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  • Clove & Cassia Carpet Deodoriser & Mould Buster

    Firstly, our hearts go out to all those affected by the devastating floods around the Country. After the flash heavy rain fall on the Northern Beaches last week our homes were lucky enough to remain largely unscathed with just a little water making it's way into our spaces. However even just that little amount of water in the carpet, a week on still has a funky smell and I have concerns for what might be growing beneath the surface so it has to be dealt with... naturally of course!

    This is a simple recipe largely of inexpensive bicarb soda (available at your local grocery store for just a few dollars) and some mould busting clove essential oil and cassia essential oil (from the same family as Cinnamon but much more cost effective) that compliments the smell of clove with its warm and earthy tones. 

    To dispense the powder onto the carpet, we got creative with one of our 500ml amber glass powder jars and cut a square from a Bunnings hessian sack (this particular one from Bunnings is perfect as the weave is quiet loose, allowing for a good amount and nice even distribution of the powder.) and attached with some twin over the opening of the jar.

    What you will need:

    • 500ml amber glass powder jar
    • Piece of hessian big enough to go over the opening of the jar (see picture). A hessian with a looser weave is most effective to allow a good of powder to flow through it
    • Twin, ribbon or rubber band to fix hessian securely to the top of the jar
    • 500ml bicarbonate of soda
    • 10 drops of clove essential oil
    • 5 drops of cassia essential oil


    1. Place bicarbonate of soda and essential oil into a bowl and mix
    2. Pour mixture into glass jar and place the piece of hessian on top of the jar opening
    3. Secure the hessian  to top of jar by tying the ribbon or twin around the hessian and the neck of the bottle
    4. Sprinkle a light layer of the bicarb mix over your carpet
    5. Leave for at least 15 minutes. The longer the better so the odour absorbing power of the bicarb can do it’s work.
    6. Vacuum as usual, making sure to vacuum up all the bicarb.
    7. Enjoy the fresh scent of clean carpet
  • Refresh Lemongrass & Lime Room Spray

    After all of the endless rain over the last couple of weeks, for those lucky enough to still have our home and belongings, you might be feeling like your space is smelling a little damp and stale and needs a little freshen up and this blend of essential oils is sure to do just that.

    Plus, lime essential oil is a wonderful mood booster, and lemongrass essential oil has a calming effect, this spray might just also help lift you from a funk you might have found yourself in with the state of the world and what felt like endless rainfall.

    What you will need:

    • 100ml amber glass fine mist spray bottle
    • 20 drops of lemongrass essential oil
    • 16 drops of lime essential oil
    • 1 drop of eco friendly dish detergent (to help disperse the oil through the water, this really makes a different to the smell and effectiveness of the spray)
    • Distilled water to fill your 100m amber glass fine mist spray bottle


    1. Add the essential oil to your spray bottle. 
    2. Top up will distilled water
    3. Add 1 drop of detergent
    4. Shake and spray throughout your home to refresh your space your mood
  • Festive Spice Room Spray

    This festive spice room spray is a lovely night before Christmas addition to the room. Also perfect for a quick mist as guests walk in the door to set the mood on Christmas Day. It is simple to make with just 4 easy steps. 

    What you need….

    18 Drops of pure wild orange essential oil
    4 Drops of pure ginger essential oil
    5 Drops of pure sweet fennel or star anise essential oil
    2 Drops of pure cinnamon bark essential oil
    5 Drops of pure clove essential oil
    1 drop of eco friendly dish detergent
    Distilled water to fill your 100m amber glass fine mist spray bottle.

    1. Add the essential oil to your spray bottle. 
    2. Top up will distilled water
    3. Add 1 drop of detergent
    4. Shake and spray with love :-)

  • Creamy Hand Wash Recipe with Peppermint and Sweet Fennel

    This recipe has so many great factors. It is made from a soap bar and only uses 7 grams in a 300ml bottle! This means that just one bar of soap goes a really long way! If you are washing hands more often than usual coming into winter it's a cost effective solution. The peppermint and sweet fennel have great antibacterial and antiviral properties but you could substitute any other essential oils you may prefer. 


    - 7g of finely grated unscented natural soap. 

    - 300ml distilled or filtered water

    - 14 drops of pure peppermint essential oil

    - 6 drops of pure sweet fennel oil

    - 1 x 300ml amber glass hand wash lotion pump bottle. 


    - Add the soap and distilled water to a small saucepan. 

    - Heat on low until the soap has dissolved. 

    - Once cooled to lukewarm, add your essential oils and mix. 

    - Allow to set further in the fridge for about 1 hr and then shake and use. 

    ***This recipe may make a thicker or runnier soap mix depending on the type of soap bar used. If your mix is a little runnier that you would like add a little more soap or if it is too thick some more water. ****

    Bottles can be purchased at the below link.