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August 8, 2018

Essential Oils are becoming increasingly popular and one area of essential oils that I don't believe is discussed enough is Essential Oil Safety. Essential oil safety is extremely important for you and your family and even our fury friends.

Essential Oils can pose a toxic risk to your pets especially cats. You may ask why are some essential oils so dangerous for cats? Essential oils are rapidly absorbed through the skin or orally and are metabolised in the liver. Cats are at great risk of being poisoned by certain essential oils as cats are missing an essential enzyme in their liver that helps to metabolise essential oils therefore they are at risk of poisoning from these particular essential oils. It doesn't matter what brand the essential oil is it is actually the higher the concentration of essential oil i.e. 100% the greater the risk to the cat. 

Essential Oils that are toxic to cats include - 

Citrus Oil (Including lemon)

Peppermint Oil

Tea Tree Oil 

Eucalyptus Oil 

Cinnamon Oi...

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...

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