Tea tree oil is one of the most powerful antiseptic essential oils, therefore is packed with healing properties. It does everything from healing cuts and scrapes, helping to clear up a sore throat to making a wonderful all natural cleaner. This well-loved oil is distilled from the leaves of a Melaleuca Alternifolia tree or tall shrub, which is found growing along streams is Australia or South Africa. Here in our house, we consider it a “must have.”
Below you will find just a few of our favorite recipes.
· All-purpose cleaner: A simple all natural cleaner that works wonders and is safe on most surfaces. NO more chemicals!
1. 1 cup water
2. 1 cup white vinegar
3. 20 drops tea tree essential oil
4. 20 drops of lemon essential oil
5. Mix in a spray bottle, shake and you're ready to go!
· Hand sanitizer: When soap and water are not always at hand, this is excellent for camping, festivals and traveling.
1. 25 drops tea tree oil
2. 10 drops lavender oil
3. 1 tablespoon witch hazel
4. 8oz aloe vera gel
5. Mix in an easy-to-dispense bottle and give it a good shake. (store in a cool dark place)
· Facial toner: Great for combating acne or skin issues.
1. Add 30 drops to about 2oz of water and shake.
2. You can either spritz face or use on a cotton pad to swipe over face after cleansed.
· Laundry: Kill bacteria or funky odors
1. Add 5-10 drops to your laundry detergent or directly into the washer water.
2. Add 5-10 drops to one dryer ball and fluff fully dried laundry in the dryer.
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