DIY Karitane Ointment

This is an old, quintessential Kiwi favoute that has been used by generations of mothers. The chemist used to make it up for people, but I have found an old recipe and adjusted it. The original recipe uses petroleum jelly, which comes from a mineral source and supports the petroleum industry which is depleting the earth of its natural resources, …

hemp seed oil, manuka honey and a fresh egg ready to make a facelift mask

DIY Natural Facelift Mask

Is your skin in need of a pick-me-up? If so, this firming face mask that you can make at home is the way to go. The tightening effect helps to lift and smooth your skin whilst sloughing off dead skin cells, giving your complexion an all-over healthy glow. You can use this face mask weekly to give your skin a …

DIY Christmas Cleaning Paste

This lovely Christmas scented cleaning paste can be used all around your home to get marks off walls, make your bath and shower sparkle or get baked on gunk off pots and pans. One of my favourite ways to use it is on the shower glass, it helps to get those bothersome calcium deposits off and keep them away. Just wet …

DIY Foot Powder

Warmer weather equals hot smelly feet, especially when wearing shoes all day. This humid environment can contribute to athletes foot and the dreaded toenail fungus. The lavender and tea tree essential oils in this recipe both help to kill bacteria whilst the corn starch, baking soda and powder will soak up odours and help to keep your feet dry and …

DIY Aphid Spray

Aphids comes from the Aphididae Family. They are incredibly common sap suckers and as they feed they can spread diseases and weaken the strength of your plants. They also reproduce a lot faster in the warmer months. To prevent them, try planting flowers like alyssum and borage around the garden as these help attract insects that will prey on aphids. Marigolds …