A Bug Spray that Smells Great Too!

A Bug Spray that Smells Great Too!

How to Make an Insect Repellent that: is not full of synthetic ingredients, works and smells great That was my mission.   I needed an insect repellent to ward off bugs and creepy crawlies whilst I walked (and camped) from the Lizard in Cornwall to Lands End....
Make Your Own Anti-Allergy Ointment

Make Your Own Anti-Allergy Ointment

This works by creating a physical barrier between your nose and the pollen that’s flying around on the summer breeze. Ingredients 1g of beeswax 3mls of nettle infused oil 6mls of ribwort plantain infused oils Method (Bain Marie method) Sterilise your jars by...
Anti-inflammatory Joint Cream

Anti-inflammatory Joint Cream

Cold and damp weather can bring out those joint niggles.  Here’s a cream that is soothing and reduces inflammation.  It contains nature’s NSAID, meadowsweet, so avoid if you are allergic to aspirin. Ingredients 3g beeswax (grated or pellets) 15mls strong...
Cooling Joint Cream

Cooling Joint Cream

Ingredients: 30g comfrey cream 1ml arnica infused oil 1ml white willow (Salix alba) tincture 4 drops peppermint essential oil To make combine in a bowl until the cream, infused oil and essential oil are one.  Now, stir in the tincture until its combined well.  Store...
Warming Liniment

Warming Liniment

A liniment is an oil and tincture mixture.  It doesn’t contain an emollient so needs to be shaken thoroughly before applying. Ingredients: 4mls Horsechestnut 2mls Calendula infused oil 1ml St Johns Wort Oil 1ml Arnica infused oil 6 drops black pepper essential oil...
Comfrey and Rosemary Cream Recipe

Comfrey and Rosemary Cream Recipe

Here is my comfrey and rosemary cream recipe – it is a water and oil combination. Ingredients: 6g beeswax, 30mls of very strong Rosemary leaf decoction, 20mls Comfrey infused oil, 10mls Rosemary infused oil.   Method: Melt the beeswax and oil in a pyrex jug...