DIY homemade coffee neutraliser 

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 camomile seeds 

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.

  1. Remove the lid from your egg carton and put it aside, this will become a tray.
  2. Poke 5 holes in each section, like a domino pattern.
  3. Sprinkle in pre moistened compost and gently press the mix so the camomile seeds don’t fall through because they are so so tiny!
  4. Sprinkle the seeds around 10-15 per section.
  5. Use a small stick and gently scratch each section to gently cover the seeds with the mix.
  6. 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

How to become a greener version of yourself

Taken Vienna 2014

Hello all, I moved into my first home a couple of months ago and I was determined to become a green goddess, no plastic, less packaging, less waste, fresh food and so on! So here is my step by step guide to become a greener, more natural version of yourself.

1. Ditch plastic – Cutting boards, cooking utensils etc replace with glass (glass is the easiest material to recycle, it’s simply melted down and formed into a new bottle) or replace with wood/bamboo.

2. Buy in bulk – I buy large bags of pasta, rice and flour to reduce packaging. I then store them in air tight jars.

3. Buy fresh fruit and vegetables – I take a cotton bag with me instead of using the plastic bags in supermarkets.

4. Make your own condiments – I make pasta sauces and barbecue sauce a lot using chopped tomatoes and other ingredients. Jam and peanut butter is also really simple to make.

5. Bake your own bread – For you sweet tooths out there cake too.

6. Make your own cleaning products – I haven’t invested in one single cleaning product and I’ve been in this house for nearly 4 months, it feels great! I clean with homemade vinegar solutions, homemade febreeze and lots of baking soda, all of which can be found on my blog!

7. Recycle and reuse – I made a double bed and a garden table from scrap pallets, authentic and simple. You can recycle jars and bottles to make vases or storage jars for make up, spices, a toothbrush/pen pot etc

8. Shop second hand – Well this one is really easy, one mans trash is another mans treasure.

9. Start a compost bin – Or simply bury the scraps in the earth.

10. Eco friendly beauty kit – Invest in bamboo make up brushes, hair brushes, combs etc Eco tools have the best selection!

Feel free to ask questions, it’s really as simple as 10 steps. Love always x 

DIY budget barbecue must makes

Hello all, as summer is just around the corner here are a few barbecue must makes… These were also made for my budget barbecue when the U.K had a little sun.

Citronella candles and DIY decor 🌞

Candles

I absolutely love making candles because it’s so quick and easy. You can make them any colour using dyes, any scent using essential oils and they look great in jars and tins.

  1. Melt the wax of your choice in a double boiler (I used organic beeswax)
  2. Meanwhile cut a piece of wick (I used hemp wick) insert it into the wick sustainer and clamp it to keep it in place, you can do this using scissors.
  3. Once the wax has melted, take it off the heat and dip the sustainer into the wax to create a glue for it to stick to the bottom of the jar, insert the wick into the jar and stick in the centre.
  4. Now add 20 drops, per candle of citronella oil, which is an insect repellent and stir well.
  5. Finally pour into the jars and let them set for 24 hours.

Recycled wine bottle decor

Wine bottles look amazing displayed, the colour is amazing. You can also decorate with twine, spray paint etc

Removing labels can be an absolute pain, I did all the research so you guys don’t have to… White vinegar, a baking soda and water paste and furniture polish.

  1. Firstly I peeled off what I could and soaked them in hot water for a couple hours.
  2. I scrubbed what I could again with the rough side of a sponge and squirted white vinegar over the sticky area (do this part over the bath) I scrubbed again and then rinsed. It didn’t seem to tackle all of it so…
  3. Next I made a baking soda and water paste, scrubbed and then rinsed. The sticky residue is almost gone…
  4. Finally I sprayed the area with furniture polish and scrubbed (hopefully for the last time) and then rinsed and finally!! This removed of all the residue. Wine bottle labels are huge… I gave it a quick wash in soapy water and now it’s time for you to make them look pretty with flowers etc

Macrame hanging

These things look awesome! Indoor and outdoor! You can make them in different sizes with either tea lights or plants. Head over to YouTube now to find a tutorial, they are quick and easy to make and you only need string!

Happy barbecuing! Love always x

Care for yourself and the environment

Welcome to the all natural blog

I’ve been buying and making organic, natural products for a couple of years as they’re truly beneficial for both beauty purposes and more importantly health, they’re of course environmentally friendly, chemical and cruelty free. I’m here to share all of the secrets I’ve learnt along the way. This will be products, the best ones to buy and where to buy them, several recipes for DIY cosmetics and cleaning products and many more. This is a reflection of my lifestyle and passions, all things natural, writing and photography, I hope you enjoy. 

Ditch chemicals, care for yourself and the environment and of course your wallet!! Become all natural today. Stay tuned, love always x