Leighsa 2010

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            13.04.2010 13:31
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            an essential for every bathroom cupboard, dressing table, first aid kit, and vanity case.

            Tea Tree Oil was permanently in my mothers bag, and so naturally it has always been in mine too. I once used a great Thursday Plantation lotion, and so continue to buy Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil.

            Tea tree oil has more uses than I can think of! Not only does it have a great, fresh smell, but it is a natural antiseptic.
            I apply it to spots and bites at night, and by the morning they have reduced considerably without horribly drying out my skin.
            When I have an earache, I soak some cotton wool in tea tree oil and leave it in my ear over night, and the pain has subsided quite a lot.
            I've added drops to a mug of hot water to try inhale the steam to soothe my sore throat.
            I dab it on to small cuts to make sure they are clean and stay uninfected.

            Because the oil is pure, is is strong, so not a lot is needed, meaning the bottle will last a long time... which is perfect as it has a long shelf life!

            I use it all the time, and I think it is reasonably priced considering the hundreds of uses it has!

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            08.03.2010 14:06
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            Tea Tree-riffic!

            Having heard about the wonders of tea tree oil I bought a little bottle 'just in case'. This has proved to be a very good purchase!

            Tea tree oil is a brilliant natural antiseptic and I've used it on cuts and grazes with good results. It also works wonders on taking away the stinging and itching from insect bites and stings.

            The first 'big' use I found for tea tree oil is for soaking my fiance's feet. I add a few drops to a bowl of warm water and make him soak his feet for 20 minutes or so. He's a rugby player on a weekend and lives in his work boots during the week so his feet get some battering. The skin is always cracked and sore and he's had the odd infection too. A soak in a tea tree foot bath does wonders though, killing any nasties, making his feet smell nice and fresh and helping the sore cracked skin problem.

            My favourite use of tea tree oil though is spot zapping! I always have a spot treatment stick in the bathroom, which don't really work that well but I still use with abandon when I feel a lump forming on my face. On the day before Christmas Eve my fiancé (him again!) woke up with a huge spot on his cheek, it was a 'Three-Weeker' he reckoned, and was very annoyed to find that it had appeared just before Christmas so he'd ruin all of our festive photographs. I was trying desperately to find a spot treatment stick but couldn't find it. The only thing I could find was the bottle of tea tree oil. Figuring that it should be OK as all of these spot treatments have tea tree in them I applied it to his 2nd head and hoped for the best. By the next morning the spot had gone down from a Code Red to a Code Orange and was barely even noticeable by Christmas day. We have now thrown out all of the useless spot treatments and only use tea tree as it really is a miracle worker! If you feel a little tell tale lump, stick some of this on and it'll go away without so much as a fight!

            The smell is quite strong, especially if applied undiluted. It's that fresh, almost antiseptic, almost menthol smell. I like the smell but I know it isn't for everyone. Apparently it is going out of fashion somewhat as Aloe Vera is the product du jour! Because of the nature of the smell this is great in an oil burner when you're feeling a bit bunged up, or even just a few drops on a handkerchief to sniff at will help.

            I keep on finding uses for tea tree and will be replacing my little bottle when it runs out, although it lasts for ages as you really do need to smallest of drops for it to be effective. This is one alternative therapy that I do believe in! The Thursday Plantation tea tree oil is £4.40 for a 10ml bottle which is quite cost-effective as it replaces spot treatments and first aid creams.

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              20.01.2010 15:56
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              I love this product and dispite its packaging i will buy it often

              Thursday Plantation tea tree oil.

              I have habitually used tea tree oil in some way or another it possesses so many uses that it is something that is constantly kept in my house , I have a quantity of bottles all over the place , be it in the bathroom , my vanity case or the cleaning cupboard.

              I tested this product after my mother had recommended it to me she had recently became a customer on the wellbeing site. therefore i thought i would to test it , After all mother know best.!

              So i went along to the site and was impressed at how finely they cataloged their products.
              When i purchased this Item it had been on offer of buy one get one free so you truly are gaining your moneys worth.

              The Plantation tea tree oil,
              Comes from the leaves of a melaluca tree, where they go through a process of steam distillation, which according to the leaflet give you a much pure form of tea tree oil, they say it is important to make sure that when you buy tea tree oil that you ensure it only comes from the Melaleuca tree.
              I have never noticed this before but have checked my different tea tree oil brands ....and I'm in the clear they are all from the Melaleuca tree.

              However this is what is in there bottle it is a pure form of tea tree oil, the bottle is brown and in my opinion comes with a pretty old fashioned label, When opened the fumes are over but does not sway from the product at all it still does what it is supposed to do.

              As i said before i bought mine of a different site to Amazon only because i did not know they did it but anyway .... I was able to partake in the offer they have on at the moment so was happy that i got 2 for one.
              Tea tree oil is fantastic and used for all kinds of problems and issues around the home or family because of its antiseptic properties,

              I use mine personally for a number of things .....

              If you pets it is ideal if you have a squirty bottle just add a few drops and have on hand if your pet is forever jumping over your furniture, a few squirts will eliminate any germs they have trampled in.

              I have also found if you have a small dog ... a puppy example and they have a habit of pooping every where if you just spray a small amount in the area they have done their business then you find they will not go there again. Don't worry it is
              ok for animals as it is a natural disinfectant/ antiseptic.

              I also use it for a number of issues for example it you have a cut or a graze. It is great and will get rid any infection that has got in to the cut or graze. It is also great for acne and will help getrid of any sports that occur.

              Using it in a spray bottle , is a great deterrent for head lice too ,I have a bottle and have added 15 drops of tea tree oil to it and give my childrens hair a spray of it on a morning before school , it acts as a deterrent to the lice but alternate weekly with adding some lavender oil to the mix so they do not become used to the one smell , it does work as i have found that my children have not had lice for ages since i discovered this oil.

              Using the Lavender oil in wth ithe tea tree oil is also great to squirt round the living room if you have have had guests that smoke as it will getrid of the smell of tobacco.

              Believe it or not tea tree oil can kill of germs such as candida which can cause either gastroenteritis or thrush , Ringworm which is a fungal infection of the skin which can effect humans as much as animals or Tinea, which is another term for skin mycoses. So having this in the house for me is a relief.
              Even hospitals use it as it kills off the MRSA bug so surly having it is a plus not just for me but for those around me.

              Thursday Plantation tea tree oil is a great product and has helped me out a lot ,therefore i would recommend this product to anyone .

              You can buy it from many online stores and the one i would recommend as stated before is the wellbeing site as they have an offer on at the moment .... not just on the oil but on other products in the Thursday Plantation tea tree range such as tea tree shampoo, tea tree lip guard tea tree skin wash , and many more other products.

              The Thursday plantation products are of great value and do last buy one of their products and you will soon want to try the rest of the range,

              You can purchase it from Amazon from £4.01 or form the site mentioned with the other products ranging in price freom £2.99

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                05.12.2009 23:56
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                A great product!

                I really do love natural/herbal products. Don't get me wrong though I'm not a Puritan and will reach for or take pills if need be but I believe some remedies can really alleviate problems so well and sometimes even solve them. It's a trial and error process though to get things right sometimes!

                Me, I suffer with spots sadly. I mean at 35 years old I had hoped I'd of grown out of them, but no they in my opinion have got worse, particularly once a month! Ahem!

                I spotted this in my local Boots store priced at £4.15 usually but reduced to £1.05 a bottle and I decided to at least try it on my zits and I know from dabbling with tea tree oils in the past that they have alot of different uses and that it's a great thing to pop into my handbag so I felt that day I got a bit of a bargain!

                The Packaging:

                Oblong yellow box with a see through window to the front of it of which you can see some of the little bottle through. On the front of the box I'm told that it is Thursday Plantation, The Original Tea Tree Oil '100% pure natural antiseptic' and that it has a drop dispenser, is 10ml in size and also contains oil of meleuca alternifolia. Other information on the box tells me a bit about the product, directions for use are given as are cautions listed and contact details for Optima Health Ltd are given (the manufacturer of the product). The bottle is small and dark brown with a bright yellow label on it and basically it tells me what the box does only in smaller writing lol. It has a screw on/off white cap/lid to the top of it. It all looks a functional product rather than being pretty so it instills confidence that it may work I think lol.

                Directions Fo Use:

                Use as an antiseptic for skin hygiene and protection. Can be applied neat for optimum effect, added to water for bathing or for sensitive skins diluted in carrier oil E.g Sweet Almond/ Wheatgerm (approximately 5 drops in 10ml of carrier). Use sparingly.

                Using It:

                Well this has a multitude of uses and I adore it!

                It's a clear sort of oily liquid that smells typically of tea tree oil really. Sort of minty and menthol but this does smell rather nice and distinctive. I have used this in lots of ways! Dabbed it directly onto a spot, burnt my hand and a couple of hours later just rubbed a little into the burn, cut my foot and cleaned it with this because really it's just an antiseptic treatment! Sure it does sting a little on open sores, spots and wounds but it really is fabulous.

                You need so little of this which makes it a very economical purchase even if you get it for the full price and the only thing about this that may put some people off this is the smell. Personally I like the heavy, rich and refreshing smell but not everyone feels the same about it...my Mother hates it lol.

                You can of course add a few drops to bath water if you have some type of infection and really I just find this to be great. A dab of this on spots makes them vanish in a couple of hours, my burn was soothed and calmed down by the menthol in this and my cut... I made sure was clean with this and some cotton wool and it healed up speedily and very well indeed and in a very short time.

                Being a natural remedy I love it. It's safe to use on adults and kids and it is something that works so well for me. I've had this little bottle months and used it regularly but have used barely any of it at all. It's simply a really top notch purchase and it's recommended highly from moi!

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                  29.06.2009 22:54
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                  Very handy to have

                  This oil smells quite strongly of anticeptic but in a pleasant way. The oil has lots of uses. For example it can be used in a burner to freshen a room and is particularly good used this way if you have a cold and want to unblock your nose. I also find it useful to simply keep the bottle open by the bed at night if you are suffereing from a blocked nose as it helps free up your breathing a bit during the night.

                  It can also be used in a bath if you have any cuts or sunburn etc. Only use around 3 drops though for a full bath as it is very concentrated. This is a very popular and effective use for mums after having had a baby to sooth and soreness.

                  A 25ml bottle goes a long way as you only use a few drops at a time. Any more would make your eyes sting. It is widely available at most chemists and is a useful addition to any medicine cabinet or oil collection.

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                  23.06.2009 17:53
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                  Very handy addition to anyone's medicine cabinet!

                  Latin name: Melaleuca alternifolia. It is derived from the leaves of this plant by steam distilation. Originating from Australia, the Aboriginies were the first to make use of this plant for its medicinal purposes.

                  In appearance it is a clear/pale yellow colour with a very distinctive, fresh aroma. The oil contains both antiseptic and antifungal properties, which make it a very versatile tool. An essential item in my medicine cabinet!

                  As with all aromatherapy oils, to test your skins reaction to it, you should apply only a small amount, or even dilute it (applicable only to Tea Tree and Lavender oil). A couple of drops tend to do the trick, especially for common aliments, including spots, cuts. blisters, and insect bites, to name a few. I tend to use it neat using some wool, so I am able to properly cleanse an area.

                  It can be used as a mouthwash - if you have ulcers you can use it as a mouth wash, by adding a few drops to water, or apply directly. Gargled to combat a sore throat - 4 drops to a cup of water up to three times a day. It even helps with toothache - one of those bug bears that can really make you feel rough - a drop of the oil applied to teeth and gums works wonders.

                  For a massage you can mix 3-8 drops of tea tree oil with a carrier oil (i find almond oil works brilliantly, in small amounts it gets absorbed into my skin quickly, so I am able to get on with my day).

                  It can be used as an addition to cleaning solution - to help repel insects (especially in this time of year - handy to know)

                  It comes in various forms - form the liquid in a bottle 10ml (which should be used sparingly, lotions, shampoos to soap. The majoirty of chemists stock it by their skin cleansing products, in varying forms.

                  You can buy it in many £1 stores, for as little as just that. Well worth keeping it in stock!

                  If you are have a medical condition, suffer from skin allergies or you are using homeopathic remedies you should consult your doctor before using the product in its purest form.

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                  22.05.2009 16:47
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                  Love this product - keep it as an emergency all-rounder

                  Tea tree oil is another staple in my medicine cabinet and has been for years. We use it a lot in Australia and my aunt and uncle had a tea tree oil field on their farm. My cousins and I sued to play in it and if we got scratches etc, would rub one of the spindly leaves on it to help heal it and keep it clean.

                  There are many different brands of tea tree oil however I tend to use the Thursday Plantation brand as this is one I remember growing up.

                  tea Tree Oil can be used for many things. Ideally it is used as a anti-bacterial like disinfectant however being natural; germs cannot become as easily immune to this as other similar items.

                  Use it neat on blemishes, sores, cuts and even cold sores. Yes, I use it on cold sores as it helps to dry it out and aids healing of the infection. Whether it is linked or not, it appears to reduce the scarring of cold sores as well.

                  It can also add in the removal of warts - being an antiseptic they apparently get killed off by the tea tree oil, it takes a while - much longer than surgical removal - however as a kid and constantly getting little warts, I do find this helped and wasn't nearly as frightening as getting them burnt off. I used it on a warty mole recently and it did seem to start the process off before I got it removed through surgery. But it did recede in size.

                  You can dilute it as a bathing tool for babies and helps with skin conditions such as eczema. I also use it in my dog's shampoo as it helps her skin and also wards off fleas and mites for a period.

                  Personally I love the smell as it reminds me of eucalyptus and other similar things. Some people find it a little overpowering however not as much as something like Olbas oil.

                  A small bottle will last you a reasonably long time as you do only need a dab here and there. An excellent all round antiseptic.

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                  Apply to minor cuts, burns, sunburn, abrasions, pimples, bites and stings. 100% pure and natural for essential care.

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