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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…

Handmade Aromatherapy Bath Melts for Festive Joy

When you choose joy, you feel good and When you feel good, you do good and When you do good it reminds others what joy feels like and it just might inspire them to do the same. Author Unknown I absolutely love giving gifts at Christmas. Last year I started…

Making Magical Incense for Samhain

Sweetly scented smoke, spiralling upward to the stars, Sun and Moon, is almost a universal feature of magical alters. It is linked with magic and religion as far back as can be traced. The earliest Witches and magicians threw fragrant herbs and woods onto fires or glowing embers to release…

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…

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…

Making a natural first aid kit with herbs and aromatherapy

As I write this, the sun is streaming in through the window as our precious summer is now with us. The perfect weather for shorts, t-shirts, and lots and lots of time outside with the little ones. Of course, lots of outdoor play with the little ones doesn&#8217…

The joy of sleep

This is a subject I’ve written about before, as it’s one that’s very close to my heart, as I’m sure it is for many parents of young children.. and that’s precious, precious sleep. When my eldest was a baby, I…

Superfood Green Breakfast Juice

Breakfast… the most important meal of the day. I often eat mine hours after I’ve got up, got the babies ready, done the nursery run, popped to the shops… by then I’m really craving some nutrition! I mentioned in my New Year Goals post…