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Turning Mum-of-3 end of October last year has been a bit of a whirlwind for me. I have had a whole roller coaster ride, bouncing between the excitement and disbelief of “I can’t believe I had another kid” to “Will I cope like all those supermums of multiples?”. One of the last things I want to worry about amidst the daily chaos is my little ones falling sick. Miss 4, in particular, has suffered from asthma attacks since she was 2 and I can’t tell you how worrying it is having to rush a little one to emergency in the middle of the night and being too afraid to fall asleep because I needed to check on her breathing all through the night. Thankfully, she hasn’t had any episodes for a few months now and you can be sure I’m absolutely trying my very best to keep it that way.
The doctors told me her asthma problems likely stemmed from allergens such as pollen, dust mites, pet fur – with dust mites singled out as the most likely culprit. I have been really paranoid about them all ever since. If there’s an easy way to control dust mites at home, you can be sure I will jump on the bandwagon quickly. Wouldn’t you? Now I have heard vaguely about dust mite powders, sprays, fumers and so on but I never was interested because I was conscious of how they would probably have lots of harmful chemicals which will often do more harm than good. I was introduced to Bosisto’s Dust Mite products a couple of months ago and found out they are actually a natural solution based on natural eucalyptus oil and no harmful chemicals. Did you know that Eucalyptus is “nature’s most powerful dust mite killer” and is scientifically proven to kill 99.99% of dust mites?
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Why should we care about dust mites?
- Well, for one, “up to 2 million dust mites can live in the average bed”. Enough said!
- 1 in 3 Australians will suffer from allergies in their lifetime, and dust mites are one of the most common allergens found in Australia.
- In some studies, up to 80% of asthmatic children have been found to be sensitised to dust mites.
- Dust mites love the warmer weather so yes, tis’ the season for them to come out to play.
Bosisto’s is Australia’s Number 1 selling Eucalyptus Oil
This 100% Aussie owned company has a Eucalyptus solution for basically anything – cold and flu remedies, home cleaning, commercial cleaning, laundry, dust mite control and even therapeutic care for scrapes, strains, sprains (Eucalyptus is a great antiseptic for all the little scrapped knees and elbows in the family and Eucalyptus muscle rubs are perfect for sore mummy muscles).
Well, Eucalyptus Oil has become such a common household item now. I always have a bottle at home and I use it frequently for cleaning. But with essential oils, there are different grades and qualities. Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil is different in that they use only Australian-grown Blue Mallee Eucalyptus grown at their own plantations in Inglewood, Victoria. It was also the first and original real deal – Joseph Bosisto is widely known as the founder of Australia’s eucalyptus industry and produced Australia’s first eucalyptus oil in 1852. Now if you want to buy something, you’d want to buy from the actual brand/creator who knows the most about it, has their own laboratories for testing, blending, refining and has that proven track record for 160+ years. When it comes to essential oils, there are weaker imitation blends which are not as effective so make sure you get the real deal.
Bosisto’s 3 Step Program To Control Dust Mites
Bosisto’s dust mite range consists of 3 products – the Dust Mite Wash, Dust Mite Spray and Allergen Laundry Liquid. This power trio is designed to be a 3-step system to help us get the buggers under control.
Start off with Bosisto’s Dust Mite Wash as a monthly treatment for your washable fabrics and bedding. You can either hand wash or machine wash (refer here for more detailed instructions) – basically, you have to soak the fabrics for an hour and then wash. Ingredients? Laundry wash with 100% pure Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil.
In between the monthly soaks and washes, use their Allergen Laundry Liquid as a gentle, daily solution to keeping dust mites under control.
The Bosisto’s Allergen Laundry Liquid is an antibacterial, eco friendly formula with no sodium laurel sulphate, phosphate free, no bleach, synthetic fragrances or dyes. It helps to remove house dust mite and other allergens from fabrics and is great for everything from towels to clothes to sheets. I really enjoyed using this because my husband is the unfortunate owner of a (super) sensitive nose. Changing the sheets can mean back to back sneezes – it was something we just learned to live with and it never occurred to us that there were solutions out there. This laundry liquid is super concentrated (only a small capful is needed per small wash for top loaders or per medium wash for front loaders) and has lasted me a couple of months now with barely dip in the bottle. It has also undergone sensitive skin testing too. Ingredients? Concentrated laundry liquid with 100% pure Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil. Yep, that’s it.
What do we do with common household items that can’t be easily chucked in the wash? Well, we spray ’em with the Bosisto’s Dust Mite Spray. Perfect for non-washable items, this very handy CFC-free propellant can be used on everyday items such as mattresses, carpets, rugs, toys, pillows, curtains and more. To be honest, it never occurred to me that there are many places where dust mites can thrive. This spray is, as with Bosisto’s range, free of harsh chemicals and pesticides and is safe for most fabrics. Use monthly for the best results: simply hold the can 20cm from the surface, spray thoroughly, leave for 1 or 2 hours and if you want to go the extra mile, vacuum all the sprayed areas afterwards. Ingredients? 100% pure Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil. This spray is probably my favourite – so easy to use and I definitely feel at ease spraying generously and not being paranoid about harmful chemicals.
Who knew we could chat so long about dust mites and Eucalyptus oil?
Bosisto’s has sponsored 3 Allergy Packs to give away to 3 lucky readers. Each pack contains the 3 mentioned products – Bosisto’s Dust Mite Wash, Allergen Laundry Liquid and Dust Mite Spray. If you want to give the range a go for yourself, get your entries in here!
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Product Details/Where To Buy:
Bosisto’s Dust Mite Control products can be found in the laundry aisle of Woolworths, select independent supermarkets, and online at www.bosistos.com.au.
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