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August 15, 2014

10 Ways to Minimise Allergy Symptoms in Winter

Winter offers little respite to people vulnerable to skin allergies, asthma, hay fever, and other forms of skin allergies. While the levels of common allergens at home such as dust and dust mite decline during the winter season, there is closer contact with these allergens, causing an allergic person to…
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Tips
August 8, 2014

10 Tips for Controlling Eczema Outbreaks

As per the Eczema Association Australasia,  eczema affects one in three Australians at some stage in their lives. Eczema is a skin disease characterised by mild to extreme inflammation of the skin. The frequent itchiness can make daily life difficult and stressful for the eczema sufferer. Chronic eczema can result in thickening and…
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Tips
August 1, 2014

6 Tips for Cleaning Carpets Naturally

Most homes have carpeted spaces. But, whether its a carpet placed in your living room or the wall-to-wall carpet in the bedroom, carpets contain all sorts of germs and bacteria,  as well as mould, pet dander, dust, animal feces and anything else that your feet drag in, so cleaning carpets naturally…
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Indoor Air Quality
July 25, 2014

10 Indoor Plants to Improve the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Indoor plants are a great way to add a touch of nature in your home. Besides providing an uplifting aesthetic appeal, indoor plants can play a very important role in improving the indoor air quality in your home and office. Bill Wolverton an environmental scientist, who worked with NASA in…
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Indoor Air Quality
July 18, 2014

Improve Indoor Air Quality with these 11 DIY Cleaning Products

In our post, 5 Natural and Safe Home Cleaning Solutions, we talked about  keeping your home sparkling clean with natural and chemical free products such as lemon, baking soda, vinegar and olive oils.  Switching to these relatively inexpensive natural household cleaning products will improve the indoor air quality in your home…
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Mould
July 11, 2014

7 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Mould and Mildew in Your Home

Rising levels of dampness in your home during the summer and rainy season can spur growth of mildew and mould. The basement, attic, garage, cupboards, and bathrooms are particularly susceptible to developing fungi. Not only does the site of the fungi growing in your home present a major ‘yuck’ factor, mould…
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Dust Mites
July 4, 2014

8 Asthma Symptoms in Young Children

What is asthma? Asthma is a lung disease that leads to inflammation of the airway and disrupts the flow of oxygen to the lungs. An asthmatic attack can be triggered by exposure to external  factors (cold air, pollution), internal stimuli (dust mites, pollen, pet dander, second-hand tobacco smoke)  and/or physical exertion. In…
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Uncategorized
July 3, 2014

How the MAD Shopper Can Help You Live a VOC-Free Life

An interior design, styling and homewares business that Makes A Difference…That’s MAD for short. They believe your home should feel good and look great without compromising your health or our beautiful planet. Most furnishings and interior products are made using a toxic combination of chemicals that release VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)…
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How To
June 27, 2014

5 Commonly Found Home Allergens and How to Get Rid of Them

The Allergy Epidemic in Australia and New Zealand Home Allergens are a major health problem in Australia and New Zealand. As per a 2007 report by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) – Almost 20% of the Australian population has had at least one allergic disease In…
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Tips
June 20, 2014

7 Feng Shui Home Maintenance Tips

Feng Shui literally translates to ‘wind water’. This popular ancient Chinese art shows us how we can balance our surroundings for a positive influence in our lives. A poorly maintained home can affect the health and wealth of its occupants. Western Feng Shui offers practical advice on how we can shape our…
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