I Call It Tea tree…She Calls It Melaleuca Oil

I find the concept calling people with funny names…which are close to their real names…very cute…But that has nothing to do the topic…Anyway…my focus for this article is ‘names’….This amazing tree called Tea tree…must have heard a lot of it now…thanks to its multiple benefits…anyway…what I was saying is…do you by any chance know how this tree got this name ‘Tea tree’? 

Yeah yeah…I am sure you don’t…and must be wondering the reason of my existence…hmm…I’ll tell you…Actually…Originally…the leaves were used as a tea substitute…you got it? I mean the leaves of this tree were used in place of tea…to prepare tea…so that is how this tree came to be known as ‘Tea tree’…  

Now moving ahead…Any idea of its other names?

Alright! Alright! I will only tell you…please don’t start questioning my being again… 

Hmm…it does not have many names…but yes it does have alternative names…they are- 

  1. Punk Tree
  2. Australian Tea Tree
  3. Melaleuca Alternifolia (in Latin)
  4. Paperbark Tree
  5. Ti Tree

Cute names no?

Hmm…I find them cute…Let’s get down to its nitty-gritty now…

This Tea tree has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years….It can be…no…it IS used for purposes that are…

  • Antifungal
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiseptic
  • Cosmetics
  • Antiviral 

Okay…now some knowledgeable and informative points for you…Tea tree oil has certain chemicals called terpenoids that have antiseptic and antifungal properties…So now you understand its because of these chemicals that the whole tree is considered so….It is an essential oil that is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves from an Australian plant or call it Melaleuca alternifolia…. 

Tea Tree Oil Uses

The leaves of this Tea tree were initially and originally used for healing skin ailments ( mainly I mean)… scrapes…insect bites…skin spots…cuts…infections…and burns by crushing the leaves and applying them to the area infected or ailing….Tea tree oil has also been used for conditions such as acne…athlete’s foot…dandruff…nail fungus… vaginitis…thrush…and even periodontal disease….boils…lice…eczema…psoriasis…yeast infections…and also as a general antiseptic…It is also used often in creams…ointments…soaps…lotions…and shampoos ( Phew! One tiny leaf! And so many benefits! Imagine! )

Tea Tree Oil for Bad Breath

You know Tea Tree oil can actually be used to help stop bad breath…Many toothpastes and oral products use tea tree oil in their formulas….Sometimes it is even used in mouthwash and other solutions for stopping bad breath…. 

Tea Tree Oil for Gum Disease

Not only can tea tree oil help with halitosis…but it can even have antibiotic qualities and help heal gum infections…It can treat severe chronic gingivitis and bleeding gums as they deeply penetrate to the skin…This is one of the main reasons a dentist would tell a patient to use toothpaste that contains tea tree oil for treating bad breath… 

And……Tea Tree Oil can be used against the following microbes…

  • Gram Negative bacteria
  • Gram Positive bacteria
  • Fungi

Okay…quick…check out our references now…

  1. Tea Tree oil for bad breath by R.Drysdale
  2. Leaves used as tea substitute by Cathy Wong
  3. Tea tree oil by livestrong.com

 

Tea Tree Essential Oil – Some Facts

Tea tree essential oil is very good at keeping many skin problems at bay…Especially the ones having chronic and persistent skin problems can effectively make this oil deal with skin…

The health benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti bacterial, anti microbial, anti septic, anti viral, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific.

Unlike the name suggest, the essential oil of Tea Tree is not extracted from the plant of common tea. Neither it is synonymous to Tea Oil, which is extracted from the seed of Tea plant. Instead, it is extracted through steam distillation of twigs and leaves of Tea Tree, whose botanical name is Melaleuca Alternifolia. Main constituents of Tea Tree Essential Oil are –

  • Alpha Pinene
  • Beta Pinene
  • Sabinene
  • Myrcene
  • Alpha Phellandrene
  • Alpha Terpinene
  • Limonene
  • Cineole
  • Gamma Terpinene
  • Para Cymene
  • Terpinolene
  • Linalool
  • Terpinenol
  • Alpha Terpineol

This tree is a native to Australia and its oil was known among the original inhabitants of Australia as an All-Cure medicine since time immemorial.

The All-Cure name given to this oil is not a bit exaggerated. The Tea Tree oil can be used as a cure for almost all sorts of tropical infections and diseases. You name it and it has the cure for that disease. It is invariably found in almost all the households of Australia, particularly those having small children. The magical healing and disinfectant properties make it a wonder-drug. It also boosts up immunity.

No! That was not all! It has numerous aces up its sleeves which can be covered under following general medicinal properties it possesses.

  It is said that wherever Mother Nature gave the diseases, she gave the cures there itself. The activity of microbes, bacteria, virus and fungi are at their peaks in the Tropics and hence most of the medicinal plants are found there too. Tea Tree is one such plant. It can cure some of the ugliest bacterial infections of the Tropics. Wounds, which are most prone to bacterial infections in this region, can be effectively cured and protected using this oil. Although this oil is seldom taken orally, but if so, in mild concentrations, can cure internal bacterial infections too, such as those in colon, stomach, intestines, excretory system and urinary system. It can also be used in treatment of Tuberculosis.

Okay, now have a look at our reference links…

  1. Tea Tree by RS
  2. Tea Tree by Cathy Wong
  3. Tea Tree Oil by Care

All Are Ardent Users Of Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has developed for itself an undisputed market in the arena of products used for some or the other kind of healing…Today…be it anything…and tea tree oil is a chief part of the product…no matter creams…ointments…lotions…soaps…shampoos…mouthwahes…toothpastes…sanitizers…wipes…etc etc…

Reason Why Tea Tree Oil Is a part Of Skin Care Products

The ability to penetrate the skin is critical to effective quality of the active ingredients of tea tree oil…Unlike many antiseptics…tea tree oil kills bacteria as effectively in reality as in the test tube…It is actually the solvent nature of melaleuca alternifolia oil which allows it to penetrate into skin layers…reaching deep into…for example…muscle tissue…or under a toenail or fingernail or an abscess in the gums…Its…in a way…because of this very quality of Tea tree oil that its the first choice of all possible product makers…

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See…the number of health care products in which tea tree oil is used in are-

  • Deodorants
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoos
  • Lotions
  • Soaps
  • Insect repellents
  • Acne treatment

And trust me..I might have missed a lot…they are just a few of the bigger lot…

Here’s How Tea Tree Oil Works…

There are four different ways to its workings…It is-

  1. anti-septic
  2.  anti-fungal
  3. anti-bacterial
  4. anti-inflammatory

All these qualities do all the wonders in all products and hence Tea tree is the chief choice of all…

Not convinced….i tried it for myself… Just used a couple of drops of the oil diluted with water for gargling and instantly saw the effects on the sores in my mouth and in my throat…..It brings down the inflammation sooner than we think…thereby providing us relief…

What It Does To The Skin…

It increases the speed of wound healing…
The tea tree oil is very effective in wound healing…because of its anti-septic properties… It is very mild to the skin and does not causes any harm which other anti-septic products do…

It reduces the production of sebum…
The tea tree oil reduces the production of sebum in the sebaceous glands thereby reduces the production of bacteria that cause the formation of blemishes on the skin…

Good…in fact the best anti-oxidant…
The tea tree oil is great anti-oxidant…It controls the free radicals in the body and boosts the production of collagen…The tea tree oil improves the digestion if taken regularly which is very important for overall health of an individual…It helps to improve the blood circulation which is very important for the overall health of skin…

It is a moisturizer and cleanser…
The tea tree oil is a great moisturizer and cleanser…It opens the clogged pores and removes the bacteria from the skin surface…The tea tree oil is a good cleanser and it removes the dead cells from the skin without causing any harm to it…The recent studies have proved that tea tree oil is greatest skin toner and removes the fine wrinkles as well as the blemishes very effectively…

And that is exactly why and how  tea tree oil is becoming the essential ingredient of the skin care products and it is available in the market in different formats…Most of the companies include the tea tree oil with the other natural ingredients to provide maximum health benefits…There is a range of products in the market which contains tea tree oil as an essential ingredient including the moisturizers…cleansers and the creams… It is better to use the tea tree oil in its natural form…as it is pure and beneficial…

The benefits of tea tree oil are very obvious and proved…The greatest benefit of using the tea tree oil is that is causes no side effect to the health…The scientific studies are still in progress to explore the greatest health benefits provided by the tea tree…The recent studies found it effective against the sun-burn and the skin cancer…

Phew! So many products…one chief ingredient…Have a look for yourself…at these references…

  1. Remedies for gums by Cathy Wong
  2. Tea Tree oil by Patra Afrika
  3. Tea Tree oil tips by Life Tips

Tea Tree Shoves Dandruff Off The Scalp

Okay this is one problem I am sure all of you must have gone through at least once in life…dandruff…reason being…it is so common and prevalent in today’s scenario..that even newly born babies have it…nothing serious about it…but then again its a skin condition…occurs out of ignorance and the kind of lifestyle we have today…less of attention paid to self pampering and caring…more to work…so its natural…that when we do not oil our hair often enough…don’t wash hair daily…keep experimenting new hair-dos and styles…these problems are bound to hit us…

Okay let me explain now…

Dandruff…known as Seborrheic dermatitis medically…You this is also a kind of eczema…of the face and scalp…It results in red…itchy skin but is best recognized by the scaly flakes of skin that tend to fall from the scalp and out of the hair…which we call dandruff…The condition affects the sebum glands…which then causes the skin to dry…terribly…

Hello Tea Tree…

There are plenty of people that have problems with their skin on a regular basis but did you realize that this can actually lead to a difficulty with the scalp as well?

You know as a matter of fact…Our scalp is some of the most sensitive skin that is on your body and if it is not treated properly…we can certainly end up with a number of different problems…Which might include…

  • oily skin
  •  dry skin
  •  fungal infection

 All of these things lead to flaking and drying and roughening of the skin which we call dandruff….

Try avoiding pharmaceutical method in order to treat it…if you do have dandruff…And please understand…Dandruff is not a health issue and it is better left to natural treatments whenever possible…The reason why I am saying this is because pharmaceutical treatments tend to harm the body through the use of unnatural chemicals….So…take my word…use natural treatments…you can avoid these problems altogether and even benefit your body in a number of other ways….Here’s how…

Tea tree oil shoves the dandruff off the scalp…and is used to treat dandruff mainly because it does it best…not like others…. This is an amazing substance that is naturally based and has been used not only to treat dandruff but also for a number of other conditions that occur within the body….It has different elements to it that not only are able to treat a fungal infection but it can also treat things on an anti-microbial level as well….the best part??

Iit is excellent for your skin and it is able to treat you regardless of whether your skin happens to be oily or dry….You know…it benefits you regardless of what skin type you are!

A lot of  people that use tea tree oil to treat their dandruff don’t stop with this one..single natural treatments…And as a matter of fact…many of them use a number of different treatments in order to cure their dandruff and to get rid of it altogether….By using something that is as effective as tea tree oil as the base of your natural treatments…however…you are giving yourself a better opportunity of overcoming the dandruff and never having it come back again…Of course…you may need to continue to treat yourself long after the dandruff is gone but don’t worry about it…you are using things that are natural…

Okay…please check the reference links below…

  1. Tea Tree and Dandruff by Cathy Wong
  2. Dandruff by How to get rid of
  3. Helthy lifestyle by Bastyr Centre

Tea Tree Oil – Nature’s Spa

Ever wondered why…simply applying or massaging the hair with Tea tree oil…feels simply heaven…?

Ever wondered why only taking in the smell of certain oils like Tea tree…can give you a ‘natural’ high…and evacuates the trivia from mind…?

Ever wondered why these scientists and other big shots are such big crusaders of these old…essential oils…?

For the ones…who did pondered over these questions but did not reach a conclusion…I am here to help…To make you understand the nature’s real spa…Tea tree oil…

Hmm….listen up…

A relatively famous antiseptic essential oil….is flushed with this element called terpinenol…which is the key active constituent…Highly illustrious for its beneficial effects on immune system…rendering it numb…in a way that it is so pacifying for all the senses….of course apart from being an excellent disinfectant and cleaner…

Tea tree oil has been highly recognized for a wide variety of healing and soothing effects….Many people use it neat on irritants like-

  • Arthritis pain
  • Burns
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Nail fungus warts
  • Sprains
  • Insect bites
  • Cuts

Okay before experiencing any soothing effects of this oil…discover how it reacts to the kind of skin you have…If a rash develops using a small amount…one can dilute it with a carrier oil (olive…almond…etc)…Try diffusing or applying topically…Extremely safe for use on children and pets…

Again I am mentioning this….When used in massage…tea tree oil has an amazingly soothing and calming effect on the body and soul….You know it releases all the heaviness from the head with just the snap of fingers…because of its cooling effect…The oil is also beneficial in alleviating joint and muscle pains due to its analgesic effects….

It has proved and it continues to do so…that it is-

  1. Antiviral
  2. Antibacterial
  3. Antifungal

 It is a solution for every possible skin problem..

  • Cuts
  • Scrapes
  • Burns
  • Ailments
  • Skin spots
  • Infections
  • Insect bites

It leaves the skin hydrated and with that cool sensation that gives us goose-bumps…when something tickles us…
And mind you! Tea tree oil is not just soothing and disinfecting…it is capable of penetrating into the lower skin layers with its anti-inflammatory…disinfectant… analgesic (pain-killing)and wound-healing qualities…Amazing no?

And this unusual quality of it having a diaphoretic effect i.e. it promotes sweating – which improves the body’s own natural resistance especially when threatened by infection…

To add more feathers to this nature’s spa’s hat….Tea tree oil exhibits expectorant and balsamic characteristics…which are especially beneficial in the case of throat or chest infections…having a generally soothing and clearing (mucus-expelling) effect on the entire respiratory tract…It is also effective against head colds… 

So…now you know so much of this nature’s spa…so go through these links below… 

  1. Benefits of Tea tree oil by benefitsof.com
  2. Essential oils by International Wellness Directory
  3. Tea tree by Article

Meet Tea Tree Oil

Before getting down to the nitty-gritty of Tea tree oil..Let me introduce this liquid to you…Its about moments when distressed and disappointed from everything else with little or no results…when it comes to personal care…we find refuge in ancient recipes..about which we had though heard a million times but ignored..considering them trivial..insignificant and fanatic..but when we do resort to those and start getting astonishing results…is the time we start to believe…..believe in the might..and bounty of nature…

Say hello to one such nature’s bounty…Tea tree oil..

Every great discovery has this little descriptive history behind it…no surprises…tea tree oil too has one..

The ones hailing from Bundjalung…eastern Australia utilized the tea tree by inhaling them…for them it was their traditional medicine…obtained from the crushed leaves treating coughs and colds….They also applied it’s leaves on wounds…after which a poultice is applied….In addition…The infusion of the leaves with certain liquids made the it even more powerful and it’s effects vigorous… as far as applying on the wounds was concerned..

Use of the oil of Tea tree wasn’t common at all until this researcher named Arthur Penfold published the first reports of its antimicrobial activity in a number of newspapers in the 1920s and 1930s….In going through the antimicrobial activity of M. Alternifolia tea tree oil was rated as 10 times more active than phenol…

And as far as the commercial tea tree oil industry is concerned…it happened after the medicinal properties of the oil were first reported by Penfold in the 1920s…It was produced from natural bush stands of M. alternifolia that produced oil with the appropriate chemo type…the plant material was cut by hand and often distilled on the spot in makeshift…mobile…wood-fired bush stills…

Hmm…Tea tree oil or melaleuca oil…is a pale yellow colour to nearly colorless and clear essential oil with a fresh camphor like odor…It is extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia….which belongs to the northeast coast of New South Wales… Australia…Tea tree oil is often confused with tea oil….the sweet cooking oil from obtained from seeds of the tea plant…

You know how it got its name?

Actually…back then…the leaves of tea tree were used as a substitute for tea….and so it came to be known as teea tree oil…

Just a few of the many conditions it treats…

  • Vaginitis
  • Thrush
  • Periodontal disease
  • As an antiseptic
  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Dandruff
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Yeast infection
  • Boils
  • Lice

So…intrigued? Well…so was I..take it to another level…have a look at these references..

  1. Tea Tree oil by Cathy Wong
  2. 20 great uses of Tea tree oil by www.care2.com
  3. Tea tree by www.mayoclinic.com

Get Those Long Locks With Tea Tree Oil

As a kid I used to fantasize of having those long…lustrous tresses…which would obey me…and fall exactly at the place where I would want them to..be it my shoulders…or purely on my back…I wanted to have them but was too young (though I soon was allowed to keep them)…

One secret that I didn’t know was…That Tea Tree was magic liquid that eventually let me have those…My mom told me when I grew up….

But frankly…The secret to having long relaxed hair is knowledge…It’s all about knowing how to care for your straight or curly  hair for yourself and understanding your strands… Straight  hair is processed with chemicals to make it straight or to smooth out the kinks in natural hair…once this is done a relaxed head will require a different level of care than natural hair…it cannot be business as usual for your new hair…

And well..I know I was not the only one…Every woman today desires to have beautiful long hair and no one wants the greying to appear on her beautiful hair…But this requires especial hair care…I’ll teach you how…under the aegis of Tea tree oil…

Understand tea tree Oil

I am sure of you witnessing people with beautiful hair…and that enviousness that follows…They let out their secret and you are astonished…Tea Tree oil…but have you ever tried to find out what the benefits of tea tree oil are and why it is used in them….It is

  • The anti viral
  • Anti fungal
  •  Anti bacterial

These properties of tea tree oil makes it a vital for the hair growth….

Understand Why…

The anti fungal property of tea tree oil is very useful in preventing dandruff to grow on our scalp….thus keeping the scalp healthy and helping us to get rid of that flaky dandruff…The only thing you have to do is just massage tea tree oil on your scalp one hour before washing your hair and this will remove all the scalp problems like itching and dryness of the scalp…

And yes..you heard it just right…Massaging will give the protection from fungal growth as well as increase the blood circulation in the scalp too….Thus it is the most effective remedy to say good bye to dandruff and scalp problems….The anti fungal property effectively works towards protecting the scalp from any such problems…

Generally when we get up in the morning the hair are all tangled and messed up…It is really a pain to tame then and comb them too…But tea tree oil is the best solution to control those messy strands…

All you have to do is to take few drops of tea tree oil in your palm and rub both the palms together…so that the oil spreads on your palms and now apply this oil on the untamed strands...This can be used both for straight as well as curly hair…If you want that perfect clean look with your hair then take some more tea tree oil and rub it on the strand and start applying from the tips of the frizz towards the root of the hair…And you are sorted…seriously…

Okay…have a look at our references now…

  1. Tea tree for long hair by hubpages
  2. Tea tree for scalp by livestrong.com
  3. Care for hair by Home Remedy

Throbbing Sinus….Kick It With Tea Tree Oil

Frankly…this is one disease I pray no one ever fall prey to….Because the blockages I any of the four sinus paths…can instigate real pain…and utter discomfort…When I say real…I mean REAL…

Enough of chemicals consumed….Its time to go the nature’s way…Tea Tree Oil…

Sinus…There are various kinds to it….Listen up

Just a tip…For simple sinus congestion resulting from a food allergy… try eating a lighter diet by avoiding dairy foods and rich creamy sauces for a day or two to see if it makes a difference…

A postnasal drip can develop from a digestive problem such as candida yeast….In that case…any candy… corn-sweetened cola drink…fruits…and sugary foods ( in brief all the heavenly things on earth) will result in sinus congestion…digestive bloating…weakness and a funky mood…This yeast may also breathe after any surgery…childbirth or as a side-effect after taking antibiotics or other medicines…Yeasts have to be treated with the proper diet and anti-yeast herbs…

Have no fear…the rescuer is here…Tea Tree Oil…                

Tea Tree Oil is one amazing  remedy for internal and external yeasts…fungi and germs…It is a spicy evergreen that lifts your spirits.. kills…

  • Germs
  •  Yeast
  • Fungus

Also..a catalyst would be if you add one drop to a cup of hot water and drink it as a tea 1 – 3 times daily…while observing an anti-yeast diet….You can also brush your teeth with a drop of tea tree oil on your toothbrush…Or add one drop to 1/4 cup of water as a mouthwash..it kicks you off…

Treat sinus today! Tea Tree is there!

 Add a drop of tea tree oil to a Q tip and swab out the inside of your nose….and you experience the first kick…. For people with cat dander allergies…shortness of breath…or in my case a small stuffy apartment in a polluted city…breathing cat fur can pose a problem…What I did was…I washed my face…neck and chest with water adding a few drops of tea tree oil and it cleared the air…making it possible for me to breathe and sleep normally….Likewise…tea tree oil may be useful for people with asthma and TB…Anything that opens sinus congestion improves our oxygen intake…

You know this sinus headache can develop after a complicated…rich meal because digestion is too challenged to deal with many different dishes and alcohol…which increases yeast..big time…If you frequently get sinus headaches…start the day with a hot…digestive green tea and avoid fresh or dried fruits…Take digestive herbs such as ginger…mint and lemon grass tea or eat some fresh ginger…which also treats nausea..the know that horrible feeling of wanting to vomit…

I’ll tell you…To clear sinus congestion and cure a sinus headache fast–swab inside the nose with tea tree oil as described above….Yogis in India prefer to sniff powdered gotu kola herb because it clears the senses and is supposed to improve memory….Some people find the powder irritating and messy–green and sticky when wet… If Tea tree oil may give you…actually it anyway will……..a brighter outlook on life…

Fine…now go through our reference links…

  1. Sinus and Tea tree by Tree Hugger
  2. Sinus Infection by Garden Web
  3. Sinus by Health Boards

Tea Tree – Ethereal Liquid

The oil of tea tree is one amazement striking liquid that does unbelievable goods to humans, especially the human skin. Tea Tree oil is in fact one oil that can clear the skin from the deepest with just its topical application.

Tea Tree Oil (also known as Melaleuca) is a natural antibacterial disinfectant that was commonly used as a general antiseptic by the aborigine tribes for thousands of years. More recently, the scientific community has confirmed that Tea Tree Oil has tremendous medicinal benefits. It is a light yellow oil that has a scent similar to nutmeg, and it is produced by steaming tea tree leaves and then squeezing the oil out.

Tea Tree Oil has wonderful properties that makes it a popular natural agent for curing all three types of infectious organisms: fungus, bacteria, and virus. More importantly, it is known to effectively fight a number of infections that are resistant to some antibiotics. Therefore, Tea Tree Oil is an excellent natural remedy for hundreds of bacterial and fungal skin ailments such as acne, abscess, oily skin, blisters, sun burns, athlete’s foot, warts, herpes, insect bites, rashes, dandruff and other minor wounds and irritations.

Studies have shown that Tea Tree Oil also treats respiratory problems ranging from common sore throats, coughs and runny nose to severe conditions such as asthma, tuberculosis, and bronchitis.

The anti-viral properties of the oil fight many common infectious diseases such as –

  • Chicken pox
  • Shingles
  • Measles
  • Flu
  • Cold sores
  • Verrucae

It also strengthens the body’s immune system, which is often weakened by stress, illness, or by the use of antibiotics and other drugs. It can also be used as a mouth wash, since it is highly effective in healing oral candidiasis (a fungal infection of mouth and throat).

As far as skin infections are concerned, it is really helpful in acne Treatment.

Also another common use of Tea Tree Oil is as a natural treatment of Boils or Carbuncles.

Then again, Tea Tree Oil help treat toenail fungus infections. Simply apply 1 to 2 drops of the oil directly onto the infected toenails and rub it above and under the tip of the nail. Repeat this once per day.

Many people have also found that Tea Tree Oil can be used as a very effective treatment for Genital Warts.

Have a look at our reference links now.

  1. Tea Tree Oil by Care2
  2. Tea Tree Oil by Cathy Wong
  3. Tea Tree Benefits by Ray Sahelian

Blow The House Clean With Tea Tree Oil

With the growing demand of today’s house ladies to do the household chores the greener way…and using things that will keep their valuables intact…especially the colour and look of them…So this article I dedicate to give you some secret recipes to clean the house…

Gone are the days…when when ladies were okay cleaning their decorative with just any solution…that would’ve clean them…These days…the thought is of a future…a little ahead..that the decorative remain intact for generations…so ladies have resorted to liquids like Tea tree oil to clean their delicate and expensive house items…Tea tree because it does not include harsh chemicals or petroleum-based ingredients….

In addition…some proponents of green cleaning advocate staying away from antibacterial chemicals…Actually this Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial and antifungal essential oil…Although tea tree oil has a pungent odor…it is an effective substitute for harsher…mainstream chemicals…A small amount can be used for an entire year when mixed into an effective cleaning solution…You don’t have to worry about children and pets being harmed by a tea tree oil solution…you like those others…the chemical cleaners…Learn how to use tea tree oil to clean in this article…

Okay quick…here are some recipes for you guys…

·  Mix 14 ounces of water with 1 ounce of  oil soap and 10 drops of tea tree oil…You can use any old spray bottle that has been cleaned thoroughly…and then mark the outside of the spray bottle with “Tea Tree Oil Cleaner” or with a similar name…

  • · Spray the cleaning solution on any surface where you would use traditional cleaning solution…You can even use the solution to clean the toilet bowl or tiles floors
  • · Mix the tea tree oil solution with kosher salt and use this with a sponge to scrub soap scum off of shower doors and bathtubs…The salt acts as an abrasive and cleaning aid…Rinse thoroughly and be sure to wear gloves… 
  • · Spray the tea tree oil solution on dirty car seats and high chairs and wipe them down…This helps to sanitize your child’s sitting and eating areas without using harsh chemicals that might do more harm than good…Be sure to let the tea tree oil solution dry completely before placing your child in the seats… 
  • · Use the solution to wipe down surfaces in high-mold or high-humidity areas…Tea tree oil is a natural fungus fighter, and can be useful in combating mold and mildew…If you encounter large amounts of mold or black mold however call a mold-removal specialist… 

So…updated?

Now check out our reference links…

  1. 5 smart house keeping ways by www.care2.com
  2. Tea Tree oil by Tea Tree Organization
  3. Clean Mold with Tea Tree oil by ehow.com