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Lovely Greens is handmade soap and beauty recipes, edible gardening tips, and life on the Isle of Man. Each week I share How-to’s and recipes along with updates on life on the Island.

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About Lovely Greens

I’m Tanya and over six years ago I moved from the city to a place that you’ve probably never heard of before — the Isle of Man. It’s a self-governing island nation made up of rolling green hills, forested glens, and only about 85K people. To the west is Ireland, to the east is England, and on clear days you can climb to the top of our only true mountain and see both plus Wales and Scotland in the distance.

Once I arrived I transformed my lifestyle from that of an average urban professional to one closer to nature and the process of making. I grow organic produce in my allotment garden, keep honeybees, and make handmade beauty products.

I’m passionate about sharing how to make useful things and it’s here on Lovely Greens that I show how. How to grow edibles, make handmade soap, and the full process behind garden-inspired crafts and DIYs. I’ve also set up my own business and when I’m not blogging I’m giving soapmaking lessons and retailing Lovely Greens bath and beauty products.

Lovely Greens is living simply, exploring nature, making useful things, growing your own, and life on the Isle of Man.

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I share new content daily on my blog, Facebook page, YouTube, Twitter, or Instagram so find me over there. I’m also a huge fan of Pinterest.


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Lovely Greens has appeared in:

The Bob Vila Academy
Country Homes & Interiors
Vegetarian Living
The Manx Independent
The Isle of Man Examiner
Kiki Magazine
Willow & Sage Magazine
The Southern Chronicle
The Northwest Chronicle
Manx Radio’s Women Today

Thanks for visiting

Tanya from Lovely Greens ♡ PS – If you’d like to get in touch direct send me an email.


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