The modern use of the term “oil” is a bit of a misnomer, as is “tea tree.”
The origin of both comes from Captain James Cook, the famous British explorer who was the first European to encounter aboriginal Australians in 1770. The plant the aborigines used to treat a variety of ailments and looked similar to teh tea plants in India and the extract was a light, oily liquid.
The pharmaceutical-grade of tea tree oil that GermXit® uses today is nearly as clear and light as water.
Tea tree oil (TTO) is a plant extract processed from the leaves of the melaleuca alternifolia tree, native to Australian coastal areas. Melaleuca is a member of the myrtle family. The distilled extracts have numerous uses in cosmetics, topical antiseptics and home medicine.
Tea tree oil has been shown in hundreds of studies to control bacteria, molds, mildew, yeasts and even viruses. All cause odors and attract insects and other pests. More on tea tree oil from University of Western Australia School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Tea tree oil research page. More interesting Q&A about tea tree oil, UWA tea tree oil FAQ page.Back
The aboriginal people of Australia have used tea tree oil for more than 200 years as a cure and treatment for infections coming from cuts, insect bites, burns and other wounds.
The modern tea tree oil industry began in the early 1900s, when plantations and processors came on the scene and the distilled plant extract began to be widely available.
Scientific documentation about the efficacy of tea tree oil for controlling microorganisms began in the 1920s and extends to the present .Back
We only use pharmaceutical-grade, 100% pure Australian tea tree oil. It is all natural, renewable and safe to use in concentrations found in GermXit®. Pharmaceutical grade tea tree oil has the highest percentages of active chemical compounds and is the most effective grade in controlling microorganisms.Back
GermXit® is a suspension of tea tree oil in a gel form. GermXit® is designed to evaporate when air flows over the gel and carry the tea tree oil molecules with it into the air and throughout the coverage area.
As the tea tree oil comes in contact with bacteria, viruses, mold, fungi spores and other microbes in the area, it pierces the cell membrane and kills them. GermXit® is not a quick fix, its a long term solutions to ensuring the indoor air you breath is cleaner.Back
There are several ways to distribute GermXit®.
The term “oil” is not quite correct. Highly refined liquid melaleuca extract is very light, almost like water. It is carried into the air in the area, does its job and then degrades and is absorbed into the air or removed by normal cleanings. There is never any residue on furniture, walls, floors, walls, fixtures or equipment.Back
Any HVAC system expert will tell you that regular cleaning and maintenance by an experienced company is good practice. But even if you are between scheduled cleanings, GermXit® is effective in your system and the areas you want to treat.
Just introduce GermXit® at any time and keep to your regular cleaning as planned. GermXit® will go through the HVAC system and into the environment and do its job.
We encourage you to speak with our experts, who can advise you about your particular situation. Please fill in our inquiry form and we will contact you at a time convenient to you.Back
Commercial users should contact our experts for advice on how to estimate the amount of GermXit® needed for your particular application.
Home and office users can use this chart to estimate how much to use. You are also welcome to contact us with questions and for advice.Back
Generally, GermXit® gel takes 30 to 45 days to completely evaporate.
Variables that affect evaporation:
GermXit® has developed several methods to regulate the rate at which the gel evaporates.
We advise customers to monitor the GermXit® dispensers until you learn how the gel works in your particular situation.
Our experts can advise you how to get the most efficient coverage using the least amount of GermXit® gel.Back
Yes! GermXit® normally has a residual life of around 15 – 30 days once evaporate. However, to maintain the best protection possible, we recommend refilling with GermXit® as soon as possible. Contact us to reorder.Back
The residue and small amount of oil left behind in the dispenser is harmless, 100% biodegradable and can be disposed of in normal trash. The residue is what is left behind after the water in the gel has evaporated and carried GermXit® into the air.Back
Check the tray containing the GermXit® gel. If all you see is a small amount of residue, then it is time to refill.
If you see light green gel still in the tray, you may need to increase the airflow over the gel by increasing fan speed or by opening the vents to allow more tea tree oil into the air.Back
No! What you smell is natural tea tree oil.
You can adjust the intensity of the fragrance by regulating the amount of airflow over the gel container.Back
Don’t worry. GermXit® gel is not toxic to humans or pets.
Please see our material safety data sheet here.Back
GermXit® is made in Thailand from pharmaceutical-grade tea tree oil that we import direct from Australia. We use 100% Australian tea tree oil because its the best available. Tea tree oil coming from countries such as Africa, China or Vietnam is cheaper, but it is less effective at killing bacteria, viruses, mould and fungi.Back
You can store unopened containers of GermXit® Gel for between 6 to 12 months from the date of manufacture depending on environmental storage conditions. GermXit® should be stored in a cool, dark area, ideally refrigerated as this will extend the shelf life. Internal tests have even shown that you can freeze GermXit®.Back
Yes! We will be happy to send you free GermXit® samples to try in your home or office. Just click here
Unfortunately at this time we can ship retail samples within Thailand.Back
Yes! We make several sizes of GermXit® gel trays for use in small spaces and with room air conditioning units. We also make room-size, standalone electric dispensers. Contact us to order.Back
The GermXit® MSDS is available here.Back
The overall effect on the environment is quite positive.
GermXit® also eliminates unwanted odors around the office or home.
GermXit® gel is made from 100% pharmaceutical-grade Australian tea tree, natural polymers and water. It is 100% biodegradable and all its major ingredients come from renewable sources.Back
The demand for GermXit® is rapidly growing and we are seeking regional distributors around the globe. If your interested please contact us by clicking here.