7 Creative Ways To Use Tea Tree Oil That You Didn't Know About

Mar 16, 2018 by apost team

Tea tree oil is found in the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree. Its benefits have been known for years, but there are still some secrets the wonder oil is keeping. The Aboriginals in Australia were the first to realize its benefits, which have since been spread around the world.

This miracle oil has a number of benefits, including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic. This makes it the perfect go-to for a number of ailments from cuts to flaky nails!

Read on to learn more:


1: Disinfect dishes

Adding a few drops to your dish soap will give it an added disinfectant property. This is especially handy if you have handled raw meat or anything else that could potentially cause illness and food poisoning.



2: Destroy germs on clothing

If you have young children, this one can be especially handy! Adding between 6 and 8 drops to laundry will kill most germs still lingering on clothing. An added bonus is the lovely scent it leaves on clothing!


3: Tackling mold

Mold issues should never be ignored because they can cause all sorts of illnesses from coughs and colds to more serious infections. Mold stems from the bacteria which are able to fester and grow. Adding a few drops of tea tree oil to water and spraying it on susceptible or affected areas will help keep it under wraps.


4: All-purpose cleaner

In a 12-ounce spray bottle, mix a tablespoon of borax, a tablespoon of vinegar, and 3 to 4 drops of this magical oil, and spray it in the same way you would an all-purpose cleaner.


5: Gives hair a healthy boost

Not only does tea tree oil treat dandruff, remove head lice and hydrate the scalp, but it also gives your hair added shine and luster. Mix a few drops with some coconut milk, Aloe Vera gel, and lavender oil to make a DIY shampoo!


6: Ant repellant

If you would rather repel ants without all the harsh chemicals found in store-bought products, try mixing it with some water and washing it over surfaces that are prone to ant or cockroach infestations such as cupboards.


7: Disinfectant

If you or someone in your home is sick, you can make a warm water spray with a few drops of tea tree oil to help prevent illness spreading through air particles. 

Although tea tree oil is generally harmless, it is always best to run a skin patch test before embarking on any of the tips we have listed here. 

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