DIY Tea Tree Oil Cleaner Recipes

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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!

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DIY Tea Tree Oil Cleaner Recipes


Tea Tree Oil All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe


1/2 cup white vinegar
3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon tea tree oil (about 10 drops)
Optional: 5-10 drops scented essential oil


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.


DIY Tea Tree Oil Bathroom Scrub


3/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup castile soap
1 tablespoon water
10-15 drops tea tree oil


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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Tea Tree Oil Carpet Cleaner Recipe


1/2 cup baking soda
20-40 drops tea tree oil


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!

DIY Yoga Mat Cleaner with Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil Yoga Mat Cleaner


3 ounces Water
1 ounce Witch Hazel
10 drops tea tree oil
5 drops scented oil you like


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!

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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!

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  1. I love these ideas! I use Tea Tree Oil for different things, but have never used it in these ways. Thanks for the tips.

  2. I could make this! I have tea tree oil and all the other ingredients, thanks for the heads up!

  3. Ok, I didn’t realize you could use tea tree oil for cleaning. Bet I could save a bunch over the store cleaners!

  4. I am a huge fan of cleaning with natural ingredients and have been using vinegar and baking soda as my go-tos. I will have to pick up some tea tree oil and try adding this to my routine as well. I am especially excited to try the laundry booster!

  5. We used extracted Melaleuca oils for all kinds of reasons around the house, so this one looks right up our alley. I like that you can use it for so many purposes, from cleaning the bathroom to washing the yoga mats and the bathroom.

    Thanks for the heads up!


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