DIY Garden Bug Spray Concentrate

One of my absolute favourite groups on Facebook is the NZ Vege Gardeners page. There are so many innovative gardening ideas, fantastic recipes, advice, tips, pictures of homegrown crops and awesome Kiwi gardens, and every time I have a look it brings a big smile to my face. Some time ago there was a recipe for a natural bug spray …

 

 

Essential Oil Allergy Blends

Allergy medication can be quite dubious. It tends to be expensive, it’s hard to find the right one for your specific issues and over the counter products at the pharmacy may not have the most desirable ingredients. I’m of the opinion that if you can tackle a health problem without resorting to medication, then you always should. Allergy medication can …

 

 

20 Great Uses For Baking Soda

 Where would we be without a big jar of baking soda? Keep it handy enough to scrub a sink, make a spray cleaner on the run, clean the bathroom, throw down the toilet with a little white vinegar to keep it sparkling, or take a teaspoon to alleviate heartburn. If you buy our Green Goddess Premium Baking Soda you can be sure …

 

 

DIY Wrinkle Relaxer Spray

This spray can be used on moderately wrinkled clothes when you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to iron. It will help the wrinkles drop out so that you can put the items on without the need for a dryer, steamer, or iron. If you have very creased clothes, sheets, or linen, use the spray in conjunction with an …

 

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 …

 

 

Yellow Card, Whitefly

This is an interesting way to get rid of whitefly that I read about in one of mum’s gardening books. Flies, including whitefly, rather like the colour yellow, so much so that boards or weather proof yellow cards when placed in the garden will attract these airborne insects. All you need to do is get some board, paint it yellow …

 

 

Baking Soda Dry Shampoo

Did you know that you can use Green Goddess Premium Baking Soda mixed with corn flour as a dry shampoo? This is a life saviour when starting to use a natural shampoo bar and going through the detox process that can cause your hair to be lifeless and lanky as it adjusts. It’s also very handy to have if you’re …

 

 

Too Many lemons? Freeze Them!

Have you got a whole heap of lemons ripening at once? Did you know that you can freeze them whole? I’d not thought of this before, but after getting the heads up from Trisha in her Lemon Madeira Cake recipe, I tried it and have to agree with her. Frozen lemons are brilliant. Once frozen they’ll keep for a few …

 

 

DIY Spring Oil Diffuser Blend

This natural oil diffuser blend is a lovely fresh scent that will bring spring indoors. The last time I shared an oil diffuser blend was for winter; the carrier oil was sweet almond which works quite well but isn’t very long lasting. I don’t usually suggest a synthetic option, however, you may prefer to use a low ratio dipropylene glycol water …