Face and body scrubs – homemade

I often talk about my passion for homemade skin care. I give workshops and I tell whoever is interested what I use on my skin. Lately, I’ve noticed that more and more people also ask me about face and body scrubs. I’m not sure why that is but I thought I’d seize the opportunity and […]

How to make eco food wraps

Eco food wraps are a reusable, eco-friendly, and plastic-free alternative to glad wrap (a.k.a. cling wrap). They can be used for almost anything in your kitchen you would use plastic wrap for fruit and veggies, leftovers, bread, sandwiches, even cooked meat – you name it. And it’s just plain fun to wrap food in them.  The best […]

Coconut oil

Coconut oil as a skin care product is probably one of those oils you have heard about and maybe used. For my part, I was told to use it on my newborn daughter exclusively to treat nappy rash. It didn’t work as promised but coconut oil still remains one of the most affordable and available […]

Building a house – brainstorming insulation

The temperature is dropping here in Australia, we’re heading into winter. And, as in previous years, I’m getting upset by the day. You know why? It’s cold!!! I have lived in countries that have much lower winter temperatures than Australia yet I feel much colder here. It’s not a perception issue, it’s an issue of […]

General additives

I regularly give workshops on homemade face creams where I talk about additives, among many other things. These additives are specific to face creams but can be added to any homemade skin care product. They are generally easy to buy and they do not require any special equipment or extra attention. The only word of […]

Baking sourdough bread

I mentioned in my previous post that there are as many recipes for bread as there are bakers. Today, I want to share my method for making sourdough bread. But, I want to encourage you to look around at other recipes as well (I’ve included some resources at the bottom of this post) and find […]

Take them a meal

One of my friends had a baby last week. In the weeks leading up to her giving birth, a mutual friend asked me if I would consider joining their group of people bringing the new parents a meal. I instantly said yes because I absolutely love the idea!   When we needed support When we […]

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