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Wendyl's Green Goddess

Rose combo back by popular demand.

This very popular  rose spray cleaner is only available for a limited time combined with the ever popular rose laundry powder. Normal price $24.50 you get them both for just $19.95 plus postage.  Leave your kitchen and laundry smelling divine when you use these products. (Please note the rose spray doesn't have a proper label which is why we are selling it at a special price).
The spray cleaner is made out of nothing but water, baking soda, castile soap and essential oils. And the laundry powder is made of baking soda, washing soda, castile soap and essential oils.
You only need 1 Tbs per wash of this concentrate and each tub has enough to do 33 washes. Safe for people with skin allergies, no chemical residue left behind in the clothes, soft and gentle. Can be used in front loaders and great for general washing or use as a pre-wash soak. This will not foam, as it has no chemicals added to it to make it do so. It's never been easier to be 100% clean and green. As with all our products the recipe is on the label to encourage you to refill yourself.
To start shopping click here.

Haven't bought my new book yet?

If you  want to buy my new book you can get a signed copy and a free Bitch and Famous, my memoir of the time I spent editing women's magazines, for just $29.95 by clicking here.

At last I've worked out how to put a gift certificate on my website. I've had so many requests to do this from people who have friends or family who love my products but don't know what they would like or need when it comes to buying them a present. This is easy to do. Click on the button above which will take you to my home page. In the far right is a similar button. This will take you to Paypal, you choose the amount, type in the recipient's email address and send it off to them. They can use it on our Shop Now page, but they do need to register with Paypal which is safe and easy to do. 

Save $29.40 and buy our Starter Pack.

This is our most popular product at the moment because it's perfect for people who want to try the Wendyl's Green Goddess products for the first time and as a gift. You can even take out a few products for yourself before you gift it on! You'll get six products for just $55.80. The full price is $85.20 so you are saving a massive $29.40. We can't keep it at this price for long so get in quick.
You'll get:
1 Peppermint Paste (our bestseller)
1 Rose Laundry Powder
1 Blueing Powder
1 Spray Cleaner
1 Glass Cleaner
1 Mould Magic
All for just $55.80. Click here to buy.

My Books

My new book Mother's Little Helper - an old-fashioned guide to raising your baby chemical-free is out now. Click here to buy a signed copy and receive a free Bitch and Famous, my memoir about my time editing women's magazines (so long ago now!). To read about  my other books click here  

My Products

My Wendyl's Green Goddess business is nearly two years old and we now have a range of 21 natural cleaning products all made out of easy to understand, 100% natural ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, washing soda and essential oils. All have the recipes on them to encourage people to make and refill themselves. I didn't mean to start this business but one day a friend sat me down and told me to make them for people like her who were too busy to do it. And so these products were born and I thank all my loyal customers for making this a great little business. We're not making a profit yet but it pays for itself and that's fantastic.
To see all my products please go here to the Shop Now page of my website. 

What shops stock your products?

We are now stocked in 29 shops throughout New Zealand and working hard to get into more. To find out if a store near you is selling my products click here to go to my website retailers page. And please if you would like us stocked near you email us at with the name of the shop and a contact and we'll send them a pack and tell them their customers are demanding they stock us!

Look out for me
Read my columns in the Herald on Sunday, New Zealand Woman's Weekly, Weekend Herald and NZ Gardener. Listen to me on NewstalkZB on Fridays at 8.15am with Jeremy Wells and Mike Hosking and Saturday mornings at 11.15 with Paul Holmes. For NewstalkZB frequencies click here. 

Christmas gift ideas, rose special is back and let's see if we can get 8000 subscribers

First of all thank you to all of you for your lovely emails with suggestions for poor old Shirl. She's a lot better thanks largely to the raw food diet I think and also some supplements I have her on. I loved all your recipes and ideas and my favourite is giving her a pilchard (the ones in the supermarket freezer for bait) every day. What a brilliant way to get fish oils into her and she just loves her fish dessert after she's had her raw meat sausages. 

Also thanks to all the gorgeous mothers who turned up to my local Nature Baby in Grey Lynn last week to hear me talk about Mother's Little Helper and demonstrate how to make natural baby wipes. It was so lovely to see such eager young women keen to hear how they can make their lives a little more chemical-free. And apologies to anyone who turned up to see me at Orewa Paperplus last Wednesday. They thought I was coming at 11 and  I was there at 1.30pm. We had a great afternoon session though.

Christmas Gift Idea

While you're reading this I'll be on holiday but  I have already started making lists of what I will make for presents this Christmas. In our huge family this is the first year we are doing Secret Santa so that will make things a little easier, and cheaper for our five kids! But I'll still be doing my herbed salt, chilli jam and green peppercorn mustard - recipes below if you haven't saved them from last year. I put these recipes in A Home Companion and still get rave reports for them from the people I have given them to and the people who have read the book and tried them out. I also found this great article about 20 things you can make in  jars for Christmas gifts. Don't laugh. When you have an obsession for collecting old jars like I have this sort of thing comes in very handy and I have to say they are very creative particularly the photo displays and the chocolate muffin bread. 

Give a Goat

I wrote a column in the Herald on Sunday recently about how my neighbours had a goat and how I wanted one. It had a big reaction and you can read it here . Someone tweeted to say you can train goats like dogs and they cuddle like cats, someone sent me to a cruetly free goat site but the best suggestion was to give a goat for Christmas through Goats are  a perfect gift to give to families in developing countries, because as hearty livestock, they provide a lasting source of nutrition and income for entire communities – a past goat-gifting programme by ChildFund was shown to lower the local child malnutrition rate from 20% to 0, while also helping boost household income by 65%.The goats ChildFund provide to families come with training in animal husbandry, and access to vet services. Quite interesting that when a pair of goats is sent to a family, it is the woman of the house who cares for them and is taught breeding.

Rose Special is Back

You may remember a while ago I put out a limited edition of rose spray cleaner. I have since kept making it for myself and have recently had lots of emails asking for more as people who bought it have run out. So by popular demand the rose spray cleaner (it doesn't have a proper label so is cheaper than the usual spary cleaner) and the rose laundry powder are back for just $19.99, see top left for details. 

Christmas Preserve Recipes

Get cooking now and tuck these away for Christmas gifts. 
Chilli Jam
4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and chopped
3 fresh chillies, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
50 ml red wine vinegar
500g tomatoes, chopped fresh or tinned will do
1 tablespoon fish sauce
75g brown sugar or palm sugar
1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder
handful of coriander, chopped
In a food processor or mortar and pestle, grind the garlic, ginger, chillies, cumin, mustard seeds and red wine vinegar to a paste. Transfer to a heavy bottomed saucepan, then add the tomatoes, fish sauce, sugar and turmeric.
Simmer over a low heat for 40 minutes until it resembles a sauce. Fold through the coriander at the last minute and put into jars while hot.

Herbed Salt
4 heaped tablespoons fresh rosemary
4 heaped tablespoons fresh thyme
2 heaped tablespoons fresh oregano or marjoram
12 peeled garlic cloves
500 grams sea salt
Finely chop the herbs and garlic.  Mix with salt in a large bowl and let stand for 24 hours at room temperature to dry out. (the smell in your kitchen is amazing!) Place in an airtight container. Use this salt to season pasta sauces, sprinkle on tomatoes on toast but it is best sprinkled on steak before cooking and patted all over a chicken before roasting with a bit sprinkled inside. 
Green Peppercorn Mustard
½ cup yellow mustard seeds
2 tablespoons green peppercorns, rinsed (you can buy big jars of these at Asian supermarkets, bulk bin stores and Indian grocers)
2 cloves garlic, crushed.
½ cup oil
1 cup white wine vinegar (tarragon or rosemary are good too)
1 teaspoon salt.
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and leave to stand in a cool place for two days. Don’t leave it any longer, as I once did, or it goes off and tastes dreadful! In a blender mix the mustard until you have a coarse paste. You may need to do this in batches. Mix the blended mustard well and spoon into small, clean jars. Melt over some sealing wax, filling right to the top of the jar. 

While I'm Away

As I'm writing this newsletter it is scheduled to go out to 7978 wonderful people who form a strong Green Goddess community and I know from the emails you send that you love to share the recipes and information with your friends and that there are an increasing number of international followers. I'm going to challenge you to forward it to a few friends and let's see if we can get it up to 8000 which is a huge number for a community of like minded people. And thank you to all 7978 of you for being such an enthusiastic audience every Thursday!


I've spent years testing this oxygen soaker and stain remover and I'm so glad to finally put it on the market. The  secret ingredient is sodium percarbonate which is powdered hydrogen peroxide bleach which breaks down in the environment to oxygen and water. This is mixed with soda ash and works wonders on whites and stains. You can even make a stain removing paste by mixing with a little water. This 1kg jar will keep you in soaker for ages and costs just $19.95. Click here to buy for your whites and remember all my products come with a recipe on the label so that you can refill yourself. 

Baby Mild Laundry Powder Concentrate

Fragrance-free and safe and soft for baby like all my laundry powders this uses Dr Bronner's Baby Mild castile soap which contains olive, hemp, coconut, and jojoba oils. Just 1 Tbs per wash does the trick for baby's clothes and nappies and there won't be any chemicals left in them to agitate their sensitive skin. Can be used in front or top loaders. 500g for just $16.95. And remember all my products come with the recipe printed on the label so that you can refill yourself. Click here to buy now. 

Baby Mild Laundry Liquid

Made to the same recipe as our ever popular lavender laundry liquid but without any fragrance added. This wonderfully gentle liquid is just the thing for washing delicate woollens and baby clothes. We use Dr Bronners Baby Mild liquid soap which has olive, hemp, coconut and jojoba oils. Each 2 litre bottle will last for ages and costs just $19.95. To buy click here. And remember all my products come with the recipe on the label so that you can refill yourself. 

Baby Wipe Kit

Some supermarket baby wipes have the chemical iodopropynyl butylcarbamate in them which is a preservative which is banned in products that can be inhaled. How many times have you wiped your baby's nose with a baby wipe? This kit will set a new mother up with a wonderful NZ designed BPA free Click Clack cube (1 litre) which has a lid you can take off and on with one hand 
while the other holds baby. You fold into the cube kitchen towels or cloths and dampen them with the Baby Wipe Solution (500ml) which contains nothing but water, rosewater (antiseptic and anti-bacterial) and witchhazel (soothing for itchy, inflamed skin). Put the lid back on and you are set to go. Keep refilling as you run out, the solution will make more than four cubes worth. Kit costs just $29.95 and makes a great easy gift for new mums. Click here to buy. *Kitchen towels in picture not included. 

Baby Wipe Solution

If you already have an airtight container and some kitchen towels, now you just need the baby wipe solution. Each 500ml bottle contains nothing but water, witchhazel and rosewater. Witchhazel is antiseptic and soothing for inflamed skin and we source this without added preservatives. Rosewater is a wonderful antiseptic and anti-bacterial and we source this from a New Zealand supplier who adds no preservatives. This is wonderful as a refreshing face or hand cleanser as well. Each bottle costs $15.00 and you can click here to buy. Remember all our products come with the recipe on the label so that you can refill yourself. Click here to buy now.

Lotus Oils

Our Coconut Virgin Oil is grown organically in the Pacific Islands. With a beautiful Coconut smell this oil is lovely on the skin and is great for making your own sunscreen. We have it on special this week for just $5 for 100g. Click here to buy now.
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