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Tea Tree for Cleaning

A Healthy Home is a Happy Home right?


I love using natural products and Essentials Oils to keep my home clean!  Here are some of my favorite ways to get down and dirty with the power of Tea Tree Oil. 

Tea Tree Essential Oil:  This powerful oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that make it an ‘essential’ to incorporate into your cleaning routine. Here are some ways to use it around your home!

  • To prevent the buildup of mold and mildew in the shower or tub, spritz a Tea Tree Oil and water solution after use. Use 1 TSP Tea Tree Oil to 1 cup of water.


  • Did you know, your kitchen sink has more than 100,000 times the bacteria than the average toilet? If that isn’t reason enough to go clean it right now, I don’t know what is! For a deep clean, combine Tea Tree Oil and either warm water or baking soda to clean around the drain and base of the faucet. Let it soak in for 10-15 minutes for tougher grime. You can also use this combo to clean other areas in your home – bathroom sinks, showers, bathtubs, etc.

  • If you store your toothbrush in a dark medicine cabinet (or even if you don’t!) you should clean it frequently to prevent bacteria from harboring right where you don’t want it! Add a drop of Tea Tree Oil per ounce of water, and let your brush soak for 10-15 minutes. Then, rinse it thoroughly and allow it to air dry before the next use. You can also use this solution to clean dish brushes and sponges!

  • Tea Tree Oil does a great job at tackling unpleasant smells around the home – everything from pet beds & toys to teenage gym clothes. Simply run a load of wash with your detergent and a drop or two of Tea Tree Oil to clear the air!
    ((Note: Full strength Tea Tree Oil can be harmful to pets, so it is important to always dilute appropriately before use.))
  • Clean the trash can. This may not be the most fun cleaning task, but sometimes it just needs to be done. Add a few extra drops of Tea Tree Oil to your Healthy Home and then wipe down the entire inside and out. Once finished, spray the can down with a hose and allow it to air dry (even better if it’s in the sun!).


I hope you find these simple tips for using Tea Tree around your home helpful.

Any questions, feel free to reach out to me at any time!



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