How To Use Tea Tree Oil As A Natural Disinfectant

While the use of tea tree oil is widely known in
the world of skin care and hair care, it can also be used in a variety of ways for cleaning the
house and purifying the surroundings. Tea tree oil is known for its antiseptic, antimicrobial,
antifungal and antiviral properties which make it one of the best known natural disinfectants. Tea
tree oil is quite versatile and absolutely safe when used as a natural disinfectant:

How To Use Tea Tree Oil As A Natural Disinfectant

BENEFITS AND USES OF TEA TREE OIL AS A GENERAL
DISINFECTANT

  • Tea tree oil helps kill germs and there are no harmful
    chemicals involved.
  • It helps purify air around you naturally.
  • It
    functions well as a laundry cleaning add-on and helps sanitize soiled clothes by preventing
    bacterial and fungal infections.
  • Tea tree oil can even be combined with other
    ingredients like castile soap, baking soda and vinegar to make an effective bathroom scrub that
    fights mold and bacteria.
  • It can be combined with water, witch hazel and eucalyptus
    oil to make an amazing disinfectant spray for your yoga mat and exercise
    equipments.

DIY NATURAL DISINFECTANT RECIPES USING TEA TREE
OIL

Using tea tree oil as a natural disinfectant can be easy. Check out two
simple DIY recipes below:

Recipe 1: Tea Tree Oil And Vinegar All Purpose
Cleaner

Things that you need

  • Tea tree oil- 10
    drops
  • Hot water- 250 ml
  • Vinegar- 250
    ml

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Pour the mixture in a spray bottle.
  • Spray it on floor, tiles or kitchen
    countertops.
  • Wipe it clean with cloth.
  • However, use it on granite or
    marble with caution as the vinegar used in this recipe can actually eat the stone away in the long
    run.

Recipe 2: Tea Tree Oil And Rubbing Alcohol
Disinfectant

Things that you need

  • Cheap vodka/rubbing
    alcohol- A? cup
  • Tea tree oil- 2 tbsp
  • Water- 2
    cups

Method

  • Pour the ingredients into a spray
    bottle.
  • Close the lid and shake well to mix thoroughly.
  • Use it as an
    all-purpose cleaner.
  • Rubbing alcohol is to be handled with caution. The mixture
    shouldn’t come in contact with your eyes and is definitely, not to be
    consumed.

CAUTION

Tea tree oil is potent as a natural
disinfectant and can be toxic if ingested. Keep the oil away from pets and children.