Posts tagged green

Homemade Toothpaste

Easy peasy toothpaste: free from all the nasties, great for cleaning your teeth and cleansing your gums. Just mix it all up in an espresso cup or ramekin, and it will last a couple of days or so. Make up a bigger batch to store in a clean tub. Be warned, it has a strong, […]

Dig For Victory 2015: A Time To Sow

It’s still very much a time to sow on our plot. This year we are following John Seymour’s recommendation, in his seminal Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency, to use a seed bed. This is new for us, but will save time and faff. Two of our veg beds are idle for a while longer until cucumbers, […]

Join The Revolution

  I’ve signed up for this completely free summit. I’m really not an online summit junkie. But I am just a bit crazy about essential oils right now, and not that knowledgeable yet! I am also so pleased that this one is guaranteed by the organisers to not be a bunfight over which brand of […]

DIY Lip Balm

This healthy, homemade lip balm is a doddle to make. And it’s so amazing – I put it on when I go to bed, and when I wake up it’s still on. It’s also fabulous for dry or chapped hands, stretch marks, etc. (Bullet-point list alert.) Here’s the equipment you will need: A small, clean […]

DIY Essential Oil Reed Diffuser

I love the smell, and health benefits, of essential oils. I’m not an aromatherapist (yet), and I don’t feel I can afford, or justify, the purchase of an electric diffuser (yet). So I was looking at the simple ones in the shop – where you stick a few reeds in a bottle. And they were […]

Healthy Homemade Eau de Toilette

  A couple of years ago I realised I had no idea what was contained in the perfumes soaking into my skin and bloodstream on a daily basis. I stopped using them, and switched to straight-up Body Odour, but it’s not as sweet smelling, and recently I finally got around to creating a replacement. You […]

Dig for Victory 2015 – Garlic and Shallots

The crocuses and irises at the top of our front lawn have emerged to signal the arrival of spring, aren’t they spectacular? This week we have all been helping to get things underway down on the farm – from the largest to the smallest.  Well, not so much the very smallest, unless you count eating […]

Coconut oil to relieve baby reflux/colic

I’m sure you’ve heard about coconut oil.  My mother-in-law gets full credit for introducing it into our household.  She eats it, drinks it, cooks with it, rubs it into wounds, probably bathes in it and washes the dishes with it, I shouldn’t wonder.  On a serious note though, I am grateful for her patient insistence […]

Healthy Homemade Anti-Bacterial Spray

We are always on the lookout for greener, healthier, cheaper alternatives to expensive, chemical products.  In our home we go through anti-bacterial spray cleaner like nobody’s business.  After all, it is a good chore for the four-year-old. My husband and mother-in-law are into their essential oils.  And I’m getting there! So without further ado, here’s […]

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