DIY: How to Dye Fabric with Food Scraps and Flowers

Items found in nature – plants, vegetables, fruits, flowers, barks and leaves – have been used for centuries as a natural dye for fabrics. From onion skins, safflowers to black walnuts, the below video shows you how to make natural and chemical-free dyes to stain fabrics. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also … Continue reading DIY: How to Dye Fabric with Food Scraps and Flowers

DIY: Recycling candle wax to make a new candle

Do you have a collection of jar candles with leftover wax or pillar candles that did not burn completely? If so, why not recycle the bits and pieces of wax that you have and create a new candle. The below video shows you how to make a new candle from old pieces of wax, and uses an empty drink carton to create the mould. You … Continue reading DIY: Recycling candle wax to make a new candle

3 Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Recipes – Herbal Academy — Good Witches Homestead

The most important prevention measures we can take right now are staying home and practicing social distancing if leaving the house for essential work or trips to the grocery store or pharmacy—that is, staying at least 6 feet away from other people (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2020a). Washing hands thoroughly with soap and warm […] via 3 Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Recipes – Herbal Academy — … Continue reading 3 Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Recipes – Herbal Academy — Good Witches Homestead

House of Herbology: DIY Lens Cleaner Spray

Are you looking for a non-toxic lens cleaner that will clean your glasses, laptop screen, camera lens, and TV screen, among others? You can make your own DIY Lens Cleaner Spray at home using two simple ingredients white vinegar and distilled water, as well as an empty spray bottle. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Lens Cleaner Spray

House of Herbology: DIY Natural Cleaning Spray with Citrus

Make your own cleaning spray that’s non-toxic and naturally anti-bacterial using citrus peels and that kitchen cupboard staple, vinegar. If you’re looking for a non-toxic household cleaner for everyday clean-ups, a natural cleaning spray with vinegar and citrus fruit peel can do the job. Vinegar typically contains around 5-8 % acetic acid by volume. Acetic acid can act as a disinfectant that can destroy some … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Natural Cleaning Spray with Citrus

House of Herbology: DIY Natural Enzyme Cleaner for Stain Removing

Enzyme cleaners are cleaning products that help break down stains, which are perfect for cleaning stains from the carpet including red wine and coffee stains and pet messes, and for cleaning tough stains from clothes and fabrics such as blood stains. Enzymes naturally occur in fruits such as pineapple, papaya and kiwi. Pineapple is high in bromelain, an enzyme that helps break down proteins, aids in … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Natural Enzyme Cleaner for Stain Removing

DIY Valentine’s Day Heart-shaped Bath Bombs

Put a whole lot of love in to your crafts this Valentine’s Day and surprise your significant other with some DIY bath bombs. Using basic key ingredients for bath bombs such as citric acid, baking soda, epsom salts and corn starch, you can then add a special Valentine’s Day touch with the use of heart moulds, and essential oils and flower petals that correspond to … Continue reading DIY Valentine’s Day Heart-shaped Bath Bombs