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