Winter has truly began in Australia. As weather gets colder and sometimes dreary, don’t we all long for summer days? While we can’t make summer happen overnight, we can perhaps make our own sunshine by re-creating the scent of summer at home, naturally of course.
This Lemon & Lavender simmering potpourri recipe will transport you instantly to the balmy summer days of lemonade and sunshine.
So crank up the heater, get brewing and into the happy summer mood, right in the comforts of your home.
Lemon & Lavender Simmering Potpourri Recipe
- One whole lemon, sliced
- One cup of dried lavender (I used both the leaves and flowers saved from last year’s French lavender.) Place the lavender in cheesecloth if you wish.
- One teaspoon of vanilla extract
- One quart of water
- (Optional: You may add two or three drops of lavender essential oil if you prefer a stronger fragrance.)
Bring the water to a boil.
Add the above ingredients, squeezing the lemons and adding both the rinds and the juice.
Allow to boil for a few minutes to release the scent, then reduce to a simmer.
In about 30 minutes, your whole house will smell wonderful! You can put it in the fridge and reuse it for several days. Be sure to keep an eye on the water level when the potpourri is simmering.
Please note that this is a recipe for potpourri and is not intended as a beverage.
In 2015, approximately 42 women in Australia are diagnosed with breast cancer each day. Globally, over the last two decades, breast cancer rates have risen from a lifetime risk of one in 20 to one in eight.
The fact is the average women are exposed to 168 chemicals daily from cosmetics, skincare and cleaning products. Cancer News Australia reports that breast cancer risks were found to be twice likely with women who use cleaning chemicals and air-fresheners the most than those who use them the least. Cleaning chemicals may contribute to breast cancer because it contains mammary gland carcinogens and endocrine disrupting chemicals. These chemical cleaners contain many toxic ingredients – such as Alkylphenols, Phthalates, Triclosan, etc. – that are endocrine disrupters, and are known to alter mammary gland development in rats. The list of household chemicals that contribute to breast cancer risk is long and we encourage to have a read here.
Yes, we live in a toxic world but don’t let that overwhelm you into in-action. The goods news is eradicating your home and daily life of toxic chemicals is easier than it may seem. So let’s all take the opportunity of Breast Cancer Awareness month to Think Pink & Go Green. To share this important message to your family and friends simply click on the facebook/twitter/pinterest button to the left of this page.
To help you go green for breast health, we’ve compiled a little directory of safer choices. The founders of these brands all share Resparkle’s commitment to being 100% honest and creating products that are truly natural & safe. They are also tried and tested by Resparkle’s founder – Pearl. These are products she uses daily.
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- Nourished Life: One-stop for non-toxic skincare, cosmetics & home-care products.
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- Weleda Hair-care
GO PLASTIC FREE
- 4 My Earth: Lunch boxes, Food Wraps & all things non-plastic
- Biome Eco Store
- Bhumi Organic Cotton : Bedsheets, Quilts, Towels, Throws.
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Food for Every Day Health
- Matcha Maiden : 100% pure organic green tea leaves ground into powder. Up to 137 times the antioxidants of regular green tea!
- Remedy Kombucha: A super healthy alternative to frizzy drinks!
- Whole Kids: Healthy snacks for kids and adults too!
Resparkle of course! We’re the only home-care brand in Australia that is truly 100% natural and hold a organic certification by NASAA.
There you have it. All you need to KEEP CALM & QUIT CHEMICALS.
Totally do-able isn’t it?
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