Tea Tree Oil Ointment Recipe
Within this tutorial, we are going to demonstrate our multi-purpose tea tree oil ointment recipe. When I say multi-purpose, I definitely mean multi-purpose! The finished ointment produced by this formulation can be used in many different ways. You can massage it into your scalp; which may soothe various dry and itchy scalp conditions. You can apply it to damaged, cracked "winter skin" to potentially help restore the affected area. Or, you can even use it as a cracked heel salve and work towards healing those heels!
I'm sure there are many other ways in which you can use this tea tree oil ointment recipe and take advantage of the nutrient dense ingredients that comprise this original formula. Just use your creativity! Perhaps this tea tree oil ointment recipe will be a hit with your customers because of its incredible versatility!
Making our tea tree oil ointment recipe requires just 5 simple SMR ingredients:
- Emu oil (Fully Refined) = 7.2 ounces (204 grams) - approximately 45% of total batch ingredients
- Shea butter (Unrefined) = 4.32 ounces (122 grams) - approximately 27% of total batch ingredients
- Jojoba oil (golden) = 2.4 ounces (68 grams) - approximately 15% of total batch ingredients
- Grapeseed oil = 1.6 ounces (45 grams) - approximately 10% of total batch ingredients
- Tea tree oil (100% Australian) = .48 ounce (14 grams) - approximately 3% of total batch ingredients
* The above formula will make a 1 pound batch of finished product.
The proportions within this formula are very important for creating a finished product with a consistency that lends well to easily applying the ointment. Unlike some ointment recipes, this formula produces a product that is viscous and perfect for packaging in an open mouth glass jar or tin. The end user can then simply scoop some product out of the container with a finger and apply where needed. Our finished product's consistency, I think, is advantageous over a completely liquid product that tends to run everywhere making it difficult to apply.
Below is the step by step process for making our tea tree oil ointment recipe.
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Step 1) First, measure out your 4.32 ounces (122 grams) of SMR's unrefined shea butter.
Shea butter is the only solid fat/oil within our formula. It's an integral component for successfully producing the appealing texture of our finished product.
Step 2) Next, gently melt down your measured out unrefined shea butter portion. Do this on a very low heat setting so that you do not scorch this important ingredient!
Step 3) Now that your unrefined shea butter is thoroughly melted, measure out and add the 2.4 ounces (68 grams) of SMR's jojoba oil (golden) and 1.6 ounces (45 grams) of SMR's grapeseed oil to the batch. Be sure to stir all the ingredients together. You can add both of these liquid oils directly to the same vessel that's holding your warm shea butter.
Step 4) Next, carefully measure out and add the 7.2 ounces (204 grams) of SMR's fully refined emu oil to the rest of the ingredients and stir this portion thoroughly into the batch.
Emu oil has a unique consistency that is so vital for forming the final consistency of our tea tree oil ointment.
Step 5) Now, measure out your .48 ounces (14 grams) of SMR's 100% Australian tea tree essential oil that's needed for this tea tree oil ointment recipe batch and incorporate it into the rest of your ingredients. Be sure to stir the tea tree essential oil thoroughly into the rest of your batch!
Step 6) Finally, thoroughly stir your entire formula, making sure that all components are completely integrated.
As you stir the ingredients and your batch continues to cool, you will notice that the mixture will start to thicken; revealing the final texture of your finished product. At room temperature, your tea tree oil ointment recipe will have a relatively thick, yet smooth consistency; similar to that of Vaseline. It will be thicker than a standard lotion, but not as thick as most "body butters". The final hue will be a pleasant all-natural off white color.
Remember, this type of high-end 100% oil based ointment is typically packaged in small 1 ounce to 2 ounce wide mouth jars or cosmetic tins. The packaging size you choose will depend on your target price point. You can easily sell an ointment like this for a retail price of $12 - $18 or more depending on your market! Remember, a little goes a long way with this type of product, so 1 ounce to 2 ounces of this tea tree oil ointment formula will last for many applications!
Packaging tip: Don't have an automatic filler? If manually filling open mouth containers with your tea tree oil ointment recipe, I typically use my finger (be sure to wear food grade and allergen safe gloves) to coat the interior of the container with the finished product. I then repeat this step, working my way from the outside of the container towards the inside; applying the ointment more and more liberally as the container begins to fill.
Once your container is completely filled, give it a gentle tap on your countertop to ensure that all the ointment has fully settled to the bottom of the container. This technique of filling your open mouth container from the "outside in" (as shown in the picture above) prevents air pockets from forming and allows you to fill your packaging of choice to capacity. Once you get the hang of this manual filling method, you can really become quite quick! It's much better than trying to "glop" your finished product into your containers. Keep in mind that the finished product will typically be too viscous to be able to simply pour it into your packaging!
Below is a picture of the finished product in our chosen 1 ounce packaging:
I hope you all enjoyed this tea tree oil ointment recipe demonstration. Thank you for viewing it! I think you'll like the finished product that our formula produces. It's very nice stuff!
Keep in mind that this is an ointment, not a lotion product. Its make-up and formula; therefore, is very different and the application process (and recommended usage rate) will be different too! Unlike a typical lotion, remember to only use a small amount of the tea tree oil ointment when applying this product. As I said before, a little goes a long way! You'll see what I'm talking about when you start using it. For instance, to moisturize your hands, you only need a small drop; probably about the size of half a pea!
This tea tree oil ointment, filled with nutrient rich and nourishing ingredients, is also a wonderful product to massage into your scalp; potentially helping to soothe dry scalp issues. Try using it in this way as a part of your after-shower care routine!
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