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  • Lemon and Lemongrass Toilet Cleaning Powder

    Give your toilet a good scrub and enjoy the fact that you don't have to hold your breathe to avoid inhaling the cleaner as it is 100% chemical free. Not to mention…. Your bathroom will smell amazing!

    Ingredients (to fill one of our gorgeous 500ml powder jars):

    • 340mls of Baking Soda
    • 160mls of Citric Acid
    • 20 drops of lemon oil
    • 10 drops of Lemongrass oil


    Method:
    1. Combine the loose ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir.

    2. Add the essential oils and stir them in as you go. 

    3. Pour the ingredients into a 500ml powder jar.

    To clean,  sprinkle generously around the bowl and in the water and allow to bubble up. Give your toilet a good scrub.

  • DIY Winter Cinnamon Essential Oil Lip Balm Recipe

    DIY Winter Cinnamon Lip Balm
    We especially love this simple 3 step recipe as the cinnamon essential oil scent is sooo wintery and gives a warming tingly sensation when applied to your lips. This recipe makes one for you and one for a friend.
    What you will need:

    Method:

    1. Set a glass measuring cup (or recycled jam jar in my case) into a sauce pan with an inch of water in it to create a double boiler. Melt the wax, coconut oil and shea butter in the jar over medium heat.

    2. Remove from heat and quickly stir in the Vitamin E and essential oils.

    3. Carefully pour into your clean jars and leave to cool and set.

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  • Lemon and Lemongrass Toilet Cleaning Powder

    Give your toilet a good scrub and enjoy the fact that you don't have to hold your breathe to avoid inhaling the cleaner as it is 100% chemical free. Not to mention…. Your bathroom will smell amazing!

    Ingredients (to fill one of our gorgeous 500ml powder jars):

    • 340mls of Baking Soda
    • 160mls of Citric Acid
    • 20 drops of lemon oil
    • 10 drops of Lemongrass oil


    Method:
    1. Combine the loose ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir.

    2. Add the essential oils and stir them in as you go. 

    3. Pour the ingredients into a 500ml powder jar.

    To clean,  sprinkle generously around the bowl and in the water and allow to bubble up. Give your toilet a good scrub.

  • Pork Polpette with Pistachios, Lemon, Cannellini Beans and Cinnamon (oil).

    These pork meatballs are tasty hot or cold. We usually add couscous with currants or quinoa to make them a meal but they are also fantastic as a tapas or antipasto dish. 

    Ingredients:
    - 450g minced pork
    - Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
    - 1 lemon, zest finely grated and juice. 
    - 4 drops of pure cinnamon oil.
    - 2 pinches of nutmeg
    - 60g finely grated pecorino cheese
    - 120g fresh breadcrumbs
    - 80g Pistachios, coarsely chopped. 
    - 100ml Olive Oil
    - 1 bay leaf
    - 400g can of cannellini beans 

    Method: 
    1. Place the pork, egg, salt, pepper and lemon zest and 2 drops of cinnamon oil in the food processor for 30 sec.

    2. Add nutmeg, pecorino and breadcrumbs and process for another 30 sec.

    3. Place in a mixing bowl and stir through the pistachios.

    4. Form pork mixture into walnut sized balls. 

    5. Heat some of the olive oil in a large deep sided frying pan over medium heat.

    6. Brown meatballs, adding some more oil as necessary.

    7. Add lemon juice, 2 drops of cinnamon oil, 250ml water and a bay leaf and bring to the simmer.

    8. Add cannellini beans, squashing some with the back of a spoon. Simmer for 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked and juices are slightly thickened. 

    These are certainly comfort food and as our evenings get cooler it’s always great to pull out some family favourites. 

    Happy cooking everyone. x