According to experts, there are about 5-10 pounds of chemicals in the household cleaning products, all of which pose serious health risks.
On the other hand, you can start using tea tree oil and clean the home in a completely safe way.
This oil is derived from the Melaleuca alternifolia tree in Australia and has been commonly used by the Aboriginals as an anti-bacterial agent, to treat muscle pain, etc.
It has powerful antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, and antifungal properties, so here are 5 ways in which you can use this beneficial oil:
- All-purpose Cleaner
Mix 3-4 drops of tea tree oil with a tablespoon of borax and 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Then, pour the mixture into a 12-ounce spray bottle, add water, and use it as a highly effective all-purpose cleaner.
- Disinfect Your Dishes
To clean and disinfect the dishes, add 1-2 drops of this oil to the soap dispenser in your dishwasher before you add soap.
- Repel Ants
If ants often visit your home, find the place where they enter it, and pour a few drops of tea tree oil to deter them and keep them at bay. To deter cockroaches, mix it with some water and wipe down the cupboards.
- Destroy Germs on Your Clothes
Add a few drops of the oil to each load of laundry to disinfect the clothes, and leave a pleasant and fresh scent behind.
If someone of your family has recently been ill, add it to the warm mist vaporizer to cleanse the air or add 6-8 drops to the laundry when washing the linens.
Therefore, next time you need to clean the house, forget about the expensive commercial household cleaners, and use tea tree oil instead!