House of Herbology: Coconut Oil Lip Balm

Coconut oil is a hair and beauty staple and if you want to enjoy its moisturising benefits for lips too in a balm formula, you can easily make your own coconut oil lip balm by melting coconut oil and beeswax, combining the two and then putting in pots to harden. The below video shows you how. If you want, you can also add essential oil … Continue reading House of Herbology: Coconut Oil Lip Balm

What’s That Bumblebee: New wildlife app makes it easier to identify the UK’s eight most common species

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust has launched a new wildlife app which makes it easier to identify some of the UK’s most common species of bumblebees. The new app, entitled What’s That Bumblebee, offers a brief description of eight of the most common species, and allows users to compare similar species side-by-side. In total there are 24 bumblebee species in the UK, but the most common … Continue reading What’s That Bumblebee: New wildlife app makes it easier to identify the UK’s eight most common species

House of Herbology: Aloe Vera Skin Moisturiser

Aloe vera is a skin healer that can be used for a multitiude of skin ailments all year round. During the summer months, it is particularly effective at cooling the skin and treating sun burn. Making your own homemade aloe vera skin moisturiser is easy using an aloe leaf from a plant or if you do not have a plant, use a good quality aloe … Continue reading House of Herbology: Aloe Vera Skin Moisturiser

Mobile camel libraries help children in remote villages in Ethiopia to stay connected with storytelling

More than 20 camels have been deployed in the Somali region of Ethiopia to carry wooden boxes filled with storybooks to help thousands of children in remote villages to continue their education. The mobile camel libraries have helped more than 22,000 children in 33 villages to get access to education during the coronavirus pandemic. Launched by the charity, Save the Children, the mobile camel libraries … Continue reading Mobile camel libraries help children in remote villages in Ethiopia to stay connected with storytelling

Creamy Pasta Recipes

Creamy pasta dishes work great with beef, pork, fish or vegetables, and are easy to make. Check out the below video for some recipe ideas that are easy to make and not time-consuming. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com Continue reading Creamy Pasta Recipes

Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week: 1. The remarkable power of the prickly pear – A stalwart of the Mexican landscape is finding a second life powering up buildings in the desert, and it is proving to be an unusually sustainable biofuel, according to BBC Future. 2. Scottish villagers plan to buy out … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Thailand national parks to close for 3 months each year to allow environment to regenerate naturally

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has announced a plan to temporarily close national parks nationwide every year for a three-month period. The department says the annual closure will allow the environment to regenerate naturally and without human disruption. The idea for the closure stems from the reemergence of many wildlife species when all of Thailand’s national parks were declared off-limits … Continue reading Thailand national parks to close for 3 months each year to allow environment to regenerate naturally

TerraMatch: New online platform aims to stem deforestation by connecting tree planters with investors

A new online platform that aims to stem deforestation worldwide by connecting people who can plant trees with investors has been launched by the World Resources Institute (WRI). TerraMatch aims to boost efforts to protect forests and plant trees, critical tactics in the fight against climate change and land degradation, according to WRI. Big businesses and governments have pledged to plant trees and invest more … Continue reading TerraMatch: New online platform aims to stem deforestation by connecting tree planters with investors

Nowhere: Pop-up restaurant in nature reserve helping diners connect with nature and observe social distancing

A new pop-up restaurant in the midst of a nature reserve outside Stockholm in Sweden is set to open in August. The pop-up restaurant called Nowhere, is located in the Häringe-Hammersta Nature Reserve. Uniquely designed, six small tables are scattered around in nature and set apart from each other – in the middle of the forest, in the fields and on a raft by the water … Continue reading Nowhere: Pop-up restaurant in nature reserve helping diners connect with nature and observe social distancing