Detox 23 Eucalyptus oil has many uses in the home

This natural Australian oil is distilled from gum trees (eucalypts).  It has many medicinal properties ranging from relieving the symptoms of colds and ‘flu, to easing aches and pains.  It’s a penetrating oil that evaporates rapidly and is useful as an antiseptic, disinfectant and deodorant.

As regards cleaning, a small amount of eucalyptus oil will freshen a load of washing, and remove grease, gum and stubborn stains from clothes.  It will also remove tar and adhesive material.  Most wool washes include some eucalyptus oil.

Eucalyptus oil is useful as an insect repellent — especially in relation to flies, ants and cockroaches.

Although natural in origin, eucalyptus oil contains ingredients that are highly toxic when swallowed.  Therefore, keep eucalyptus oil out of reach of children.

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About chemicalfreehome

My interest in chemical free living began in 1983 when I was accidentally soused in pesticide from an aircraft. I became seriously ill with life-threatening weight loss and severe pain; however, over a period of years I regained my health and gradually evolved a new lifestyle regarding the use of chemicals in our home. When I realised that other people were concerned about the effects of chemicals on health I decided to turn a negative into a positive and so wrote my best-selling book 'Chemical Free Home' published by Black Inc in Melbourne. I have been amazed by the response of all age groups, as everyone is affected by chemicals to some degree, and everyone benefits by reducing their use. In this blog I hope to suggest ways in which you too can create a healthier home environment.
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