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Posted on 21 Dec 2017

Let's face it, during the course of the average working week most of us only get "surface" cleaning done.  But every now and then, a room needs a good, throrough deep clean - and the bathroom is a prime candidate.

Here's how to give the most used room of the house a healthy, germ-free makeover these holidays.

1. Shower

  Here's how to clean this area:

Posted on 20 Dec 2017

Feeling a little bloated after a festive season free-for-all?  Here are some clever hacks to keep you looking good regardless!

1. Saline spray

A combination of a lowered immune system after a big night out, and mingling with lots of people in a crowded place can make summer sniffles a real possibility.  A simple, non-medicated saline spray like this can help gently flush away mucous, smoke and airborne bacteria and help keep your nasal passages - and you - healthy.

If you do get struck down with a post-party flu, bed rest, fluids and warm steam inhalations are a sure-fire feel better remedy.

Posted on 20 Dec 2017

Was your new year's resolution to be healthier and happier this year?  Whose isn't!   Managing stress is a huge part of capturing that elusive "wellbeing" we're all after.  But it's easier said than done, particularly as the year progresses and hectic schedules take their toll.

That's why now's the perfect time to start embracing a few of these zen habits.  Make them a part of your daily routine and you'll be in better shape to handle all life throws at you in 2018.

Posted on 15 Nov 2017

If you've been waiting all winter to free your feet, the time has come!   As the weather warms up, the sandals and thongs come out... the only problem is your feet may need some TLC before you want to show them to the world.

Peppermint is the perfect essential oil for foot care, as it helps improve blood circulation, has germ killing properties and a high level of menthol, which creates a pleasant, tingling cooling sensation.   This easy DIY foot scrub nourishes dry skin and improves the appearance of rough, dry spots.   To keep feel healthy & soft, exfoliate once a week.

Posted on 15 Nov 2017

It's a staple product many Australian families have at home, perhaps purchased to get a sticky label off or to diffuse when they have a cold.  But how many truly appreciate all the amazing things you can do with that bottle of eucalyptus oil?

Here are our Top 10 favourite uses.

Posted on 15 Nov 2017

For many of us cleaning the rest of the house (and picking up after others!) takes priority over ordering our own space.  But your bedroom says a lot about how you value yourself.  After all, it's the one place in the house where you can recharge, reset, and shut out the chaos of family life.  If yours is a more of a dumping ground instead of a calm, zen oasis, it's time for action.

1. Anything work related.

80% of young professionals confess to working in the bedroom, a terrible habit that wreaks havoc on our sleep.  If you begin to associate your sleep space with work-related worries and tension, those adrenaline hormones will naturally kick in when you're there, preventing your mind from unwinding and relaxing.

Posted on 17 Oct 2017

Why use toxic looking blue window cleaners when you can get great results with this all-natural & "green" peppermint version!

If you prefer the aroma, eucalyptus or citrus work beautifully too.

You'll need:

3 cups of distilled water (you can buy this at Big W, and also auto parts retailers like Super Cheap Auto)

1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (Chemist Warehouse & Priceline both sell it), or vodka

1/4 cup white vinegar

20 drops of Bosisto's Peppermint Oil

Posted on 16 Oct 2017

It's hard not to fall in love with Spring... the lighter, brighter, longer days... the freshness in the air, and trees bursting to life with colour.   But unfortunately for some, the love affair has an ugly flipside: seasonal allergies.

There's nothing to celebrate about red, itchy eyes, a dripping, congested nose and nagging headaches.

But nature giveth and nature taketh away, and fortunately she has some remedies to counteract the sniffles.   Here's our roundup of 8 of the best.

1. Saline

Want immediate relief? Sinus irrigation is the way to go.

Posted on 12 Oct 2017

The new year is the ideal opportunity to take a look at what makes up your life and press "reset".   There's literally hundreds of ways you could shake up your routine and make yourself a priority, but here are some simple ideas to get you started.

1. Revamp your fitness routine

You either just read this and thought "Hmm, great idea!" or, "What fitness routine?".  Whichever camp you fall into, refocusing on daily health habits should be number 1 on your feel-good list.

Posted on 22 Aug 2017

What if we told you that most people don't vacuum properly?  It seems like one of those obvious housekeeping skills, but you'd be surprised.

If you've been unsuccessfully battling dust in your home or your carpets constantly look dingy, chances are these tips can help you.

1. Dust first!

First, shake your curtains to loosen any dust from them.  Then using a damp microfibre cloth (or your favourite method) dust your furniture.

2. Prepare the area

Pick up toys, pet beds and other large items from the floor.  At least once a month you should also put chairs on top of tables, move small furniture to another room and pull furniture away from the wall so you can vacuum those places, too.