EnsoPet How-To Guide

No need for single-use ‘doggy’ bags when you can install your own EnsoPet waste composter and improve your soil too!

Quick overview

Bury the EnsoPet composter in the garden so just the lid is visible and the inside is free of soil. Use the tongs provided to drop your pets waste into the composter then sprinkle over the starter bran. The micro-organisms do their magic breading down the waste quickly so that it should take months or years to completely fill (depends on the amount of waste your animals produce). If it does fill, cover over with soil and start again in a new location. Easy

The Full Details

  1. Clip together the four sides to create a cylinder with no bottom.
  2. Dig a hole 40cm wide and 40cm deep away from edible plants.
  3. Place the EnsoPet composter in the hole and backfill with soil around the outside.
  4. Use the tongs to drop in your pet waste as needed and lightly sprinkle around 20g of starter bran per 100g waste (this is a rough guide, no need to weigh out your pets waste).
  5. Seal with the lid until you need to add more. Best if you are able to do this in small batches rather than a big load all in one go.
  6. The system needs to be kept moist so if it starts to dry out then add a little water when you are caring for your garden.

The micro-organisms remediate any pathogens in your pet waste as well as improving your soil. If you have large pets or particularly poor soil you may benefit from setting up two systems simultaneously. You can also add dry leaves, fine bark, spent potting mix to your composter if desired.


Cleansing Face Mask

Cleansing face masks are a great way to keep your skin healthy as well as taking some time out of your day for yourself.

Rose face mask recipe:

A tablespoon of White Kaolin clay ( you may need to add a little more or a little less)

A few drops of rose water (DIY by simmering rose petals in water for 20 mins) or plain water

Mix until all clumps are dissolved and it is a paste-like consistency.

Apply to your face with a brush or your hands. Leave on for 15 mins and then rinse off with water.


Wattleseed and macadamia biscuits

Ingredients 
100g butter

2 tbsp golden syrup

4 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp ground wattleseed

1/2 cup of rolled oats

1/3 cup of macadamia nuts, chopped

2 cups of plain flour


Method
⭐️ Preheat oven to 220C

⭐️ Melt butter, golden syrup, sugar and wattled in a saucepan over low heat

⭐️ Mix oats with chopped macadamia nuts and flour in a bowl then add wet ingredients

⭐️ Mix until combined. Add a small amount of water to the mixture so it is still crumbly

⭐️ Roll into small balls and press flat on a baking tray

⭐️ Bake for 10 mins or until lightly golden 


The whole family will love them!


The Humble Bread Roll

Ingredients 
 
10g of yeast 
600g of bread mix  (I have used the mixed grain bm) 
360g of water
 
Method
 
Add all the ingredients in a bread maker or thermomix (select dough and mixed grain options), or mix and kneed by hand.
 
Once the dough is made and rested, roll the dough into the desired sizes and cook for 30 mins at 180 C.
 
Super easy and delicious!
They are also great to make in bulk and freeze.

Rose Petal Bath Salts

Rose petals can be used for so many different things.

You can use them to make rose water, make a romantic bath, you can cook with them, make tea and potpourri mix.

 

You can also make bath salts.

 

Ingredients

1 cup of epsom salts

10-20 drops of essential oil of your choice

1/4 cup pink lake salt

1/2 cup of rose petals 

 

Method

In a glass bowl mix epsom salt and essential oil.

Stir until there are no clumps and the oil has been absorbed.

Stir in the pink lake salt and rose petals.

Keep in an air tight jar. 


Chia Pudding Recipes

Chia pudding is a crowd pleaser for breakfast, dessert or even just a snack!

 

So for this weeks recipe we though we would share three of our favourites!

 

 

Ingredients 

 

 

1 1/2 cup of milk of choice 

(For choc and cherry we used chocolate almond milk)

1/2 cup of chia seeds

1-2 tbsp maple syrup 

1 tsp vanilla extract 

Fruit to serve 

 

 

Method 

 

In a mixing bowl add milk, chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla.

Stir to combine, you should feel the mixture start to thicken. 

You can add fruit into the mixture as well If you like. 

 

Pour into a jar or container and refrigerate over night, or at least 4 hours.

 

Top with fruit to serve!

 

*For apple and cinnamon add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to a small amount of hot water and stir until dissolved, then add this to the mixture 

 

TIP 

If you are making the chocolate and cherry pudding, you can replace some of the milk with some cherry juice if you are using canned cherries