Laundry Powder Project

I saw a recipe for home made laundry detergent in ‘Your Home’ magazine from May, so I thought I’d have a go and share it with you!

Shopping List
1 bar cheap soap 125g (eg. Imperial Leather)
Glass Jar
250g Borax substitute (£ shop should have some )
250g Soda Crystals
Kitchen Scales
Spoon or scoop
Label or gift tag

1. Grate the soap as fine as possible. I used Imperial Leather for sensitive skin. You want a cheap soap rather than a Soap Cabin bar! Pour into the jar.


2. Weigh out the borax and soda crystals. It should be 2 parts borax and 2 parts soda crystals for every 1 part soap. Add to the jar and mix well.



3. Label the jar and enjoy! You might want to add a few drops of essential oil to add scent. I didn’t because the soap was already scented.




Autumn Onset Eczema

As soon as the summer turned to Autumn, my skin turned on me and the eczema was back, on the backs of my legs. This is annoying because it is getting colder, so I tend to be wearing trousers or tights, but then the backs of my legs get warm or irritated by the rub of the material, then I end up in a trance, scratching furiously for relief and….It’s all over.

I sadly had to succumb to Fucibet corticosteroid cream twice a day to clear it up 😐
But it worked instantly and since then I have been applying our Soothing Skin Oil and Balm to keep the skin well under control 🙂

Rickmansworth Society Autumn Market

I’m writing this from behind my stall at the Autumn Market because it is so quiet and half the stalls have started packing up early. It started as a busy event with town crier introduction and lots of people coming in at once. Unfortunately we had an empty table next to us because someone didn’t turn up, and I did not want to rearrange my table over 2 because of that – very disruptive! The market was busy until 12 and then went quiet (strictly lunchtime).

Just as I thought we weren’t going to get any more customers, a lady came and bought 2 bars of soap (Lemongrass & Lime and Lavender).
Time to pack up!