Spring cleaning season is quickly approaching. While we make plans to clean up our house, how about starting with cleaning up our cleaning supplies? Yep, I said cleaning the cleaning supplies. With these DIY Tea Tree Oil Cleaner Recipes, you can reduce the amount of harmful chemicals in your house and make yourself some natural alternatives starting with a base of tea tree oil.
Tea Tree Oil is a natural antiseptic, distilled from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant, native to the coastal regions of northern New South Wales and south eastern Queensland, Australia. It is a 100% pure, 100% natural oil and a powerful antiseptic which inhibits a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi. That makes it the perfect base for a natural, non-toxic cleaner able to clean up to 99.9% of household germs. Check out all of these DIY Tea Tree Oil Cleaner Recipes and get your spring cleaning started!
DIY Tea Tree Oil Cleaner Recipes
In a 1-quart spray bottle, combine the vinegar, water and tea tree oil and shake well. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the mix, if you’d prefer a scented cleaner.
Combine baking soda with castile soap in a mixing bowl. Add in water and tea tree oil to the bowl and stir with a fork until you achieve a paste-like consistency (add a little more baking soda if necessary). Store in airtight glass container, grab a sponge, and start cleaning! (This cleaner can be used on hard, non-porous surfaces and is effective for at least a month after making it!)
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Mix baking soda and tea tree oil together in a shaker container (like a large, empty spice container) and let sit for 24 hours so oil soaks into baking soda. Sprinkle lightly over the carpet and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Then vacuum!
Yoga Mat Cleaner
Combine ingredients in a glass spray bottle, tighten the lid, and shake well!
Laundry Cleaning Booster
Add a teaspoon of tea tree oil to very soiled wash and deodorize both your wash and washing machine in one go!
For storing your cleaners, I recommend glass spray bottles. This refillable glass spray bottle set looks super nice and it even includes chalk board labels so you can label your cleaners and change the names if you use them for a different type of cleaner in the future. Easy peasy!