5 Things You Can Do With Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree essential oil is distilled from leaves of the Australian paperbark tree. It’s one of the most popular essential oils on the market. And it’s most known for its antiseptic properties.

 According to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, several clinical studies have found this essential oil to be antimicrobial, antiviral, and even anti-inflammatory. This makes it a viable household application with its medicinal properties. From clearing up a sinus infection to removing mold, this natural oil packs a pretty powerful punch.
  1. Household Cleaner

Tea tree oil makes a magnificent household cleaner. You can clean anything with it because of it’s antibacterial properties. Get an empty spray bottle and fill it with water, add a couple drops of lemon juice and 10 drops of tea tree and you’ll have your very own multi-surface cleaner. 
  1. Get Rid of Mold

Take a spray bottle and fill it with water. Then add about 5 drops of tea tree oil depending on the size of the bottle. And then simply spray the solution directly on the moldy surface without wiping it away. For large quantities of mold, you can apply the tea tree oil directly to the surface without diluting it with water.
  1. Natural Deodorant

Has sweating become a problem for you? Use tea tree oil under your arms. Now, this shouldn’t replace your use of deodorant, but it should enhance the use of it. You don’t need much of it since tea tree oil is a very strong essential oil. Take a cotton ball and wet it then put a couple drops of tea tree on it and dab it under your arms after you get out of the shower. After you can apply your regular deodorant.
  1. Insect Repellant

Using the same spray bottle that you used to kill mold, you can also ward off unwanted pests like insects and mosquitos. If you know you’re going to be sitting around the fire take that bottle and spray it on your chairs and around the fire pit. Some say it works better than off. 
  1. Kills Acne and Bad Breath

Putting a drop of tea tree oil in your mouthwash is something I live by. I wish every person would do this. Not only does it help clear up acne, it kills bad breath all day long. If you’re not used to the taste it’s going to take some time but it’s a small price to pay to kill that bad breath that may be harboring in your mouth. A lot of the time we don’t even know we have bad breath. But could you imagine if you knew your breath didn’t smell at all? That’s confidence right there.

 

Do you already use tea tree oil in your house? What do you use it for? Let us know!

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