Bathrooms

Before You Go Toilet Bombs

    Materials: 1 1/3 cup Bicarbonate of soda 1/2 cup Citric acid 30 drops each of three essential oils: (I actually used 90 drops of Blissful Essential Oil Blend) 3 drops of blue or green natural food colouring (optional but pretty) Directions: Combine the bicarbonate...

DIY All Purpose Spray

  Keep a spray bottle of this under the sink and one in the bathroom for quick and easy clean ups. 4 cups hot water 1-1/2 teaspoons liquid castile soap 6 drops pine essential oil 4 drops rosemary essential oil Mix the ingredients together in a spray bottle. This is a...

Bicarbonate of Soda Uses

  “Green cleaning”, or the usage of environmentally friendly cleaners, has become increasingly popular in recent years. This has lead to the rediscovery of the usefulness of several commonly stocked household goods (vinegar, lemons, bicarbonate of soda). We’re...

General Household Cleaner

  1 cup White Vinegar 2 cups Water 1 Tbls Liquid Castille Soap 20 drops Citrus Essential Oil Simply combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake before using. Use to clean benchtops, stoves, cooktops, bathroom sinks etc.    ...

Cleaning With Methylated Spirits

  Methylated spirits is a good general cleaner and so cheap! You can pick some up at any supermarket and also at Bunnings and Masters in the cleaning isle. It’s great as a glass cleaner! Use full strength or 70% Metho with 30% water for stubborn stains Methylated...

Toilet Barrier Spray

  Having an air freshener in the toilet is pretty standard these days, but they can be quite toxic so we’ve found a recipe that takes care of the odours and the chemicals. This spray is used differently though – you spray it into the bowl before you go for a number...

Savvy Reed Diffuser Refills

  Recipe 1 Water Based Ingredients: 1/3 cup water 2 teaspoons Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol (I got it from Woolworths) 30 drops essential oil You’ll also need: Reeds for diffuser or Bamboo Skewers (trim to remove sharp ends) Small Bottle with a small opening so the...

Homemade Oxygen Bleach Recipes

  This homemade Oxygen bleach is a good stain remover for clothes and a good pre-treatment soaker for a load of laundry. I’ve never had a problem with it bleaching my clothes but to be on the safe side perhaps you should test your mixture first. It’s a...

Window Cleaner

  This cheap and cheerful window cleaner recipe is perfect for spring cleaning or just quick touch ups. Ingredients: ¼ cup vinegar ½ teaspoon dish liquid soap 2 cups water Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. To use simply spray onto the...

Cleansing Powder

  This cleansing powder works great on surfaces such as the bath, shower, benchtops, sinks and toilet. It cuts through grease and grime easily. You’ll need: 1 cup bicarbonate of soda ½ cup grated bar soap (I use sunlight soap) 15-20 drops essential oil (Try...

All Purpose Cleaner

  All Purpose Cleaner This all-purpose cleaner is great to have on hand in the kitchen. (Always spot-test before trying it on a new surface.) 2 teaspoons borax 1 teaspoon washing soda (not baking soda) Hot water 4 Tablespoons vinegar ½ teaspoon natural liquid soap...

DIY Disinfectant Wipes

  I keep my homemade disinfectant wipes on the kitchen bench because I seem to use them mostly in the kitchen. There are 2 recipes here – one using paper towels and the one I use with face washers. I use white face washers for my kitchen cloths and for all my wipes,...

Cleaning on a budget

  Cleaning is a part of every day life, and cleaners with it. But cleaning supplies can really add up to a bigger grocery bill if you’re not careful. This article is going to overview tips to keep your home as clean as ever on a budget. Buy store brand...

Conserving water in the bathroom

  Water conservation is a great way to both help the environment and reduce your bills. This article is going to overview several strategies for conserving water, to make it easy for you to reduce costs and help the environment.   While some can involve life changes,...
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We Love to Save Water!

Saving Water, Saving Cash Australians have been through a lot with water, from extreme drought to almost non stop rainy weather. There has been lack and there has been abundance of water, and there will likely be both again. The people who fared best during times of...