Tea Tree Oil Spray - How to Make It
Why tea tree oil spray as an antiseptic...
Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is shown to possess strong antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Because of this, experts have suggested using such a spray as a natural disinfect for the skin and objects.
The article Tea Tree Oil for Infection reveals all the uses of tea tree oil for fighting off infections so we won't discuss it here.
Read on to find out exactly how to make a tea tree oil spray...
Recommendations - How to make tea tree oil spray
Since tea tree oil is expensive, it would not be cost effective to use concentrated tea tree oil. Moreover, it is an oily liquid that you really don't want to spray it without first diluting it.
A 2% strength tea tree oil antiseptic spray is typically used. However, a 5% strength can also be made. (The 5% strength is often used to treat acne on the face).
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Notes: Use a syringe to measure the tea tree oil more accurately. We try to avoid using terms like teaspoon or drops. 250 mL is equivalent to about "1 cup". and 500 mL is about 2 cups. 20 drops is about 1 mL.
See the article Converting Drops to mL to find out why it's better to use mL as the measurement unit.
The necessary syringes and calibrated plastic bottles can be obtained from your local pharmacy.
Directions Here's the step to follow for making 250 mL of a 2% tea tree oil disinfectant spray:
- Measure 5 mL of tea tree oil with a syringe and place in a spray bottle. (see Converting Drops to mL if you wish to use drops as a measurement unit)
- Add 250 mL of water into the spray bottle. (Tap water is fine but distilled water is better.)
- Shake well before each use. (The tea tree oil does not mix with water and will separate very rapidly.)
- Spray onto counter tops and allow to dry (do not wipe off).
You can test this solution by spray it on a moldy surface or musty object. After the smell is gone (in a day or so), it will no longer smell moldy.
Note that the smell of tea tree oil can be strong and annoying to some people. It will take a day or two for the smell to dissipate.
For making other concentrations, see the detailed article Tea Tree Oil Dilution Guidelines.
This versatile tea tree oil antiseptic spray can be used for disinfecting counter tops and for getting rid of mold and mildew.
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