Tea tree oil derives from a tree called Melaleuca alternifolia in Australia. This oil was used by the Aboriginals to treat muscle pain, different health issues, and it was used as an anti-bacterial agent.
It comes with potent antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral properties. Nowadays it is becoming a popular ingredient in different cosmetic and household products.
This includes laundry detergents, face wash, nail creams, shampoos, skin creams and massage oils. Due to its properties, this is an essential oil which should be found in your natural medicine cabinet.
But do you know how to use it? Below you will see 7 ways to do that.
In case someone at home has recently been ill, you need to add tea tree oil to warm mist vaporizer. This can help cleanse the air. Also what you can do is add from 6 to 8 drops to the laundry in order to wash the linens.
#2 Use It to Destroy Germs on Clothes
You can disinfect your clothes the natural way thanks to the tea tree oil. All you need to do is add a couple of drops to each load of laundry. The result will be clothed with fresh and pleasant scent.
#3 Disinfect the Dishes
To disinfect and clean the dishes, you need to add from 1 to 2 drops of tea tree oil to the soap dispenser in your dishwasher. Do this before you add soap.
#4 Use It as All-Purpose Cleaner
You need to mix from 3 to 4 drops of this oil with 1 tbsp. of vinegar and 1 tbsp. of borax. Add the obtained mixture in a 12-ounce spray bottle, pour water and use it as an all-purpose cleaner.