How to Make Hydrosol

When essential oils are made through steam distillation it involves a process of steaming the plant material, cooling the steam, then eventually extracting the oil from the condensed steam. Hydrosol is the left over steam (distilled water). Hydrosols are like essential oils but in far less of a concentration. Hydrosols can be used externally in skin […]

Foaming Bath Truffles

Well it seems winter has well and truly arrived this week! Luckily here in Tauranga we usually don’t get hit with the worst of the weather, but I really feel for those of you in more southerly areas. My Mum lives in Christchurch and she sent a picture of the first snow fall this morning, brrr! It’s the […]

Caffeinated Body Cream

Following on from my post about why Caffeine is so wonderful I thought I’d share the recipe for my very first attempt at incorporating powdered caffeine into a cream. I have to say it’s turned out A-MA-ZING! I’m not sure if it’s because of the caffeine powder, or because of the oils and butters, but either way […]

Mother’s Day Candied Nuts

(Nuts in a Mason Jar!) My Mum doesn’t like us spending money on her. Especially for Mother’s Day. But it’s always nice to do something, even if it’s something small. It’s the thought that counts after all. Mum loves nuts; who doesn’t right!? So I figured it would be nice to give her something that doesn’t […]

Mason Jar Ribbon Holder

For my first project I thought I’d tackle something simple, yet still useful. I have loads of ribbons, they’re all dumped in a basket just waiting to tangle with each other. With my nifty mason jar ribbon holder they’re now safely stored in a tangle free zone. My inspiration came from a post I found on […]