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November 27, 2017

I am going to be really honest now. I hate slime and have tried to keep it out of the house, but with 3 kids aged 9, 7 and 6 this wasn't happening. 

I hate slime for a couple of reasons - 

1) Most slime is made out of glue and borax. Being a Natural Mama I am not happy about my kids playing with either of these with their hands.

2) Slime gets on clothes, bedding or carpet it isn't easy to get out. Or at least that's what I thought!

I now let me children make their own slime as I found a slime recipe that doesn't have Borax and Glue as ingredients. This made me a happy Natural Mama, I will share this recipe with you in another post. 

I also found that slime is easily removed with one of my favourite natural household cleaners, vinegar.  All you need to do is soak the slime affected area with vinegar and then remove the slime with water and wash like normal. The same applies if you get slime on your carpet pour a little vinegar over the slime and then wipe with a cloth and clean with wat...

November 14, 2017

Using natural laundry stain removers for most stains on clothes works very well. Most of the items that you can use you will probably have in your kitchen cupboards at home. 

1 # White Vinegar

White Vinegar is an essential item to have in your natural home laundry. White vinegar is cheap and very gentle on fabrics and safer to use than bleach or fabric softener.

White vinegar is great for removing yellow perspiration stains and odour from underneath the armpits of shirts. I use it daily as a stain remover for your kids white cotton school tops. It even removes tomato sauce stains. 

White Vinegar is a great natural fabric softener and when added to the final rinse section of your washing machine will keep your clothes soft. Adding the vinegar to the final rinse also helps to keep your clothes smelling fresh even if you leave them in the washing machine for a while prior to hanging your clothes out. 

Using white vinegar in your washing machine regularly will help to keep away musty washi...

November 6, 2017

Peppermint Essential Oil has lots of uses but today I am going to concentrate on its use with common household pests. 

If you ever have had an ant infestation in your house, you would know that it can be difficult to get rid of the ants and even find out where the ants are coming from. We all want to limit our households exposure to toxic chemicals, so the best way I have found to keep ants away naturally is with Peppermint Essential Oil. The Peppermint Essential Oil kills the ants on contact and the smell of the oil deter's them away. You can either place a few drop of essential oil in areas that are affected or you can make up your own peppermint essential spray by combining 10 drop of peppermint essential oil and water in a small spray bottle (cosmetic size). Then spray around sideboards and entry points and anywhere where the ants are seen. 

Peppermint is also a good deterrent for spiders as they don't like the smell and they taste with their legs. You can make up...

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