Fizzy Lavender Hearts for your bath

Want to make your bathing experience more enjoyable? Check out these fizzy heart bombs! I have selected only those good ingredients, that will enhance your health, help you detoxify (Epsom salt) and relax (pure lavender and rosemary essential oils and rose water). Rather than using colourants, I used organic ground turmeric, which gives them lovely creamy yellow colour. You will only need to add one heart to your bath tub once you are already in! Watch those fizzy hearts pop, it is fun! Enjoy the healing properties of essential oils! Dry ingredients:      1 cup aluminium free baking soda 1/2 cup citric acid 1/2 cup Epsom salt (finely ground in a blender) 1/2 cup corn starch (optional) 1 tspn lavender buds 1 tspn turmeric powder Wet ingredients: 2 tspn apricot kernel oil (or almond, or olive, or jojoba, or sesame) 60 drops of selected pure essential oils (30 lavender+ 30 rosemary) 1 tspn rose water placed in a spray bottle     Method: Combine all dry ingredients including lavender buds and turmeric. Add oils and stir well until all ingredients nicely distributed throughout the mix. Slowly spritz the rose water over the dry ingredients, while constantly stirring. The mix will start fizzing slightly in places. Only when all the ingredients are moist enough to clump together, firmly press into the cavities of moulds (I used muffin silicone moulds). You can use gloves as turmeric tends to be colouring your fingers. Allow to dry for about 3-4 hours in a cool place. Remove from moulds, place in air tight container to stop them from being activated by humidity and... Read More

Apple Cider Vinegar, raw & unpasteurised

Making your own raw unpasteurised Apple Cider Vinegar could not be any easier, trust me! If you are a huge fan of this yeast and live bacteria natural concoction that balances  your gut bacteria, then this recipe is for you! It is inexpensive, and once done, has literally an indefinite life shelf. However I never have problem using it up quickly as I use it for anything from salads all the way to home made face toner or house cleaning products.   All you will need is: 1 kg organic apples About 2 litres of fresh filtered water 1/2 cup organic brown sugar Large glass container Cheese cloth, paper towel & rubber band             Method: Wash all apples. Peel them first (keep the peels on a side). Remove cores (you will not use those) and chop the rest of the apples in small pieces. Place in a large glass container along with the peels and add enough water to cover completely. Stir in 1/2 cup of sugar. Mix well, cover with paper towel, cheese cloth and place the rubber band around the neck of the jar. Keep the container in a dark place with ideally constant temperature for fermentation (best is around 23-24 degrees Celsius).  Make sure your stir the mix twice a day ensuring all apples are always well covered. The fermentation will start taking place in just 3 days. You will see some bubbles and foam as yeast forms. Let the mix ferment for 2 weeks. After two weeks strain out all solids and transfer the mix into sterilised glass bottles or... Read More