Autumnal Etsy Finds

This September is so beautiful so far, we’ve had some lovely walks and my eldest loves pointing out the leaves falling from the trees, he finds it so exciting, ‘Another leaf! And another!’ He’s also enjoying throwing my squashes around the house as though…

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…

Handmade Autumn Mobile

One of the things that we love to do as a family is go on woodland walks, I’d say at least twice or three times a week. Frey, my two and a half year old loves to pick up souvenirs, and we’ve got a growing collection…

Autumn at Bliss Botanicals

Autumn is nearly here. According to the meteorological calendar it has already started.. on 1st September, but it officially starts at the Autumn equinox, when day and night are at equal length, which this year is on 22nd September. The Autumn Equinox is also known as Mabon, or the mid…

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…

Mint Choc Chip Nice Cream with Peppermint Vitality Oil

Last week I managed to over-buy bananas again. Sometimes my toddler loves them and will have one a day, other times he isn’t fussed, so I was left with a bowl of over ripe bananas. I often make a banana loaf with these, but this time I…

World Calligraphy Day 2017 – Win a Beginners Calligraphy Set

When we think of all the words we have available to us to read every day now, from letters on our computer screens, to books and magazines, it’s hard to believe that once everything was written by hand. Even the cursive handwriting with a fountain pen that I…

Five simple ways to live a greener life

  Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished – Lau Tsu This is a quote that I remind myself of pretty regularly these days. At the moment, I have two days a week in which to work and I have so much I would like to achieve with them…

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…