According to the researches and what experts say, there are at least a few pounds of chemicals in every household, which are mostly contained in our cleaning products. If these theories are true, we need to find another effective way to clean our homes without any chemicals. There is an option to use Tea Tree oil while cleaning.
This is one of the most beneficial essential oils, it comes from Australia from the Melaleuca alternifolia tree. This oil which is found in the leaves of this tree, has been used for thousands of years to kill bacteria, to treat achy muscles, and other health issues, by the Aboriginal people in Australia.
The tea tree oil has antiviral, anti-fungal, antibiotic and antiseptic properties. But besides its health benefits, it is used for a lot of other purposes. Which is why we give you some non-medical uses of the tea tree oil.
Top 5 ways to use the Tea Tree Oil
1. All-purpose Cleaner
You can make a house cleaner for any purpose without using any chemicals, and replace any chemical cleaners. You should mix four drops of tea tree oil, a tablespoon of borax and two tablespoons of vinegar. Add the mixture in a spray bottle, flip it for a few times and fill it with warm water. Shake until the mixture is well mixed and then use it as a cleaner for glass, wood and everything else.
Due to its antiseptic properties, it can be used to disinfect your air in your home, mostly it can be used after someone’s sickness in your family. Also you can use this essential oil when you wash your clothes, add a few drops (recommended 8) in your washing machine, this will give them a good aroma and disinfect your clothes.
3. Kill Germs on your clothes
To prevent from the germs in your clothes, you can add a few drops of the tea tree essential oil in every load of your laundry, it will disinfect all of the clothes and it will also give them a fresh smell.
4. Disinfect your dishes
Adding a few drops of this essential oil to your dish washing machine, will replace all of the chemical detergents, and will clean your dishes, and disinfect them as well.
5. Repel ants
If you have some household pets like insects or ants, when you see them, follow their line to their nest and see where their entry is. Put a few drops of the tea tree oil in their entry, it will stop them from returning to their home. You can also wipe down cupboards with tea tree oil and water.
These five are just some of the numerous uses of the tea tree oil in your household. But be very aware that, not everything that is natural is good if used more than it should be. So if you use the tea tree oil properly, it will keep your home clean and safe from bacteria and insects. Share this with your friends and let them know the non-medical benefits of the Tea Tree Oil too.