Everyday Use For Tea Tree Oil

PJ Johnson, Oh It’s Natural, Owner

11 August 2019

Does your home smell like a chemical lab after you have cleaned?  You shouldn’t have to leave the room in the middle of scrubbing down the counter because the smell of bleach is burning your nose hairs. There’s a better way!

You can make your own cleaning products with natural ingredients that are just as effective as store bought cleaners with all the questionable chemicals. You can use  the antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties of tea tree oil to get a really deep clean—just dilute the essential oil in a homemade recipe. Check out some simple and easy recipes below.

Yoga Mat Cleaner


Shopping List:
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!

Carpet Cleaner 

 Shopping List:

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)

Let sit for 24 hours so oil soaks into baking soda.

Sprinkle lightly over the carpet and let sit for 10-15 minutes.

Vacuum away!

All-Purpose Cleaner 

Shopping List:
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 if you want a scented cleaner.


Bathroom Scrub 

Shopping List:
3/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup Castile soap
1 tablespoon water
10-15 drops tea tree oil

1. Combine baking soda with Castile soap in a mixing bowl.

2. 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).

3. Store in airtight glass container,

4. 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 you making it!

Handmade Tea Tree Soap Bar

How to Use Tea Tree Oil

If you’re planning on using 100% pure tea tree oil, Start by diluting a drop or two into your moisturizer to make a less potent version. Some people can easily use it as a spot treatment without dilution. But please keep in mind that everyone is different, and it’s best to use it diluted when you first get it so you can avoid any redness and irritation.

8 Things to Avoid When Using Tea Tree Oil

1. Never apply it all over your face. Use tea tree oil just as a spot treatment.

2. Never add tea tree oil to your face cream, serum, or any skin care product that you will use all over your face.

3. Do not cover the acne spots after dabbing tea tree oil on them.

4. Do not use tea tree oil simultaneously with other acne treatment products (especially products containing retinoids, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or other active agents).

5. Do not apply tea tree oil more than once a day. LESS is more!

6. Never use tea tree oil on broken, irritated, scaly, and dry skin.

7. Do not continue using tea tree oil if it burns and dries out your skin or causes redness.

8. Do not go out in the sun after applying tea tree oil.

Never use tea tree oil on broken, irritated, scaly, and dry skin.

A word from PJ:

You need to use tea tree oil for at least a month before you start seeing any results. If you do not notice any change in your condition after a month, discontinue use and consult your dermatologist. 
Just like all good things, improvement takes time, whether you’re looking to clear breakouts or just reduce the amount of oily shine on your skin. A good skin care routine tailored to your oily skin type will help you do just that. Don’t hesitate to contact Princess if you need help.
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