Counter & Surface Cleaner

What is Tea Tree Oil?  It is an essential oil made from the melaleuca tree.  It comes in a little bottle and is in a concentrated liquid form, so it only requires a little at a time.  It is a natural disinfectant!  There are dozens and dozens of uses of this stuff.  So if you get a bottle, make sure to look up all the things it can do, cure, aid, etc!  It’s good for a lot of different skin problems, immune treatments, and great for many homemade products you use every day like toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, etc.

TTO Spray is a safer way to clean your countertops, table tops, sinks, stovetops, and even bathrooms.  And talk about cheaper!  Let’s see, a bottle of 409 or Clorox cleaner is probably somewhere around $2-$3??  One bottle of tea tree oil for around $5 will probably last you more than 5 years!  And of course, you’re keeping the air in your home more pure by not spraying the icky conventional stuff all over the place.  Just walking by the cleaner aisles in stores makes my nose twitch, so I do everything I can to not use chemically manufactured cleaners in my home.  I always have my bottle of TTO spray out when it’s time to clean!
Homemade TTO Spray:

Step One- Get an Empty Spray Bottle and Fill with Water

Step Two- Add 7-8 Drops of Tea Tree Oil
If you don’t like the smell of TTO, also add 7-8 drops of your favorite essential oil to make it smell more pleasing to you.  Lemon or Orange smells so refreshing!

Step Three- Clean Your Home Safely! 

An awesome cleaning tip:  When you have really dirty counters or stovetops from last night’s dinner (that’s none of us I know, haha!), then spray the counter down with this TTO Spray and let sit for just a few minutes.  Your dried leftovers will wipe clean in just seconds!  Works like magic!  I use this trick all the time on my stovetop!

What’s wrong with the conventional chemically manufactured cleaning products?  For starters, have you seen the warning labels on most that stuff…  wear gloves when using, wear a mask, don’t get on skin, keep away from eyes, nose, and mouth, keep away from children, call the poison control center immediately if swallowed, only use in well-ventilated areas, the lists go on and on and on.  If it’s that dangerous and I’d have to comply with all those guidelines, I’d rather use something safer for my body and those that live in my home.  If we would take the time to read labels (whether it be cleaners, foods, drinks, medications, etc), we’d probably be much healthier because we’d see what’s going into our bodies.  At the LEAST, we should all be label readers!  One thing I always try to do when I see an ingredient that is unknown to me is to do an internet search and see if I can figure out what it is, how it’s made, whether or not it’s harmful, what my alternatives are, and any side effects that might affect my health from it.  Happy Label Reading!

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