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How to Make Natural Beeswax Furniture Polish Cleaning out my desk last weekend I came across an old programme for the Isle of Man Beekeepers Annual Convention. I was about to recycle it but thought I must have kept it for some reason… After a flip through I remembered why: there were several recipes at the back including those for various household products and confectionery using honey and beeswax. A perfect find for a rainy day. The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets – Industrial Management Manostaxx The text that follows is owned by the site above referred. Here is only a small part of the article, for more please follow the link SOURCE: Like this: Like Loading...

Handmade Calendula, Oats, & Honey Body Cream Recipe The weather on the Isle of Man over the past few weeks has been hot, then rainy, then windy, then back to being sunny again. It’s nice to have a bit of moisture for growing plants but the constant change is hard on your skin, and can leave it feeling chapped, dry, and in some cases burned. The simplest remedy to treat environmental damage is to moisturise it with protective cream.

DIY Mosquito Repellent That Really Works It’s that outside time of year. Which means that we humans must do battle with public enemy number one. That’s right; the mighty mosquito. You’ll want a good mosquito repellent. Prepping for a work day in Waipi‘o Valley, we were warned about the mosquito population and strongly encouraged to bring mosquito repellent. While I know the commercial bug repellents work, I’m not exactly a fan of rubbing DEET and other chemicals on my skin. All Natural Vick's Vapo Rub Recipe Ugh, it’s cold and flu season. I have a rotten cold which is why I haven’t been around as much. I suppose it’s not a terrible time of year to snuggle in and watch about 20 movies (give or take) but when you are hit hard and need a little relief from chest pain and cough there is nothing like camphor and menthol, otherwise known as the active ingredients in commercially purchased vapor rubs.

Last Minute Gift Idea: Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm I love making homemade gifts. The love that goes into creating a gift with your own hands makes it so special and personal. This time of year, lip balm is a gift you can’t go wrong with – it makes for a perfect gift topper or stocking stuffer that is oh so usable. This recipe for peppermint lip balm is easy and all natural, and the end result is perfect for the cold winter months ahead. Lavender Sleep Balm to Ease Your Dreams A few nights ago, I woke with a start. It was 3 AM and my mind had just recalled an important task for the following day. I tossed and turned, trying to find the restful sleep I had been jolted from, but it was useless: my mind now raced with to-dos, lists and errands that had to be done. While sleep hasn’t been eluding me as much over the past few months, this habit of worrying over little things right before bed — and in the middle of the night — is one I’ve never been able to break. The next day, determined to get a good night’s sleep I whipped up this lavender-infused sleep balm.

Hydrating Face Mask With Ylang Ylang, Rose, & Clary Sage Isn’t it so wonderful to wake up to naturally smooth, hydrated skin in the morning? Come wintertime, it seems that mornings like these are few and far between. A few days ago, I woke up feeling in dire need of a hydrating face mask. So I whipped out a pen and paper and came up with my dream concoction. I bring you: The Ultimate Hummusbird Hydrating Face Mask. (Hehe, that’s me.) DIY Cracked Foot & Heel Salve Recipe Last night I heard rain and lightning and *thunder* for the first time in literally MONTHS! What does this mean to me? Oh, how I look forward to spending more time outside very soon…basking in the sun, getting in some excellent Earthing while turning the soil for my garden, and just enjoying the days spent outside playing with my toddler and hubby. After a long, cold, snowy winter, I am craving the sun and vitamin D (making sure I apply a bit of DIY sunscreen lotion to my nose and shoulders). Another thing that comes with spring, since you know that I like to keep it real with you, is getting my body back into shape for the new clothing I’m excited to get back on my body. My long hippie skirts don’t ever go out of style all winter long, but shorter ones do make a reappearance (so I must shave those legs just a bit more often).

DIY Plantain Salve {Soothes & Heals} Using herbs is one of my favorite and most cherished aspects of my #LifeFromScratch. What could be more empowering than using the gifts nature has to offer to heal, nourish, and protect yourself and your family? Herbs can be used as medicine, to ease anxiety, to clean your home, and even for beautifying. Seriously, what can’t herbs do? Plantain was one of the first medicinal herbs I ever used. My dad calls them “magic leaves” and taught me about how to use them for healing wounds and insect bites when I was very young.

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