How To Clean Dirty Upholstery

Adapted from Wendyl’s book Recipes For A Cleaner Life If you can borrow or rent a steam cleaner with an upholstery nozzle, that would be my first choice. You don’t have to add a commercial detergent; just using water and steam will do a great job. However, if your piece of furniture is particularly soiled you may want to add a little non toxic liquid soap. Opt for a natural Castile such as our Green Goddess Unscented …

 

 

Orange Essential Oil And Your Cat

Did you know that cats are not very fond of orange essential oil? If you own a cat and want to deter it from certain areas then grab a bottle of orange essential oil and Dr Bronners Citrus Orange Liquid Castile Soap. Not only does orange essential oil smell amazing, but a little sprinkled in the places you don’t want cats to go – such as around your newly planted seedlings or somewhere they insist …

 

 

Wendyl’s Taniwha Blue Recipe

This is a recipe Wendyl tried a few years back. The original idea came from an old magazine from the 50s that had an advertisement for Taniwha Blue laundry soap – a product which whitens clothes without the need for bluing powder in the final rinse to whiten whites. You’ll need to buy some Prussian Blue – which is what we use to make our Bluing Powder – and the other ingredients are Premium Oxygen Bleach, Soda Ash, …

 

 

Best Essential Oils For The Kitchen

A busy kitchen needs to be kept clean, but it doesn’t need superbug killing power, because by necessity you are wiping and washing several times a day. Essential oils are a kitchen’s best friend – not only do they smell amazing but they also have great germ-busting power. The main functions for any kitchen cleaner are not only to clean but also to fight bacteria and leave a pleasant smell. You’ll find many of the …

 

 

DIY Liquid Stain Remover

This stain remover works on practically every stain imaginable: food, grease, most grass stains, mud, coffee etc. I’ve found it’s more effective and easier to make than the magic stain ball recipe I shared a few weeks ago. Whip up a jar of stain remover and keep it handy in your laundry. Apply a little directly onto the stain, give the area a gentle rub and leave to sit for around fifteen minutes, then wash as …