Slow Cooker Ideas That Don’t Involve Food

If you’re anything like me, you have an excellent slow cooker sitting in your kitchen cupboard (which comes out for about one week each year in winter when it’s freezing), and you have a sudden need to make lots of comfort food like stews and soups. Well, now you don’t have to feel guilty about it because I’ve found the perfect slow cooker guide with a whole lot of inventive uses that don’t involve food. …

 

 

The Change One Challenge

The Change One Challenge is your chance to join a community of change makers. This annual event challenges Kiwis to ‘change one thing’ in their daily lives to reduce waste and live more sustainably. The Challenge runs from 1 July – 31 July every year and you can sign up for the Challenge from 1 June 2019, on the website. The Challenge has three categories: Personal, Family and Business or Institution. Once you have decided …

 

 

Make Dish Cloths Out Of Towels

I’m absolutely loving using the crocheted dishcloths that Ann made for me, they don’t get smelly, are super easy to clean and are very absorbent; so much better than using a synthetic sponge. Now I’d like several more, but not being much of a knitter myself, I was looking for other dishcloth options when one of our newsletter readers sent in this idea – making dishcloths from old towels. What a great way to upcycle. …

 

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 new version. Toilet bombs are perfect to drop in the toilet for an instant freshen …

 

 

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 cleaning and laundry products with it’s high alkalinity (PH of 11) it’s brilliant for removing …