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  • Poo-chouli, Peppermint Eucalyptus and Orange Sh*t Bricks

    These natural toilet cleaning bricks should be part of everyone's arsenal. With the natural cleaning power of Patchouli, Peppermint Eucalyptus and Wild Orange, your toilet will be completely eliminated from any "crumbs" that may be lingering. 

    Ingredients

    - 20 Drops of Pure Peppermint Eucalyptus Essential Oil. 

    - 4 Drops of Pure Patchouli Essential Oil. 

    - 15 Drops of Pure Orange Essential Oil.  

    - 350ml Bicarb Soda. 

    - 200ml Citric Acid.

    - Gum Leaves for garnish. 

    - Water in a fine mist spray bottle. 

    - Silicone Moulds (ours came from Kmart) 

    Method

    1.  Combine the dried ingredients into a bowl and stir. 

    2. Add the essential oils and stir through well

    3. With a fine mist spray bottle, lightly mist the bowl filled with mixture until it just starts to fizz then stir through the dampened mix. Repeat 4 times. 

    4. Place a small gum leaf in the bottom of each mould. Spoon mixture into the mould and push down till compacted tightly. 

    5.  Leave for 24 hrs to set before popping out of moulds. 

    6. Simply drop one in the toilet and let it sit for 5 min then give a little scrub and flush. 

    When using the Kmart  large ice moulds, you will make 24 bricks if moulds are half filled. Store in an airtight container, we have photographed with a 500ml amber glass jar which will store 10 bricks. 

    During more humid weather, toilet powders can sometimes solidify and be tricky to get out of containers. This is a great alternative. 

    The gum leaves act as a warning to my family that the toilet is being cleaned and most of the time stops them from just going and flushing  before I get a chance to use the elbow grease. 

    Happy Scrubbing . X

  • DIY Rosewood and Frank Hand Rescue Balm

    With all the hand scrubbing lately,  we have noticed that our hands really are requiring a little more love. This is a soft balm, unlike most lip balm recipes it does not go completely hard. It is works wonders when applied to the hands as a night cream.  Rosewood is fantastic at nurturing dry or traumatised skin. When teamed up with Frankincense and Jojoba it creates a powerful, natural rescue remedy.  

    Ingredients...

    - 1/4 Cup Shea Butter

    - 3 Teaspoons of Sweet Almond Oil

    - 4 Teaspoons of Jojoba Oil

    - 1 Tablespoon of Bees Wax

    - 20 drops of Pure Rosewood Essential Oil

    - 5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

    Method....

    1. Place the Shea butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba and bees wax in a small heatproof bowl or jug and create a double boiler by placing it in a saucepan. Add a couple inches of water to the bottom of the saucepan. 

    2. Heat on low heat stirring frequently until the mixture melts together to become a liquid then remove from the heat. 

    3. Allow the liquid to cool a little and then add the essential oils and stir through. Fill your containers while the mix is still loose. 

    This recipe makes 60ml. It is pictured in a 60ml Jar. 

    Rosewood Essential oil can be purchased at the below link. 

    https://aromabottles.com.au/products/pure-essential-oils-triple-set-in-vintage-oil-pouch-lemon-myrtle-eucalyptus-peppermint-rosewood?_pos=5&_sid=e30253bad&_ss=r

  • Fresh Lime and Lemongrass Foaming Hand Wash Recipe

    If you are anything like me, you might like to change up your soap scents regularly. I love the surprise of a new product when the scent is vastly different to that it is replacing. The last soap in our bathroom was amazing, it was Pachouli and Lemon Myrtle, so this lovely fresh mix of Lemongrass, Lime and Cedar is next on the basin. 

    Ingredients...

    - 24 drops of pure Lime Essential Oil

    - 6 drops of pure Lemongrass Essential Oil

    - 4 drops of Pure Cedar Wood Essential Oil

    - 3 tablespoons of Castile Soap

    - 1.5 Tablespoons of Fractionated Coconut Oil

    - Distilled or filtered water. 

    - 300ml foaming bottle

    Method...

    1. Add all ingredients to the bottle except the water. 

    2. Fill the bottle to the shoulder with water. 

    3. Replace pump and shake. 

    4. Enjoy each time you wash and wash and wash your hands ; )

     

     

     

     

     

  • Cheats Choc Peppermint Brownies - Great Hack For the Mum with No Time to Cook

    Ok...... So if you're anything like us, you are juggling work, house, kids and homeschooling. Who has time to bake? 

    We have to give credit where it is due and Donna Hay, your packet mixes are awesome!

    This recipe is a packet mix and some pure peppermint oil but shhhhh, you wouldn't know. It literally takes 5 minutes to make and straight in the oven. 

    You will need: 

    1 x Donna Hay - molten chocolate brownie mix box. 

    2 x eggs

    125g Unsalted butter

    5 drops of pure Peppermint Essential Oil. 

    Method: 

    Follow the instructions on the back of the pack and add peppermint oil and mix well before adding chocolate chunks. 

    Tip - If you cut these brownies small they will last a good while. They are super rich so small brownies are more than enough to keep the cravings at bay.