toilet bombs in dark dish on colourful back ground

 

DIY Peppermint Toilet Bombs

I’ve had a few emails and comments regarding my previous recipe for toilet bombs not working out very well; some people had trouble getting them to stay in the tray and form a cube, while others had cubes that stuck together once in the jar. I’ve revised the recipe to make it easier and more reliable. Click the button below for the …

 

 

DIY Cracked Heel Foot Butter

Now that summer is approaching and wearing bare feet and sandals is just around the corner, it’s time to give your feet, and, in particular, your heels some love. This balm is wonderfully nourishing on dry skin thanks to the anti-inflammatory effect of hemp seed oil which is rich in antioxidants; the skin-smoothing qualities of shea butter; and the healing …

 

 

DIY Face, Wash, Dishcloth

This easy pattern is one from the archives. You don’t need to be a seasoned knitter to whip up a few of these lovely natural cloths. The size, shape and feel makes them perfect to use as a facecloth, a washcloth for baby or you can pop one in the kitchen and use it as a dishcloth. They also make wonderful …

 

 

Say NO to Roundup!!

For most of us making the decision to not use a potentially deadly weedkiller seems pretty straightforward, however, our councils in New Zealand are still spraying it all over our sidewalks, in our parks and at the top of your driveway where it connects to the street. Did you know that you can request to be added to the ‘no spray …

 

 

DIY Non Toxic Weed Killer

Last time we shared this weed killer recipe we had a few emails from customers who were concerned that the salt leftover from the soda ash in the soil would make it difficult to plant into. That’s not the case, making your weed killer from soda ash and water will only temporarily raise the PH of the soil.  A good amount …

 

 

DIY Natural Oven Cleaner

Cleaning the oven is potentially one of the most toxic jobs we do in our homes. If you’ve had a look at the ingredients that are in oven cleaners from the supermarket, you’ve no doubt been horrified. Fortunately, there is a much less toxic yet option: Green Goddess Premium Baking Soda and Green Goddess Premium Soda Ash mixed together and …

 

 

Chickens Driving You Mad?

Chickens are a never-ending source of entertainment – sometimes the entertainment is better than others!  Zippity and Doodah (pictured using our Dog Cruz’s agility course) have started to lay again but now Zippity has decided to cluck loudly outside our window first thing in the morning and come into the house if she doesn’t get food early enough. I remembered …