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Category: Natural Remedies

Chocolate Rose Love Elixir

There’s something wonderful about the idea of a love potion. A magical potion that can make someone fall in love with you, or act as an aphrodisiac. Well, I can’t promise you that with this Chocolate Rose Love Elixir, but I can promise you a deliciously…

Rich and Nourishing Moisturising Cream ~ Joyfully Vegan!

Happy New Year – and happy Veganuary 2018! I’m a big supporter of Veganuary. If you haven’t heard of it – Veganuary is a charity which encourages everyone to sign up and try Vegan for the month of January and beyond. When I decided to adopt…

Grapefruit and Mint Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub

I’m writing this post bundled up in a duvet in front of the fire – winter has definitely arrived here in the UK! We missed out on the snow here this week, but have certainly had the sub zero temperatures. Yesterday I took the babies on the Santa…

Wild Remedies – Self heal and Calendula cream

Have you noticed these pretty purple flowers popping up in lawns and grass verges? It’s called Prunella Vulgaris, and is also known as Self-heal, or all heal. It’s old common names included sicklewort, hook heal and carpenter’s herb. It flowers throughout early summer…

Frankincense Infused Oil

As I’ve been learning more about natural fragrancing, perfumery and aromatherapy using plants, and how essential oils are actually made. The majority of them are through a process called steam distillation, which is not something that can be done at home, much to my disappointment! Although, that said…

The healing power of Marigold (Calendula)

Marigold – This sunny little flower, the ‘merry buds’ of Shakespeare, was first used in Indian and Arabic cultures, before being discovered by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. The Egyptians valued the marigold as a rejuvenating herb, and the Greeks garnished and flavoured food with it’s…

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…

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…

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…

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…