Not much creating has been going on this week really. I've been feeling really tired and drained from all the very cold weather we've been having in Melbourne. So it's kind of taking it out of me. I'm hoping to get stacks done this weekend though. I still haven't really worn in the new space, so hopefully I'll be able to make some good stuff. I have been working on one secret project for the package I'm sending over to CurlyPops though!
Anyway, I've just been reading this new amazing book that I got on Monday. It's all handwritten and drawn because some of the content was originally published as a zine.
There's 3 chapters, the first covers making your own first aid from essential oils and fresh or dried herbs. Things like salves, oil infusions and tincturns. Which I have learned are a little liquid that your drip into your morning juice or water for internal health. There's a section for everything that ails you, headaches, insect bites and skin irritations. Chapter 2 is all about cleaners. Things like laundry detergent, floor cleaner, shampoo and making your own skin care products like cleanser and toner. The third chapter is some fantastic instructions on making your own garden, from soil condition to what things go well planted together.
Today I'm going to start ordering some things online to start making. Beeswax, catile soap and essential oils seem like a good start. I'll let you know how everything goes, and I'll probably do a review on the laundry detergent and skin care parts!
Kirst, I brought the book to BrownOwls last night to show you because I think it's right up your alley. But obviously you weren't there. I'll bring it next time we're at the same place!
Head over to Kootoyoo for more creative spaces, also you can probably learn alot from Raleigh Briggs website. Enjoy!