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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…

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…

Handmade Rustic Lace Garland

I’ve always been a bit of a collector. When I was little I had a collection of erasers (I wonder what happened to those, I think erasers from the 80s are quite popular now!) I think it might run in the family. My Nana collected fridge magnets. My…

Handmade Coconut, Lavender and Chamomile Balm

Handmade Coconut, Lavender and Chamomile Balm

The scent of coconuts always reminds me of summer – sun lotion, pina coladas… mmm delicious! When Indigo Herbs asked me to create a recipe using a Summer Hero product, coconut oil had to be the one I went for. I’ve used coconut oil in recipes such…

Handmade Personalised Tree Ornaments

Handmade Clay Christmas Ornaments

One of my favourite things in the run up to Christmas is the opportunity to be creative, I love making gifts and decorations. These clay decorations have been on my ‘to make’ list since last year, so I’m glad I’ve finally got around to…

Favourite things from September

1. Roses. In particular, these beautiful pink roses that I picked up from Lidl at the beginning of September. They have been brightening my kitchen windowsill for three whole weeks and are only just going over. I always think that fresh cut flowers are such an extravagance, although a very…

Handmade Autumn Wreath

Blessed Mabon! Today is the Autumn Equinox, when day and night are of equal length. From now on the nights will grow longer and cooler, time for warm scarves and getting cosy by the fire in the evenings. I really like the idea of decorating the house for Autumn. It…