Spring Cleaning, Dust Mites Be Gone!

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Get Rid of Dust Mite With Your Essential Oils

Every home has them!  They are so tiny that you cannot see them but there are everywhere.  In our mattress, pillows, carpet, curtains and even furniture. Worst part is, many of us are allergic to them! Do you wake up stuffy?

Why should we care?  Well dust mites live off fungi and rotting skin scales (Gross!).  They are will deposit up to 20 droppings a day.  They basically poo in your bed!!!! High temperature, high humidity and lack of ventilation are ideal breeding grounds for these dust mites.

What can you use to help?  I have read many things but some of the essential oils are Eucalyptus, Clove, Lemon, Lavender, melaleuca and Peppermint.  Although I always hear that Eucalyptus is the MOST important!

So here is what I do!

Laundry:

  • Wash your bedding once a week with HOT water, only hot water will kill them.
  • Add Eucalyptus to your Wool Dryer Balls.

In Your Home:

  • I sprinkle my mattress with half a cup of Baking Soda that I added 10 drops of Eucalyptus.  Let that sit for 10-15 minutes then vacuum it up.
  • Make a spray bottle with 15 drops Eucalyptus, 15 drops Melaleuca in a 4 oz spray bottle and fill with water.  Spray down Pillows, curtains and carpets. (Be sure to wash all of these regularly as well)

Have fun kicking those dust mites to the curb!

Please contact me if you have any questions, Jennifer@naturalwellness.tips