A Life in the Making

natural beauty

  • January Makealong: Castille Soap

    Every month, in our Farm School, we focus on a new skill or topic. January is all about natural cleaning. This weekend, we are making castille soap on Instagram and Facebook Stories. A good castile soap is a powerhouse of natural cleaning. Traditionally made just out of olive oil, it can come i...
  • Bath bombs and salts

    Our Permaculture Consultant, Lauren Lochrie is here again to guide us through making some relaxing products to add to your bath.I found this bath bomb recipe online several years ago and never looked back (mostly as the more I researched the more complicated it seemed!) – I didn’t realise how oft...
  • Cold Process Soap - A Basic Recipe

    Making soap yourself is so easy. I remember being extremely daunted by the idea of the lye the first time I handled it. While it is dangerous if handled incorrectly, the whole process is actually glorifyingly easy, I immediately kicked myself for not starting soap making earlier. The phrase 'c...
  • Goat's Milk Soap

    One of our favourite uses for our goat’s milk, other than cheese, is to make goat’s milk soap. Great for people with dry skin, this soap is easy to make and makes a wonderful gift.If you’ve never worked with lye before, in can be scary and we always suggest to use gloves, a face mask and protec...
  • Mama's Super Magic Cream (aka Yarrow, Comfrey and Plantain Salve)

    The first time I watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding, I laughed hardest at the dad who sprayed Windex on every problem. Not only because it was funny, but because I had grown up with a mother who had her own particular panacea for all that ailed us - Bag Balm.  Got a big bite? Bag Balm. Sunburn? Bag...