Tips and ideas to start your urban homestead, a tiny farm in the backyard. Lack of land does not have to stop you from living ... Read More about 5 Tips to Start your Urban Homestead
I'm Tanya, organic gardener, soap maker, beekeeper, and green living enthusiast.
On Lovely Greens you'll find fresh ideas for growing useful plants and creatively using them in the home. Growing flowers for handmade soap, vegetables for homemade meals, or herbs for health. You'll find plenty of gardening DIY projects here too.
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Creative ways to use plants in soap making, including those for scent, exfoliation, decoration, and natural color As a ... Read More about Ways to use Plants in Soap Making
How to make simple face lotion using just a few ingredients including liquid oil, water, emulsifying wax, and essential oils ... Read More about Simple Face Lotion Recipe + DIY Instructions
Step-by-step recipe for how to make homemade chamomile lotion using simple chamomile infused oil. A simple DIY skincare ... Read More about Homemade Chamomile Lotion Recipe
An introduction to plants that you can use as soap without lye. Includes a list of nine natural soap plants rich in saponin ... Read More about 9 Natural soap plants for making lye-free soap
Knowing when to harvest potatoes is based on whether they're an early potato or maincrop, time in the ground, and what ... Read More about How and when to harvest potatoes: know when to dig potatoes up
Natural cold-process soap recipe and instructions featuring elderflower infusion, rich cocoa butter, and a lavender and herb ... Read More about Elderflower & Lavender Soap Recipe
Instructions on how to make rose water toner using fresh rose petals. Use directly on your skin as a natural toner or blend ... Read More about How to make Rose Water Toner using fresh Rose Petals
An introduction to what natural soap is and how you can make it at home—both with and without handling lye. As a soap maker, ... Read More about How to make soap without lye (your questions answered)