Homemade Natural Yoghurt

A big part of regaining gut health is eating a diet filled with plenty of probiotics, one way to do this is to make your own yoghurt, there’s a lot of different ways you can do this. You can order a starter or use a commercial yoghurt as your starter and use a crockpot, dehydrator, yogurt maker or your oven …

 

household fly

 

Make Your Own Fly Spray

  In my relentless quest for a fly free home, I’ve been trying different natural solutions. The Fly Sphere I shared a couple of weeks ago works very well, but you do need light for it to be effective. I’ve tried making flypaper with golden syrup and sugar, and I have put pots of mint around the place as that …

 

zucchini loaves

 

Tricia’s Lemon Zucchini Loaf

Delicious, healthy and packed full of goodness straight out of the garden, this recipe from Tricia of Naturally by Trisha – creator of the fabulous range of healing balms that we sell – has shared her recipe for the best ever  home made Lemon Zucchini Loaf. “Every gardener has a glut of zucchini and/or scallopini at this time of the …

 

basil pesto

 

Basil Pesto On A Budget

Who doesn’t love basil pesto? It’s one of my favourite sauces. It’s so full of flavour, you only need a little, which is fortunate as it’s rather pricey. One tiny little tub (100g) from the supermarket is around $5.00 and does not last long at all in our house; it also does not taste nearly as good as homemade pesto. …

 

toasted muesli & smoothie

 

Recipe: Low Fat Toasted Muesli

If you’ve always wanted to eat toasted muesli which isn’t laden with oil then this is the recipe for you. Originally this recipe had 1½ cups of oil and 1 cup of honey! But that has been substantially reduced and replaced with apple juice, which works really well. You only need a little bit of this to fill you up, …

 

spray bottle

 

Bergamot & Lavender Air Freshener

If you can’t find the ingredients on that can of air freshener or gel deodoriser, why would you use it? This recipe uses essential oils that not only perfume your home but also carry mood-enhancing benefits and can treat symptoms of fatigue, stress. and depression. It’s a great alternative way to keep your kitchen and bathroom smelling good and let …

 

shaver, brush and cream

 

DIY Coconut Hemp Shaving Cream

Have you looked at the back of a shaving foam label lately? TEA-Stearate, Isobutane, Laureth-23, Tocopheryl Acetate, Capric Triglyceride, and Butane, Propane are just some of the nasty ingredients contained in the aerosol can of Sensitive Nivea Men Shaving Foam that I picked up. If you’d rather your man didn’t put this foamy chemical concoction on his face, there are plenty of …

 

gourd santa

 

Make A Gourd Into Santa

I have very fond memories of Dad growing an array of interestingly shaped gourds and drying them so we could seal, paint and display them. This was one of the many things he found for us to keep entertained around home as things were very different than they are today; no cell phones, iPads, or laptops, and our TV was kept …

 

english muffins

 

Best Ever English Muffins

Homemade English muffins are such a treat! This year on Christmas Day we are having brunch instead of dinner, and this recipe of Wendyl’s from our archives will be perfect to serve. What could be better than delicious soft white muffins straight off the griddle with home made berry jam and mock cream. It is thought that English muffins may go …