Checklist For Buying Cleaning Products

I often get asked what we should look out for when trying to buy non-toxic cleaning products. Of course the first response is to buy our cleaning and laundry products and then you’ll know – all of the ingredients are listed on the label with in depth descriptions on our website. In New Zealand there is no law requiring producers to list their ingredients on the label, so it can be difficult to know what …

 

 

DIY Natural Weed Killer

Last time we shared this weed killer recipe we had a few emails from customers who were concerned that the salt leftover from the soda ash in the soil would make it difficult to plant into. That’s not the case, making your weed killer from soda ash and water will only temporarily raise the PH of the soil.  A good amount of rain or some generous irrigation and the soil pH should return to a normal …

 

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The End Of Glitter

This sparkly festive material has been under scrutiny recently. First, it was microbeads, then microfibres, and now glitter is under the gun for polluting our oceans and marine life for similar reasons: tiny glitter particles are just too small to be filtered out by filtration systems and are wrecking havoc on the environment. Glitter is even worse environmentally than micro plastic as it’s made up of plastic and aluminium, bonded with polyethylene terephthalate, and is super tiny …

 

fragrant simmer pot

 

DIY Fragrant Simmer Pot

This is an easy way to fill your house with a spicy, wintry, heartwarming scent, without any toxic chemicals. It also doubles as a mini steam bath, perfect for relieving dry throats and helping to thin out and loosen mucus if you’ve got a cold, inhaling warm moist air is a life saver, just be careful not to scald yourself. If you get into the habit of saving (rather than composting) your lemon, lime and orange peels, …

 

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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 Green Goddess) First of all, it’s best to make this as you’re about to use …