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Fair Enough!

I have a really good excuse for not blogging these last few weeks – honest!

I have been meeting myself coming back in an effort to be ready for some up and coming Craft Fairs. There is so much to prepare; new products, packaging, labels, table decorations…………. the list seems endless.

For anyone who is interested here is a list of dates and venues where I can be found;

  • Saturday 12th October 2013 Llandudno Town Hall
  • Saturday 16th November 2013 Llandudno Town Hall
  • Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November 2013 Penmachno Village School
  • Saturday 21st December 2013 Llandudno Town Hall
  • Saturday 11th January 2014 Llandudno Town Hall
  • Saturday 8th February 2014 Llandudno Town Hall
  • Saturday 8th March 2014 Llandudno Town Hall

PHEW!

And here are some of the product I will be selling……………

De-Stress Bath Muffins

De-Stress Bath Muffins

St Clements bath Muffin

St Clements bath Muffin

Just a touch of natural food colouring

The best nights sleep you’ll ever have

Most relaxing way to get your oats!

Most relaxing way to get your oats!

Fragrant Skin Food

Fragrant Skin Food

Bath Bombs

Bath Bombs

Bath Salts

Bath Salts

Bath Salts, Bath Oils & a Soothing Foot Soak

Bath Salts, Bath Oils & a Soothing Foot Soak

A Medley Of Melts

A Medley Of Melts

 

 

 

 

Hopefully there is something there that appeals but if not why not leave me a comment saying what you would like me to make 🙂

Till next time

Lesley xx

Process Of Elimination

Today is the first day of ………….. my very determined attempt to eliminate as many unnecessary chemicals from my lifestyle as possible.

As someone who has numerous allergies and food intolerances I am used to reading EVERY label when I shop. Drives me nuts sometimes but what else can I do?!

The last few years have been ones of major lifestyle changes for me; no more bubble baths because the SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulphate) upsets my skin, no more shampoo for my hair – just good old Bicarbonate of Soda followed by a vinegar rinse, no more fancy cleaning products – just vinegar and Bicarb again, home-made natural air fresheners without a chemical in sight.

All these changes have seen a major improvement in my health; the cleaners and air fresheners used to leave me coughing and wheezing all the time and as far as I can see the house hasn’t suffered without them!

But the biggest improvement has to be to my bank balance! Bicarbonate of Soda is pretty cheap, vinegar too, in fact my biggest expense is probably the essential oils I use for my home-made air freshener.

I have now started making my own toothpaste; Strange but this was one item I never really read the ingredients list on, just bought it and used. But a couple of  weeks ago I took a glance and was appalled to find that it also contains SLS.

Now just to explain: SLS was originally developed many years ago as an industrial cleaner!!! So why on earth should it be in my tube of toothpaste, or my bubble bath for that matter. Well, enough is enough!

Here is my recipe for home-made toothpaste. No chemicals, no fluoride and does a lovely job too. 🙂

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. coconut oil

2 Tbsp. baking soda

20 drops essential oil (I use spearmint.)

A bit of Stevia if you want sugar-free sweetness (I don’t bother with this)

After mixing the toothpaste keep it in a glass container with a lid. Then just spoon some out or dip your dry toothbrush into it. The mixture does not need to be refrigerated.

So, that’s another chemical eliminated! Onwards and upwards 🙂

 

Lesley xx