Tea tree oil is a magical ingredient, which can eliminate unpleasant odor and mold from the washing machine. The Aborigines have been using this essential oil for several centuries.

The oil is produced from a native Australian plant called melaleuca alternifolia and this plant does not occur naturally anywhere else in the world. The Aborigines have used crushed leaves from this plant to treat burns and wounds.

According to experts, the antiseptic properties of tea tree oil are more powerful than the antiseptic properties of the well-known germicide carbolic acid.

The experts have also discovered that the antiseptic and antibiotic properties of the oil make it an excellent remedy for sore throat, bronchitis, coughs, tuberculosis, asthma, skin infections, dandruff, burns and rashes.

This ingredient can also be used to remove mold and germs from the washing machine.

Removing mold with this essential oil


• Tea tree oil
• Cloth


Mix two teaspoons of the oil with two cups of water and add the mixture in a spray bottle. Spray the areas affected by mold, let it sit for a while and wipe with a cloth. The results are fascinating.