If you love to garden, you know how important pollinators are! Bees provide us with both delicious honey and beneficial beeswax. Beeswax is the perfect natural ingredient to add to cosmetics, healing balms, and other helpful household items. Making solid perfume with a creamy texture is very simple and easy. Solid perfume is perfect for […]
I am on a mission this year to replace many of the chemicals in my home with more natural, homemade solutions. So when I was given the opportunity to review the new book “The Beeswax Workshop: How to Make Your Own Natural Candles, Cosmetics, Cleaners, Soaps, Healing Balms & More” by Chris Dalziel I was […]
Have you ever been asked if you barter for goods or services? There are a couple ways to view it, and a large part of it is just your mindset. Certain circumstances render a “pay it forward” scenario rather than a bartering one. Here is an example and benefit of that different mindset.
I knew I wanted to be able to use our beeswax for making deodorant, lotions and salves. But, I had to get it cleaned up a bit. It was currently full of bits of honey and brown hard cappings. I didn’t want that in the wax I was going to use, so it needed to […]
I’ve been making my lip balms with macadamia oil and beeswax (peppermint, lavender and honey flavours), but in winter, they just aren’t strong enough! I get really dry and sore lips in winter, so I need a heavier soothing lip balm for cold and windy weather. Here’s a recipe for winter-strength lip balm.
As I was digging in the dirt outside in the garden, I noticed all the honeybees buzzing around my August blooms. Without these winged wonders, our gardens certainly wouldn’t be as beautiful and bountiful as they are right now. They fly around, pollinating and working hard for us nature lovers all day long. I’m always […]