25 March 2012
Green Cleaning in Focus: Eucalyptus Oil
By: Laura Trotta (BEng(Environmental) MSc(Environmental Chemistry))
In the first of our green cleaning in focus features, we take a detailed look at my personal favourite green cleaning product, Eucalyptus Oil.
This native Australian oil truly is amazing. Made by distilling foliage from Eucalyptus trees, it is an excellent natural disinfectant, antibacterial cleanser and deodoriser and can be used to clean every room in the house.
Despite its strong ability to clean, it is surprisingly gentle and is suitable for almost all household surfaces including benchtops, sinks, tiles, porcelain, mirrors, glass, hard surface floors and carpet.
Eucalyptus Oil is non-toxic for drains and is an environmentally friendly way to clean. It is also very cheap and can be purchased from your local pharmacy or supermarket.
I have no doubt that while testing the following multitude of uses for Eucalyptus Oil in your home it will quickly become your favourite household green cleaning product too.
Click here for information on other natural green cleaning products to use in your home.
About the Author: Laura Trotta is an eco mum, environmental engineer and founder of Sustainababy. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Master of Science in Environmental Chemistry and had eleven years experience working as an environmental professional prior to starting her business. Green has always been a way of life for Laura, rather than the latest trend. She lives in regional South Australia with her husband Paul and son Matthew.