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Posted on 30 Jul 2014

Think you know all about dust mites?  Think again: there's a bit of misinformation out there. Here are a few of the myths - and the real truth - about the most common allergen found in Australian homes.

Posted on 30 Jul 2014

Find out how to kill dust mites with our simple and fragrant 3-step system

Here’s a fact to make you squirm: there could be millions of dust mites sharing your bed tonight. Or your child’s bed, your pillow, your couch…
 
We can’t see them, but these microscopic critters cause havoc in allergy-prone households, triggering atopic dermatitis, asthma, sniffly red noses and watering eyes.  One third of us are sensitive to them and they’re one of the most common triggers in allergic children.  
 
Posted on 30 Jul 2014
Got allergies?  Here are the ten commandments you should live by to help make your home an allergy-friendly haven.  
Go forth… and stop those allergens from multiplying!
 

1. Thou shalt avoid fabric-covered furniture. 

Leather, vinyl or synthetic suede are the best choice for allergy sufferers.
 

Posted on 24 Jul 2014
Feeling winter’s chill?  You can’t beat that old favourite remedy – a soak in a warm bath.  But you don’t need to head off to an exclusive spa for a top notch aromatherapy experience… why not DIY all the way to relaxation heaven with your own batch of bath salts?
 
Eucalyptus essential oil is wonderful in winter bath salts for an invigorating experience that also gives your sinuses a refreshing blast – and mixed with luscious sweet vanilla it’s a real treat.
 
Posted on 17 Jul 2014

If your household hasn't been struck down with the dreaded lurgy yet this winter, you're one of the lucky ones. More probably, you've been barking like dogs and tripping over a sea of used tissues like the rest of us lately.  If so, here's a couple of handy natural DIY recipes everyone in the family will appreciate.

Why eucalyptus oil for colds?

Posted on 10 Jul 2014

Now we're in the thick of winter flu season, hand hygiene is more important than ever.   Most colds aren't actually caught due to airborne coughs and sneezes – it's when you touch an infected surface and then transfer the virus to your nose or mouth.

Posted on 03 Jul 2014

<--break->Think essential oils should stay in the medicine cabinet? Think again!  From germ-laden waiting rooms to scraped knees at the footy our busy lives create ample opportunities to use the wonderful, natural properties of essential oils.– especially when they’re in a convenient spray format.  Try these tips next time you’re out and about…

Posted on 26 Jun 2014

‘Soft as a baby’s bottom’ isn’t just a saying. Did you know that babies’ is skin actually 20-30% thinner than your own?1

This makes it more delicate and less resilient. It also loses moisture more quickly than adult skin, and its protective barrier is not yet fully developed which makes a baby’s skin super-absorbent and susceptible to external irritants, all the way up to age one.

Posted on 24 Jun 2014

If you’re like many vaporiser users you might have vaguely heard (or read on the box) about cleaning tablets but perhaps haven’t given them much thought, or thought “it probably doesn’t make that much difference”.

These pictures tell a different story. 

Posted on 18 Jun 2014
Women’s handbags are contaminated with more bacteria than the average toilet, a new study has revealed.

<--break->Tests showed that one in five handbag handles is home to sufficient bacteria to pose a risk to human health.  Leather handbags were the most bacteria-ridden as the spongy texture provides the perfect conditions for bacteria to grow.