Originally posted by
Alan & Michele
I don't think I'd trust it to be strong enough for cleaning sex toys. From using it medicinally, I'd say it has about the same amount of power as garlic for antibacterial purposes, and who would trust cleaning their toys with garlic?
I totally agree. Is garlic antiviral as well?
There are, obviously, differences between the two, though. You can't really get sick from consuming garlic, but taking more than a drop or two of tea tree oil can damage your nervous system (and your cats can get sick too). Garlic isn't as great of a topical treatment because it's smelly and...well, it's food. Tea tree oil smells more acceptable and it's an oil, so it's easier to apply.
Also? Garlic repels vampires.
"This sex toy smells like garlic! No thank you. I will use the one that reeks of tea tree oil instead."