Adding a few drops of tea tree oil into your wash cycle will freshen up your laundry load and get rid of any nasty smells and bacteria lurking around.

Because tea tree oil contains anti fungal and anti bacterial properties it will kill any bugs, mold and mildew in your load of washing. You can find out more about these properties by visiting our Benefits of tea tree oil page.

All you need to do is add 10 drops to your current laundry detergent and wash as you normally would – you’ll be amazed at the results… your laundry will smell fantastic and fresh!

Boost laundry detergent with tea tree oil

Stinky socks, gym clothes and sports gear usually leave a pretty bad smell… especially when left in your teenager’s bedroom for days on end before they make it to the laundry room!

By adding tea tree oil to your wash you’re not only killing off any bacteria and fungus lurking around, you’re giving your laundy load a fresh and clean smell. Tea tree oil is especially useful when washing cloth nappies to get rid of all those germs.

Using tea tree oil to clean your washing machine

Your washing machine is one of those appliances that get used on a daily basis (if you’re anything like our household!). School uniforms, sports clothes, gym gear and everyday clothing are constantly being run through the laundry.

With such heavy use on this particular appliance, sometimes it’s hard to air out and freshen up your washing machine to keep it in tip-top shape.

One way of keeping your laundry fresh is to clean your washing machine with tea tree oil. All you need to do is simply add a few drops of oil to a damp cloth and wipe out the inside drum of your washing machine – then leave the lid or door open to air out for an hour or so.

This cleaning method is also very useful for removing mold or mildew on any of your washing machine’s seals – this will help keep your appliance in great working order and smelling fresh.

A lot of front loading washing machines have removable detergent/fabric softener dispensers which can often get moldy – Simply wash your dispenser in a solution of hot water containing a few drops of tea tree oil and leave in the sun to dry completely.

Tea tree oil uses

Use tea tree oil to help with dandruff, scalp problems and psoriasis.
Acne, ringworm, burns and cuts can all be treated with tea tree oil.
Nail fungus
Get rid of nail fungus using this natural essential oil.
Head lice
Sick of kids coming home with head lice? Try these home remedies.
Oral care
Make your own mouthwash and toothpaste using tea tree oil.
Kill mold and make your own disinfectants sprays for household cleaning.
Sinus pain, BV, cold sores and yeast infections can be treated.
Tea tree oil can be used to treat fleas and ear infections in dogs.