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I hope you are having an enjoyable summer! My family ventured into the mountains over the long weekend and I had some time to do some reading and came across some interesting information about Tea tree essential oil that I would love to share with you!

Many people do not use Tea tree oil because of its medicinal scent – however, to me it is fresh and clean. After you read these amazing uses I know you will love it! If you already love the scent of Tea tree oil, you will love it even more!

The August Special Offer is exclusively offered to MB subscribers! Provide your email address (the one you signed up to receive the MB ezine) when you order to receive this offer!

In addition to recieving 10% off every order over $25, you will also recieve a free microfiber cloth with orders over $30 as well as a free 10 ml bottle of Modern Betty's New Concentrate available in 11 essential oil blends with orders over $40! Want to place an order? Click here for more info!

What is Tea Tree Oil?

Also known as Melaleuca, from the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree – Tea tree oil has been used for thousands of years and is both an Antiseptic (able to kill bacteria capable of causing infection) and Antimicrobial (stops the growth of microbes: bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses).

Did you know that Tea tree oil works on bacteria in a similar way as disinfectants! Tea tree oil disrupts the cell membranes of bad microorganisms and disables proteins within and deactivates them, which prevents the cells from multiplying and causing health problems.

My Favorite uses for Teatree Oil!

Cleaning of Course!

Natural Mold Killer!

Use Modern Betty’s Touch of Teatree or make your own solution of 2 cups of water to 30 drops of teatree oil. Shake to blend and spray on the mold. This can also be used as a mild all purpose cleaner! Works great to prevent soap scum from accumulating on shower doors. Also use to clean grout to prevent mold and mildew!


Add ½ tsp or 2.5ml of tea tree oil to your laundry for towels and other laundry that is prone to mold.

Need a shower curtain that stays mildew free? Try soaking the curtain in tea tree oil and water before washing. Also add a few drops to the rinse water.


Clean out your dishwasher by adding 10 drops of tea tree oil to the dishwasher dispenser and then fill with dishwasher detergent.

Air Freshener

Add a few drops in a diffuser or on a cotton ball for the essential oil fragrance to be released into the air as a non-toxic air freshener. The cotton ball can also be used in a vacuum cleaner to freshen a room and kill dust mites as you clean!

Freshen and disinfect your humidifier/dehumidifier by adding 5 drops of tea tree oil to the machine.

Repel Bugs!

In a spray bottle, mix 2 tsps (10ml) of tea tree oil 2 cups of water. Use this solution to spray where ants get into the home – and also use it to clean out cupboards and other surfaces! This cleaner (and all of Modern Betty’s Products) have an indefinite shelf life!

Don’t let the bedbugs bite! Use this same solution with a few extra drops of teatree oil and generously spray the mattress to get rid of them!


This month I am offering an additional Special that puts Tea Tree Oil to work in your home – 3 different options!

$1 off Touch of Tea tree one liter multipurpose spray!

$4 off 4 liter refill of Touch of Tea tree!

Purchase the Touch of Tea tree Concentrate for $24 (enough to make 10 liters of multipurpose spray!) A $6 savings!

To make Tea Tree Oil convenient for you I am offering 10ml bottles of 100% Pure Tea Tree Essential Oil for $5. I will also include a free booklet to make using Tea Tree Oil easy, useful and convenient.

Interesting ways to use Tea Tree Oil to get you Healthy!

Dilute 10 drops in ¼ cup of warm water and dab on body to get rid of acne, canker sores, speed healing of cold sores, eczema, psoriasis – wash area with a clean cotton ball or pad then pat until very dry.

Have dandruff? Mix 3 drops of tea tree oil with your shampoo in your hand and wash your hair! Use daily or alternate with just the shampoo.

Looking for a natural solution for a sore throat, cough and common cold? Make a steamer by draping a towel over your head and over a pot with 4 cups of very hot water with 5 to 10 drops of tea tree oil added. Inhale the steam. Additionally, add 10 drops of tea tree oil to your vaporizer at night to help with these ailments.

Recipe for Natural Baby Wipes!

2 Drops Tea Tree Oil and/or 2 Drops Lavender Oil

· 1 Tbsp of Baby Shampoo

· 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

· 2 Cups Water

· 1 Vitamin E Capsule

Put this mixture in a clean spray bottle and spray on baby’s bottom and use a warm baby cloth – just throw in with laundry for a reusable option! Another option is toilet paper spritzed with this solution or soak half a roll of paper towels in a wipe box in this solution!

Please note: if a small red rash appears on baby after using Tea tree oil this may signal an allergic reaction. Switch to using Lavender essential oil instead.

Please note: Essential oils are extremely concentrated and have to be handled with care. Do not swallow tea tree oil or ingested. Do not use full strength on children. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Did you Know?

Speaking of disinfectants – I recently learned that you are supposed to rinse any surface that you clean when using disinfecting wipes with water! Before I started my quest to learn how to clean my home naturally I used disinfecting wipes all the time in my kitchen – without rinsing the surfaces!! Not because I was lazy but simply because I didn’t know better.

In commercials I only saw a busy mother wiping the kitchen countertop – it “appeared” there was no rinsing required – until I read the fine print. Tea tree cleaners that are available through Modern Betty, or ones you make yourself do not need to be rinsed and work just as effectively as the wipes.

Can you believe this - I was walking past a booth where a rep was giving out free clorox disinfectant wipes. I turned around and was curious to watch passer by's reaction to this freebie. I was happy to see most people said no to the sample - others would listen but walk away empty handed. As I was about to leave, a mother took one of the wipes and to my surprise used it to clean her sons face! I was too far away to tell her the difference and the lady behind the booth said nothing. The look on her sons face caused the mother to smell the wipe, she cringed and threw it out! We need to spread awareness about chemicals - please help me by forwarding this to as many people as you can - click the link below to sign up to receive my monthly letters conveniently to your inbox!

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