Now that spring is here, it’s an extra good reason to make lavender cleaning vinegar. Because ordinary cleaning products are often bad for the environment and unnecessary. Unfortunately, the smell of vinegar is very typical. I wonder how long it takes for lavender to dispel this smell of vinegar. Surprisingly, it goes very quickly.
Squeezing a stress ball helps when you are tense. Filled with lavender, the stress ball becomes extra anti-stress. I will tell you how to make this stress ball. And also why this stress ball is so good.
You can make lavender oil yourself, by distilling or by putting lavender in oil. Making lavender oil yourself with dried lavender and a base oil is very easy. It surprises me how good the result is.
Embroidered lavender bags, a good gift for grandma but not only for her. You will like lavender bags too. How nice is it to take your blouse out of your wardrobe in the morning, when a subtle lavender scent meets you.
How to make candles with dried lavender? I made two candles from soy wax, lavender oil and with dried lavender. I show you how I did it and why pressed lavender flowers are the best.
Sustainable gifts are not only more fun – especially when you make them yourself – but also good for the environment. Giving presents for the holidays, a birthday, a newborn or a wedding can be much more environmentally friendly. That is why I give you 15 Tips to make or buy sustainable gifts.
Naturally dyed slippers, that was the aim. But thats quite a specialist job. Especially if you want to dye brighter shades. Now I now it is true. You can really dye bright and vivid colours.
Sustainable slippers that are also warm. That is comfortable and good for the environment because the heating can just be a degree lower. But what actually makes slippers sustainable?
Natural dye from the elderberry would give a nice lilac even without mordant. The colour variation from lilac to purple is interesting enough for me to try it as a natural dye for my sheep wool. The elderberry, Sambucus nigra, happens to have plenty of berries at the moment. I show you how I made the natural dye.
This year I had my second lavender harvest and of course I look around a lot in lavender country. This is how I came up with my top 3 lavender varieties that are most suitable for a lavender bouquet. Which bouquet of lavender should you buy? They are for sale in my shop alongside lavender that is more suitable for bagging.