Women Talking looks at how to kill pesky house pests and beat annoying allergies with a plant-derived spray.
From bed bugs to dust mites, we have been given the opportunity to relieve the home of allergens with Puressentiel Anti-Pest Fabric Spraythat helps to kills and stave off house pests, the natural way.
Containing the power of Palmarosa essential oil, this spray can be used on textiles in the home, such as bedding, mattresses, sofas, cuddly toys, as well as indoor furniture.
Dust mites, bed bugs, fleas and moths are all common in UK homes and can be the cause of infuriating and often painful symptoms such as rashes, bumps, itching and even skin swelling and blisters. Those who are allergic to the pests may also suffer from coughs, runny noses, and sneezing.
In fact, for many, these symptoms can wreak havoc on their day-to-day lives.
The Puressentiel Anti-Pest Fabric Spray kills and prevents reinfestation with itch mites and dust mites including Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, the main dust mite responsible for allergies. It also helps kill other common house pests such as clothes moths, fleas, and bed bugs.
Natural health specialist and chemist, from Puressentiel, Dr Tim Bond, explains that; “The Palmarosa oil comes from the Palmarosa plant, which is native to India, however, it now grows in various countries around the world.
“The essential oil, Palmarosa, has been used traditionally for thousands of years and goes by the name of Indian Geranium, Rosha or Gingergrass.
“It’s extremely popular in skincare products and works well for helping to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Interestingly, it has also been proven to help beat itch mite infections in humans too as well as control the mites within the environment.”
Dr Tim Bond adds that although these mites are typically more common between the months of May and October, symptoms can be felt all year round.
“Most of these mites die during the winter, but heating systems can cause the particles to be essentially ‘swirled’ around the home.”
The Puressentiel Anti-Pest Fabric Spray’s formula contains 0% Propellant Gas and leaves a fresh fragrance when used. Plus, a multi-directional pump means the spray can be used in any direction, making the application even easier.
It can be used on all textiles that are machine-washable at temperatures over 60°C, as well as non-washable textiles such as furniture, curtains, and car seats, at risk of infestation. It’s best however to treat one textile at a time.
To use, spray the surface you wish to treat for 16 seconds per metre² from 30 cm away. One 150ml spray will cover the equivalent of around four standard double mattresses. Leave the spray for 4 hours and then air and vacuum or, if you’re working on textiles that come into contact with skin, opt for a machine wash.
Dr Bond adds that the power of Palmarosa in Puressentiel Anti-Pest Fabric Spray helps us to avoid chemicals and unnatural ingredients in our homes.
“In the Western world, we’re quickly coming round to the fact that these natural, essential oils, have a myriad of helpful healing properties, and Puressentiel is paving the way with their natural range of products.”