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Old 01-10-2005, 09:43 AM   #1
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question for Allegory Bob

How do I use eucalyptus oil in the wash to kill the dustmites? Thanks

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Old 01-10-2005, 07:47 PM   #2
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Re: question for Allegory Bob

I'm not Bob, but you don't neccesarily have to use eucalyptus oil. Washing sheets in HOT (140 degrees) water kills them too

Old 01-11-2005, 09:27 AM   #3
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Re: question for Allegory Bob

Originally Posted by sneezydiva
I'm not Bob, but you don't neccesarily have to use eucalyptus oil. Washing sheets in HOT (140 degrees) water kills them too
I am Bob!!! ...and I agree with Sneezy!

Also, they are transparent, so hanging washing/bedding etc. out in bright sunlight kills them too (although a little difficult here in the UK at the moment though... it's gales and rain).

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Old 01-11-2005, 02:06 PM   #4
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Re: question for Allegory Bob

And Im Allegory!

What I do is add about 5ml - 10ml Eucalyptus oil to a very hot wash and when it is mid wash you turn off the machine and let it sit for half an hour to an hour. Then continue the cycle and hang out the bedding in full sunlight. No dustmite should be able to live through that!
I have also used a good dustmite spray for cushions, curtains and carpet and added eucalyptus oil to the carpet wash as well.
You can just use hot water and it works quite well, but I like to really kill the blighters!
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