The knowledge of thieves

Here’s a fun historical fact for you. This scary looking figure isn’t a reminder that Halloween is next month, it’s actually what doctors wore in the middle ages during the time of the Black Death or Bubonic Plague. The creepy … Read More

What is Sodium Lactate?

Sodium Lactate is a liquid salt naturally derived from the fermentation of sugar. A useful addition to any soap maker’s cupboard! It is used in cold processed soap making to create a harder, longer lasting bar, especially useful with palm-free … Read More

Linoleic Love

Linoleic acid is essential for healthy skin. It plays an extremely important role in building the protective layer that locks in and maintains moisture, while strengthening the barrier that keeps out irritants. Helping to protect the skin against chaps and … Read More

Essential help for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are caused by faulty valves, or structural abnormalities of the blood vessels failing to effectively circulate blood from the legs to the heart. According to the Australian Vein Institute, there are various essentials oils that can be useful … Read More

Handy Tip to make your Kettle sparkle inside

Here’s a handy household tip… Get rid of unwanted build-up inside your kettle and have it sparkling and clean again in minutes by simply putting in a teaspoon of citric acid, filling it up with water and boiling it. Then … Read More

What is Castile Soap

Our Castile Soap is a light, natural liquid soap base that can be used for hair, body or even as a laundry detergent. It is kind to the environment and gentle on the skin for babies, eczema sufferers, the elderly and … Read More

Castor oil – Nature’s Eyelash and Eyebrow thickener

There are plenty of make-up products on the market that boast the ability to thicken and lengthen your brows and lashes using various fillers and chemicals. But did you know that there is a much cheaper and more natural way … Read More

Essential Oils and Pets- Are they safe?

It can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that because something it is natural it is safe, but it is very important to do research and proceed with caution when choosing to use any essential oil on … Read More

What is a Flash Point and why are they useful to know?

What is a Flash Point? In chemistry it is defined as “ The lowest temperature at which an organic compound or volatile material gives off enough vapour to ignite in air given an ignition source.”   All essential oils have … Read More

The Shelf Life of Oils

How long do oils last?   While we do our best to ensure that our oils have a best before date on the label, this date is just a guideline. Here is a little more information about the longevity of … Read More

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