11 Surprisingly Handy Ways to Use Tea Tree Oil Around the House
Tea Tree oil is known as a medicine cabinet in a bottle. The 'cure all' of essential oils.
Tea Tree (Botanical name: Melaleuca alternifolia) is a plant is native to Australia and the Tea Tree leaves are steam distilled to produce the Tea Tree essential oil. There are almost 100 naturally identified compounds in Tea Tree oil which makes it a 100% natural antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial solution.
Here are the the 11 surprisingly handy ways to use Tea Tree oil around the house.
- Natural Cleaning Spray
Anything that needs disinfecting, cleaning, or balancing can benefit from Tea Tree oil. Combine 4-5 drops of oil with two cups of hot water in a spray bottle. Use to clean household surfaces like counter-tops and kitchen floors. Make sure to also use the spray around your home whenever the air smells a tad stale.
- Natural Household Antiseptic Spray
Similar to above, but add double the drops (10 drops of oil) to 2 cups of water in a spray bottle for tough areas like the bathroom and sink. You can even use this to clean the bottom of shoes!
- Laundry Detergent
If your laundry smells a bit musty, Add 3-4 drops of oil to your detergent for mould-prone items like chunky sweaters and wool. Tea tree oil is a powerful mould fighter. The antibacterial Tea Tree oil helps to freshen and remove any lurking mould or mildew.
Avoid using those expensive, unnatural and chemical-ridden acne treatments. Dab a drop of tea tree oil on a damp cotton ball or q-tip and apply to trouble spots. Make sure you dampen your cotton ball or q-tip with water. When mixed with water, your blemishes will naturally reduce over time.
- Sinus infections
Tea tree oil is antiviral and antibacterial, making it great for any sort of infection of the respiratory system. Boil water and add a few drops of tea tree oil to the water. After removing the pot from heat, put a towel over your head and breathe in for 10-15 minutes.
- Air Freshener
Place a few drops in an oil diffuser to naturally deodorise and disinfectant air. This will help to remove bacteria, viruses, mould and other germs you’re your home's atmosphere. If you don’t own a diffuser or an oil burner, you can create your own using a pot of boiling water. Simply simmer a pot of water on your stove-top and add a few drops of Tea Tree oil.The scent of this homemade air freshener will permeate throughout your house. Just remember to keep adding water and essential oil as the water evaporates.
- Mold Remover
Combine 10 drops of Tea tree oil and mix with 2 cups of hot water and spray the solution on mouldy areas, but do not wipe or rinse for at least an hour. After letting it ѕit, use a scrub brush or old toothbrush to remove the debris and then use a cloth, sponge or towel to wipe away!
Tea tree oil is very effective against dandruff. It’s amazing that it can be used to combat acne, which is thought of as an oil issue, and dandruff, which is viewed as a dryness issue. To combat against dandruff, the key is the mix of Tree Tree oil to shampoo. Add 3-4 drops of oil into a whole bottle of your natural, scentless shampoo. Do not put the oil directly onto the scalp.
- Head Lice
Combine 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil to 1 ounce of natural shampoo and apply the solution to the scalp and hair. Cover hair with either a towel or shower cap. Comb hair thoroughly to remove the dead lice.
- Nail Infections
Have a hangnail or nail irritation? Dabbing a bit if Tea Tree oil onto the nail will act as an antibacterial without causing irritation to the skin.
- Vacuum Refresher
Add a few drops of Tea Tree oil to a couple of cotton balls and stick them in your vacuum’s canister. As you vacuum, the essential oil will diffuse throughout your home, cleansing the air and making your whole house smell fresh. You can also douse cotton balls with Tea Tree oil and stick them in closets and drawers to keep closed off areas fresh.
Tea Tree oil is perfect natural product to use for your every day tasks around the house.
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