Nettle Soap with Lime and Spearmint

Adding Dried Nettles

Common nettle weeds are frequently overlooked for their therapeutic values, mainly because of their nasty sting. Yet this common weed is said to relive joint pains and improve skin irritations such as acne and eczema. Although the dried nettle leaves on the top of this soap will eventually float away I have laced the soap […]

Homemade Vanilla & Chocolate Soap

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My homemade vanilla and chocolate soap smells good enough to eat… A must for all chocolate cookie lovers You will need one or two bars of the chocolate bar soap from our goat’s milk soap page to make this, but don’t let that put you off as the chocolate goats milk soap is so lovely […]

Making A Book Safe

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Spy kids need somewhere to hide their treasures. There’s no better place to hide things out of plain sight than in a book safe. Nobody would ever think of looking inside a book on your bookshelf for your important things, so a book could be the ideal safe. How To Make A Book Safe Before […]

Homemade Spy ID Cards

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There may be times when you will need a fake id card so that you will be able to glide unnoticed into prohibited areas. You may need a few of these homemade spy ID cards with different names and disguises so feel free to print of as many as you need. Here’s what you will […]

Making A Periscope For Kids

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Any good spy should always check that the coast is clear before entering rooms. So making a periscope could be the perfect idea for your homemade spy kit. It will help make sure you know what’s around the corner and you can even use a periscope to see over fences! To make your own periscope […]

Making A Cipher Wheel

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Every spy needs a secret way to exchange messages with other agents from time to time. Making a cipher wheel is an excellent addition to your homemade spy gear and a great way to keep the content of any top secret letter safe. This clever little wheel can be used to encrypt and decrypt any […]

Suspending & Embedding Objects in Soap

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There are lots of very quick and easy effects that can be produced by suspending or embedding objects in soap. Simply by adding a few dry botanicals or exfoliates to your mp soap base can give it a really creative look and feel. Clear soap base is perfect for suspending or embedding objects, whilst basic […]

How To Make Loofah Soap

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Adding dried loofah to soap not only looks good but makes an excellent natural exfoliator which is particularly effective on knees and elbows or when used on the skin before applying any tanning products. About Loofah Loofah is grown from a plant that’s very similar to the cucumber plant (in fact it is a very […]

Luxury Homemade Face Soap Recipe

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When it comes to making soap at home this luxury melt and pour recipe is great. It’s simple to make and is adaptable to suit any skin type just by choosing the correct oil to match your skin. Selecting The Oil For Your Homemade Face Soap Recipe: Normal or combination skin Sweet Almond Oil Mature […]

Layered Melt and Pour Soap

Layered melt and pour soap

Layered melt and pour soap looks very impressive and can be created with almost any melt and pour soap base. The hardest part of layering soap is knowing when to pour the melted soap and at what temperature. Once you’ve mastered this the procedure really is very simple and you will soon be making some […]

Cream Coffee Soap Recipe

Cream Coffee Melt & Pour Soap

OK, so this cream coffee soap is not the prettiest or delicately fragranced mp soap recipe. But it is an excellent exfoliating bar of soap that can be used on the face as a deep cleansing bar to remove oil and combat both spots and black heads. Coffee grinds are also known for their anti-cellulite […]

Kids Visual Bottles

Kids Visual Bottles

Sight and sound musical instruments are very popular with little ones, and these visual bottles can be created very easily with a clear bottle and a selection of nick-nacks. Homemade Rain Shaker This first bottle is called a rain shaker and is made from a clear bottle, rice and cocktail sticks (tooth picks). By twisting […]

Homemade Maracas

Homemade Maracas

A great fun project for adults and children alike, homemade maracas are definitely enjoyable musical instruments to make. This is a project where you can really get involved and possibly a little messy in the process What you will need Two plastic bottles (I’ve used milkshake bottles) 2 handful’s of ether rice, pasta, lentils or […]

Pretty Little Soap Balls

Pretty homemade soap balls

Homemade soap balls are adorable, and they look and smell lovely when displayed in a bowl or on a pretty plate in the bath room. These pretty soap balls also make excellent gifts, they are reasonably cheap to create and you can make a few or a whole batch of them in a number of […]

Cleopatra’s Milky Cocoa Butter Bath

Cocoa Butter Bath Treats

We call this Cleopatra’s Milky Bath of Lovelies and its for those who want to luxuriate for hours in a moisturizing wildly decadent tub of pleasure! This is one of my families all time favorites bath treats so I keep a big glass jar of this in my bathroom at all times. Even the men […]

Two Layered Bath Oil

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by Sam (Durham) Overview You will love the way this bath oil looks in the bathroom. It takes next to no time to make and apart from giving the bathwater a wonderful aroma, your skin will feel soft, smooth and moisturized. Try to match the color with the scent you choose. For example a floral […]

Easy Porridge

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by Kelly Wills (United Kingdom) Perfect homemade porridge! There are many great porridge recipes around, but this one is probably my all time favorite. This basic porridge recipe enables you to add all sorts of ingredients to it, giving you many variations. I’m reluctant to add that I’ve even added lumps of cheese to it […]

Herbal Bath Tea

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by Brenda Kelford (Smiths Falls Ontario)http://www.facebook.com/themysticmerchant Overview Scentual Bath Crystals. A luxurious blend of sea salt, Epsom salts, and pure essential oil Patchouli, and fragrance oils Sandalwood and Neroli. Just 2 – 3 tablespoons added to your bath makes a totally relaxing, wonderfully scented bathing experience! Method 125 ml sea salt 125 ml Epsom salts […]

Homemade French Horn For Kids

Making a Kids French Horn

This simple homemade French horn was one of the first homemade musical instruments we made, and was inspired and created by one of my children after an afternoon picnic in the park listening to a brass band playing. We didn’t have an awful lot to make it with at the time, but he was extremely […]

Whipped Body Butter Recipe

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This is one of my favorite all time natural body butter recipes. One of the best things about it is that you only need two ingredients to make it, oil and butter! Of course you may want to add a fragrance or essential oil to make it smell absolutely gorgeous, but that’s optional. This body […]

Homemade Moisturizer Bars

Homemade Moisturizer Bars

These solid homemade moisturizer bars are a great gift idea. They are very easy to make and once you have the basic recipe you can then tweak it till your heart’s content. Apart from the obvious all over lotion bar, you can also create lip balms and muscle rubs with this versatile recipe. There are […]

A Homemade Anti Wrinkle Serum

A Homemade Anti Wrinkle Serum

Age defiance serums are generally classed as treatments rather than moisturizers and this is one heck of a treatment. It’s a homemade anti wrinkle serum that last for a year, is packed full of anti aging ingredients and feels divine! Yes, it is a little pricey to make, but it’s better than shop bought and […]

Melt and Pour Glitter Soap

Melt & Pour Glitter Soap

Glitter soap can be as fun or subtle as you choose, for a delicate sparkling bar of glitter soap you will need to add the glitter once a skin has began to form on the melted soap base or the glitter will sink towards the bottom of the mold (I’ve used this method in the […]

Making Homemade Drums

Homemade Drums

Kids love the sound of these homemade drums. And yet you don’t need any special bits to create them with. If you can dig out an old tin can, or spare a storage container or cake pan for a while they can make themselves a great little drum set. What You Will Need Selection of […]

Turkey and Lentil Soup

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by Kelly (Hampshire) Here’s a nice turkey and lentil soup that I make for the whole family, and it really goes down a treat! Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion (chopped) 1 garlic clove (chopped) 7 oz (200g mushrooms (sliced) 1 red pepper(seeded and chopped) 6 tomatoes (peeled, seeded and chopped) 2 pints […]

Homemade Wrinkle Cream That Works!

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Homemade wrinkle cream has many benefits. Aside from being considerably cheaper than commercial store-bought wrinkle creams, you’ll also find that the anti wrinkle creams below and my homemade anti wrinkle serum are much gentler on your skin and often far more effective. Homemade Wrinkle Creams Overview Many commercial anti-wrinkle creams contain harmful ingredients in small […]

Homemade Spa Recipes

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Before we show you one of our favourite homemade spa recipes; did you know that you can quickly turn your 5 minute morning showers into therapeutic spa showers just by using the blitz-guss method? So what is the blitz-guss method I hear you ask? Well it’s just a posh name for turning the shower from […]

Homemade Toner – Step2

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A good homemade toner will tighten your skin as it closes the pores, and it will remove any leftover traces of your cleanser. It is both cooling and refreshing, and should be the second step in your daily facial routine. Step1 Homemade Cleanser Step3 Homemade Moisturizer Most store bought toners are alcohol based, and unfortunately […]

Homemade Moisturizers – Step3

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The final step in your daily facial routine is to use the homemade moisturizers. Remember that water is essential for maintaining a youthfull and well nourished skin. Drinking 8 glasses of water along with using a good quality moisturizer, will keep your skin feeling smooth and supple. Step1 Homemade Cleanser Step2 Homemade Toner Vitamin Enriched […]

Homemade Laundry Detergent And Soap Powder

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by Jess (Dallas) As a single parent, BIG money saving ideas are a must in my life style, so when I found this great homemade laundry detergent recipe I was was intrigued and had to try it. Eco friendly, suitable for sensitive skin and COSTS A TENTH of any grocery store detergents…. As I was […]




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