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NATURALLY SCENTED PLAY DOUGH

Eleanor Ozich ECO-FRIENDLY LIVING LIVING WITH LESS WASTE SMALL PLEASURES

NATURALLY SCENTED PLAY DOUGH

  Play dough is one of those things that many people buy in stores, however, most don’t realise how easy it is to whip up at home. In this recipe, I’ve coloured the dough using natural dyes made from fruit and vegetables, each colour is also scented with a few drops of essential oil, such as lemon, vanilla and lavender.  As their little hands shape, roll and mould their own creations, the oil diffuses in to the air, making the most beautiful, sensory experience. Here's a few natural dyes I've been playing around with: Light pink - Place one cup raspberries...

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MAKE YOUR OWN DRIED STOCK

Eleanor Ozich ECO-FRIENDLY LIVING LIVING WITH LESS WASTE RECIPES

MAKE YOUR OWN DRIED STOCK

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TEA TREE SPRAY FOR MOULD AND MILDEW

Eleanor Ozich CLEANING

TEA TREE SPRAY FOR MOULD AND MILDEW

We've had plenty of rain over the past few weeks, and whilst it might be good for the garden, there's a damp feeling in our home that I'd rather do without! Mould is starting to appear behind doors and in wardrobes, a common story in households at this time of the year, I'm sure. I've been combating it with a natural tea tree oil spray and it's working wonders. This essential oil has powerful anti-fungal properties, and you'll be happy to know it also helps to kill the spores and prevent future growth. To make, fill a small glass bottle with water...

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MAKE YOUR OWN PERFUME BALM

Eleanor Ozich BEAUTY

MAKE YOUR OWN PERFUME BALM

Compose your very own signature scent with homemade perfume balm, it’s wonderfully simple to prepare, and can be made at home with only a handful of natural ingredients. I personally find most commercially made perfumes to be overwhelming, their fragrance cloying and artificial. One look at their ingredient list does nothing to improve my opinion, either. Once you’ve started making your own, you’ll be pleased to learn how heavenly it can be. Your homemade blend can be as simple or as complex as you choose, it’s all about developing your own personal scent profile that’s unique to your senses. You...

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A GUIDE TO EDIBLE FLOWERS / LUNCH LADY BLOG

Eleanor Ozich FLOWERS GARDENING

A GUIDE TO EDIBLE FLOWERS / LUNCH LADY BLOG

I've got a neat post for you today. It's one I put together for the Lunch Lady blog, and it's all about edible flowers, their unique flavour characteristics and ideas on how to use them. These pretty little things can bring a lovely sense of colour to baked goods, frozen treats or most things, really. Imagine a crisp garden salad, with tangy vinaigrette, coloured with bright nasturtiums, or a lemony almond cake topped with lightly whipped cream and a simple arrangement of purple pansies. You might be surprised to know that many flower varieties are edible, and who knows? they might already be...

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