Ward off germs and fungi: Clean your shower with tea tree oil!
This post shows you how to clean a shower with tea tree oil, and use it in an alcohol-based spray recipe.
Bathroom surfaces are constantly exposed to both germs and moisture – which means mold and mildew are more prone to growth. (Not too reassuring in a room we’re supposed to be clean and hygienic!)
But as much as I don’t want to be exposed to germs in my bathroom, I also don’t want to be surrounded by harmful chemicals. I want to protect my skin from irritants, and I don’t want to breathe in and endure experiencing each Negative health problems associated with harsh detergents.
Tea tree essential oil makes shower cleaning simple!
Clean the shower with tea tree oil!
Contains tea tree oil Terpenine 4-OL.
Terpinen-4-ol: A monoterpenol molecule that
Helps reduce the presence of a variety of
Microbes, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
That’s why Tea Tree is one of the most popular essential oils in the world for natural cleansing.
This recipe is for a shower cleaner that you can spray all over your bathtub, tile, and shower curtain after you’ve turned off the water. Cleanses the alcohol content, while Tea Tree Oil and Cedarwood Oil contribute Atlas with their cleansing abilities to continue to inhibit germs and fungi. (You will learn more about Atlas Cedarwood below!)
Cedar and Tea Tree shower spray
- 3 ounces (90 ml) water
- 1 oz (30 ml) 190 resistant alcohol (like Everclear)
- (30 drops of Atlas cedar oil)Cedrus Atlantica)
- 30 drops of tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Make this mixture in a 4-ounce (120 ml) spray bottle.
- Pour the alcohol into the spray bottle.
- Add essential oils.
- Allow this mixture to sit for about an hour. This strong alcohol will give the essential oils time to disperse completely before adding the water.
- add the water.
- Close the bottle and shake well.
The last step is to spray your shower stall! Use after every shower to keep mold and germs from building up.
Cedar wood oil from Atlas
Atlas cedar oil is distilled from the wood of the trees in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains.
It is rich in rare mixes Syskitterpennes Which is not found in many other oils.
Atlas cedar has a warm, woody, and sweet aroma. For some, the scent is usually “cedar wood”. For others (who associate the scent of “cedar” more with Juniperus virginiana), the aroma of Atlas cedar is similar to the scent of another type of wood, such as oak. Either way, it’s a great scent that inspires feelings of relaxation and security. Blends beautifully with the slightly medicinal scent of tea tree.
Atlas Cedarwood is often used in natural cleaning blends, and is especially useful during cold and flu season. Since it reduces the presence of germs, it can help support respiratory health.
Clean the rest of the bathroom with aromatic oils!
Now that your shower is clean. . . What about the rest of the pigeons?
You can actually use your shower cleaner on other surfaces, such as the work surface (and even the toilet).
If you want an additional blend for other surfaces, try this Hemlock Essential Oil Natural Cleansing Spray. It is made with castile soap and water (alcohol free).
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