Teresa from Auckland writes, “As a bathroom cleaner, I use one bar of sunlight soap and a green foam ‘scratchie’. It sits in my shower and I clean one wall every second day or so. Works a treat.”
We recently noticed an interesting article about a company making toilet paper out of recycled sugar cane stalks. It said recycled toilet paper is more expensive than the stuff made straight from trees (“because the carbon footprint is huge”) which got us thinking about recycled paper in general and loo paper in particular. So we […]
I have a heated towel rail, but never use it! In winter, I place my bath towels in the airing cupboard overnight, they’re still warm and bone dry when I use them the next morning. Luxury!
Turn off towel rails when the towels are dry. This will cut down the power usage by about half.
Teenagers just love a long hot shower and time passes quickly when you’re having fun. To encourage the family to become more economical with expensive hot water conduct family experiments to agree on the number of minutes needed for a reasonable shower. Place a windup kitchen minute timer on the bathroom window sill. If earning […]
For hair conditioner I dilute 25mls cider vinegar with 250 mls warm water then rinse off with warm water leaves hair softer.
Buy the cheapest hair conditioner that you can find. Smother it on dry hair – completely saturate the hair. Then comb through with nit comb, depositing contents on to tissues. Keep combing until no nits or eggs are coming off. Wash thoroughly. A few days later check – by hand for any remaining nits and […]
For a face mask (cleansing) mix brown sugar with a few drops water to make a paste. Leave on the face for a few seconds and then wash off. It really works for me.
I placed quartz random-shaped beads into my shower head. It works wonders because now I only need to turn the tap on a little to still have a good shower.
Ladies, wash your face with a warm, wet facecloth. No need for anything besides water and it acts as an exfoliant as well. Save a fortune on fancy cleansers and scrubs, and it’s good for the planet too!