We make natural skincare

Home-made extracts; Vanilla, Almond and Orange.

Last December I made a few bottles of vanilla extract. One for my own use and the other as a gift. Today I’ve made more vanilla extract as well as a few bottles of almond extract and orange extract. I go through a fair bit of these three previously store bought essences. Good/natural essences aren’t […]

Read More…

Gardening in Style

I got all inspired yesterday after watching a documentary called GROUNDED. Long story short there are quite a few benefits from connecting with the earth or “grounding”. I fully subscribe to this idea, well, I am a gardener and without any doubt always feel recharged after working in the garden. The deeper belief here though […]

Read More…

Berry Oaty Muffins

I’ve been feeding quite a crew for some time now as we have some major building/creative projects going on. Most recently the insulation and ceiling of my house. It’s a half round barn so not a particularly easy task, let alone whilst still living and operating within the house. Let’s just say it’s been an […]

Read More…

Homemade Toothpaste

Since I was a little girl, I have had a total aversion to commercial toothpaste. I think my dad put me on to using salt way back then so that’s what I used. Once I discovered alternative “healthy” toothpastes I used those. Even better I’ve finally made my own. There’s no hidden nasties and it […]

Read More…

Old-fashioned Bottled Cream of Tomato Soup

Bottled sunshine, that’s what this is. I make and preserve this soup in late summer/early autumn when tomatoes are sweet, plentiful and cheap. Better still if you can grow your own. A perfect lunch on a cold winter day served with cheese toasties. To make it worth your while (and it is definitely worth it) […]

Read More…