According to experts every household across the globe contains about 5-10 pounds of toxic chemicals in the cleaning products we use on a daily basis. This is quite a massive amount of toxins we’re surrounded with so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to try and find an alternative for our cleaning chores, one that isn’t detrimental to your health.
If you were wondering what could replace all those chemically-laden cleaners, we present you Tea Tree oil. It’s one of the most effective natural cleaners out there and will make your house look pristine.
Tea Tree oil is made from the Melaleuca alternifolia tree native to Australia. It’s an amazing essential oil, that’s completely safe and non-toxic and has been used by the Aborigines in Australia for centuries as a remedy against numerous health problems. It has potent antifungal, antibiotic, antiviral and antiseptic properties. Still, his amazing properties aside, this essential oil is not for oral use, topical application only.
Here’s how you can use Tea Tree oil around the house :
– The Best Ant Repellent
Ants can be eliminated with a number of products on the market, but as we already said they’re loaded with chemicals. So why don’t you try Tea Tree oil? It’s effective against these annoying pests and will resolve your problem in no time. Find the ants’ lair and place a couple of drops of the essential oil there. The ants will never return to bother you again.
You can wipe your kitchen cabinets with a mixture of tea tree oil and water to prevent roaches of bothering you as well.
– A remarkable natural disinfectant
Tea tree oil has potent antiseptic properties which make it an excellent air disinfectant. Just add it to your warm mist vaporizer and the air will be free of germs and bacteria. You can practice this in your home after someone has been sick to disinfect the house and prevent a recurrence.
– Eliminate Germs from Your Clothes
If you want to disinfect your clothes just add a few drops of tea tree oil to your laundry detergent when you do your laundry and you’re good to go. Bye-bye germs hello nice, pleasant smell.
–Disinfect Your Dishes
If you fear germs are all over your dishes just add a couple of drops of this essential oil to your dishwashing detergent before you do the dishes.
–The Best Natural All-Purpose Cleaner
Forget about the store bought all-purpose cleaners and make your own, free of chemicals and safe to use. Mix 4 drops of tea tree oil with a tablespoon of borax and two tablespoons of ACV. Take a 12 oz spray bottle pour the mixture in and fill it with warm water. Shake it well and use it as you wish. Keep your house free of bacteria but free of chemicals as well.