How to Use Tea Tree Oil to Rid Your Home of Germs, Ants, and Toxic Bacteria

It is said by experts, that in a household there are 5-10 pounds of chemicals. If that is real, we must find other cleaners with which we can clean without using chemicals. Tea Tree oil is the best option to avoid this.

This oil is a non-chemical, wonderful essential oil, taken from a tree in Australia – the Melaleuca atlernifolia. For thousands years it has been used for killing bacteria, helping with achy muscles and using it for health by the Aboriginal people in Australia.

The Tea Tree is considered it has antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, and antiseptic properties. (it shouldn’t be consumed). Besides the medical use, there are five non-medical uses:


Top 5 Ways to Use Tea Tree Oil


1.   Disinfectant

The Tea Tree can be used as a disinfectant for the air, an excellent addition to the warm mist vaporizer, because of its antiseptic properties. It can be added when washing the linens after an illness as well.


2.   All-purpose Cleaner

It can be used as an All purpose Cleaner, which will bear any chemical cleaner bought in the store. Combine two tbs of vinegar, one tbs borax and three or four drops of the oil. Put this mixture in an  12 ounce spray bottle and add warm water. Shake the mixture and use it as  you use any other cleaner from the a store.


3.   Disinfect Your Dishes

Use it to disinfect  and clean your dishes, by adding one or two drops in the soap dispenser in the dishwasher.


4.   Kill Germs on Your Clothes

Add several drops in order to kill germs in your laundry. It will disinfect the clothes, clean them and leave them with a fresh smell.


5. Repel Ants

Keep away pests and ants by finding the point of entry and put some drops of Tea Tree oil. The ants will return where they came from. Wipe down cupboards with oil and water to deter roaches.