- Hints and Tips
Hints and Tips
First … a bit about Bygum Blue Mallee Eucalyptus Oil
Bygum Blue Mallee Eucalyptus Oil is 100% pure Australian Eucalyptus Oil and is vastly superior to the Eucalyptus Oil you find in supermarkets in Australia.
Most noticeably for regular users of eucalyptus oil or first time users of Bygum Blue Mallee Eucalyptus Oil you will immediately notice that the odour is much much stronger and lasts much longer. This is the way “real” eucalyptus oil should smell.
If you ask older Australians who grew up with eucalyptus oil they are likely to tell you how much stronger it smelt in the “old days”.
That’s because most Eucalyptus Oil now sold in supermarkets today is from a variety of eucalyptus called “Globulus” – imported from China and it simply does not have the strong long lasting fragrance that real Australian Eucalyptus Oil is renowned for.
That means if you are a regular user of eucalyptus oil it is much less effective and more expensive when it doesn’t need to be.
The truth is for cleaning and freshening you can’t beat genuine 100% Australian Blue MalleeEucalyptus Oil!
Bygum Blue Mallee Eucalyptus Oil will make your eucalyptus oil go much much further ….whether you use a few drops at a time or in a diluted form such as the recipe below :
For a more cost effective and efficient way to use eucalyptus oil when cleaning around the home, mix 25% Bygum Eucalyptus Oil with 75% methylated spirits and use for any of the cleaning uses you currently use pure Eucalyptus Oil for. This is a particularly good mixture where you do not want any residue left behind – it will completely evaporate.
Dilute this further with water and a small squirt of dishwashing liquid for general floor / hard surface cleaning. Use the same as you normally would for an incredible result.
If you add 10 – 25% Bygum Eucalyptus Oil to the Eucalyptus Oil you already use you will find it to have a much stronger and longer lasting fragrance – meaning you can usually use less to achieve the same result. In a 200mL (or bigger size) of any other eucalyptus oil available in the supermarket just add 50mL of Bygum Eucalyptus oil and you won’t believe the difference it makes!!!.
Note: Always patch test when using Eucalyptus Oil or mixtures containing Eucalyptus Oil when cleaning as some surfaces and fabrics can be affected
HINTS & TIPS
For a great air freshener for toilets and bathrooms add 25% Bygum Eucalyptus Oil to 75% Methylated spirits and use in a Reed bottle with reeds (Available at any $2 shop). Place on window sill or bench top out of reach of children. It provides a lovely fresh eucalyptus aroma.
Also for a fantastic general purpose air freshener place a few drops of Bygum Eucalyptus Oil anywhere in the home and the eucalyptus odour will last for ages providing a wonderful fresh eucalyptus aroma throughout the house.
A few drops on your ducted heating or cooling air intake will also freshen your house and help remove stale odours and bacteria from the ducting.
CARPETS, CLOTHES AND FURNISHINGS
Carpets: remove oil and grease, stains and other marks using either pure oil or a 25% mixture with methylated spirits. Rub towards the centre of the stain. Try the pure oil first and if this doesn’t fully remove try the 25% mixture. Be sure to patch test first.
Mould and Mildew
Mould and mildew – add a few drops of Bygum eucalyptus oil to your cleaning solution and then spray area afterwards with a mixture of 25% Bygum eucalyptus oil and methylated spirits. This will help remove the odour and prevent reoccurrence.
Bygum eucalyptus oil is great for removing chewing gum from carpets or clothes – moisten a soft cloth and rub gently to soften and remove.
CARS TRUCKS MOTORCYCLES
Eucalyptus Oil is great for getting tar or grease marks off car duco. Just add a little onto a clean soft cloth and rub gently.
Clean stains off carpets or velour upholstery with pure eucalyptus oil or eucalyptus mixture.
Remove stale cigarette and tobacco smells – sprinkle a few drops of pure oil in ashtray, on floor or under seats
COCKROACHES SPIDERS MOTHS
Deter cockroaches moths spiders and silverfish and other insects around the home and in wardrobes using either a few drops of Bygum Eucalyptus Oil in corners or with a spray containing 25% eucalyptus oil and 25% methylated spirits. The extra strong odour of Bygum Eucalyptus Oil makes for a strong deterrent.
TELEPHONES AND KEYPADS
Wiping over telephones and keypads with a mixture of 25% Bygum eucalyptus oil and 75% methylated spirits is a great way to clean and remove germs. Place a small amount of mixture on a soft cloth or tissue and wipe gently over surfaces.
SMELLY SHOES AND SNEAKERS
Add a few drops of Bygum Eucalyptus oil in each shoe or our 25% mixture with methylated spirits. Leave in sun or warm dry place to air if you use the 25% mixture.
LAUNDRY AND WASHING
In the wash use a few drops of Bygum Eucalyptus Oil to help clean and freshen when clothes are heavily soiled or smelly (especially great on teenagers clothes). The 25% mixture with Methylated spirits also makes for an excellent prewash stain remover or deodoriser for individual items.
RANGEHOODS AND COOKTOPS
Greasy range hoods are easily cleaned with eucalyptus oil and methylated spirits mixture. Spray on and wipe off or wipe over with cleaning cloth moistened with mixture.
WOOLWASH & NATURAL HARD SURFACE SCRUBBING CLEANER
Mix up: 200-300 grams of soap flakes (Lux or other), 200mls methylated spirits and 50ml of Bygum Eucalyptus Oil. Stir well until it makes a soft wet uniform mixture. Make and keep in a wide mouth glass jar. Keep lid tightly sealed.
For woollens use about a tablespoon of the mixture and dissolve in warm water in bucket ot tub and then hand wash garment as you normally would.
This mixture also makes an excellent natural soap based cleaner for getting rid of built up residues/grime etc. in wet areas such as showers, baths and so forth. Use with a plastic scourer pad or stiff brush for best results.
For expensive brushes use Bygum eucalyptus oil to soften oil based paints and keep brushes in good order.
Pets Bedding: Using Bygum eucalyptus Oil when you wash pets bedding is also a great way to deodorise and deter fleas.
Spraying the insides of kennels with the 25% eucalyptus Oil mixture can also help freshen and reduce pet odours
CAUTION: Never spray eucalyptus oil directly onto pets as this can cause harm.
Use either eucalyptus oil or mixture. Wipe over and dry with a clean cloth or paper towel to avoid streaking
Add 1 capful to a bucket of hot water for a brilliant fresh finish
Clean and sanitise bench tops using eucalyptus oil and methylated spirits mixture – spray on and wipe off or wipe over with damp cloth moistened with mixture.
BATHROOMS AND TOILETS
Clean * Sanitise * Deodorise
Wipe over entire area with eucalyptus oil or mixture
Toilets – add a few drops of oil or mixture to toilet bowl during and after cleaning to get rid of germs and remove odours
ALL OTHER HARD SURFACES
Clean and sanitise by wiping over with damp cloth moistened with oil or mixture
Apply a few drops on rusted bolts and nuts and wait to loosen.