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Pet- and Child-Safe All-Purpose Cleaner

May 21 2015 - 7:00am

Tea-tree oil is a powerful antibacterial and antifungal, even fighting off MRSA [1], making it a natural option to use when cleaning your space. And this spray is great to use on toys, floors, and countertops for a quick clean. Make sure to follow up monthly with a deep sanitizing clean and toss child and dog toys in the dishwasher [2] to really kill any lingering bacteria.

When kids and pets are around, it's smart to highly dilute the essential oil [3], because if used at full potency, it's poisonous when ingested. Simply add 10 drops of tea-tree essential oil to four cups of water, and shake, making this cleaner safe to use. After spraying, give toys a quick wipe, and they're ready for more play.

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