Tea Tree: High antifungal, and antiseptic properties and antibacterial properties. Antimicrobial, antiviral and natural insecticide. Most effective against mold, mildew and musty smells.
Peppermint: Antibacterial properties, antifungal and antiviral. Best for dirt, bacteria, kitchens and bathrooms.
Lemon: Antimicrobial, contains the powerful constituent limonene to remove sticky residue, brightens clothes and removes stains. Neutralizes unpleasant smells.
Thyme: Antifungal, antibacterial, disinfectant, and antimicrobial; inhibits food-borne pathogens.
****WARNING***** Cat lovers beware! Some essential oils such as cinnamon, pine, clove, oregano, peppermint, tea tree, thyme, lemon, lavender, wintergreen, birch and others are toxic to cats. Their livers cannot metabolize the various compounds in essential oils.
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