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Easy to make elderflower cordial recipe using fresh elderflowers and lemon juice. Makes three bottles that you can use in refreshing summer drinks, or to make edible flower desserts and recipes. June signals one major event in my foraging year — elderflowers. These creamy white umbels of sweet and fragrant flowers grow on elder trees…
Make this rich and moisturizing handmade rose hand cream recipe using wild rose petals and raw honey. Includes step-by-step instructions and guidance on lotion ingredients
Discover thrifty ways to get plants for free. Learn how to bulk out your garden and growing space with plants that are free or cost practically nothing.
How to use Himalayan rhubarb extract to naturally color soap hot pink to red. This rhubarb soap recipe includes tips on sourcing the extract, making naturally red soap, and using fresh garden rhubarb in soapmaking.
Grow your own medicinal herb larder with these ideas for plants to grow in a salve garden. Includes plants to infuse into healing balms to soothe eczema, bug bites, and minor burns and injuries If you are interested in plants for skin care and skin healing, you should consider growing a salve garden. Plants in…
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Here on Lovely Greens, I share ways to grow a beautiful garden filled with useful plants that you can use to make handmade soap, delicious food, and to create a natural plant-based home. Have fun browsing ideas and you can learn more about my ethos here
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Here on Lovely Greens, you’ll find fresh ideas for growing useful plants and creatively using them in the home. It could be growing flowers for handmade soap, vegetables for homemade meals, or herbs for health. I also share how you can connect with others, whether it’s by growing in a community or allotment garden or organizing a seed swap. We really can improve our lives, our communities, and the environment through growing and making our own.
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