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  • Heavy soiled pots in automatic dishwashers not coming clean. Any suggestions?
    • Heavy soiled pots, pans, casserole dishes etc..... that are not scrapped or rinsed off before loading into a machine is always a problem and even more so if you do not have good water pressure or an old dishwasher. A suggestion for this is to sprinkle 1 extra teaspoon of our Auto Dishwasher Powder around in the bottom section of the machine even over the heavy soiled pots etc... at the start of the wash. This will assist.
  • Scuff marks from black shoes on my kitchen vinyl floor. How do I get them off?
    • To remove black shoe scuff marks or any other rubber scuff marks from a vinyl floor by rubbing the affected area with a cloth dampened with pure radiata eucalyptus oil. This also works well on tiles, polished concrete and timber floors.
  • Smelly kitchen rubbish bins, how do you get rid of the smell?
    • After washing the bins out with soapy water or our eucalyptus cleanser in a bit of hot water works well, dry the bins then you can pour a tea spoon full of pure radiata eucalyptus oil in the bottom of the bin before putting the bin liner in. You can also splash a teaspoon full on a small bit of foam or paper towel and place it on the bottom of the bin. This will keep your bins fresh.
  • How do I clean scum, dirt and food fat off the bottom of my automatic dishwasher?
    • Automatic dishwashers are well known for scum, dirt, food fat etc..... to build up on the bottom of the machine and in the neck of the drain. This is from heavy soiled dishes not been scrapped or rinsed off before loading in the machine. I can suggest two ways to clear this problem up by doing one or both of the below. Also add the dishwasher machine onto your once a year 'spring cleaning to do' list. 1: With no dishes in the machine splash around inside 60mls (2 x 30ml medicine cups) of pure radiata eucalyptus oil. Close the door then do a complete wash. This way will lightly clean the inside if it is not too dirty. 2: Again with no dishes in the machine and for machines with a lot of grease buildup use our squish. Put about a half a cup of water in the squish bucket then by using a non-scratch sponge scrub or your fingers, mix the water and squish into a paste like tooth paste so you can move it. Smear the squish paste inside the machine on the sides, top and bottom then splash the excess that's in the squish bucket over the racks etc.... Close the door and do a complete wash cycle. You will be amazed with the results. If you are going to do both cleaning ways at one time, cut back the pure radiata eucalyptus oil to 30mls.
  • Kitchen sink drain smells and we are on septic. How can we get rid of the smell?
    • Put the plug in the sink and start filling with hot water only, you can even boil the jug to help get the water really hot. While tap is running pour about a 30ml medicine cup of our eucalyptus cleanser into the running water, it will froth up. Using a bottle brush or a clean brush with a long handle you can give the sink a bit of a clean by scrubbing around the sides, taps etc.... When finished lift the plug with the long handle and let the hot water mix go down the drain. This will loosen and clean any food, grease or grime suck on the sides of the drain plus deodorise it. This will not upset your septic. You can also pour this mixture down any other drains.
  • Mirror kitchen splash backs, can eucalyptus oil clean the grease off?
    • Pure radiata eucalyptus oil will clean grease splatter off any kitchen splash back. Whether it be acrylic, tiles, stainless steel, glass, mirror, stone etc.... it's non-residual, will not streak or stain. You can purchase one all ready to go or purchase the pure oil to mix up your own everyday radiata eucalyptus spray & wipe cleaner by following the recipe in our 'Cleaning Recipe' section. It can be used on plenty of other surfaces. Very easy to use, just shake, mist spray then wipe with a paper towel. The results will amaze you.
  • Sticky labels on my new fridge. A friend told me that eucalyptus oil will get them off. How?
    • Manufactures just love to put sticky labels on new white goods. Pure radiata eucalyptus oil will get them off and clean any sticky residue that may remain. Simply moisten a cotton ball with the pure oil then completely wipe slowly all over the label. After wetting the whole label let soak for a while but don't let it dry out. Lift label from one corner pulling it off slowly then wipe with a clean cloth. If needed to get any other remaining sticky residue off add a little more oil to a clean cloth and wipe area.
  • Do you have a anti-bacterial kitchen bench spray & wipe?
    • To make a anti-bacterial spray & wipe cleaner for your kitchen bench tops you only need to add a good pure Australian tea tree oil to our 500ml everyday radiata eucalyptus spray & wipe cleaner. This will give you the best of both oils with the radiata eucalyptus oil as the antiseptic and deodorise while the tea tree oil delivers it's great anti-bacterial and fungal qualities. You can find this recipe in our 'Cleaning Recipe' section. It can be used on plenty of other surfaces like toilets etc.... Very easy to use, just shake, mist spray then wipe with a paper towel or chux cloth.
  • Clothes Soaking
    • Excellent for nappies, socks, sportswear, workwear and white t-shirts. Pour 15 ml of Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil into 4 litres of warm water. Soak overnight and then machine wash as normal.
  • Washing Clothes
    • Pour 15 ml of Yesteryear Plantations Eucalyptus Oil into the rinse water of the washing machine. Use it instead of fabric softener. This will clean and freshen your washing on the final rinse and, at the same time, clean the inside of the machine. The more you use it in the final rinse your towels, sheets, cloths etc.... will take the aroma of the eucalyptus oil on and it will deter moths and silverfish from coming in cloths cupboards and drawers.
  • Washing Woollens (an easy and excellent wool-wash recipe)
    • Mix: 200 ml Methylated Spirits 300 g Lux Pure Soap Flakes 100 ml of Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil Stir, then store in a wide necked jar. When using, use 20 ml of mixture per garment. Dissolve in hot water before adding to luke warm water. For use with either hand- or machine-washing.
  • Spot and Stain Remover
    • Effective in removing: ballpoint pen carbon paint grass marks oil-soluble grease other spots and stains Use a damp cloth and apply Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil directly to the affected area. Removes stains from: clothing fabrics furniture carpets Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil does not stain or smear.
  • Hand Odours and Stains
    • Remove odours and stains from the hands. Odours and stains such as: garlic onions fish diesel Wet 1 teaspoon of sugar with Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil. Rub hands and then wash off.
  • Foot and Shoe Odours
    • Soak feet in warm water with 5 ml of Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil. Moisten a cotton ball with Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil and rub inside shoes.
  • Oil Burners
    • For a beautiful, natural Eucalyptus fragrance throughout your house.
  • Colds and 'Flu
    • Sprinkle a few drops of Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil on your pillow at night to assist with breathing, or on a handkerchief to take with you. Place 2 or 3 drops of Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil into a bowl of hot water for colds and sinusitis. Rub a small amount of Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil on chest and back to soothe coughs.
  • Dog Wash
    • A little Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil added to water is highly effective in removing fleas and odours. Also excellent for deterring stray cats from jetting on verandahs by pouring small amounts around affected areas.
  • How do you remove chewing gum out of hair?
    • Moisten a bit of cotton cloth with pure radiata eucalyptus oil and apply directly to the affected area. Hold and lightly squeeze the the oil into the lump of gum for a bit then slowly pull it away from the hair. Once the lump is removed if any gum residue is left, wipe with a bit more oil on a clean cloth until all is removed. Wash and condition hair.
  • How do you remove chewing gum from carpet?
    • Moisten a bit of cotton cloth with pure radiata eucalyptus oil and apply directly to the affected area. Hold and lightly squeeze the lump of gum for a bit then slowly pull it away from the carpet or what ever it is attached to. Once the lump is removed if any gum residue is left, wipe with a bit more oil on a clean cloth until all is removed.
  • Floors
    • Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil is great for mopping all types of floors. Just add 15 ml of Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil to half a bucket of hot water, no detergent needed. It will leave a beautiful aroma throughout your house.
  • Bathroom and Kitchen
    • Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil is a cleaner and deodoriser for: bench tops cupboards walls tiles showers baths sinks toilets In a 500 ml spray bottle, mix: 60 ml Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil 60 ml Methylated Spirits Fill to the top with water. Shake before use, then wipe with a clean cloth.
  • Windows and Mirrors
    • Use the bathroom and Kitchen Spray Mix for all windows and mirrors. Just spray and wipe clean with a paper towel. Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil will not streak.
  • Mould
    • Will remove mould off tiles in showers, painted surfaces, etc, by dampening a cotton cloth with Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil. Note: for painted surfaces, always test on a small, unseen area first to ensure it will not affect surface.
  • Engines and Machinery
    • To unblock car radiators, add 2 teaspoonfuls of Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil to the radiator water. Bring an engine block back to life by washing with Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil. For seized and rusted machinery parts, apply Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil directly. A cloth moistened with Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil will easily remove tar marks from cars.
  • Paintbrushes
    • Old paintbrushes can be restored by soaking in Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil in a small container.
  • Garden Insect Spray
    • Mix you own safe, natural and non-residula garden insect spray using the following recipe. Combine the following in a spray bottle: 5 ml Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil 2 ml dishwashing detergent 500 ml water Spray around seedlings and at the base of plants (do not spray directly onto plants). Do not store made-up spray and thoroughly wash the sprayer after use.
  • Pest Killer
    • For an instant kill, spray pure Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil directly onto: earwigs cockroaches slugs snails slaters To keep silverfish away, wipe Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil on the inside of drawers.
  • Insect Repellent
    • Yesteryear Plantations Euco Oil is an excellent mosquito repellent. It burns like kerosene, so try the oil alone or mixed with kerosene in flares and lanterns.
  • Head Lice
    • Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner is being widely used as a safe and effective treatment against head lice. In cases of heavy lice infestation simply add 10 drops of 100% pure Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil to the dispensed quantity of Tea Tree Oil Shampoo required for one hair wash. Thoroughly lather the wetted hair and scalp for 3-5 minutes before rinsing the Shampoo off. Follow with Tea Tree Oil Conditioner as directions. Avoid contact with eyes The hair may have to be washed intermittently in this manner, subject to the presence of nits and degree of lice infestation until eradication is achieved. A thorough disinfection of clothes and bedding likely to harbour lice or their eggs should be carried out at the same time as the hair treatment. Regular washing with Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner is essential to prevent reinfestation with lice from the home, school or work environment.
  • Tinea, Athlete's Foot and Foot Odour
    • The most common form of tinea is "Tinea Pedis", commonly known as "athlete's foot". Athlete's Foot attacks the warm, moist area between the toes and the side and soles of the feet, and is highly infectious. This fungal infection lives off skin cells and calluses of the feet. Symptoms include: inflammation burning itching scaling blisters Wash feet twice daily with Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Soap. Dry thoroughly using a clean, dry towel every time. Apply pure Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil to the infection. Dust feet and shoes with Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Foot Powder to keep your feet dry and cool. Wash socks and stockings regularly to avoid reinfection. Rub Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil around the toes and heels of shoes.
  • Ticks
    • Ticks occur in bushy areas and gardens, and are wholly adapted to a life of parasitism. Their mouth parts are specialised to pierce the flesh of host animals and humans and suck up blood. In people they usually attach themselves in the groin region, neck, scalp, under arms and around the waistline. Australia has around 70 tick species and are potential carriers of a variety of debilitating diseases which they can transfer to the host while sucking blood. The most notorious species in Australia is the paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) which is thought to be responsible for the transmission of Lyme disease. This disease is caused by a microscopic spiral bacterium (spirochaete), Lyme disease usually appear within 4 weeks after a tick bite. If you develop any symptoms of skin rash, muscle and joint aches, arthritis, sometimes carditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain tissue) contact a physician immediately as Lyme disease could be suspected. If a tick bite has occurred and the tick is still attached to the skin, the following procedure should be followed: Remove the attached tick with fine point tweezers or fingernails by grasping the tick behind its head as close to the skin as possible. Gently pull the tick straight out with steady pressure. Do not twist or jerk the tick. Wash your hands thoroughly with Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil soap or Yesteryear Plantations Castille, Coconut and Tea Tree Oil liquid soap. Use a small amount of pure Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil the tweezers and the bite (the applied tea tree oil will also alleviate the itchiness of the bite site). Apply, 3 times per day, a drop of Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil or Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil Cream to the bite until the wound has healed. Do not attempt to kill the tick before removal by applying tea tree oil or any other substance as this causes the tick to inject more toxins and bacteria.
  • Nail Infections
    • Soak fingernails and toenails in warm water with a few drops of pure Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil in it. Dry and apply pure Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil to area of infection. The oil will penetrate through the nail to the otherwise inaccessible site of infection.
  • Cuts and Abrasions
    • In many households, particularly where there are young children, the most common injuries are slight cuts and grazes. Often these need little or no treatment except thorough cleaning to prevent possible infection. Remove any dirt and foreign bodies from the cut or abrasion. Bathe the area gently with warm water, then dry. Apply pure Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil to the area and leave open to the air to help the wound dry out, or apply Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil Cream before a wound dressing. One of the remarkable about Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil is that it actually appears to work better where pus or dirt are present. Aromatherapists claim that the oil may act to increase blood flow to come to the aid of the damaged skin with extra supply of oxygen, nutrients and berm-fighting white corpuscles.
  • Burns and Rashes
    • Wash the body with Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil soap or Yesteryear Plantations Castille & Coconut Liquid Soap. Apply Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil Cream or pure Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil to the affected area. Re-apply as needed to soothe and aid healing.
  • Bites and Stings
    • For ants, mosquitos or sandfly bites apply a few drops of pure Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil directly on the bites to fight the infection. Apply Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil Cream to relieve itching and soothe the affected area.
  • Acne & Pimples
    • Apply pure Yesteryear Plantations Tea Tree Oil directly onto the inflamed spots, or smooth the oil over them. No exact cause for acne is known, but factors that contribute to acne are heredity, oily skin, hormones, stress, allergies and excess junk food.