7 Creative Ways How to Use This Oil
Tea tree (known as Melaleuca), is famous for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds. It is used for extraction of the tea tree oil (TTO), which has been widely used throughout Australia for at least the past 100 years.
The tea tree oil has been documented in numerous medical studies to kill many strains of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
This beneficial oil has powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiseptic qualities, and is nowadays added to numerous cosmetic and household products. It can be found in skin creams, massage oils, face wash, nail creams, shampoos, and laundry detergents.
Here we suggest you seven ways to use tea tree oil:
1. Disinfect the Dishes
To clean and disinfect the dishes you can add a few drops of tea tree oil to the soap dispenser in the dishwasher, before adding the soap.
2. Deal with Mold
The appearance of the mold in the home increases the risk of various health issues. By spraying the bathroom curtains, the laundry and dishwasher machine, and all affected areas with tea tree oil, you’ll destroy bacteria and mold,
3. Destroy Germs on Clothes
If you add 6 to 8 drops to the laundry, you will get a fresh and pleasant scent of your clothes and at the same time, you’ll disinfect them.
4. Boost Hair health
Tea tree oil offers many health benefits for the hair, including treating dandruff, hydrating the skin on the scalp and eliminating lice. It additionally makes the hair shiny and healthy.
Make your homemade, natural shampoo by mixing a few drops with some coconut milk, Aloe Vera gel, and lavender oil.
5. All-Purpose Cleaner
You can get all-purpose cleaner if you mix a tablespoon of borax, a tablespoon of vinegar, and 3 to 4 drops of this oi. Use the spray bottle and spray the affected area.
In the case of an illness, add this oil to a warm mist vaporizer to cleanse the air.
As this oil, generally causes no side-effects it is safe to use, however, the direct contact with sensitive skin areas, the inner part of the nose, and the eyes should be avoided.
7. Repel Ants
As using of the store-bought repellents, which are full of chemicals may cause numerous side effects, use this oil as a natural way to get rid of different kind of insects, including ants in the home.
Mix the tea tree oil with some water and wipe the cupboards to eliminate insects (cockroaches, too).
Warning: Before you start using the tea tree oil, it would be best to do a small skin patch test on the arm or leg. If it doesn’t cause any negative reaction, it can be freely used on a daily basis.