.INGREDIENTS Juice and zest of 1 lemon 1 cup white sugar ¼ cup coconut or olive oil METHOD Combine all ingredients together. Add more sugar or oil if too wet or dry.
INGREDIENTS ⅔ cup coffee grounds ½ cup raw sugar ½ cup melted coconut oil or olive oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract METHOD Mix all ingredients together and store in a jar.
Lavender helps with headaches - lavender releases sleep hormones which ultimately make us feel more relaxed. So, gently rub some lavender oil on your temples and rub in a slow circular motion taking in a nice deep breath with every circle. I tend to find pure essentials stress roll on quite good especially after staring … Continue reading Self care: Essential oils – What you need to know
Baking up a simple salt dough is a kid-friendly activity. 1. Mix 1 cup of salt, 2 cups of flour, and 3/4 cups of water (and optional food coloring). Knead until mixed. 2. Roll out dough and cut with star-shaped cookie cutters. 3. Use a skewer to poke a hole in the top. 4. Bake … Continue reading DIY: Christmas crafts – star decorations
Ingredients Cookies 2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt 1 c. unsalted butter 3/4 c. granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract Sanding sugar, for decorating Royal Icing 3 large egg whites 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 16 oz. confectioners' sugar Directions In large bowl, … Continue reading Food: Christmas tree decorations – Sugar cookies
ingredients ▪ 1 tablespoon pure aloe vera gel – How to make fresh aloe vera gel and juice at home ▪ 3 tablespoons purified water ▪ Essential oil ( optional) ▪ Spray bottle Method Sanitize the spray bottles with some hot/lukewarm water. Take 1 part of pure aloe vera gel in a bowl and add 3 parts … Continue reading DIY: Aloe Vera makeup setting spray
What You Need: • 1 ounce or 1/8 cup Beeswax (Where to Buy) • 1/2 cup olive oil How to Make Homemade Vaseline Mix the ingredients together in a saucepan and heat on a very low heat until the beeswax has melted. While it’s warm, pour into a jar or another container. Use as you would … Continue reading DIY: homemade Vaseline
Ingredients 300g self-raising flour 2 tbsp caster sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 100g butter Butter melted, plus extra for greasing 2 egg yolks 200ml milk plus extra for glazing For the filling 1 tsp ground cinnamon 55g light brown soft sugar 2 tbsp caster sugar 1 tbsp butter Butter melted For the icing 60g icing … Continue reading Food: Cinnamon buns
Fold a piece of paper in half. For a standard snowflake, normal printer paper (8.5 x 11) is just fine. To get fancy, decorate your paper beforehand in colored pencil, crayon, or marker. Or use colored paper! Find the center of the paper on the fold. Then grab the bottom corner and bring it to the center, … Continue reading DIY: How to make paper snowflakes (from wikiHow.com)
Hold up your wreath and inspect it for any gaps, which can be filled with leftover foliage. You might also want to print a little around the edge to achieve a strong circular shape. Don’t go overboard though, as you still want a natural look. For a bit of glam, you could consider adding a … Continue reading DIY: Star Garland advent calendar (From Abeautifulmess.com)