Wild Remedies – Red Poppy Glycerite

A few years ago, I decided to try to grow vegetables in my garden. We went to a great deal of effort digging out a little plot and adding compost to it, picking which vegetables we were going to grow and lovingly planting them.. then I’m not sure…

Every Day Natural Beauty Products

I am really enjoying making my own beauty products at the moment, its so exciting trying out new recipes and making remedies from essential oils and from plants that I’ve grown in the garden. I love the little glass jars with hand written labels that seem to be…

Natural Soothing Remedies for Summer Skin

We’re having such a beautiful summer here, with so much sunshine! I usually buy a bottle of sun lotion each year which gets used a couple of times and then put away in a drawer ready for the next sunny day which never seems to arrive, but not…

Mama and Belle Juliette Teething Necklace

Teething necklaces are absolutely amazing. If you’re a Mama of very small children, you’ll know that necklaces are something that are grabbed and chewed regularly, so delicate silver chains and strings of pearls are not very practical. But as I am always saying, it is so…

Vegan Lemon Cake with Lemon Essential Oil

This was a recipe that turned out so well I made it twice, just to check it wasn’t a fluke. I just couldn’t believe that the ingredients I used made such a delicious cake! It’s only recently that I’ve become a fan…

Hay Fever Remedies from Nature

Another effect of high summer with it’s beautiful blue skies and warm sunshine can often be a high pollen count, which for many of us means hay fever. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollens which can cause cold like symptoms including a runny nose, sneezing, itchy…

Elderflower and Strawberry Ice Lollies

Happy Midsummer! It’s certainly been feeling like it here this week, with our usual grey and cloudy weather making way for a heatwave and clear blue skies every day. We’ve had a  bit of a different sort of week as my eldest was sent home from…

Female Entrepreneur Week 2017

The Oxford English Dictionary defines an entrepreneur as “A person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.” I’ve definitely been there and done that.. ten years ago I set up my own candle and soap making business…

Making breakfast beautiful with La Juniper – and delicious homemade granola

A dinner party, coffee, tea, Sandwich, or supper, all may be In their way pleasant. But to me Not one of these deserves the praise That welcomer of new-born days, A breakfast, merits; ever giving Cheerful notice we are living Another day refreshed by sleep, When its festival we…

How to make rose flower water

I am so happy that it’s rose season again. There isn’t much to dislike about a rose, they’re one of my (many) favourite flowers, and the showier, the pinker, and the more fragrant the better! Last summer I wrote a post just about how…