The tree known as Melaleuca alternifolia produces oil of tea tree. This tree grows in Australia. The Aborigines used the oil to treat different health problems and they also treated muscle pain with it.
The tea tree oil is antibacterial agent. It also has antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal properties. Nowadays, it is also used in households and cosmetic product.
The oil of tea tree is used in massage oil, skin creams, shampoos, nail creams, face wash, laundry detergents.
This essential oil should be part of your natural cabinet at your home.
Do you know how to use this oil?
We offer you seven suggestions how to use it:
If someone been ill, put tea tree oil in warm mist vaporizer. You can also add 6-8 drops to your laundry and you will wash the linens better.
- Destroys germs on your clothes
Disinfect the clothes naturally with oil of tea tree. Put a few drops to your laundry. The clothes will be fresh and pleasant to wear.
- Disinfects the dishes
Put one to two drops to the soap dispenser in the dishwasher and it will clean and disinfect the dishes. Do this procedure before you put the soap.
- All purpose cleaner
Make a mix of three or four drops of the oil with one tablespoon of borax and one tablespoon of vinegar. Put this mixture in a spray bottle of 12 ounce, put some water and you can utilize this as an all-purpose cleaner.
- It repels ants
Instead of using toxic products bought in a store, you can get rid of the ants naturally. Find the places where they are entering and put some oil of tea tree around that area.
You can also repel cockroaches. Mix the oil with some water and wipe down your cupboards.
- Tea tree oil kills the mold
A lot of people have a problem with mold infestation. Use a diffuser to diffuse this oil in the air. The oil of tea tree kills mold and other bad bacteria.
You can also spray this oil onto the dishwasher, laundry machine, shower curtains and toilet and you will get rid of the mold.
- It is great for the hair
The oil of tea tree is excellent for the hair and the scalp. It eliminates the dandruff and soothes the dry skin. To make a shampoo with tea tree oil at your home, you must mix a couple of drops of the oil, Aloe Vera gel, milk of coconut and lavender oil.
Generally, the oil of tea tree is safe to use. Usually, it doesn’t go with any side-effects. Still, be careful if you have a very sensitive skin. Keep the oil away from the inner nose, sensitive skin parts, the eyes and contact lenses.
Test the oil on your skin on the arm or on the leg before you use it.
This oil of tea tree is something that you need to have in your home.