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 Natural 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 …

 

 

14 Household Uses For Soda Ash

Soda ash is baking soda’s older, gruntier brother. It’s a powerful natural cleaner but unlike its counterpart, it cannot be eaten. Soda ash, other wise known as sodium carbonate, is fine with a powdery consistency where as washing soda (often called soda ash) is gritty and harder to work with. We only use Wendyl’s Green Goddess Premium Soda Ash in our natural …

 

 

DIY Natural Baby Bath Wash

A lot of commercial baby bath washes contain an array of toxins, be very careful when buying and make sure you go over labels with a fine-toothed comb. One of the most popular commercial washes is Head to Toe Wash by Nivea; here are a few of the ingredients that I wouldn’t like to bath in myself let alone put on baby: Cocamidopropyl …

 

 

Feed The Birds!

In winter give the wild birds on your property a helping hand when it comes to finding food with these tips and recipes. They’ll love you for it and you’ll love seeing the bird life increase in your garden, this is especially helpful when we head into the warmer months and bug season arrives. Birds are great bug catchers. To …