Turn bicarb into washing soda in a few easy steps

Turn bicarb into washing soda in a few easy steps

Bicarb (sodium bicarbonate) and washing soda (sodium carbonate) are staples on my DIY trolley. I use them (mainly) for cleaning purposes, as they’re completely natural and particularly useful in stain removal! Bicarb, commonly known as baking soda, is a versatile...

Your essential guide to doing the laundry, the natural way

Your essential guide to doing the laundry, the natural way

We all want to be able to throw our dirty laundry into the washing machine, set it to go and have everything come out clean, fresh and stain-free, am I right? Here’s the thing... Marketing has conditioned us over the years to believe that whiter whites, bright...

Castile soap – what is it and how do you use it?

Castile soap – what is it and how do you use it?

The more we look into natural body care and cleaning alternatives, the more we realise that Mother Nature really is giving us so much of what we need – with minimal processing. When an ingredient like castile soap can be used for body care and cleaning, why would...

Beautiful bicarbonate

Beautiful bicarbonate

Commonly known as bicarb or baking soda, sodium bicarbonate is an ingredient you might be most familiar with seeing in cakes and muffins, but did you know how useful it is in both body care and cleaning recipes? I would absolutely recommend it as a staple to have...

Handling household mess naturally

Handling household mess naturally

Cleaning is not a job many of us particularly want to do, but one that most of us simply have to do! Where does one start? Take a walk down the supermarket aisle and you'll be assaulted by a plethora of bottles, jars, sprays and powders. How much do we really know...

Index of natural ingredients

Index of natural ingredients

It would be quite normal to be asked to make a cake, right? Most people would probably guess that butter, eggs and flour are generally required. However, if that same person was asked to make deodorant paste or dishwasher tablets, they might find it a little more...

Ingredients that raise a flag

Ingredients that raise a flag

These are ingredients that I believe should pique curiosity. This is my watch list, ingredients that raise a red flag for me, and it is quite (ok, very) comprehensive. By no means am I telling you to avoid products that contain them. This journey is far from black and...

Stain Solution

Stain Solution

I have trialled several different stain removing methods, and while I have a few options for spot treating stains, I think I have hit the jackpot with this recipe for a natural pre-wash stain remover – mainly due to its simplicity and effectiveness, all with minimal effort!

Simple Stain Treatment Paste

Simple Stain Treatment Paste

My washing powder works; I have hundreds of testimonials I could share on its brilliance! But sometimes stubborn stains just need an extra kick up the bum. Here are 2 simple stain paste recipes for you to try when that oil/blood/sweat/grass stain won’t budge!

What’s the deal with borax?

What’s the deal with borax?

There is so much conflicting information out there, and I get asked all the time about this mineral’s safety. Here’s a little look into the ingredient…

Washing Powder 

Washing Powder 

The chemicals, fillers, fragrances, etc., in many mainstream washing powders are not what you want sticking to your clothes and touching your body all day. Nor are they the kind of thing we want washing into our waterways…

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