Category Archives: Radical Homemaking

Story stones: how to make and use

I was tidying the desk in the study this morning when I found a small toy catalogue that had slipped beneath the printer.  I looked at the pictures and thought they would be great for making story stones, a project … Continue reading

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Informed Papa was given a couple of bottles of alcohol as corporate gifts for Christmas last year. We aren’t big drinkers so I repurposed the grog into something more useful for us. I made vanilla extract. Here is how to … Continue reading

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Inside my fridge

Earlier this week Natural New Age Mum asked if I would share a photograph of inside my fridge and write a blog post to go along with it as part of a blog hop – see the links below to … Continue reading

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Mama Bake and Mama Make

An old adage suggests it takes a village to raise a child. I have discovered it also takes a village to keep a mother sane. In fact, I believe while the villagers are busy raising the child, they are also … Continue reading

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Homemade Sun Cream

I dislike using sun cream. It blocks absorption of UV radiation, which produces Vitamin D in the skin. Vitamin D is a cancer-preventer and has innumerous benefits to human health. Many people are Vitamin D deficient because we’ve been raised on a … Continue reading

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Homemade lemon enzyme cleaner

One day last year I had been making something in the kitchen that required lots of lemons. I had a bunch of lemon peels laying on the bench and I didn’t know what to do with them. I would love … Continue reading

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We got bees!

An apiarist is a beekeeper. Who knew! I didn’t, until I started looking into beekeeping early last year. I read a few different articles mentioning how bees were dying and that this ultimately could affect the world’s food supply. Being … Continue reading

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Homemade Lip Balms – Frankincense and Chocolate Mint (so delicious you’ll want to eat them!)

I recently tried my hand at making my own lip balm. Guess what – it’s super easy! If you have the ingredients, all that is required is to gently melt them together and pour into empty tubes.  I am fortunate … Continue reading

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Five reasons I make my own toothpaste

Up until two or three years ago I was using regular toothpaste from the supermarket. The big brand. The popular one. I never thought too much about the ingredients list or that fact that it contains sodium fluoride (a by-product … Continue reading

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The love it deserves: a post dedicated to my sourdough starter and a couple of deceased goldfish.

When I was in high school I had a pet fish that thrived on neglect. He lived in a glass fish bowl in my bathroom (I was fortunate to have my own ensuite from age 13 until I moved out … Continue reading

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