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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

Posted on 16 Dec 2015

It’s an unfortunate truth… bad smells can happen to good people.

And with more guests than usual popping by over the summer holidays, the last thing you want is a funky smell you’ve forgotten to attend to.

Follow these tricks to deal with the grossest smells in your home:

Posted on 16 Dec 2015

It’s a busy morning, you quickly wipe up after making chicken sandwiches and throw the cloth back into the sink.   Clean?  Maybe.  Hygenic?  Perhaps not.

The four most common causes of food poisoning are salmonella, E.coli, listeria and staphylococcus bacteria.  Keeping your food preparation surfaces (and your hands) clean is vital for the health of you, your family, and your guests over holiday season.

Luckily, ridding your kitchen of germs without resorting to chemical warfare is possible – try a few of these tips from cleaning guru Shannon Lush (Spotless, ABC books).

Posted on 16 Dec 2015

If you’re lucky enough to have a ‘linen’ closet you’ll know they tend to accumulate more than just linen.  But that’s okay: you can organise your linens (plus whatever else is in there) and keep this notoriously messy cupboard neat with just a few simple tricks.

1. Take stock

First things first: you need to take a look at what’s currently inside your linen closet.  This is going to help you with the next step.  To see what you have, it may be best to take everything out of the closet to get the full picture of what’s hiding in there.