What has stopped me to use those natural household cleaners has always been the smell of vinegar, yep I can't say perfume here because is a very nice word for a non very nice smell. It's very interesting, because it acts wonderfully getting rid off bad small yet it smells not as you'd expect while using it. Thus, what can we do to change that? Obvious, perfume it! Essential oils are soluble in vinegar, it takes a while but it does worth it... you'll be able to create a strong
Nowadays we are getting more and more informed about what we are applying to our skin and the consequences we already know they might produce after a long term use. Therefore we are more aware about cosmetics, and we pay much more attention to what we buy and apply to our body. But what about household cleaners, air fresheners, candles, melting waxes and so on? Are we truly paying attention to them? Do we really read the labels? Do we find any descriptive labels on them?! In
Rice fields over the horizon, the Mediterranean breeze, the sun caressing my cheeks and the laundry hung out in the garden. Summer, adventures, the scent of freshness and an endless bunch of imaginary stories among the hung linen. The olfactory memory is the strongest and most powerful sense we've got. This is why making this recipe I could travel and be remembering the scents of my granny's laundry as if it were only yesterday. Marseille soap, or Castile soap have been a cl
A few months ago a blog post showed up into my Facebook feeds. An article about how to made a proper Castile Soap from an Australian girl who was living in Spain. I wanted to find out more...of course! It turns out we had swapped countries at almost the same time back in 2013.
So I needed to get in contact with her and talk about how live can be so funny and full of amazing coincidences!
Koren is a beautiful soul, and I'm so happy to have found her over the net. The point i
Most hand-crafted cosmetic manufacturing starts out with a set of stainless steel pots and natural raw materials. Small batches are relatively easy to produce in this way. But when you're keen to extend the reach and are considering alternative sales channels you find that the demands of bench top manufacturing become too laborious. When batch sizes are growing to over 10L it is worth investing in some larger equipment that enables you to increase the production volume easil
I'd like to bake every weekend to avoid getting industrial baking goods at the supermarket. Due to some wheat intolerances in my family I've been trying with many different flours and I must say Spelt is the best one for making cakes. Its mild sweet flavour makes of this tasty flour the best in the flour kingdom. You will need for a dozen muffins: 1 cup of spelt flour 1 cup of chia and almond meal 1 1/4 cup of raw sugar 1 cup of fresh soy milk 2 whole eggs 3 egg whites (we re
I can smell a new scent in the air.... the birds are singing and dancing, the sun smiles more often, the blue of the sea is getting turquoise, and my heart is waking up. This is the magical way, the season's song will shift and change. All the elements will rearrange! For this new season I would recommend the following essential oils as the Firt Aid Kit. Lemon
Lemon was introduced in the Mediterranean by Greeks and Romans merchants from the Ancient Persia. Lemon is another
Colder weather often brings sneezes and sniffles. When seasons are about to change, those effects increase considerably. Find some relief from cold symptoms and sore throat as well as warding them off this year by utilising essential oils around your home or workplace. These are the top 7 essential oils (published in the next 2 posts—one for winter, the other for spring—I would recommend having in a first aid kit at home… Eucalyptus There are about 700 different (eucalyptus)
I love the scent of spiced mulled cider in a cold winter, the blue Australian cypresses after the rain, and the summer breeze perfumed with rosemary & thyme in Provence hills (France). Perfumes, perfumes, perfumes.... This winter I show a very easy and smart way to perfume your home avoiding poisoning household air fresheners which cause lots of allergies and other nasties. This morning I went on the bloggosphere and found, thanks to my friend Luis, this beautiful way to perf