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Disinfecting with Tea Tree Oil

Tips for disinfecting with tea tree essential oil

Most people know a few of the may tea tree oil uses for the body: to treat acne, ear infections, sinus infections, and much more. But, you may not know that you can also use tea tree oil to disinfect your home, without artificial or dangerous chemicals. It is effective against many different kinds of microbes and fungi.

Here’s a recipe that you can use all over your home:

 

Tea Tree Oil disinfectant spray recipe

 

Ingredients

  • 10 drops of tea tree oil
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2-3 drops of a mild detergent, like liquid castile soap

Directions

  1. Put the mix into a spray bottle
  2. Spray on any non-porous surface. Leave the spray on the surface for as long as possible, up to one hour.
  3. Then simply wipe with a dry cloth.

This is a great spray to use in your shower, bathtub, or toilet to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. Tea tree oil is also a powerful mold and mildew fighter. Put 3-4 drops in with your next load of laundry. This will prevent the growth of mold and mildew on bath towels, kitchen cloths and damp sportswear like sweat shirts and workout gear. And as a bonus, It will also help keep your washer clean.

This amazing oil is one of nature’s wonders. It is a 100% natural and effective cleaner and disinfectant reducing the need for dangerous chemicals. 

 

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