Showing posts from February 17, 2016

Wednesday—Good 4U Good 4The Home: Tea Tree Oil

Something new for 2016_Switching from expensive commercial brand cleaners to DIY

Spring Cleaning Time!

DIY Green Cleaning

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil:  Tea tree oil is a natural fungicide and can help disinfect surfaces.  It has a pleasant odor somewhat like eucalyptus, but not as strong.  

Tea tree oil is toxic if ingested at full strength, so be sure to dilute it.  Safe for kids & pets when used as directed.  It's always a good idea to use household rubber gloves when cleaning.

Use clean, new bottles so that you don't mix residue from previously used chemicals.

Tea Tree Oil Recipe #1:  Mold remover  Spray bottle 2 tsp. tea tree oil2 cups of waterGood for removing mold in the bathroom.  Spray on & leave.

Tea Tree Oil Recipe #2:All-purpose cleaner
Spray bottle1 cup water1 cup white vinegar20 drops tea tree oil20 drops lemon oilCombine all ingredients in a spray bottle.  Shake well.  Spray on surface & wipe clean.  Store indefinitely in a cool, dark place.  Shake well before e…