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Rich Moisturising Cream

Rich Moisturising Cream

You can spend a small fortune splashing out on hand cream – essentially, though, they all contain the same ingredients and do the same job – rehydrating the skin. City Cottage’s Diana Peacock makes a rich moisturising cream that uses beeswax and pure rose oil. An ingredient which is expensive but gives a luxurious finish […]

How to Make Perfume

How to Make Perfume

Here’s some instructions for making your own, unique, light scent. Do use brown bottles to store your perfume and invest in plastic pipettes as well as 100% vodka at 37.5% vol to use for the base and distilled water. Plus you’ll need various essential oils. See also: https://homefarmer.co.uk/how-to-make-real-soap/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/how-to-make-natural-beauty-treatments/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/make-your-own-radox/   Distilled water is available […]

By March 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to make Dishwasher Tablets

How to make Dishwasher Tablets

This ‘recipe’ makes at least 50 tablets. Do leave them out to dry thoroughly – this can take 48 hours. When I made my first batch I thought they had dried out after 2 hours. They quickly crumbled and got sticky in the jar. If this does happen you can pack it back in the […]

By February 23, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Natural Beauty Treatments

Natural Beauty Treatments

…because you’re worth it writes Diana Sutton in this round up of moisturisers, scrubs and cleansers using everyday ingredients found in the kitchen. See Also Homemade Hand Cream Making Real Soap Make Your Own Radox   Cleansing If you have a dry skin I find coconut oil and a drop of lavender oil massaged into […]

By February 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Home Made Household Cleaners – 10 that Work

Home Made Household Cleaners – 10 that Work

Seren Evans-Charrington picks some of her favourite effective natural cleaners from times gone by. We have put together a list of the best 10 Home Made Household Cleaners. SEE ALSO: How to Make Your Own Washing Up Liquid Make Your Own Dishwasher Powder How to Remove Stains How to Make Beeswax Furniture Polish Home Made […]

By January 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Make Your Own Radox

Make Your Own Radox

Tired, achy bones and joints after a hard day’s graft in the garden? Try this recipe to make your own Radox See also: How to Make Real Soap Easy Liquid Hand Soap   INGREDIENTS 150g Epsom salts 300g coarse sea salt 1–10ml of fragrance or essential oils   A Word of Warning about Colours If […]

By October 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Easy to Make Liquid Hand Soap

Easy to Make Liquid Hand Soap

This easy to make liquid hand soap takes under 10 minutes to make and is a great way of using up those scraps of soap you don’t want to throw away but they are just too little to use. Choose your scraps wisely though – a little bit of colour combination is required – otherwise […]

By April 27, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
How to Make Real Soap

How to Make Real Soap

Home Farmer reader Helen Cunnie takes away the smoke and mirrors all too often attached to so-called ‘real’ soap making and shows us how to make real soap. Soap was traditionally made from animal fat and the method is known as ‘cold process’, a reaction between fat and lye, with lye being caustic soda, which […]

By January 21, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
Homemade Hand Cream

Homemade Hand Cream

We asked reader Lynn Huggins-Cooper for her recipe for homemade hand cream. This recipe is especially good for hands left battered and bruised after gardening or during winter. This preparation is invaluable for all sorts of aches and scrapes – so it’s perfect for chapped, scraped gardening hands. Ingredients 2oz beeswax 10 capsules of vitamin […]

By January 15, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

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