Roasted pumpkin seeds and rich coconut milk make this recipe a keeper Transforming a whole pumpkin into a pot of soup is much easier than you would think. It’s even easy to make it a healthy and delicious meal by leaving out meat and dairy. This recipe for Vegan pumpkin soup combines creamy coconut milk, oven-roasted pumpkin, and warming spices. The end product is full of depth and simply perfect for serving up with wedges of toasted bread. This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you for your continued support of this site!

How to make Bergamot essential oil Soap Making handmade soap is both a useful and creative skill. You can customize your bars to be anything you’d like, from plain and unscented to swirly and fragranced. Personally, I like to make natural soap that uses herbs, roots, plants, and essential oils. My soap is simple and beautifully scented. Bergamot is a citrusy and uplifting essential oil that’s used to flavor Earl Grey tea. I used both the oil and the tea to make this DIY Bergamot and Earl Grey soap. It’s a palm-free recipe with a scent that will

A Tour of my Garden after a long Vacation After being away on a five week trip I’m just now settling back into routine. Making handmade soap, giving soapmaking classes, catching up with customers, and also tidying the garden. We had house-sitters while we were away and fortunately they took care of my plants both in and out of the house. Still, there was a lot of weeding to do and preparation for the winter. I also thought it would be the perfect time to test out my new GoPro

A great time getting ‘new’ clothes and saving money How many of us have clothes that we just don’t wear? Maybe they’ve been hanging in the closet (sometimes tags still on) for years, or are bagged up ready to be given away. I go through my wardrobe several times a year and until recently had three bags of old clothes, shoes, and accessories sitting in the attic. Normally I’d donate them but when I was invited to a “Clothes Swapping (scabbing) Party” I was happy that I’d procrastinated in taking them in. A clothes

Essential oils are used to scent natural soap If you’re making handmade soap and want to scent it naturally, you will probably use essential oils. Essential oils are natural extracts from plants and flowers and are used in aromatherapy and natural skincare. They can be confused with ‘Fragrance oils’ which are not completely natural but can also be used to scent soap. Below is a list of essential oils listed along with their INCI names and how much of each can be used in a batch of soap. The percentage

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