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 …

 

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 …

 

 

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 …

 

 

Two Ingredient Shower Cleaners

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is how to get soap scum off shower doors. Wendyl’s Premium Double Strength White Vinegar is your friend here, along with — depending on how scummy your shower door is — a good non-scratch cleaning cloth. Both of these recipes are very quick to make and only have two ingredients in …

 

after shave splash

 

DIY After Shave Splash

As with other lotions and potions for the face, aftershaves can contain a whole bunch of nasties that are not ideal for your man to be splashing all over his face after a shave. The pores are even more open than usual at this time and will absorb everything you put directly on the skin. I recommend staying away from any …

 

DIY mould

 

DIY Kids Soap On A Rope

This recipe is a super easy and fun way to make soap on a rope using a bar of grated Dr. Bronners Peppermint Soap, coconut oil, cornflour, water, and essential oils. The mould I used was quite large; it may be easier to make slightly smaller soaps. There is a good selection of moulds, string, and raffia at Look Sharp and …

 

epsom salt scrub

 

DIY Relaxing Epsom Salt Scrub

    Body scrubs can be expensive to buy, so why not make your own? You can whip up this recipe for a couple of dollars, and you’ll know exactly what’s in it: no synthetic fragrances, additives or preservatives here. I make this scrub with Epsom Salts that I grind to make a powder – this prevents any rough edges …

 

Sprayed air freshener in hand on white shelves background

 

DIY Liquid Air Freshener

Instead of spraying your friends and family with toxic chemical-laden air fresheners, why not make up a bottle of this all-natural air freshener and keep your air smelling fabulous without synthetic fragrances. Due to my intolerance of synthetics, we don’t use any commercial deodorisers or air fresheners at home as I can taste the toxins on my tongue within a minute or …

 

Back View Of Woman With Healthy Long Hair Brushing It With Brush

 

DIY Hair Brush Cleaner

  Hairbrushes can harbour an array of unwanted stuff that’s lingering in between bits of hair and old product; dirt, oils, dust and sometimes even dust mites and bacteria can all be in there. When you brush with a hairbrush that’s not clean you are re-depositing all of this back into your hair, not really the best thought. Cleaning your …