Today I had fun writing all of my walls and tables with permanent marker for this post! That is called faith in a product, my friends....others might call it crazy.
If you have a permanent marker stain that has caused you all kinds of grief, throwing your world upside down, boy do I have good news for you! With a little bit of Tea Tree Essential Oil and a rag, you can remove the stain and pull yourself back together. I drew on our wood top table to show you how well this actually works. This method can also work on plastics, smooth metal, leather, glass, skin, tile grout, counter top, and more.
Some things to keep in mind when using Tea Tree Oil to clean.
1. A little bit goes a long way.
You only need a few drops on your rag to start with. Undiluted essential oil is the most concentrated form and should be used with caution. Put a few drops onto your rag and rub onto the surface lightly, to start with.
2. Do not allow oil to set on surface for more than 30 seconds or so.
Essential Oil can actually eat away at paint, wood stain, and other surfaces. I let mine set for only about 10 seconds.
3. Test out on a small area first.
4. When using on painted surfaces, work in small sections at a time.
When I tested this method on a wall, I learned that it is best to work in small areas at a time. Don't try to clean a large area at once because you will end up smearing the marker and taking paint off your wall! Did I mention how powerful essential oils are? If I didn't get that point across yet, let me reiterate. If you scrub your wall with Tea Tree Essential Oil, you will eventually remove paint. This method will work to remove the marker and not the paint as long as you rub lightly, work quickly in small areas at a time.
What other tricks should I try with tea tree oil?