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Posted on 10 May 2017

 

Our latest Top Tip comes from Lauren Knights who recommends using Bosisto's Lavender Spray to keep her car smelling fresh.

'The weather in Queensland has been particularly muggy of late. Having small kids can mean the car gets a bit whiffy from time to time. In-between cleans or if the weather is too wet to leave the windows down, I spray my lavender aerosol onto the seat backs and under the seats before locking the car up for the night.  Note; lavender can be extremely calming apart from its antibacterial and smell-eradicating properties. So be careful not to use it in the car BEFORE you drive anywhere (just after).'

 

Posted on 13 Apr 2017

Drain cleaners typically contain lye or sulfuric acid, both of which are pretty dangerous chemicals if splashed on the skin or near eyes, and toxic if ingested.   If that's not good enough reason to look for a natural alternative, remember that household cleaners we use every day are turning up in our lakes, rivers and oceans, where they can impact aquatic life and water quality.

Luckily, you can make an eco-friendly drain cleaner instead with non-toxic ingredients - many of which you probably already have at home.

You'll need (for one drain)

1/2 cup baking soda
1 cup white vinegar
1 capful of eucalyptus oil
3-4 litres of hot water

Posted on 13 Apr 2017

De-cluttering is one of the quickest ways to improve the look (and functionality) of your home.  But sometimes it's hard to see the wood for the trees, so to speak.   There are things we leave lurking around that really are useless, taking up space and adding nothing to our lifestyle.  Here are 16 of the worst culprits, which you can do away with today.  Got your garbage bags ready?

1. Stacks of old magazines

If you've read them, donate them to a hospital or nursing home, doctors office or even your local hairdresser!

2. Threadbare towels

Your local animal shelter or vet will be very happy to recieve these.

Posted on 12 Apr 2017

Household germs (such as staphlococcus and campylobacter) can cause nasty illnesses, some of which are more common in winter.

But which are the cleaning and hyiene habits that really make a difference?  According to Dr. Simon Swift, an associate professor in microbiology and infectious disease at the University of Auckland, it's the little things that really matter when it comes to staying well at home.

Posted on 06 Apr 2017

Our first ever Customer Top Tip comes from Tracey Reed who found a great use for our Bosisto's Tea Tree Oil:

'My tip is to use Tea Tree Oil to treat the infections seedy toe and thrush in horses hooves, and then once cured to use it as a preventative.

First clean the hoof with a special hoof pick and then scrub it clean with a dry scrubbing brush. Drip some neat Tea Tree Oil into the central sulcus and each collateral groove of the frog and onto any cracks or suspicious areas of the hoof and wall. Do this daily and the thrush will be healed in no time. Once cured, use it weekly as a preventative.'

Posted on 09 Mar 2017

Laundry.  It's like painting the Sydney Harbour Bridge: as soon as it’s finished you need to start again.  If you'd rather be doing anything else other than sorting, folding & ironing, cut your laundry time in half with these clever tips.

Posted on 09 Mar 2017

We know you're on a mission to rid your home of harmful chemicals.  And - we're here to help.

Proudly introducing Bosisto's NEW range of ready-to-use cleaning products... Bosisto's Floor Cleaner, Bosisto's Multi-Purpose Cleaner and Bosisto's Bathroom Cleaner.   All free from harmful chemicals, and with the antibacterial power of real Bosisto's Eucalyptus Oil.

Now, you can have both a clean home and a clear consience, because Bosisto's formulas are naturally strong on grease and grime: no weak 'naturals' here.   We're busting the mold - and the mould! - with formulas that really make your home sparkle, while adding nothing harmful for your family.

Posted on 08 Mar 2017

Here at Bosisto's, we think eucalypts are amazing.   And on National Eucalypt Day - 23 March - Australians everywhere will have a chance to honour them, too.

There is nothing more iconic, and no smell more evocative of "home" than that fresh, crisp scent of the Australian bush.  But here are some things you may not know about Australia's most famous native tree, and our deep connection with them here at Bosisto's.

1. Eucalypts are truly unique.

There's no other tree species in the world, for example, that can produce timber, paper, essential oil and even honey! 

Posted on 15 Feb 2017

Hands up who hates ironing?  US TOO!

That's why we love it when we find some great ideas that help us cut down on, or avoid it all together.  Here they are.

Posted on 15 Feb 2017

We’ve all experienced the horror… that slow-motion moment the chocolate cake slips from the plate and icing goes down your favourite silk blouse, or the moment you discover your toddler ‘decorating’ the couch with your orange lipstick.

Stains are an inevitable part of life but if you know the right thing to do – and do it straight away – you can spare a lot of cost and bother.

Here’s some of the most common stains and how best to treat them.

Coffee

To get coffee out of carpets, simply sponge up with cold water or paper towel.  A gentle carpet shampoo with a dash of eucalyptus oil works wonders too.