How To: Body Scrub

Body Scrub Ingredients: 1 cup raw sugar 2 tbsp sea salt 1 tsp vanilla essence 1/2 cup coconut or almond oil 10-20 drops of essential oil of preference 1. Mix all ingredients and place in a sealed container. Please note: Use just before a shower to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin.   ++++++++++++ Make sure you… Continue reading How To: Body Scrub

Recipe: Orange and Cointreau Marmalade

Ingredients: 4 oranges 3 lemons juiced 1 liter purified water 1 kilo caster sugar 4 tbs Cointreau Method : Wash the oranges and juice them into a pot. Take out the seeds and put the pulp in a small muslin bag and place in pot. Shred the peel and add to pot. Add lemon juice… Continue reading Recipe: Orange and Cointreau Marmalade

How To: Make a Terrarium

Terrarium for a friend with succulents: black prince, violet queen and zebra plants. A Terrarium is a miniature indoor garden contained within a clear container which has been around since the mid 1800’s. How to make a Terrarium Ingredients Any clear glass container: fish bowl, vase, jar (note: containers used with a glass cover need less… Continue reading How To: Make a Terrarium

Recipe: Tina’s Honey Mead Recipe

  Tina’s Honey Mead Recipe Ingredients: ¼ cup of vodka; 1 packet wine yeast (don’t use bread yeast); 1 kg of raw honey (don’t use processed honey); 3 teaspoons lemon zest; 3 cinnamon sticks; 3 cardamom pods; 3 cloves; Water; Stockpot; Strainer; Funnel; Large jug or bottles; and Bottles with lids Method: Sterilise stock pot… Continue reading Recipe: Tina’s Honey Mead Recipe

Recipes: May Wine

Spring Wine aka May Wine Ingredients: 1 bottle White Wine (I prefer Moscato but Riesling is traditionally used); 1 bottle Champagne (pink can make the beverage visually appealing); 3 grams fresh Woodruff herb or ½ cup dried Woodruff herb; Woodruff herb flowers for garnish; 1 punnet of fresh Strawberries sliced in half: and ½ dozen… Continue reading Recipes: May Wine

Soap Making: Melt & Pour Process

How To Make Soap: Melt and Pour Process Method Ingredients: *Pyrex Measuring Jug (500ml to 1 litre ones are the best); *Long handled spoon (do not use wood but stainless steel is best); *Thermometer (long ones used to check milk heat for coffee frothing  is perfect but not essential); *Essential or Fragrant oils; *Melt and Pour… Continue reading Soap Making: Melt & Pour Process

Natural Cleaners: Four Thieves Vinegar

Four Thieves Vinegar Recipe (natural disinfectant/cleaning agent) Ingredients: * Vinegar (white wine or apple cider) – 2 litres * Wormwood (1 tablespoon) * Sage (1 tablespoon) * Marjoram (1 tablespoon) * Meadowsweet (1 tablespoon) * Campala Root (3 tablespoons) * Angelic Root (3 tablespoons) * Rosemary (3 tablespoons) * Horehound(3 tablespoons) * Champhor (3 tablespoons)… Continue reading Natural Cleaners: Four Thieves Vinegar