Toilet Cleaner Shaker Idea

No one likes cleaning the toilet, and inevitably it ends up being me who does the job. To make matters easier – and to inspire the teenagers and men of the house to help – a customer suggested putting the powder into a handy little shaker at home.  All you have to do is sprinkle roughly a tablespoon into the bowl, whisk it around with the toilet brush and leave for 10 minutes to give it time …

 

 

How To Clean Stainless Cutlery

Recently, I’ve had a few people ask what the best way to revive tarnished cutlery. After checking several books to no avail, I asked my Mum what she used to do to keep her stainless items clean and shiny and how to remove the tarnish if it occurs. Here are her top tips. First of all when hand washing stainless cutlery make sure you dry it right away, when left to dry naturally the water …

 

 

Butternut Lasagne

Winter’s here, and eating comfort food is always high on my list when the temperature drops. I haven’t tried a lot of vegan cheeses, but the range in NZ is steadily growing and what’s on offer is pretty impressive.  To celebrate vegan cheese month (The Vegan Society’s initiative for July), we are sharing this delicious plant-based recipe from “I Am Co”: the cheese is made from cashews, nutritional yeast and lemon, yum! Pumpkin season is here so why …

 

 

Triclosan Linked To Osteoporosis In Women

This article published in The Herald online looks at the dangers of Triclosan in antiseptic and antibacterial hand rubs and hand washes and toothpastes. Once again a reminder to read labels and thoroughly check what ingredients are in your personal care products. “Women exposed to a chemical used in some toothpastes, soaps and antibacterial products are at higher risk of osteoporosis, a study suggests. Researchers found that women with higher levels of triclosan, which has …

 

 

Cleaning With Condiments

Cleaning With Condiments, They Aren’t Just For Food Anymore! This clever article is from Greg Wiszniewski from Busy Bee Cleaning, who’d have thought Mustard powder is a good deodoriser for jars?  “If you want to go green (or save some money) while conducting usual cleaning chores, you might be surprised that some of the cheapest and healthiest alternatives too mainstream cleaning supplies include condiments. I certainly was!  Common, everyday items that people usually have lying …