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Dried Oranges for Garlands

There are few things more festive than making your own Christmas decorations, and it is a big bonus when these decorations are recyclable and environmentally friendly. When it comes to Christmas, I love to make our home feel warm and welcoming. I tend to keep decorations simple and handmade. Foraged branches and greenery. Salt dough… Continue reading Dried Oranges for Garlands

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‘Chill Out’ Oil to keep the season calm…

Christmas is a magical season, but I do find it stressful, like many people. I buy gifts, decorate the house, plan meals and try to find things to entertain the Children. I have found year on year it is increasingly hard to keep Christmas within its boundaries - everywhere you go you are bombarded with… Continue reading ‘Chill Out’ Oil to keep the season calm…

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soothing bath bags – perfect for the full moon

Friday (23rd Nov 2018) is a full moon in Taurus. If you follow the phases of the moon you may find that the full moon can leave your nerves feeling a little rattled. This is the perfect blend of herbs and flowers to create a soothing bath bag, best enjoyed with a cup of chamomile… Continue reading soothing bath bags – perfect for the full moon

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Hand Poured Candles for the Full Moon

October is the month of the Blood Moon, a brooding, bright moon, rising at sun down and setting at sun rise. A true moon to guide weary travelers of the world and of the soul through the lengthening Halloween nights. There is real magic to be found in the land at this time of year.… Continue reading Hand Poured Candles for the Full Moon

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Spinning a Spell into Conker Beads…

This time of year my daughter always arrives home from our walks pockets laden with conkers. She is also terrified of spiders, so was fascinated to hear the old folk tales that conkers keep spiders away. How does this work? Who knows? but theories include a chemical the conkers emit that is noxious to spiders. Well,… Continue reading Spinning a Spell into Conker Beads…