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How to Make Rosehip Syrup

Whilst the winter chill arriving is not usually a cause for celebration, it does herald the beginning of rosehip picking season.  Rosehips are best harvested after a good frost. Collect them when they are fully matured and have reached their most vivid shade of red or...

How to Make Sage-Infused Honey

Sage Helps When You Have a Sore Throat I'm seeing a lot of colds and flu now that the weather is turning colder.  Sage is a wonderful herb that is at home in most sore throat remedies.  Research shows it's antibacterial activity is due to its thujone content so it's...

Turmeric Paste Recipe

  Here's a recipe for making your own turmeric paste.  This is great for your skin.  But remember, turmeric turns everything it touches a lovely warm yellow colour! Like this post? Please share the love:  

Essential Oils to Repel Mosquitos

The combination of warm weather and the lovely pond full of still water just outside my lounge door has become very enticing for mosquitos.  It makes it difficult to relax with the doors open onto our lovely garden. I've been researching essential oils that deter...

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

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 immersing...

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 Meadowsweet...

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...