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Do you suffer stress symptoms?
Do you have Stress symptoms?

Too much (work) stress and/or systematically going beyond your limits is bad for your health and well-being. But how do you recognise that you are exceeding your limits? Recognise stress symptoms.

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Cleaning with lavender vinegar
Cleaning vinegar with lavender

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.

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anti stress ball lavender
Make your own lavender stress ball

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.

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essential.blue making your own lavender oil
Making lavender oil is easy

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.

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lavender soap making kit Essential.blue
Lavender transparant soap making kit

If you would like to make your own soap, but do not like working with chemicals like caustic soda, then this lavender soap making kit is for you. I made these lavender soaps today and 2 hours later they were ready to use.

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Sustainable presents Essential.blue
Precious sustainable gifts good for the environment

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 16 Tips to make or buy sustainable gifts.

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elderberry as a natural dye
Making natural dye for wool with Elderberry

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.

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make or buy sustainable presents - lavender wreath
Make your own lavender wreath out of fresh lavandin

This month another DIY job that can only be done with fresh lavender. Namely a lavender wreath. If you are like me into lavender you have to try it sometime. And I must say I like the result. This wreath is made from Heavenly Scent lavandin and on our beautiful Spanish front door it looks really good. I will show you how I made the wreath.

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