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March 22, 2018

Bathrooms are a prime target area for mould because of the amount of moisture in the room daily. To limit mould in your bathroom always keep the window open even if it is only slightly while bathing or showering and if you have a bathroom exhaust fan alway ensure you leave this on when showering or bathing as well. 

If you already have mould in your bathroom or another room in your home you may have used bleach in the past to get rid of this mould only to find that the mould return. The mould will return because bleach does not kill the mould spores but only bleaches the colour out so you can no longer see it. 

It is really important to get rid of the black mould spores as black mould spores can cause conditions like chronic coughing and sneezing, irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes of the nose and throat, rashes, chronic fatigue and persistent headaches.

Clove oil kills mould spores and is safe to use however I always wear gloves when cleaning with clove oil as it...

March 22, 2018

Silverfish are another household pest that we don't want around. They consume starches and carbohydrates and are capable of destroying book bindings, wallpaper and photos as they consume the glue found in these. They also consume linen, silk, cotton, and carpet. If you find your clothes with holes in you may think it was moths that put the hole in your clothes however silverfish can get in clothes baskets and clothing draws and may leave your clothes with holes. 

So how do you get of these pesky little creatures. The conventional way to get rid of these is by using pesticides containing permethrin and deltamethrin. However these are harmful for our health and should never be in the house especially around children and animals. 

Luckily like most household pests there are essential oils that silverfish don't like and are a great control for these pests. 

The best oils to get rid of silverfish are Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Citrus oils (Lemon, Orange), lavender, peppermint and basil essentia...

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