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Posted on 16 May 2016

 

Keeping your house clean can seem like an uphill battle but there’s ways to cheat the system – if you can get into these habits.  Check these out.

1. Do a load of washing every morning.

Be proactive: put a load of clothes in the wash when you first get up, and once you’ve had breakfast pop them in the dryer.  Doing this regularly every day will mean it won’t build up and you’ll spend less time on the weekend buried in laundry.
 

2. Take your shoes off

Encourage everyone in the home to do this, and it can save you hours of vacuuming and mopping every month.
 

Posted on 14 Apr 2016

Dust – urgh.  What is it, and where does it all come from?  You might be mildly disgusted to discover it’s made up of human (and pet) skin cells, hair, textile fibres, mineral deposits, pollen and soil from outside, mould spores, chemical residue and lots of other nasties including bacteria and dust mites. 

Ready to get stuck in to cleaning now?

Well let’s be smart about it – here are ten quick tips that will cut your cleaning time yet won’t affect the outcome of the task.

1. Ceiling fans and fixtures

Use a bendable duster and you won’t need a ladder.  But, if you don’t have one, a pillowcase will also do the trick (see here)

Posted on 14 Apr 2016

After 164 years in essential oils, we like keeping things fresh at Bosisto’s.  That’s why we’ve introduced a brand new oil to our core range – Peppermint!  Known as “nature’s oldest medicine” the extract of the peppermint leaf, or Mentha Piperata is very popular with essential oils fans - and now it’s available from your favourite brand.

Bosisto’s doesn’t have hundreds of varieties of oils, and that’s because what we do, we like to do well.  So just like our famous ‘Parrot brand’ Eucalyptus, our Tea Tree and our pure Lavender oils, our Peppermint is the best quality money can buy.  So let’s find out what you can do with it…

Posted on 13 Apr 2016

The low-down on feng shui: it’s an ancient philosophy developed over 3,000 years ago in China which focuses on the ‘balance’ of energy within a space.  The idea is to harness the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal and water – to fill your living space with positive energy and peace.  So if you feel like the energy in your home is ‘stuck’, here are some practical tips that might help.

Bring nature in

​Whether it’s a small succulent garden or an towering indoor plant, nature helps de-stress and aids in relaxation.  Rocks from a favourite place, plants or water sources are all great feng shui for a room.  A small plant of “Lucky bamboo” is excellent for a work desk (place in the East facing corner if possible).

Posted on 17 Mar 2016

These are a wonderfully cheap and eco-friendly alternative to helping keep your toilet clean.

You’ll need:

  • 1 and 1/3 cups of baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid.  (You can find this in the cooking aisle of the supermarket)
  • 80-90 drops of essential oil.  Bosisto’s Tea Tree Oil is recommended due to its antibacterial and freshening properties.
  • Small amount of water
  • Small spray bottle
  • Silicone moulds

Instructions:

Posted on 17 Mar 2016

A normal person would read this list and think: “Dust my lightglobes?  What are you, insane?”.  But you’re not a normal person are you?  It’s okay, being a little OCD when it comes to cleaning is nothing to be ashamed of.  This list will get you itchy to give those nooks and crannies an extra good going-over…. Be proud and own it! (and enjoy)

Posted on 17 Mar 2016

Tea Tree is one of the most extensively researched essential oils, its therapeutic benefits backed by many studies.  It is produced from a shrub-like tree called Melaleuca alternifolia, native to Australia.

In the 1920’s a chemist by the name of Arthur Penfold was busy exploring the properties of native volatile oils and found tea tree was extremely promising due to its powerful antiseptic properties.  Since then, it’s become one of the most popular essential oils used in Australia today.  What for?  Read on…

*Please note, the tips in this article are for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice.  Read the label and use only as directed.  If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

Posted on 10 Feb 2016

Think aromatherapy is fiddly, time-consuming… perhaps a bit of a ‘Byron Bay hippie’ thing?  You’d be wrong.   Essential oils have a vital place in today’s modern households, and you can use them to make your home healthier with very little effort or change to your daily routine.

Here’s our 10 favourite essential oil hacks.

Posted on 10 Feb 2016

Tried pilloxing or activated a bunch of almonds lately?   If you haven’t, more than likely you know someone who has.

With interest in healthy living at unprecedented levels, it’s a rare individual who hasn’t instagrammed a smoothie, tried a spot of mindful colouring or at least chucked some chia seeds in their kids’ choc-chip muffins.

And while it might be getting some backlash (Paleo Pete’s baby brothgate, or the “Activewear” You Tube song) the wellness trend isn’t going anywhere – and here at Bosisto’s, we think that’s a good thing.    So you’ve got the low-down at your next bootcamp session we’ve compiled a list of some of the hottest trends on the horizon.

Posted on 17 Dec 2015

Looking for a natural bug repellent spray? Try this recipe now

Looking for a natural bug repellent spray that won’t leave you soaked in hideous chemicals?  Try this lovely blend, which contains eucalyptus and lavender essential oils, both known for their insect repelling qualities.

What you will need:

o   Witch Hazel  (in the beauty section of supermarkets & pharmacies)

o   Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil

o   Bosisto’s Lavender Oil

o   An empty spray bottle