washing dishes

 

Choose Natural Checklist

  There are many reasons as to why you should ‘clean green’  the main one being the potential health hazard associated with conventional cleaning products. Is it really worth the risk when the latest information shows exposure over time is linked to asthma, eczema, hormone disruption and reproductive toxicity. The latest product under scrutiny is bleach, a 30-year study done by Harvard University and the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research has found …

 

cut lemons

 

DIY Citrus Dishwasher Powder

We’ve had a few emails asking for the dish powder recipe that was in the newsletter last year, so here it is again for anyone who missed it. Of course you can use our ready make Lemon Dish Powder but it is fun and a little less expensive to make your own. This recipe will start to harden over time, you need to keep the lid tightly closed on what ever container you put it …

 

dried hanging plants

 

How To Air Dry Herbs

The easiest way to air dry herbs straight from the garden is in paper bags, you’ll need one bag for each variety. For the best results choose varieties that don’t have a high water content such as Thyme, Bay, Marjoram, Oregano, Rosemary and Dill. You’ll want to harvest your herbs before they flower and when they are dry, cut each piece carefully from the plant with enough stalk for tying into a bunch, make sure …

 

laundry recipe

 

DIY Natural Laundry Liquid

  This mixture will keep you going for ages, it works just as well in cold or hot water, and can be used in front loaders as it doesn’t foam. It’s easy and relatively fast to make although it can be a bit gluggy, this will dissipate in the wash. For a budget version you can use good old Sunlight soap (as long as you’re not allergic to fragrance) instead of Dr Bronners Castile soap, …