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Dishwasher Powder:

  • 1/4 cup washing soda
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup citric acid
  • 20 drops citrus essential oil

Blend well (usually approx 20 seconds) in blender. Use 1 Tbspn per wash. It's super effective, cleans well and no nasties! Use white vinegar as rinse aid.

Window Cleaning Spray: In a reusable spray bottle, pour in 1/2 cup of ethanol or cheap vodka, fill bottle 2/3rds full with white vinegar, and top with water. Add 30 drops of essential oils (we like orange and eucalyptus) and shake. Spray as usual on windows and wipe off, super easy and effective!

DIY Spray'n'wipe Spray Cleaner Recipe - "ONE CLEANER TO RULE THEM ALL"
 
200ml white vinegar
4 Tbspn washing soda crystals
2 Tbspn Eucalyptus oil
40ml dishwashing liquid
1 litre of water
 
Mix first three ingredients in a large jug and stir until the washing soda crystals are dissolved. Add the dishwashing liquid and the water and pour into a spray bottle.
Suitable for all surfaces, windows, as a pre-wash spray and is an excellent floor cleaner when diluted 60mls to 5 litres of hot water.

DIY Fizzing Bath Bombs:

  • 3 Tbspn baking soda
  • 1 Tbspn citric acid
  • 1 Tbspn epsom salts/himalayan salt
  • 10 drops essential oil (lavender is lovely!)
  • few drops liquid colour

Mix all together in a bowl, squash well with a spoon to make sure it's all mixed well and colour is evenly spread. Press mix firmly in to moulds, silicone moulds can work well. Leave in a warm, dry spot for 24-48 hours. Then simply place in water to start the fizzing. Kids love them, they're GREAT zero waste party presents, and they are soothing for skin!

Natural Fly Spray:  In a recycled spray bottle, put 50 drops of eucalyptus & peppermint essential oils each, with one little squirt of eco detergent. Fill the bottle with water. Then spray over surfaces, the ceiling, light fittings etc. And the flies disappear, won't land on those surfaces again - for a while at least! Super easy and works well, give it a go!

Natural Spa Treatment: Once a week for 20 mins, sit in a hot bath that contains a handful of epsom and sea salts, 10 drops of Lavender essential oil, and a half cup baking soda. This combo draws out toxins, lowers stress-related hormones, and balances your PH levels! Add some fresh ginger and lemon juice as a great detox.

Honey, Lemon and Coconut Oil Syrup: 3 Tbpsn Lemon Juice,  1/4 cup raw honey, 2 Tbpsn Coconut Oil. Mix together well. Take as required. Soothes sore throats, relieves allergies, boosts immune system.

Homemade Weedkiller: 2 litres of white vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, squirt eco dishwash liquid.  Put salt in an empty spray bottle, add a squirt of dishwash liquid, fill up with vinegar.  This solution works best on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up, it will do it's work!

Spring Cleaning Recipe for Grout: 7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup vinegar - throw in a spray bottle and spray your floor, let it sit for a minute or two... then scrub.

Home remedy for Lice: Coconut oil + apple cider vinegar to treat head lice. ... Coconut oil dissolves the lice's outer skeletal shell instantly. So once you put it on someone's head you can have them shower and rinse it off right away and all the lice will be killed and gone! Plus there are no chemicals!

 
 
     

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