Hello all, this is post #3 on how to make your home smell amazing naturally. I always like to keep it simple so here is a simple quide for a simple DIY.
DIY galaxy gel air freshener – lavender & lemongrass/orange & cinnamon ✨
- Salt 1tbsp
- Soap dye/food colouring
- Essentials oils
- Fine edible glitter
- Containers (I used to coffee jars)
- Fill your containers with water, add into a measuring jug.
- One sachet of vege-gel is sufficient to set one pint (570 ml) of liquid. Mine measured around 500ml.
- Add the vege-gel and salt into the water and stir well with a fork until dissolved.
- Heat the liquid until boiling, remove from the heat and work quickly.
- Pour the liquid into the containers, add essential oils, desired colours and stir well.
- Sprinkle edible glitter on the top and carefully stir to spread the glitter.
Some edible glitters are in sugar form, these won’t be of any use as they’ll dissolve. Powdered, fine edible glitter will work fine. I used silver and bronze from Poundland.
The close ups look so mesmerising. Enjoy. Love always x
Hello all, yet another post on how to make your home smell amazing, cheaply and cheerfully.
DIY pot pourri
There are several ways of making pot pourri from scratch, either buy dried flowers on eBay or dry your own, the sky is the limit with what goes in.
Or a quicker way (as seen in the picture) buy a cheap pack of pourri (Tesco £2) and throw in household ingredients, add a few drops of your desired essential oil/s and violà.
What I used:
- Cinnamon sticks
- Bay leaves
- Star anise
- Cardamom seeds
It smells lovely, it fills the room and gives an autumnal feel. Be experimental with different scents – herbs, spices, flowers, essential oils and dried fruits (orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit)
Slice fruit, place them on a lined baking tray, bake them slowly in the oven on a low temperature for 2-3 hours.
Look in charity shops for interesting bowls for the pourri, I used a snack bowl which I had been saving for specifically this.
Love always x
Hello all, I’m going to all lengths to make my home smell amazing and I’ll be posting every step! Coffee has a strong, enticing aroma which will make your home smell great, for best results place by a vent.
DIY natural coffee air freshener
- Coffee grounds
- Small bag or sock/tights
You can use fresh or used coffee grounds, if used spread on a plate and wait until dry. Add enough grounds to fill the bottom of the sock, tie securely and snip, use ribbon anything to make it look pretty. I used some old jewellery bags, you can find them on eBay for next to nothing.
Love always x
Planting roman camomile seeds the eco friendly way ♻️
Hello all, as you’re already aware camomile is used for herb infusions, which is extremely beneficial for your mind, body and soul.
There are 2 types, Roman and German. German camomile can grow up to 5-6 inches tall. Roman camomile grows low on the ground, roughly up to 3-4 inches. Medically both varieties are used for inflammation, fevers, nervous and digestive systems. Both varieties are also pain relieving, antibiotic, antibacterial and sedative.
Today I’m going to show you how to plant them by seed the environmentally friendly way! I’ll update the process as they begin to grow, once they’ve bloomed I’ll document how to harvest and brew camomile.
- Remove the lid from your egg carton and put it aside, this will become a tray.
- Poke 5 holes in each section, like a domino pattern.
- Sprinkle in pre moistened compost and gently press the mix so the camomile seeds don’t fall through because they are so so tiny!
- Sprinkle the seeds around 10-15 per section.
- Use a small stick and gently scratch each section to gently cover the seeds with the mix.
- Press down gently on the mix and water with a spray gun.
The seeds will germinate in 10-14 days, keep the seedlings moist with plenty of sunlight by the window. After roughly 6 weeks, once they’ve grown enough to handle they can be planted outside, still in the egg carton as it’s biodegradable. Camomile needs both the sun and the shade and doesn’t need a lot of watering in the summer.
Love always x
Hello all, I’d like to say thank you to those who have followed and liked my posts. I have yet another secret for all of you…
DIY matte finishing powder
- Cornflour 1tbsp
- Baby powder 1tsp
- Ground cinnamon and ginger
Add the cornflour and baby powder into a pot and mix evenly. Sprinkle in the ground cinnamon and ginger, a little at a time until desired tone. You don’t need to add a lot, you’re simply adding gentle tones.
The cinnamon will add tanned tones and the ginger will add yellow, golden hues (you can also use turmeric which is much darker) You could add highlighter for a shimmer, perfect the upcoming summer months, a bronzed, glowing look.
I made this beautiful DIY today and it really works. Matte finish, evens out complexion and skin tone and it smells divine!
The eco tools brush is a duo, the right end is for blush and the left is for powder. I recommend a good powder brush to distribute it evenly on the face.
Love always x
DIY Epsom lavender & Himalayan rose bath salts
- Epsom salt helps tired, aching muscles it’s reviving and energising.
- Lavender is great for rejuvenation and relaxation, perfect alongside Epsom salt.
- Himalayan salt is also detoxifying it leaves skin smooth, radiant and healthy.
- Rose is a natural skin toner so it works perfectly with Himalayan salt for radiant, healthy skin.
I used dried lavender and rose petals. You can also use green tea, cut open a green tea bag and use the leaves.
- Green tea detoxifies skin, treats and prevents acne, improves psoriasis, firms and balances skin tone and delays skin cell ageing.
Love always x
Shea butter is one of my favourite butters. It smells and feels luxurious and has truly amazing benefits for the skin, read below!
15 facts about shea butter
- Highly moisturising
- Softens skin, hair, scalp
- Hair conditioner
- Natural SPF
- Restores skin elasticity
- Brightens skin tone
- Fades dark marks and scars
- Prevents cellulite
- Prevents nappy rash for babies
- Prevents bumps after shaving
- Heals burns
- Heals execma
- Soothes rashes
- Relieves joint pain
Best one to buy?
Naissance via Amazon, I’ve purchased this product a few times and I will continue to do so! It’s inexspensive and organic. Love always x
Aloe vera is cultivated for it’s medical and agricultural purposes. You can either harvest the gel from the leaves or buy aloe vera gel. I do both, when a leaf snaps off I’ll scrape out the gel and store it in the fridge. I also use 100% aloe vera gel from Holland and Barrett.
Top 10 uses for aloe vera gel
- Shampoo – Add distilled water, 1tsp of gel and castile soap to a bottle, shake before use.
- Leave in conditioner – Add distilled water, 1tsp of gel and coconut oil to a spray bottle. Shake and spray on hair daily.
- Face toner – Apply gel on a clean face and leave overnight, rinse in the morning.
- Body moisturiser – Apply to dry areas of the body after a warm bath and exfoliation.
- Hair gel – Apply directly to hair and style.
- Face primer – Apply a small amount on the face, wait until dry and proceed with foundation.
- Setting spray – Add 1tbsp of gel, 1tsp of witch hazel and distilled water to a spray bottle. Shake and spray a small amount all over the face to set make up.
- Eyelash/eyebrow growth treatment – Clean out an old mascara tube and fill it with aloe vera gel. Apply every morning and evening, once dry you can also apply mascara, thanks to the gel underneath it makes the lashes look fuller and longer whilst also helping them grow.
- Sunburn – Apply after a shower/bath, directly to the sunburn to soothe, heal and prevent peeling.
- Execma – Apply generously to dry areas. It helps to soothe itchiness and helps to repair dry, broken and damaged skin.
Love always x
Hello all, chai tea is simply delicious and very beneficial for your health. Orginating in India, using a blend of Indian spices and herbs.
- 3 Cardamom seeds (1-3 servings)
- 3 Black peppercorns
- 4 Cloves
- 1 Cinnamon stick
- Normal tea bag/s
- Boil one cup of water (1 per serving) Crush the herbs and spices a little for a stonger infusion. Add them in and let them simmer for ten minuets.
- Add in the tea bag (2 tea bags 2-3 servings) and a splash of milk (preferred amount)
- Leave it to simmer for a further 5-8 minuets, strain, serve with sugar and violà.
Drinking chai tea has many benefits, it can increase peace of mind, calm stress and anxiety. It has antioxidant properties, improves digestion, enhances the immune system and fights inflammation.
Love always x