compost

Kitchen waste to liquid nutrients & compost

Wormeries turn your vegetable or fruit peelings, kitchen scraps and waste into wonderfully rich compost and a liquid nutrient-rich fertilizer to feed your plant pots, herbs, flowers, hedges, veggie patches or lawns. The liquid needs to be diluted general one...Read More

drying herbs

Basic Herbal Preparations

Infusion - is like making tea. Pour boiling water over dry or fresh leaves and/or flower heads. Leave to steep (soak) for about 10 to 15 minutes. Strain out the plant matter and use or drink. Infusions should be used...Read More

How to Make Natural Furniture Polish

How-to make natural furniture polish Last week I made my own furniture polish. One smells of citrus made with coconut oil and the other smells of cedar made with olive oil. Both work well and smell wonderful. As you can...Read More

recycled

Re-think, re-duce, re-cycle, & re-use

.Urgently Need to Rethink A failure to take these things seriously is going to pose a very real threat to our future and the health of generations to come. Much of our waste ends up being dumped where it’s broken...Read More

Air Fresheners – make your own natural

As far as air fresheners are concerned there are the toxic and the natural which one are you filling your home with? See article "Air Fresheners, the bad, the ugly " for information on the chemical toxic stuff click here....Read More

mason jar

Glass Mason Jars

The mason jar is a collective term for a certain type of jar originally for preserving and pickling and today the mason jar is used for just about everything, and I mean anything - storage for food or office stuff...Read More

Kitchen waste to liquid nutrients & compost

Wormeries,  turn your vegetable or fruit peelings, kitchen scraps and waste into wonderfully rich compost and a liquid nutrient-rich fertilizer to feed your plant pots, herbs, flowers, hedges, veggie patches or lawns. The liquid needs to be diluted general one...Read More

cayenne

Cayenne pain relieving oil, make your own

Cayenne fruit contains a plant compound called capsaicin it has the ability to block chemical messages in our bodies called substance P, that transmits the sensation of pain. This herb is very good for the aches and pains associated with...Read More

dried spices

Orris root powder and potpourri

Dried orris root smells like violets and is primarily used as a base for natural toothpaste, and as a fixative in perfumes to enhance other aromas. Can be used with other powders to make a talc-free body powder. An orris...Read More

calendula

Calendula (Marigold) Skin Healing

Calendula Calendula officinalis or marigold has great anti-inflammatory properties making it excellent for helping skin conditions like stubborn wound healing, ulcers, bed sores, nappy rash and a host of others. Calendula oil has such great healing, soothing and softening qualities...Read More