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Posted on 19 Sep 2016

There are two things toddlers and puppies have in common.  One, they're both adorable.  Two, they can be, well - a little untrained, in the toileting area.

But that's okay.  Because you have Bosisto's!  Eucalyptus oil with its anitbacterial, stain removing and deodorising properties is pretty much the perfect companion for any toilet-training household, whether it's an gorgeous new ball of fluff or it's time to graduate to the big boy or girl undies.

So read on, because here is the Ultimate Toilet Training Stain Survival Guide (UTTSSG, not as catchy). 

Posted on 15 Sep 2016

With spring now fully apon us, it's time to bust out your rubber gloves and give your home a good spring clean.

But what about those places that most people forget?  Too hard, tucked away... but still gathering dust bunnies all the same.  Time to put them on your cleaning bucket list!

1. Top of the fridge

It's no-man's land up there, a spot few ever venture (except maybe to stretch on tippy toes and shove random things on top). That makes the top of the fridge a prime spot for hardcore grime.

That greasy black film up there is usually a combination of oily grune from the stove top and caked-on dust.

Posted on 14 Sep 2016

Springtime isn't all happiness and cherry blossoms for some: the 1 in 7 Australians who are hayfever sufferers.   Skin itchiness, sore eyes and nasal congestion can make the simple act of stepping outside an anxiety-inducing prospect.

Short of closing windows and doors and living in a bubble, what's the solution?  Antihistamines might seem like the obvious choice, but some types can have an unwanted drowsy effect - and of course, not everyone wants to take medication.

Instead, try these clever natural solutions to enjoy this beautiful season to its fullest.

Posted on 18 Aug 2016

Paid cleaning is a wonderful short cut to an organised home - if the household budget allows.

But what if your lotto ticket didn't come in?  Take a speed cleaning lesson from the pros.   Paid cleaning services are masters in the art of efficient cleaning.  Watch them as they work - they don't waste time or dawdle, but they get the job done brilliantly at the same time.

Here's how to clean fast and clean right, with tips from the experts.

1. Schedule your cleaning time

Take a tip from the pros and set up a regular weekly cleaning time.  It might be Saturday morning, or every fortnight on a Sunday.   Whatever time you choose, schedule it and clean with intention until you finish, because you won't get it done in fits and starts.

Posted on 18 Aug 2016

Aussies appear to have the leisure experience all wrapped up - backyard barbecues, lying on the beach - but it turns out we're amateurs compared to Danes.  The Danish have elevated it an art form, and even have a unique name for it - "hygge".

Prounced (roughly) "hooga", the concept is hard to explain because there's no exact same word in English, but it roughly translates to "coziness".

Posted on 17 Aug 2016

As temperatures nose-dive, so too does your skin’s moisture.  Heating indoors just makes things worse, sucking more humidity out of the air.   But dry and dull looking skin don’t need to go hand in hand with winter – here’s a few simple ways you can keep looking youthful when there’s a chill in the air.

1. Quit sugar

Overall skin health is determined by the healthy functioning of the liver and what we put in our body can have a big impact.  A nutrient rich diet, especially one that’s high in healthy monounsaturated fats like olive oil, eggs, nuts and avocado will help keep your skin supple from the inside out.

Posted on 13 Jul 2016

One of eucalyptus oil's most famous uses - and often the first one that springs to mind - is to remove sticky labels.  But have you ever wondered how it does it?

Eucalyptus oil contains many unique natural compounds, and one of its characteristics is that it is a strong natural solvent. 
It has the ability to break down 'sticky' bonds and dissolve grease.  As such it's often used in cleaning products - and in it's pure or spray form, is a very handy little helper to have around the house.  Here's just a few of the sticky situations it can help you out of...

Posted on 13 Jul 2016

Kids can get messy and where there's messy kids, there's often messy toys!   Cleaning items that come from a toy library, op shop or donated by friends and relatives is often a good idea, too (as is sanitising after play dates, or illness).

Here's our best tips to handle some of the most common grubby toy dilemmas.

Posted on 13 Jul 2016

If you're gifted with the ability to fall asleep immediately as your head hits the pillow and don't wake up until your alarm in the morning - you need read no further.   The rest of us?  We're the ones who are woken in the night by thoughts like: "I forgot to put capsicum on the shopping list", and end up in a place that's totally irrational - "My friend didn't answer my text this afternoon, does this mean she hates me?"

It's a mental thought loop which can continue for hours, exhausting you both physcially and mentally the next day.

Fortunately there are some strategies you can use to relax which don't involve reaching for your phone at 3am.

Posted on 07 Jul 2016


Head lice.  Two words on a school or daycare notice to strike fear into the heart of any parent.  Just one critter the size of a pin head can mean hours of applying smelly chemicals, combing impossible tangles and of course, endless whinging. 

Head lice have been around since pretty much the beginning of civilisation (they appear in Ancient Egyptian art) and they’re not going anywhere, infesting up to 35% of 4-11 year old Australian school children every year.  This immortal parasite is a hardy little species, figuring out how to become immune to many of the chemical treatments on the market.