DIY Natural Fly Off Surface Spray

Flies have multiplied around the country with the recent warm weather and we’ve had emails asking if we have any natural spray products that will stop them. Unfortunately we don’t have any sprays made up that you can buy, however, we have tested this recipe for Fly Off Surface Spray and have found it effective in keeping flies off our tables, benches and window sills. The solution is fast and easy to mix up – …

 

 

DIY Varnished Wood Cleaner

  Cleaning varnished wood surfaces with soap will cause them to look old and worn before their time, and using commercial wood cleaners and polishes can work well, but most contain harsh chemicals that are toxic. This is especially concerning if you’re cleaning a table where little ones eat or play. Instead, whip up this simple varnished wood cleaner by combining Green Goddess Green Goddess Hemp Seed Oil and Wendyl’s Premium Double Strength White Vinegar with water …

 

 

Cleaning Green

Our guest blogger this week is Jenny McDee who has shared her article on cleaning green, this is a good reminder of easy ways we can all clean green at home.  If there’s any reason to not use cleaning products which contain toxic chemicals then recent results from a study by Dr. Cecile Svanes of the University of Bergen should convince you: they found that 13.7 percent of women developed asthma from cleaning the home. In order …

 

 

Green Disinfectants

Have you often wondered what you could use as an alternative to Dettol as a disinfectant. There are times when you really need some germ-killing power but the truth is many of the commercially available disinfectants are so strong they really belong in hospitals, not your homes. Many of them contain ammonium compounds such as benzalkonium chloride, pine oil, alcohol, ethanol, phenol or derivatives of phenol, cresol, TCE, PDCBs, butyl cellosolve, detergents and formaldehyde. And …

 

 

Refresh Your Towels

Refresh Your Towels Have your towels stopped absorbing moisture? Bring them back to life by washing in hot water with a quarter cup of Wendyl’s Premium White Vinegar for a small load, or half a cup for a large load. Going forward don’t use commercial fabric softener from the supermarket as this coats the towels over time causing them to be less absorbent. Instead make up a natural fabric softener using Green Goddess Premium Baking Soda …