Tea tree oil is amazing when it comes to helping to keep the house clean while also acting as a disinfectant. The first way I used it to clean was by lifting the lid off of my cistern and adding a dozen drops of tea tree oil to the water stored up there. Each flush would bring a very faint odor of tea tree and (most importantly) it seemed to keep the bowl cleaner which meant I didn’t have to clean the toilet quite as often.
The next thing I tried to use tea tree oil for was in the health shop when we had new flooring put in – the scuff marks showed up pretty badly so I put a few drops of tea tree oil onto a damp cloth and gave them a wipe – the marks came off very easily.
I also used it to remove sticky tape from glass when we were taking posters down from the doors/windows. I used the same method as above – a few drops of tea tree oil onto a damp cloth. I only tried it because I had the tea tree oil out and I knew that eucalyptus oil could do this – tea tree also worked!
Washing floors is also where you can add some tea tree oil – simply add 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil to 1 1/5 gallons of water and wash your floors as normal. Now sometimes I will also add a little lavender for a nice smell as tea tree can make your house smell a little antiseptic!
Apparently you can use the same solution for cleaning windows as with the floors, but for some reason I haven’t tried that yet as I have a different home made solution that works well for windows.
There are a lot of other ways in which you can incorporate tea tree oil in your cleaning, but even employing just these few uses will help reduce the number of toxic chemicals you use in your home and you’ll still have a lovely clean house!