Beauty: Lavender bath salts

INGREDIENTS ½ cup Epsom salt ½ cup rock salt 1 tablespoon baking soda 10 drops lavender essence METHOD Mix all ingredients together until well combined and store in a jar.

Self care: Essential oils – What you need to know

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

Food: Christmas tree decorations – Sugar cookies

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

DIY: How to make paper snowflakes (from wikiHow.com)

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)