Hacks with Food Scraps

Before you throw your food scraps out or on the compost, you may want to reuse what you have to grow your own food or create some new crafts around your home. This inspiring video from 5-Minute Crafts shows you how to create succulent plants crafts from pistachio shells, make a chocolate-scented candle using a nutella jar with chocolate scraps and wax, clean your sterling … Continue reading Hacks with Food Scraps

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

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

Have a Sustainable Yule and Christmas with these Festive DIYs for decorations and gift presentation

Have a sustainable Yule and Christmas by getting creative with bits and pieces in your home that you would otherwise go in the recycling bag – everything from plastic bottles, egg cartons, hangers, old light bulbs et al. The below video from Blossom provides some recycling tips that make for some lovely decorations and gift presentation ideas. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. … Continue reading Have a Sustainable Yule and Christmas with these Festive DIYs for decorations and gift presentation

DIY Homemade Incense Cones

When it comes to “clearing the air” quite literally, incense of all kinds are wonderful materials to have around the house – whether you like incense sticks, cones or like to burn the actual plants, wood chips or herbs directly on to a charcoal disc. Incense can be used for a number of purposes be it to clear your space of negative energies, promote peace … Continue reading DIY Homemade Incense Cones

Holiday Gift Ideas: DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants

DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants make perfect gifts for Yule or Christmas for those jewellery wearing friends or family, using shells or gemstones. If you decide to use gemstones you can even match the gemstone to the astrological sign of the person you are making the pendant for. The below video shows you how to make DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants using few jewellery making tools, and they’re simple … Continue reading Holiday Gift Ideas: DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants