Eucalyptus oil is truly one of Australia’s natural wonders. From cleaning to colds and flu, it has just about everything covered. There would be very few homes in Australia without a bottle or two of Bosisto’s Eucalyptus oil in the cupboard.
Australian owned Bosisto’s has been making top quality, 100 per cent pure, Eucalyptus oil since 1852. There would easily be over 160 uses devised in the brand’s 160-odd years of existence.
Some of the applications which have come in handy for me include:
- Removing sticky labels, especially those bits that always get left behind when you peel labels off
- Cleaning paint, glue and pen marks off clothes and furniture and other surfaces that kids can’t resist getting their paint, glue and pen marks on
- Deodorising stinky garbage bins and drains
- Helping to keep our floorboards sparkling clean
- Freshening up your laundry, especially if one of the kids has been sick
- Getting rid of stains on clothes, especially my boys’ white sport shirts (what kind of school has a white sport short!?!)
We were recently sent a Bosisto’s winter care pack and the timing couldn’t have been better. My 6-year-old had just started complaining of a sore throat so I gave him a few Bosisto’s Sugar Free Eucalyptus Drops to soothe his throat during the day, and at bed-time I gave him a few squirts of the Honey and Eucalyptus Echinacea throat spray to provide some natural relief. It seemed to work a treat as when he would normally be complaining he went off to sleep with a smile.
Winter also means man-flu season, and because man colds are always serious, it was great to have Bosisto’s EucoSteam Inhalant at hand. Eucalyptus oil is a great cold and flu remedy as it quickly penetrates nasal passages. It also makes warm steam inhalation much more effective. My husband went old school and added the inhalant to a bowl of hot water and placed a towel over his head. It’s great that the water-soluble formula is safe around children, because once my kids saw him with his head under the towel they all wanted a turn too.
With a family of six, including two kids at school and two spending a couple of days at daycare each week, there’s a good chance that one of us will be sick at any given time during winter. It’s a good idea when someone falls ill to use Eucalyptus oil to disinfect surface to stop the bug spreading. Bosisto’s Eucalyptus spray can be used to disinfect surfaces such a taps, doorhandles and benches. Even mobile phones. It’s also nice to freshen up your home with a few sprays here and there, especially when it’s too cold to leave the windows open.
You can find the Bosisto’s range in the medicinal aisle of your supermarket, in pharmacies or you can visit their online store.