These are simple washable makeup remover pads are for anyone who wants a sustainable alternative to disposable cotton pads. They are super easy to make either with a sewing machine or by hand.

You will need:

Old cotton t-towel

Old fluffy towel

A little wadding

Circle template 9cm to 10cm…

This method is magic! If you are a cleaning nut like me you will want to try it out just to prove to yourself it works.

I tried it the first time only half believing it would work. I was so surprised I did the experiment twice.

So if you…

Ants are welcome to be in the garden as this is where they belong, however, when they invite themselves in it can be rather annoying. If you would like a harsh chemical way to avoid them nibbling in your sugar jar, then try this method.


  • Eucalyptus oil or tee tree oil
  • Cotton ball

Ants invade for 2 things, water and food so try not to leave these about as an open invitation. Once these have been cleaned up then soak a cotton ball in eucalyptus oil and run it across the door or window where the ants are entering.

Ants use chemical trails to find their way about. If you remove their need to come in and remove their chemical road, you will be a long way to solving your uninvited guest problem.

Indoor plants are not just for the 1970s home, there is genuine science to back up the beneficial properties that they bring to your home. They can help keep the air in your home clean and bring a little bit of nature inside. …

Flowers add a lovely finishing touch to any home. They look wonderful on the hall table, sitting in the middle of a dining room table, or in front of a fireplace. Anywhere you have a place they will brighten a room and it does not matter if it is a…

If your garden seems a little overgrown and all you want to do is get rid of the weeds with as little effort as possible: you can, but don’t reach for the normal weedkiller. All you need is neat distilled white vinegar, a spray bottle and a good sunny day.

Spray the weeds until soaked with the vinegar in the morning and then just leave them for the day. They should shrivel up in the sunshine. While you are waiting for the vinegar to work its magic you can plonk yourself in a deck chair with a good book and a glass of something cool and delicious.

This is a great method to clear driveways and paths of winter weeds and moss.

The bees will thank you for not using harsh chemicals.

Washing your fruit and veg will ensure it is safer to eat and it will also last longer.

Fill the kitchen sink with cool fresh water. Starting with the items that are the least dirty place them in the water and give them a good rub over. Rinse in running…

Shower Curtains

Machine wash every two weeks with washing powder and distilled white vinegar added to the fabric softener area. This should help to keep your curtain mould free, smelling fabulous and looking fresh. …

Painted walls are lovely and give a fresh, clean feel to a home but after a while, all sorts of marks will start to appear. The areas that are particularly prone to marks will be the stairs and hallways as people tend to touch the walls as they walk past…

Scotch pine oil is extracted from forest pine trees that can grow to 40m high. They have a red-brown trunk that has deep fissures in the bark and strong dark green needles. They are native to Eurasia. The oil is extracted using a steam distillation process from the needles and…

Gyre and Gymble

The stylish, sustainable, and safe way to care for your home without the need for harsh chemicals.

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