Almost Cold Cure

I came down with a cold last week that just wouldn’t budge. Liposomal vitamin C several times a day was helping but the chest pains and clogged throat weren’t letting up. Looking through our website I found Wendyl’s blog about her “almost cold cure” – a strong shot of turmeric, lemon, and honey taken four times a day. It worked! This is from …

 

Indian Meal Moth, pantry moth

 

Pantry Moth Natural Solutions

Are you having trouble with pantry moths? Don’t feel bad, it’s nothing to do with poor housekeeping. Most of the moths come into your house already in bags of flour, rice etc. Try these natural methods to get rid of them and ensure they don’t come back and cause havoc. When you get your rice, flour etc before you put …

 

 

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 …