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Cleaning Can Damage Your Health

When using those incredibly toxic cleaning products from the supermarket that is, not when you use our cleaning products that are the safest on the planet, we don’t use any plant derived chemicals (some of our ‘green’ competitors do) and we most certainly don’t use ammonia and bleach! This article from the Herald discusses research that states women in particular are more susceptible to lung damage from regular cleaning products, much more so than men who cleaned for …

 

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Try This .. Clean Dishwasher With White Vinegar

Are your dishes coming out of the dishwasher looking a bit murky? Are your glasses cloudy and your cutlery dull? Then your dishwasher is probably due for a clean. Instead of using those little plastic containers filled with terrible smelling liquid available at the supermarket, you can clean your dishwasher naturally with double strength white vinegar, the type you find at the supermarket is around 5% acidity and won’t do the job nearly as well, ours …

 

borage plant

 

Borage Healing Spray

Did you know that borage can be made into a healing spray?  Make an infusion by pouring one cup of boiling filtered water over a quarter cup of bruised fresh borage leaves. Steep for five minutes and strain. Pour the mixture into a small spray bottle and keep in the fridge. This spray is great for healing insect bites and inflamed or infected cuts, applied directly to any affected areas. If you have tired eyes …

 

solar moth trap

 

Solar Guava Moth Trap

It’s that time of year again when those pesky little moths from Australia start to cause havoc from Auckland to Northland, although now with the heat, other locations south of Auckland are having this problem too. You will notice if you have it as your fruit will fall early from the tree and upon inspection you’ll see a little hole, often the area around the hole will be soft and when you cut it open …

 

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DIY Shower Cleaner

It’s not one of the best jobs; cleaning the shower, better than cleaning the toilet but still not exactly fun, especially when using shower cleaner from the supermarket, the horrible fumes linger for ages, yuk! At home we’ve tried several different solutions to get a superior clean and sparkly finish, one of the best solutions is a good scrub with Wendyl’s Peppermint Paste, clean off with warm water, leave to dry and then spray glass with …