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Posted on 25 Nov 2014
Knowing how to administer CPR, stop a toddler from choking, save a person from drowning – these are potentially life-saving skills and ones we all should know.   Thankfully, they don’t happen every day…. but smaller emergencies do.

Little injuries and illnesses can happen anywhere, from travelling on a bus to kicking a footy with the kids at the park, and with Easter holidays on the horizon it’s more than likely you’ll encounter a few of these sticky situations.  So here’s our handy guide to dealing with “the little things” like a pro.
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
Did you know that even if you wash in hot water, germs can still linger in your laundry? 
 
That’s not a huge problem for an everyday load of washing, but there are some circumstances where you might want to take a bit of extra care.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
If your pout gets a bit parched over winter, why not give it a bit of TLC with this luxurious lip balm?
 
Made from natural ingredients like coconut oil, raw honey and lavender oil, once you get the hang of it, it’s easy, inexpensive and a real treat for dry lips – plus if you make a few extra, they’re a great gift idea too.
 
Lavender & Honey Lip Balm
Posted on 25 Nov 2014

This nourishing DIY body cream is a post-wax or post-shave essential

You don’t have to be a hippie to make your own skin and body care products.  Many people just prefer knowing what’s going into - and onto - their bodies, and enjoy getting creative with natural ingredients.  Not forgetting all the money it saves (after you set yourself up with a few basics).
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
Life can be stressful at the best of times, but during a challenging time like this, and without the physical closeness of our friends and our workplaces, sports and hobbies - it can be overwhelming.   Luckily, there are some things science tells us really work for stress, and they're mostly free and easy to incorporate into your day. 
 
1. Listen to music
Posted on 25 Nov 2014

If you haven't yet discovered the amazing benefits of essential oil sprays, you're missing out.

Oils in an oil burner?  Old school!  If you haven't yet discovered the amazing benefits of essential oil sprays, you're missing out.  What did we do before cooking spray made baking a breeze? 
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
Welcome to the first of our 2-part Cheapskate series - ingenious hints and tips to help you win the 'Battle of the Bills' and save money around your home.
 
This week in honour of the start of Spring we’re focusing on spring cleaning. We spoke to Cath Armstrong, founder of Australia’s most popular budget-tips website, The Cheapskates Club.  We asked her how the club began, her favourite uses for essential oils and her top ways to save money in the cleaning aisle.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014
From dropped vegemite toast to juice spills, muddy boots to pet ‘accidents’, carpets are a magnet for grubby stains. And since we spend so much time indoors, especially in winter, it’s important to keep up with those little spots and stains before they become big ones.
 
The problem is commercial stain removers are expensive, not to mention a toxic soup.  If you’d prefer to save your cash, and your family from exposure to harmful chemicals, we’ve got the answer.
 
Posted on 25 Nov 2014

Messes are inevitable when you're a busy household, and even more so if you have kids, pets or grandkids running around. Sometimes only a proper scrub will do - but for all other times, cleaning wipes are a godsend.

If you’ve never used them before (perhaps you’ve been put off by the cost) you’ll be surprised how handy wipes are for small everyday spills.  Plus they’re much more hygienic than damp dishcloths, which not only fail to disinfect surfaces but also add even more germs.
 

Posted on 30 Jul 2014
You've probably noticed your hair gets drier in winter, but have you ever wondered why?
 
Amped up indoor heating, low humidity and increased use of hair dryers are just three of the reasons winter’s no friend to your follicles.