Tea Tree essential oil (or also known as Melaleuca oil) is well-known for its purifying qualities. These qualities make it so useful for cleaning around the home, purifying the air and promoting healthy immune function. These reasons are why I love using this instead of toxic household cleaning products, and here are some of the ways you can use it:
Combine ten drops of Tea Tree essential oil with 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup vinegar for a natural toilet cleaner alternative that doesn’t have a toxic smell.
Add a couple drops of Tea Tree essential oil to your laundry detergent to get rid of any musty smells caused by poor ventilation in your house.
Dilute a few drops of Tea Tree essential oil in a bottle and spray on your mattress pad when you change the sheets to keep your mattress fresh.
Dilute eight to ten drops of Tea Tree essential oil with water in a spray bottle to clean in damp places around the house.
Combine a few drops of Lemon, Clove and Tea Tree essential oil with vinegar and water in a spray bottle to treat areas for mould.
Combine ten drops of Tea Tree, ten drops of Lemon and ten drops of OnGuard essential oil, with water and a squirt of castile soap to create a natural surface spray alternative.
Find this useful? My Introduction to Essential Oils Guide has more helpful tips on using essential oils in the home.