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Sunday, 27 March 2016 14:19

Homemade Tea tree oil uses around the home.

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"Keep out of reach of children” is a popular phrase displayed on many household cleaners and products throughout the world. Many of the chemicals used to day to keep our homes clean can be harmful when ingested or inhaled. Did you know, that essential oils such as tea tree oil have the amazing powerful effects, that make it possible to clean and sanitize your home without the use of harmful chemicals.

Tea tree oil has antibacterial and antiviral properties. It has the ability to naturally cleanse any surface in your home. A multi-purpose cleaner can easily be made by mixing 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil with 1 gallon of water. Place the solution in a spray bottle and use it to clean the surfaces of your kitchen, bathrooms and floors etc. This cleaner is not only healthier to use in your home but it’s also a lot cheaper than the multi-purpose cleaners bought in stores.

Another cost effective method in helping your family become cleaner is by making your own laundry soap with the addition of some tea tree oil.

You will need a 10 gallon bucket, one bar of grated Fels-Naptha soap, 1 large box of Borax, a 3 pound box of washing soda and 1 tablespoon of tea tree essential oil. Firstly, melt the Fels-Naptha soap in 4 cups of water. Then place the solution in a bucket and fill it with 5 gallons of water. Mix the solution well. Next, stir in the Borax, washing soda and the tea tree oil. Add 5 more gallons of water into the bucket and mix the solution well, leaving it to sit overnight. You can use about ⅔ of a cup with each laundry load. The soap, Borax and washing soda will get your clothes clean while the tea tree oil will not only make your clothes smell wonderful, it will more importantly eliminate all the bacteria and viruses lurking in your clothes.

Another household cleaner that you can make at home, is a disinfectant spray.This can be done by combining a ½ a cup of vinegar, 2 cups of hot w ater, 1 teaspoon of washing soda and 10 drops of te a tree oil into a spray bottle. Shake up the solution. The spray created can safely be used to disinfect your home.

Do you have a problem with mold or mildew in your home? Tea tree oil is a fungicide which can naturally get rid of any mold and mildew.This cleaning solution can be easily made by placing a ½ a cup of water, a ½ a cup of vinegar and 20 drops of tea tree oil combined in a spray or bowl. The solution should be thoroughly scrubbed on the affected area until the mold or mildew has disappeared.

If bugs are a problem in your home, why not make a bug spray that will eliminate them without the use of harmful chemicals in your home. To make the solution combine ½ a cup of vinegar with ½ a cup of apple cider vinegar and 50 drops of tea tree oil in a spray bottle. Other oils such as peppermint and citronella may also be used in the combination with the tea tree oil. This spray may eliminate your pest problems in a more natural chemical free way.

Tea tree oil is helpful around the home. By using the homemade solutions above you will not only keep your home clean but you will keep your family safe from harmful chemicals.


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"Good value. I use the Lavender oil at my office with reeds to create a lovely smelling work space, instead of those nasty "fragrance oil plug-ins" that can be loaded with hundreds of toxic chemicals. Co-workers like to come into my closed space because of how it smells."

Mar 27, 2016