Recipes and DIY instructions

DIY Beeswax Wraps

What you need: Living Lightly Home organic cotton, jojoba oil and beeswax beads Oven Baking tray Parchment paper (we use If You Care brand) or baking paper Tongs or heat-safe gloves * I recommend you use an old baking tray – all equipment used for making beeswax wraps should be used only for that purpose afterwards – you really don’t want to put bits of beeswax down the sink when washing your equipment. What to do: Pre-heat oven to 100°C. Cut your fabric to the size you want your beeswax wrap to be (e.g. 20cm x 20cm). Lay the fabric flat...

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Homemade cleaning paste

This paste is amazing! It works like gumption – rub a bit onto a damp cloth and use to clean sinks, tiles, baths, bench-tops, and more! (wipe off with a second cloth if needed). Our (very old) kitchen sink has never been so shiny! All the ingredients, including tins for storage, and plastic-free cloths to wipe with, are available here in the Living Lightly Home shop. 1/3 cup bicarb soda 1/3 cup washing soda 2 tablespoons castile soap 15 drops of your favourite essential oil – optional (if using unscented castile soap) Water Sift bicarb soda and washing soda into...

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Recipes for Cleaning Sprays

These are the three sprays I use throughout our whole house. There are lots of different recipes available out there, but I find that these three do the job perfectly. There’s no need to over-complicate things by having lots of different sprays for different areas. *DO NOT use sprays containing vinegar on timber or marble surfaces* Multipurpose Spray: This spray is great for almost everything (do not use on timber or marble surfaces) – I use it on the kitchen table, kitchen benches, bathroom surfaces, kid’s toys, and to spot-clean spills on the floor. Mix in a glass spray bottle:...

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Foaming hand soap

To make lovely thick hand soap in your foaming soap pump, add the following ingredients to your jar: Water and castile soap (water first, then soap) at a ratio of 5:1 A few drops of your favourite essential oils, if using unscented castile soap A few drops of almond or olive oil Enjoy :)

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