Melaleuca alternifolia is a kind of tree which grows in Australia and is used for people to extract tea tree oil from it. This kind of oil has been used for centuries, first by the Aboriginals, in various health problems like for example muscle pain. It is also an amazing anti-bacterial agent.
The oil is rich in very powerful antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Many household and cosmetic products are full of it: shampoos, laundry detergents, massage oils, skin creams, nail creams, face wash etc. Make sure you always have tea tree oil at home!
Here are 7 of the best uses for tea tree oil!
Disinfectants are often used. One of the best uses of this oil is like a warm mist vaporizer when someone has been ill. The air will be purified. Another use is to add 6-8 drops of this amazing oil in your laundry so that you can wash your linens.
- Eliminate Germs From Your Clothes
Tea tree oil can help you disinfect your clothes naturally. Just add several drops in your laundry. The clothes will have a very pleasant and fresh scent.
- Disinfectant For Your Dishes
Your dishes can be cleaned and disinfected with the help of 1-2 drops of the amazing oil added inside the soap dispenser from your dishwasher. The oil should be added before the soap.
- Clean Anything With It
Combine 3-4 drops of tea tree oil with 1 tablespoon of borax and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle of 12 ounces. Add a little bit of water, too. Shake the mixture well and use it to clean anything!
- Ant Repellent
Ants can be a bad surprise. We know that they won’t disappear easily, but there is a natural way to repel them. Just discover the area where they’re coming from and put some tea tree oil around it!
You’ll eliminate them instantly! You can also use a mixture made of some water and tea tree oil to wipe your cupboards with and repel cockroaches.
- Destroy Mold
Mold infestation is a really common problem. Put some tea tree oil inside your diffuser and let it fill the air. All of the bad bacteria which causes mold will be eliminated.
You can also use a mixture of tea tree oil to spray it inside your dishwasher, laundry machine, shower curtains, or the toilet. It will eliminate mold from any surface.
- Amazing Benefits For The Hair
Tea tree oil can do wonders for the hair and scalp because it eliminates lice, treats your dry skin and removes dandruff.
You can also prepare tea tree oil shampoo at the comfort of your own home! Just combine some Aloe vera gel, coconut milk, lavender oil and tea tree oil!
There are no side-effects from using this amazing oil, but people who have sensitive skin might feel some kind of a reaction. Avoid your inner nose, the sensitive areas from your skin, the eyes as well as the contact lenses.
You can perform a small test on a piece of your leg or arm skin so that you can exclude a sensitive reaction. Make sure you always have tea tree oil at home and try to use it for anything! You can only have benefits!