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Natural home cleaning hacks with eucalyptus oil

Natural home cleaning hacks with eucalyptus oil

Natural home cleaning hacks with eucalyptus oil
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Warmer weather is here and every fresh breeze and open door is stirring something within even the most ardent of couch surfers amongst us… Yes, it’s the urge to clean.

If the thought of chemical-laden fumes isn’t your jam or you’re trying to reduce the number of products you use at home, you’ll be excited to know there are some simple hacks with eucalyptus oil that will make your spring clean much more natural.

Eucalyptus oil is perhaps one of the most versatile of all essential oils, with amazing cleaning, degreasing, germ killing and freshening properties, this all-in-one cleaning wonder gives new meaning to the word ‘essential’ around the home.

Here are some easy tips to get you started.

1. Mopping & surfaces

If there’s one thing you must try, it’s eucalyptus on your floors. We absolutely love eucalyptus oil for mopping. Not only does it bring an incomparable freshness to your home (stand there and breathe it in afterwards… Mmmm!), eucalyptus’ famous ability to cut through sticky substances really comes in handy here.

Our favourite product to use on floors is Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Solution, which has the added advantage of being water soluble to really disperse that cleaning goodness. 2-3 capfuls in water will leave your floors, walls or any surfaces around the home clean and sparkling.

2. Laundry

There’s a reason eucalyptus oil is in so many laundry products you see on the shelf. It’s because it’s brilliant for killing germs and freshening your wash. As a laundry booster, add 3 capfuls along with your regular detergent, or 2 capfuls to your final rinse with ¼ cup white vinegar. This hack is the best for smelly work gear, sports gear, socks or other items that really need a bit of extra “help” in the odour department

Added tip: Spray Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil or Spray on shirt collar stains or greasy oil stains on your clothes. Leave for up to an hour before adding to the wash. You won’t believe your eyes… Oil does actually get oil out!

3. DIY Cleaning Wipes

Love cleaning wipes but hate the environmental impact? Try making a reusable version – it’s easier than you’d think. Take one empty wipes container and a bunch of old material scraps (old t-shirts are ideal) cut into squares to fit the container (pinking shears can help prevent fraying). Stack them on top of each other, lying flat inside the container. Mix together 1 cup of water, 2 tbsp white vinegar, ½ tablespoon of natural dishwashing liquid (like Bosisto’s Dish Wash) and 10mL of Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil. Pour the mixture over your wipes. After use, these can be washed & re-used again multiple times.

4. Mattress freshener

Did you know there can be up to 16 million bacteria per square inch on the average 7-year-old mattress? But don’t worry, we have a eucalyptus hack for that.

When you change your sheets, just include this step into your routine: after removing the linen, spray your mattress with Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Spray and leave for 20 minutes before putting new sheets on. This product kills common household germs which can cause odours, leaving your mattress much fresher.

Keen to find out more? Bosisto’s have many more tips on their blog. Happy natural cleaning!

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