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Why and How To Make Nut Milk (It Isn’t Just About the Brownies)

Why and How To Make Nut Milk (It Isn’t Just About the Brownies)

Nut milk. The name sounds kind of ridiculous. But it looks like milk, has a similar shelf life, can be used in similar ways, and in many cases the nuts do actually have to be “milked”, so it’s easy to see why the name took hold! When my husband and I started out on our… Continue Reading

My Chemical-Free, Natural (and edible) Skincare Regime

My Chemical-Free, Natural (and edible) Skincare Regime

My husband remembers the time, way back in our very early days of dating, when we took a holiday together and almost half of my luggage consisted of toiletries. I would like to tell you he remembers this fondly, but rather he shakes his head at the memory and tells me he was thinking: “who… Continue Reading

How to Get Candle Wax out of Glass Jars

How to Get Candle Wax out of Glass Jars

You’ve probably seen pictures on Pinterest or elsewhere of jam jars holding candles and tealights and looking oh so magical. Magical, yes, but are they practical? By that I mean, how on earth do you clean the glass jars afterwards?! I’m not really into candles. I’m definitely not into conventional tealights, those mass-produced paraffin (petroleum-based)… Continue Reading

How to…make labne (cheese) and Greek-style yoghurt

How to…make labne (cheese) and Greek-style yoghurt

I recently started making my own yoghurt (you can read about it in this post). The next part of my yoghurt adventure is making Greek-style yoghurt and labne. The great news is that making it requires no additional ingredients and no cooking either! In case you’ve never heard of it before, labne (also spelled labneh… Continue Reading

Two simple recipes for do-it-yourself toothpaste

This weekend we finally finished off the toothpaste we have been using since last year, purchased before our plastic-free adventure began. We had a bit of a stockpile of the old stuff to use up, but now the last little bit is gone, and from now on I’m gonna make my own. I’ve been suspicious… Continue Reading

Deodorant: why natural is better and how to make your own!

Before you roll your nose up at the idea of making your own deodorant, let me tell you that is exactly how I was about a year ago. So what changed? Why would I want to make my own deodorant anyway? Well… the first thing was that I became increasingly interested in what ingredients go… Continue Reading