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Tea Tree - Around The Home

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Keep out of reach of children” is a popular phrase present on many household cleaners and products. Many of the chemicals that we use to keep our homes clean are harmful when ingested. Some are even harmful when they are inhaled. Essential oils have powerful effects that make it possible to clean and sanitize your home without using these harmful chemicals.

Tea tree oil has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It has the ability to naturally clean any surface in your home.

A multi-purpose cleaner can easily be made with 1 teaspoon of tea t ree oil mixed with 1 gallon of water. Place the solution in a spray bottle and use it to clean your kitchen, bathrooms, floors, etc. This cleaner is not only healthier to use in your home but it is also a lot cheaper than the multi-purpose cleaners that you buy from the store.

Another way to save money and keep your family clean and healthy is by making your own laundry soap while including some tea tree oil in the mixture. 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. Melt the fels naptha soap in 4 cups of water. Place the solution in the bucket and fill it up with 5 gallons of water. Mix well. Stir in the borax, washing soda and tea tree oil. Put 5 more gal lons of water in the bucket. Mix well and leave it to sit overnight. You can use about 2/3 a cup with each laundry load. The soap, borax and washing soda will get your clothes clean while the tea tree oil will eliminate all the bacteria and viruses that may be on the clothes. The tea tree oil will also make your clothes smell wonderful.

Another cleaner that you can make is a disinfectant spray. Combine ½ cup vinegar, 2 cups hot water, 1 teaspoon washing soda and 10 drops of tea tree oil in a spray bottle. Shake up the solution to combine and you can use this spray to safely disinfect your home.

Do you have a problem with mold or mildew in your house? Tea tree oil is a fungicide which means that it can naturally get rid of mold and mildew. Make a cleaning solution with ½ cup water ½ cup vinegar and 20 drops of tea tree oil. Scrub the infected area thoroughly until the mold or mildew is gone.

If bugs are a problem in your home you can make a bug spray that will eliminate them without putting harmful chemicals in your home. Combine ½ cup vinegar with ½ cup apple cider vinegar and 50 drops of tea tree oil. You can also use peppermint and citronella oils in combination with the tea tree oil. Use it in a spray bottle to get rid of your pest problem.

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


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My husband actually bought this excellent lavender oil for me. I'm a certified massage therapist and I use a LOT of essential oils in my practice. Many over the years have been pretty bad quality but WellnesScent, to my happy surprise, is excellent and very potent.

Dec 27, 2015