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MAKE YOUR OWN BEESWAX CANDLES

Eleanor Ozich AROUND THE HOME ECO-FRIENDLY LIVING PARENTING SMALL PLEASURES

MAKE YOUR OWN BEESWAX CANDLES

With just a few sheets of natural beeswax, and a spool of wick, you can easily make your own candles at home. The moment you pick up the beeswax and roll it gently in your hands, you’ll find it calms your mind, and arouses your senses. Take a moment to breathe in the heavenly aroma of honey, as the wax begins to soften from the warmth of your palms. What you’ll need:natural beeswax sheetsa spool of wickscizzorshair dryer Instructions: Cut the beeswax sheets in to the desired height of your candle, and then cut wicks about 1 cm longer than...

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RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES FOR LITTLE ONES

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RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES FOR LITTLE ONES

Rainy days can quickly leave kids feeling restless if stuck indoors, and with winter creeping in, you might like to have a few ideas up your sleeve for keeping them busy and entertained. Here's a few of our favourites that you might like to try. * Pick up a roll or two of coloured painters tape, and use it on the carpet to create roads, and mini cities for toy cars and blocks. * Create your own decorative posters or wrapping paper using cute wooden stamps (we got ours from Bohome + Roam, there's heaps to choose from!). Another idea is...

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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

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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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