Making a soft, dusky pink colored soap Recipe & instructions for how to naturally color soap pink using cochineal. This unusual natural color begins as red, changes to purple, brown, & then pink Cochineal is probably the weirdest natural soap colorant I’ve ever used. So much so that I thought the experiment was a complete failure until a week after I made the batch. The murky yellow-brown of the finished bars had morphed into a dusky pink colored soap! That’s not even the weirdest bit — the color started off

Handmade rose candy smothered in melted dark chocolate Easy homemade chocolate turkish delight recipe. Sweet and soft rose candy coated in melted dark chocolate and topped with rose petals. I didn’t grow up with rose candy but it wasn’t long after tasting Turkish Delight that I was hooked. It’s sweet, gelatinous, pretty to look at, and can be intensely floral. If you haven’t tried it yet yourself, the aroma of sugary summery roses is a flavour that might surprise you with it’s deliciousness. In my mind, there’s are few things

Kitties like to nibble on leaves Some of the most toxic plants for cats include trendy houseplants like Monstera deliciosa, Jade plants, Aloes, and Devils Ivy If you’re a cat owner you’ll know that kitties like to nibble on leaves. If they’re allowed outside they’ll eat grass and indoors they like to nibble on most anything green and crunchy. They love long stringy leaves in particular. It’s completely normal and some pet owners even grow ‘Cat Grass’ for their felines. Cats eat green leaves out of play, boredom, or because

Odd looking fruits & vegetables that taste great From odd fruit to alien looking veg, these are my top 10 unusual edibles to grow in your garden. All will add interest to both your veg patch & your plate. The benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables are many – reduced food miles, healthy exercise, truly Organic produce, self sufficiency, and a closer relationship with the land. Another is being able to choose from a vast selection of different varieties that you’ll never see in a supermarket. Heirloom tomatoes

Aloe vera pups can easily be divided and grown on Aloe vera plants often produce masses of babies. Dividing these aloe vera pups & repotting them is an easy way to get more plants for free. If you have an aloe vera plant or are considering getting one then you need to be prepared for aloe vera babies. Lots of babies. Aloe can be grown from seed but most of the time you’ll get a plant thanks to how successful they are at sprouting little plants. I currently have TWENTY

How to use essential oils to scent handmade soap Detailed information on using essential oils for soap making. Includes max usage rates and how many teaspoons of essential oil can be used in a soap recipe. If you want to naturally scent handmade soap, you need to use essential oils. These highly scented flower and plant essences are natural but in such high concentrations that you need to be careful with them. If you use too much you’ll not only waste money but your soaps could cause skin irritation. There’s

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