Lavender field

 

Recipes of the Week – Liquid Air Freshener & Air Freshener Powder

This is one of our most popular recipes at Wendyl’s and doubles as a great hand sanitiser on the run. Liquid Air Freshener 10 drops lavender essential oil 5 drops bergamot essential oil 5 drops clove essential oil 2 drops peppermint essential oil ½ cup vodka or gin ½ cup water Combine in a spray bottle and spray as frequently as you like, avoiding the eyes. You can experiment with your own blend of oils, depending …

 

Wendyl's antibacterial spray

 

Recipe – Antibacterial spray

During hot weather it is especially important to be aware that these are ideal conditions for bacteria to multiply.  Make sure everything is covered and in the fridge, and if you are cooking things like chicken make up this spray to keep on hand in the kitchen for kitchen surfaces and chopping boards. It’s also great as a quick hand sanitiser if you are out and about, and a good spray to keep in the …

 

wooden furniture

 

DIY Lemon Furniture Polish

The furniture polish recipe below is an old one I’ve found in dozens of books. My favourite is called the Merry Wives of Windsor Balm. I’m not sure what the addition of lemon balm does to this, as the smell of turps somewhat overpowers the lemon scent, but it is such a good polish I didn’t mess with the recipe. I’ve also used this on my unpolished floorboards. It will solidify over time, but you …

 

 

DIY Old-fashioned Floor Polish

Old-fashioned floor polish 250 ml turpentine 80 g beeswax 20 g Sunlight Soap, grated 250 ml tea, made from infusing a handful of lemon balm leaves in boiling water 20 drops essential oil Place beeswax and turps in a double boiler. Heat gently and do not take your eye off the mixture, as turps is highly flammable. When they are combined put to one side and melt the grated soap in the lemon balm tea. …

 

baking soda pile on a timber table with a face

 

Laundry Powder Concentrate Recipe

If you use soda ash (otherwise known as sodium carbonate) in this recipe you will get a smooth soft powder. If you use washing soda it will be more like a clay. We only use Wendyl’s Green Goddess Premium Soda Ash and palm oil free castile soap in our recipes and recommend you do the same. Laundry Powder Concentrate Recipe 1 cup Wendyl’s Premium Soda Ash 1 cup Green Goddess Premium Baking Soda 60ml Green Goddess …