What’s Happening Down South
Here are some examples of the postal correspondence I receive every day since appearing on TV and in the Taranaki Daily News:
Hi Lyn, Good on you for letting everyone know your secret to success. It is always great to see when people share the secrets around. I have enclosed $10 for the recipes to some home cleaning products, especially washing powder. I thank you again.
Hi Lyn, Can you please send me your fab recipes.
Hi Lyn, Please find enclosed a $50 cheque and SSAE for the two books re: Baking Soda and White Vinegar and recipes. I am excited about this new opportunity to save $$$$. Thank you so much.
I have sent out over 500 recipe pamphlets and sold 300+ books. There has been 7pm class nearly every Tuesday night at my place since I started running them in early June. I’ve done 24 demonstrations and have about the same number coming up. Lynn Putt (7524033) has started MAKE homemade cleaning products classes in Coastal Taranaki and Colleen Hall (06 3670031) is teaching people in Levin/Horowhenua the MAKE money saving skills.
I have had the odd query from people using the home made cleaning products, mainly asking if the laundry powder is OK for front loaders? And what does it do to the septic tank? The respective answers being , yes fine for front loaders and, no problem the products are beneficial for septic tanks… but I have had no complaints, not one!! And I think that says a lot for these inexpensive simple concoctions of washing soda, baking soda, water and white vinegar, that with the right instruction can literally save thousands of dollars off your grocery bill.
Money saving aside, the planet will also benefit from less packaging and your life will have a lot less chemicals in it if you make your own toothpaste, hair wash, laundry powder, dishwashing stuff, deodorant, all purpose/window cleaner, oven cleaner, carpet cleaner, kitty litter, odor eater etc.
I recently flew to Invercargill to demonstrate these products at a Community Care fundraiser, sponsored by Farmers. A big crowd of Southlanders turned up (there was even a bus full of ladies)from Tuatapare) and were delighted to be in on the recipes. They were gutted there were no classes running down there (yet), so if you are near me or Lynn Putt, capitalise on these classes being in your back yard and book in. I will leave you with some positive feedback from Southland: Dear Lyn. I saw you on Campbell Live and since then have been dying to learn how you make all your household products, so I was delighted to attend your talk last night in Invercargill. Thank you for all your lovely information and recipes – I am going to start making everything this weekend. Best regards and once again – thanks.