My 20 min DIY hair treatment


It’s winter. It’s cold. We all know the results. Heating and the dry winter air are ripe conditions for creating lizard like skin and dull hair prone to split ends.

Imagine this….

Your hair needs a pick up and you are desperately searching the aisles for something… anything… toxic free to to restore condition and shine. Unfortunately if you’re like me, you’ll come home empty handed. I would rather go without than refill my bathroom with toxic chemicals. Yet the temptation is great…

Well aside from a trim, I have a quick and easy solution and its found in your very own pantry!

My 20 minute DIY hair treatment

2 tbsp raw unprocessed honey
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
4 tbsp jojoba oil

Mix into a paste and cover your hair with this goo. No need to add heat but if you feel like it why not! Leave for 20 minutes then wash your hair as normal.

Your hair will seriously feel delish and you might even be able to hold off that haircut for a rainy day.

Go forth and proudly love winter!




A natural fly eliminator..


I say eliminator cos it does exactly that.  Eliminate flies from your home without killing one single one!!

Well…that’s what they say.

We had a call today to tell us that our rental house is currently suffering a fly problem and asking when was the last time the house was pest treated.  How do you answer that question and say that the house has not been commercially treated in seven years?

How do you suggest that the tenant wash floors with a few drops of citronella in the water?  Or hang sticky paper up on windows?  Or put white pepper along doorsills to repel ants?

The next minute I found myself on Google…

I found THE most amazing fly deterrent that I will be testing out tomorrow to see if it works.  By all accounts, apparently it does.  And fantastically at that!

  • Step One:

Grab yourself a ziplock bag.  Fill it with water. Add four coins (from my research, they suggest pennies but I will be trying the good ol’ Aussie 5 cent coin tomorrow.)

  • Step Two:

Seal the bag and hang inside or outside your home.

That’s it….

Apparently it works by reflection.  As flies have so many eyes, the theory is that the water acts as one enormous disco ball and as flies are prey to insects, the flies don’t stay around long .

I’ll let you know how I go tomorrow.  Fingers crossed!  The flies here in Perth are so sticky and impatient, so if it works here I reckon it’ll work anywhere!!