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5 Reusable Kitchen Products to Save You Money (and the Earth!)

Reusable kitchen products to save money

Using eco-friendly products around the home is a great way to protect our environment. But did you know it could also save you money?

Investing in reusable items instead of one-off purchases is not only friendlier on the earth, but actually better for your wallet in the long run, too.

If you’ve been looking for some simple ways to save costs at home, keep reading as we share 5 clever re-usable products for a healthy, happy kitchen!

Reusable Kitchen Wraps

Does your family go through cling wrap like it’s going out of fashion? Standard plastic wraps like cling wrap are usually only used once before being thrown out. So why not make the switch to a reusable product like beeswax wraps, instead?

Our new beeswax kitchen wraps are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wraps, designed to be easily cleaned and reused time and time again while keeping your food fresh for longer. Available in a variety of different sizes, you can shop our reusable beeswax kitchen wraps online here.

Reusable Coffee Pods

The costs of purchasing coffee pods can really start to add up, especially if you consume one or more cups daily. Coffee pods also contribute significantly to landfill in Australia. So why not make a one-off investment into reusable coffee capsules to not only save money, but also reduce wastage?

Our reusable coffee pods are designed for lifetime use, made from durable stainless steel and fully compatible with Nespresso machines, too. You can shop them online right here.

Reusable Lunch Boxes

Do you have a habit of buying lunches on the go, instead of bringing your own from home? Our stainless steel reusable lunch boxes are chemical-free and include convenient compartments for your food, making it super easy to pre-pack your lunches for the week.

Available in a variety of sizes and designs, you can shop our reusable stainless steel lunch boxes here.

Water Filtration

You might spend a few dollars on bottled water here and there without blinking an eyelid, but have you considered how much this is costing you in the long term? Not only do the costs of bottled water start to add up over time, but plastic bottles can also contain harmful chemicals and toxins.

Investing in a water filtration unit (and reusable drink bottle) gives you access to 100% pure, filtered water from the convenience of your own home. You can shop our water filtration units online here!

Reusable Travel Cups

Thanks to the recent War on Waste campaign, many Australian cafes are now offering discounts to customers who provide their own travel cup, helping to reduce the amount of discarded coffee cups ending up in landfill.

You could save around 50c per cup of coffee simply by using your own travel cup. You can shop our eco-friendly bamboo travel cups online here.

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Natural Ways to Clear Negative Energy From Your Home!

Natural ways to clear negative energy

Have you ever walked into a room and felt immediately tense, upset, irritable or angry?

This could be due to a build-up of negative energy. When we enter a space filled with negative energy and emotions, it can begin to affect our own moods and wellbeing.

So how can you reduce negative energy and create a happier, healthier environment, the natural way?

This week on the blog we wanted to share some simple ways to clear negative energy using essential oils and selenite to promote a more positive environment. Keep reading for our top tips and some all-natural remedies to try at home.

Essential oils for negative energy

Essential oils can have a direct impact on our mood levels and emotions, making them perfect for clearing negative energy from your surroundings.

You can create your very own aromatic energy clearing room spray to keep handy whenever you begin to sense a build-up of negative energy at home or work.

There are certain essential oils renowned for their energy clearing and uplifting properties.

These include:

To make your own DIY room spray, simply fill a spray bottle ¾ full with distilled water, and top with witch hazel until the bottle is nearly full. Then add 40 drops of your chosen essential oils – for example, 10 drops each of lavender, ylang ylang, sage and cedarwood. Shake to combine and spritz a few sprays around the room when needed.

For a more permanent solution, you could also place an essential oil diffuser in the areas of your home that you feel culminate the most negative energy, and diffuse regularly. Or, consider wearing an aromatherapy necklace or bracelet throughout the day to experience the benefits of essential oils on the go.

Selenite for negative energy

Selenite is known for being a cleansing and purifying crystal, with strong connections to our emotional state. This is why selenite wands are often used for personal aura cleansing to clear negative energy.

If you’ve been feeling tense, irritable or not quite “yourself”, this could be due to a build-up of negative energy that your body has absorbed over time. Cleansing with selenite can be a great way to “reset” your energy levels, boost your mood and promote a positive mindset.

To cleanse your aura, simply hold the selenite wand around 5 inches away from your body and sweep it from head to toe while visualising the negative energy being removed by the crystal. Selenite lamps and crystals can also be placed around the home or other environments to help keep negative energy at bay.

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8 Amazing Ways to Use Lemon Oil!

8 amazing ways to use lemon oil

Here at Inspire Me Naturally, we love shining a spotlight on our favourite essential oils for health, wellness and everyday use.

Recently on the blog, we’ve shared some of the best ways to use lavender oil and peppermint oil. So today, we wanted to talk about another versatile oil – lemon oil!

Lemon oil is one of the most popular oils worldwide, for good reason. Lemon oil is renowned for its cleansing, purifying and invigorating properties, and can be used for everything from mood boosting and motivation, to household cleaning and digestion.

If you’re interested in learning more about lemon oil, keep reading for 8 amazing ways to put it to use!

Natural cleaning spray

Lemon oil is one of the best oils for chemical-free cleaning, while also offering antibacterial protection.

You can make your very own natural household cleaner by mixing ¼ cup of white vinegar, 1 ½ cups distilled water and 25 drops of lemon oil in a spray bottle.

Simply shake to combine to create an everyday cleaning spray for counters, benchtops and other surfaces!

Detox and digestion

Lemon oil is known for its strong cleansing and regenerating properties, making it the perfect essential oil for detoxing the body.

Simply add 2 drops of high-quality lemon oil to a glass of cool water and drink daily. This routine can also help to soothe digestive issues like bloating, discomfort and constipation.

Mood-boosting and motivation

Nothing quite compares to the uplifting aroma of lemon oil!

This fresh citrus oil is the perfect natural pick-me-up, helping to improve your mood while also improving mental clarity and motivation. Add a few drops of lemon oil to your essential oil diffuser, and use daily to create an uplifting home environment.

Natural skincare

Lemon oil can help to nourish and hydrate dry or damaged skin, while also assisting with the prevention of acne. This versatile oil is known widely for having strong antioxidant properties, making it one of the best anti-aging oils for skin care, too.

For a nourishing face oil, fill a small glass bottle with 1.5 teaspoons of jojoba oil, 5 drops of lemon oil, and 5 drops of geranium oil. Massage gently into the skin each night after cleansing.

You can also use lemon oil to fight blackheads by creating a paste with 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 drop of lemon oil and 1 teaspoon of honey. After steaming your face with warm water, apply the paste to blackhead affected areas and wash off after 10 minutes!

Eliminate odours

The strong citrus scent and antibacterial properties of lemon oil can help to eliminate unwanted odours around the home.

Simply add a few drops of lemon oil to a spray bottle of distilled water for a cleansing room spray. Or, place an essential oil diffuser in the areas of your home that require the most refreshing, and diffuse lemon oil routinely throughout the day.

Strengthen nails

Lemon oil can help to strengthen weak or brittle nails when used daily. Massage lemon oil gently into your cuticles and over the surface of each nail to help strengthen their condition.

Fight cold and flu

Lemon oil is antibacterial and antiviral, making it helpful to keep handy for cold and flu season. When you start to feel symptoms of a cold, add 3 drops of lemon oil to a bowl of warm water and inhale for 10 minutes with a towel covering the head. This can help to ease blocked sinuses and sore throats.

Freshen laundry

Adding lemon oil to your laundry not only helps to freshen your clothes, but can also remove mildew and unwelcome smells. Simply add a few drops to your favourite detergent before washing!

You can view our full range of essential oils including lemon oil online here at Inspire Me Naturally, with AfterPay available on all purchases.

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