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Uses for Lavender Oil

Posted by [email protected] on December 26, 2013 at 3:40 AM


Lavender is one of the most more fragrant essential oils you can use in your home - it has a few uses, not so much in cleaning, but definitely can freshen thing up!

Lavender is a great deodoriser, antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic. As with all essential oils, please read the safety warnings, such as not using them when pregnannt and keeping them out of reach of children.

It is also best to use 100% oils instead of the water soluble ones - they simply work better!

Here are a couple uses for Lavender Oil for Cleaning:-

  • Kitchen/ Bathroom Cleaner - Place 6 drops of lavender oil in a spray bottle filled with white vinegar. This is particularly good for cleaning benchtops and bathroom & ktchen basins due to it's disinfectant properties.
  • Dish Liquid- You can make your own lavender scented dish liquid by adding about 10 drops of lavender oil to a bottle of unscented dish liquid.
  • Insect Repellent

Cleaning with Children

Posted by [email protected] on October 29, 2013 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)


You may find that you are spending a lot of your time tidying up, organizing and decluttering the newfound toys that now live all over the house. When it comes to cleaning up toys, it is never too early to get your little on involved and show them how it is done,

Invest in a good toy storage system with lids, bright colours and clear labels. In time, your child will grow to learn that blocks belong in the Red bin, Cars in the Green bin and trains in the Blue bin, it just takes (a lot of) practice.

There are plenty of chores that you and your littlw one can do together. Dusting is a fun one to do together as are cleaning the windown. Your little one will love to 'help' and there isnt much damage that can be done.

Simply offer them a spray bottle of water and a couple of rags. Vacuumimg is another one that can be done together. All ou need to do is invest in a toy vacuum or similar device to let them push around behind you.

We use the toy lawn mower in our house which doubles as a 'Vacuum' among other household devices.

Best of Luck :)