5 best Natural Uses for Tea Tree Oil Around the House

You have probably seen it in a list of ingredients in a shampoo or skin cream, but do you really know the full value of tea tree oil? The Aborigines of Australia have known about its valuable properties for a very long time. They have used it to treat wounds and infections, bathes in it, and even drunk it. Tea tree oil has been proven to be a powerful yet natural antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal medicine, and these benefits can be used in your home as well.

The essential oil comes from the Melaleuca alternifolia tree, which has needlelike leaves. A word of caution though, tea tree oil is very pungent and potent. it should only be used externally, and sparingly. It should be kept away from babies or small children. Keep it away from your eyes and wash your hands after using it. 

Tea tree oil is a natural solvent and when added to cleaning products from laundry detergent to bathroom cleaners, it helps cut through grease and stains effectively while killing germs and bacteria. 

Natural Remedy Recipes for Tea tree oil

Basic Tea Tree Oil Solution
Put 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil into a spray bottle containing 1 pint (475 ml) of water.

Spray the above formula into the air to deodorize a room.

Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your dishwasher dispenser and then add your normal detergent. This will help remove the residue built up on your dishes.

Grout Cleaner
Use the above formula to spray grout. This will repel mold and mildew and although it will not take away all the discoloration caused by the mold, it will certainly kill it off.

Household Antiseptic Spray
Spray areas in home that need disinfecting to kill off germs and bacteria which may cause flu, colds, and stomach flu. Tea tree oil qualities are antibacterial and antifungal. Use 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil into a spray bottle containing 1 pint (475 ml) of water. 

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