tomatoes

 

Bye Bye Blight

I’m a little bit late in getting my tomato plants into the ground this year, and with the weather being so changeable I’ve been waiting for a good few days to indicate we are heading away from the damp/precipitation which when mixed with humidity can cause blight to appear. Yesterday I got three types of tomato planted out: Money Maker, …

 

wine spilt on carpet

 

Carpet Stain Removal Guide

Removing stains from carpet is something most of us have to deal with from time to time; I’ve certainly had my fair share of disasters over the years of raising kids, kittens, and puppies. We get quite a few emails asking about the best way to remove different stains. Some react well to soapsuds, some are best dealt with with …

 

foaming soap on a timber tray

 

How To Remove Soap Scum

  I get a lot of emails asking how to remove soap scum without toxic chemicals. Well, here’s one way that I’ve found works, you’ll need a bit of elbow grease and three simple ingredients that every household should have in the pantry. You’ll need 1 Cup Wendyl’s Premium White Vinegar 1 Tbl Baking Powder 2 Tbl Dish Wash Liquid (I used …

 

Triona with turmeric face mask

 

Rejuvenating Turmeric Face Mask

No doubt you’ve heard a lot about the health benefits of Turmeric, Aryravedic medicine has been using this super food in health and beauty applications for thousands of years due to it’s remarkable healing capabilities. Turmeric is  packed full of the antioxidant curcumin, which when topically applied, soothes irritated skin, helps to keep it plump and maintains elasticity. I’ve been …

 

dog being shampoo

 

DIY Castile Dog Wash

Rosemary and Lavender have been used for hair as far back as Egyptian times; they’re both antiseptic, help to soothe the scalp, and smell lovely. Long ago people used to strew bunches of these herbs all over their floors to deter fleas and vermin, so this shampoo can help keep fleas at bay. If you’d like a stronger flea repellent shampoo you can …

 

head lice

 

Head Lice

I was asked the other day by a very frustrated mother about how to get rid of head lice. It’s a question I often get from parents who don’t want to use the chemicals available on the market and want a more natural way. I always say that the only true way to get rid of them, and I’ve had …