A Natural Wash

Making Your Own Washing Liquid

 I have been experimenting with making my own washing liquid, dishwashing liquid and dishwasher tabs for a few weeks now with varying levels of success. The washing liquid was the last of these that I tried but by far the easiest so it seems only right that I share this recipe first.

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Essential Oils – Product Review

Energise Aromatherapy Blend

I was really pleased when Amphora Aromatics asked me to review one of their new aromatherapy blends, primarily because I have become slightly obsessed about finding a natural air freshener that works (see earlier post on natural air fresheners). The oil burner is by far my favourite, especially using this aromatherapy blend.

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Natural Air Fresheners

Those of you who have been to my house may be surprised to hear that I am a huge fan of scented candles and reed diffusers. The surprise factor is because the most over-powering scent by far in my home is our much loved but very stinky dog, Maisy.

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Natural Cleaning Recipes

My favoured approach to cleaning has always been to buy the most powerful mould and mildew spray I could find and use it as liberally as possible. This was primarily due to laziness on my part as I could just spray it and let it deal with any mould that dared to invade our old and damp Cornish home. I’ll admit that the spray sometimes made me cough due to the toxic fumes and bleached my clothes if I sprayed it too widely but until my husband’s diagnosis it never occurred to me to use a kinder cleaning product.

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Natural Cleaning Ingredients

Taking the plunge

I think it is fair to say that I spent a fair few weeks procrastinating before I took the plunge and decided to make my own natural cleaning products. One of the reasons for this was that I couldn’t find a ‘how to’ book that worked for me. I was already sold on the idea that I wanted to use natural cleaning products so I just wanted the basics of what I needed to buy and how to do it.

One of the first hurdles I had was deciphering some of the ingredients and where to buy them. For this reason before I share some basic recipes with you I have provided an overview of the basic ingredients, what they are and where you can get your hands on them.

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