DIY Beeswax Food Wraps

Beeswax food wraps are great alternatives to cling film that can be used for anything and everything around the kitchen and for those packed lunches. What’s more, beeswax food wraps are really easy to make at home – requiring a common household item such as cotton material plus a not so common household item such as beeswax. Beeswax is readily available from specialist stores and … Continue reading DIY Beeswax Food Wraps

DIY: Exfoliating Coffee Soap made from used coffee grounds

Coffee lovers can do their bit to reduce waste by making use of used coffee grounds. There are a number of uses for old coffee grounds, including fertilising the garden, composting, absorbing food odours and as a pest repellent. One of the nicest uses for old coffee grounds is to make an exfoliating soap bar. Check out the video below on how to use used … Continue reading DIY: Exfoliating Coffee Soap made from used coffee grounds

DIY: Upcycled Denim Tote Bag

Tote bags are one of the most convenient bags to use all day. What’s more tote bags are relatively easy to make whether you are a sewing beginner or veteran. Tote bags are versatile and work with pretty much any material – from leather, denim to cotton. If you have old clothes or faux pas’ collecting dust in the back of your wardrobe, haul them … Continue reading DIY: Upcycled Denim Tote Bag

DIY Natural Fridge Cleaner & Fridge Deodoriser

Is your fridge due a “deep” clean, cleanse and clear out? Take advantage of the cold weather and clean the fridge from top to bottom. Here are two recipes you can use to clean your fridge with natural ingredients. The first recipe is for a natural, disinfectant cleaner for wiping down the fridge and it’s shelving units. Then follow up with keeping a natural deodoriser … Continue reading DIY Natural Fridge Cleaner & Fridge Deodoriser

Make your own home furniture: Pallet Coffee Table

There are numerous uses for pallets in making your own furniture – everything from coffee tables, bed stands, shelving to sofas. Pallets are also easy to get hold of – check out your local listings as there are often people giving pallets for free. If you are new to wood pallet projects, start off small and simple with this DIY pallet coffee table. Rosa Medea … Continue reading Make your own home furniture: Pallet Coffee Table

DIY Satsuma-scented Cleaning Spray

December is satsuma season and while you tuck into those sweet and juicy fruits, save the peels as they have a myriad of uses. One of them being to make a homemade vinegar cleaning spray. When infused in a white vinegar solution, the satsuma peels add a natural zingy scent which cuts through the otherwise potent smell of vinegar. Ingredients: Satsuma peels White vinegar Water … Continue reading DIY Satsuma-scented Cleaning Spray

DIY Christmas Decorations: Fairy Glow-in-the-Dark Jars

Want to light up your Christmas the craftsy way? Check out these fairy glowin the darkjars, made from empty mason jars and glow-in-the-dark fabric paint. The good thing about these decorations is they last all year round and make lovely gifts too. You can also use empty jam jars or peanut butter jars too. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea Continue reading DIY Christmas Decorations: Fairy Glow-in-the-Dark Jars

Homemade Non-toxic Laundry Powder

Homemade laundry powder is an easy, inexpensive and non-toxic way to handle washing your laundry. Many homemade recipes contain borax, a natural cleaning agent which has been used for centuries. Borax is no longer available in the UK and EU as a cleaning and laundry product, since the EU reclassified the ‘Borate’ group of chemicals that Borax belongs to as potentially hazardous to health. Check … Continue reading Homemade Non-toxic Laundry Powder