DIY mould

DIY Kids Soap On A Rope

This recipe is a super easy and fun way to make soap on a rope using a bar of grated Dr. Bronners Peppermint Soap, coconut oil, cornflour, water, and essential oils. The mould I used was quite large; it may be easier to make slightly smaller soaps. There is a good selection of moulds, string, and raffia at Look Sharp and …

Christmas mince tarts

Christmas Mince Pies

Making your own fruit mince is the key to melt in your mouth Christmas mince pies that everyone will love. Ready made mince from the supermarket often has bits of red and green jelly pieces which are artificially coloured and are meant to imitate cherries, instead this recipe uses pineapple and apricots to sweeten and bind the ingredients together. For …

witch hazel wipes

DIY Make Up Remover Wipes

These gentle DIY wipes are a delightful way to remove your make up. There are no harsh chemicals or alcohol-based astringents to dry out your skin, and with only four ingredients they are very easy to make. The natural solution smells wonderful, and the lovely soft wipes from Thinkwise are chemical-free and contain no parabens, petrochemicals, bleach, or phthalates. I’ve used Manuka …

sloppy joe wraps

Sloppy Joe Wrap Ups

  This is my version of a Sloppy Joe; an American dish that’s traditionally made in hamburger buns. This lighter vegetarian version is a little less sloppy, has half the carbs of the original version, and is a quick, easy, filling lunch in the weekend when you’ve got lots of hungry mouths to feed. The recipe uses the vegetarian mince …

lavender soap

How To Make Your Own Soap

I love this humorous, inspirational story from A Home Companion about the first time Wendyl made soap, am definitely going to give this recipe a try. If you or anyone you know suffers from skin allergies making your own soap is one way you can be sure that the soap you are rubbing on your skin is free from added fragrance and …