Posts tagged homemade

A Renaissance of the Home

Back when I decided to shift the focus of this blog towards all things home-based, I explored renaming it. I went through all those usual clichés, like Home is where the heart is, and so on, but someone had always beaten me to it. At last I thought I had got a unique one in […]

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, […]

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 […]

Help! I’m allergic to lists.

  I have never favoured lists, but since marriage to my darling husband 10 years ago, my aversion has only grown.  Writing lists is, to him, as breathing oxygen.  He writes enough lists for me and our entire extended family too.  If only I could outsource my list requirements to him. Due to my allergic […]

Pinnies from Heaven

There is a wonderful lady, Sherry Hayes, who – although I have never met her – has been a great inspiration to me over the past couple of years.  I aspire to be a kind, patient, creative, organised and (above all else) loving mother, and she is providing real life examples to motivate and inspire.  […]

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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There's no place like home. Home is where the heart is. An Englishman's home is his castle. And so on. Cheesy cliches aside, we are nonetheless aiming for a renaissance of the home.

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