Dust mites are well-known insects that live in many homes. They can be found in carpets, bedding and different pieces of upholstered furniture. Dust mites live in areas where they have access to dead skin cells. Infestations like this are present in more than 80% of home in America and they can lead to many different health problems related to skin reactions.
Washing the sheets on a regular basis and vacuuming your home is always a good idea if you want to protect yourself from dust mites.
However, there are some items where dust mites like to dwell like pillows that are difficult to clean. In addition, in case your vacuum cleaner doesn’t come with a HEPA filter, the dust mites will be back.
One of the best ways to eliminate dust mites and keep them away from your home is to use eucalyptus oil mixture poured in a spray bottle.
How To Make Eucalyptus Dust Mite Elimination Recipe
- 30 drops of eucalyptus oil
- Two cups of distilled water.
- Spray this mixture on every surface that can’t be washed.
- Put these items on a hanger so they can dry faster.
- Perform this procedure three times a week to eliminate dust mites.
Scientific studies have confirmed that eucalyptus oil and other similar oils can kill dust mites, but science still doesn’t have an answer to why these oils are efficient and how they work. What is known for sure is that the use of eucalyptus oil doesn’t lead to any side effects?
Be aware that this oil is not safe for kids under 10. But, as we already said you can use other oils that are effective against dust mites and perfectly safe for children. Some of these oils include fennel and clove essential oils.