Saturday, July 7, 2012


I am preparing our  CHRISTMAS GIVE-AWAYS for our valued partners in the business and I am including a TEA TREE OIL DISINFECTANT that i formulated.  

Tea tree oil is a natural broad spectrum germicide, antibacterial and antifungal essential oil. Although tea tree oil has a pungent odor, it is an effective substitute for harsher, mainstream chemicals. To mask the pungent odor, i added Peppermint.



  • The bathroom is the best place to start.  Try the countertops, tables with glasses, telephones.
  • GOODBYE BLEACH, hello tea tree oil.  Paying close attention to handles, faucets, doorknobs, etc.  Don't stop there, tea tree oil can make its way into the dishwasher, washing machine, humidifier and more.
  • The cold and flu season is a perfect time to incorporate these germ-killing practices into your household cleaning routine.  
  • Spray the cleaning solution on any surface where you would use traditional cleaning solution. You can even use the solution to clean the toilet bowl or tiles floors.
  • Mix the tea tree oil solution with ROCK salt and use this with a sponge to scrub soap scum off of shower doors and bathtubs. The salt acts as an abrasive and cleaning aid. Rinse thoroughly and be sure to wear gloves.
  • Spray the tea tree oil solution on dirty car seats and high chairs and wipe them down. This helps to sanitize your child's sitting and eating areas without using harsh chemicals that might do more harm than good. Be sure to let the tea tree oil solution dry completely before placing your child in the seats. 
  • Use the solution to wipe down surfaces in high-mold or high-humidity areas. Tea tree oil is a natural fungus fighter, and can be useful in combating mold and mildew.

Clinical studies have documented the value of Tea Tree oil, which date back to the original work conducted in 1923 by Dr. A. R. Penfold, an Australian government chemist.  He found that Tea Tree leaves contained an essential oil, which showed antiseptic and bacterial properties 13 times stronger than carbolic acid, the accepted standard of the time.  In 1930, Mr. E. M. Humphrey published an article entitled "A New Australian Germicide." He identified that Tea Tree oil's disinfectant action on the typhoid bacilli was sixty times greater than that of ordinary hand soap.  So important was Tea Tree in the 1940's that it was standard issue in first aid kits for army and navy personnel. 

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