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Warming Mango Scrub

Warming Mango Scrub

Normally at this time of year I would be wanting to share refreshing, cooling recipes to soothe after a hot day out in the summer elements…but that just doesn’t feel appropriate considering i’m wearing a wooly hat and a jumper as I type this up. So instead, here is a warming scrub with the smell of the tropics to create the illusion of summer in your bathroom!

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Healing Lip Balm Recipe

Healing Lip Balm Recipe

This lip balm is very healing & soothing to cracked, chapped lips. Melissa essential oil (lemon balm) is an anti-inflammatory essential oil with strong anti-viral properties, making this lip balm protective & healing for cold sores & herpes outbreaks. Don’t let your lips dry up in the sun, have this balm on hand for when you really need it!

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DIY Talcum Powder!

DIY Talcum Powder!

Commercial talcums are usually made from magnesium silicate, many also contain some asbestos and aluminium and some studies have linked talcum powder with ovarian cancers! They may also cause coughing, vomiting and even pneumonia if used carelessly and inhaled by babies. It’s so easy to make your own talc and avoid all the potential health risks. So here are some of my favourite recipes for making your own Talc!

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Hot Oil Treatment for Dry, Split Hair

Hot Oil Treatment for Dry, Split Hair

Split ends? Dry hair? Our hair gets a battering over time doesn’t it? Over washing, blow drying, straightening, sun, rain, stress!! If you have dry, split hair, treat yourself to this luxurious, easy-to-make treatment and create a spa in your own home! You’ll be on a…

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All natural lip gloss colour!

All natural lip gloss colour!

If you’ve ever dropped a bit of rainbow salad on your crispy clean ,white summer shirt then you’ll know all about this already. If you’re a goth or don’t eat salad, then listen up – beetroot is a perfect all-natural red dye that we can use to great effect in our lip balms and lip glosses.

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Exfoliant Mandarin Body Scrub for smooth, silky skin!

Exfoliant Mandarin Body Scrub for smooth, silky skin!

Scrub away winter dryness, for today it’s spring!

This delicious scrub is so invigorating and you will love how your skin feels afterwards! It’s super easy to make so go nab yourself a few ingredients and give it a try!!

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Conditioning Lip Balm

Conditioning Lip Balm

I don’t know about you, but this is one of those times during the year when my skin really needs a little extra moisture – especially my lips! So today I am sharing with you a beautiful and mega simple recipe for a lip balm that will bring some much needed silkiness back into those lips! And you can share with your friends! What you will need 20gm Cocoa Butter 12gm Shea Butter 23gm Beeswax 46gm Jojoba Oil What to do Using a double boiler, gently heat all ingredients until completely combined and melted. Pour the mixture into a hot, clean jug […]

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Fennel Seed Sugar Scrub

Fennel Seed Sugar Scrub

This simple and srummy scrub is easy to make and delightful to use…and if that wasn’t enough, it will help you in reducing the appearance of cellulite when used regularly. I can’t think of a reason not to give this recipe a go!

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Lemon Balm & Chive Butter Recipe

Here’s a super simple, DELICIOUS and herbaceous recipe for you to try out this week! This is what you’ll need; ½ cup unsalted butter, softened 3 tblsp lemon balm, chopped finely 1 tblsp parsley, chopped finely 1 tblsp chives chopped finely Combine all ingredients and add salt to taste. Cover and then chill to let the flavours blend. Well covered, this will keep a week in the fridge or two months in the freezer. This a scrumptious butter that works really well in cooking or on its own over a chunky bread!   Enjoy friends! Donna x

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Easy Doggy Biscuits!

  As many of you know, Cottage Hill Herbs is not only home to a broad selection of herbs, products and magic, but also an array of animal friends who, like us, have a need for healthy, natural food and herbs! Today I want to share with you a really easy, delicious and healthy dog biscuit recipe that the cats can enjoy too! So let’s get right to it.   What you’ll need 3 cups wholemeal flour 3/4 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 cup wheatgerm 150gm mince steak 1 tsp kelp powder 1/2 cup full cream powdered milk 1 tbsp olive […]

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Gentle Elderflower and Yarrow Cleanser

It’s recipe time folks!! And here is a beautiful, gentle cleanser recipe that will have your pores singing! You can get all of these ingredients from our online shop, just e-mail me, [email protected] with your order! What you will need 50 ml cleansing lotion base 8 drops elderflower tincture 5 drops macadamia cold pressed oil 10 ml hydrosol of yarrow or almost any other hydrosol of choice 2 x drops grapefruit seed extract 5 drops pure essential oil of melissa or grapefruit (one only). What to do Into a clean bowl place the cleansing lotion base cream and slowly add each […]

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Lip Balm for Beginners

  This week I present a very simple lip balm recipe to keep your lips fresh, moist and healthy as we head towards the cooler parts of the year! Now is the time to prepare these recipes so that you have them on hand for when you really need them!   What it does! All of the ingredients in this lovely and simple recipe are designed to moisturise, to sooth and to heal. Calendula is a beautifully soothing and gentle herb, wheatgerm oil is softening and moisturising and both essential oils will aid in healing sores (especially good for cold sores!). […]

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