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by hippy chick
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: shaving oil
Replies: 14
Views: 1479

Re: shaving oil

My inclination would be to not bother putting any EOs at first, just because shaving leaves your skin a little prone to irritation. I guess that chamomile or lavender would be the only ones I would try at all I did think that myself. I was reading about people putting bergamot in and thought a citr...
by hippy chick
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: shaving oil
Replies: 14
Views: 1479

shaving oil

Ok, I know I'm really annoying with my 101 things I want to make for myself (now that would be a good thread) but I'm back with another. I've had some success with my 'homemade' concoctions. I've discovered that white vinegar with eucalyptus and sometimes bicarb cleans things wonderfully. I can remo...
by hippy chick
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What does your home smell of?
Replies: 153
Views: 13052

Re: What does your home smell of?

Lastnight it smelled of homemade curry :cheers:
This morning it smelled of wet dog :?
tonight it will smell of vinegar and eucalyptus oil!

:lol:
by hippy chick
Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cyclists against the world!
Replies: 39
Views: 15924

Re: Cyclists against the world!

I rode my bike to work for the first time on Wednesday. I have to say, I am one of those people who never took the cycling proficiency test at school and I found the experience ... difficult. There are no decent cycle routes in Coventry and the roads I had to use are busy. Not being very used to a b...
by hippy chick
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Insence as a form of air freshener
Replies: 27
Views: 11103

Re: Insence as a form of air freshener

Well, that's a good excuse for me to bake more cakes :wink: ... actually I've been doing a bit of research and did you know you can buy unscented insence sticks and make your own insence from them using essential oils?!?! The link is here for the sticks http://www.wellingtonfragrance.com/Unscented_S...
by hippy chick
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The ish meet thread
Replies: 38
Views: 2293

Re: The ish meet thread

I could easily come along to GW. :lol:
by hippy chick
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3191
Views: 253267

Re: Word Association game

pumpy wrote:patent


Law
by hippy chick
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Caterpillars on Broccoli
Replies: 16
Views: 3217

Re: Caterpillars on Broccoli

My broccoli got completely massacred in the summer, and I'm not willing to let it happen this year! It's garden wars on all things creepy crawly. Someone mentioned that if you spray them with soapy water it gets rid of them: 1. Does this work? 2. Is it wise to spray my veg with soapy water... I do w...
by hippy chick
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Planning this years veggies.
Replies: 12
Views: 1085

Re: Planning this years veggies.

I've started off some cress on my windowsill... I know, it's simple and 5 year olds grow it in school, but it's a super food you know. I'm also going to grow garlic... need to do more planning though as I cannot feast off garlic and cress alone!
by hippy chick
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: How green are we ?
Replies: 7
Views: 918

Re: How green are we ?

I think it's probably better to do something than to do nothing isn't it? Even if you are trying not to use unnecessary chemicals to clean your house, or are buying locally produced veg, or growing your own... doing one of those things has to contribute SOMETHING to reducing your carbon footprint. I...
by hippy chick
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Insence as a form of air freshener
Replies: 27
Views: 11103

Re: Insence as a form of air freshener

To be honest, I would be wanting to know what's making my dogs smell rather than trying to cover up their odour. No offense intended, but we have had 2-4 dogs of various breeds and mixes living in the house for the last 20 years, and the house doesn't smell doggy unless they come in soaking wet. We...
by hippy chick
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread pudding - with wholemeal bread
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: Bread pudding - with wholemeal bread

Right ishers, I made the bread pudding using stale ends of wholemeal bread and it is an absolute SUCCESS! Woo hoo. I took into account your comments on it perheps needing more water and sweetness, so I soaked it for longer in more water and added a little more sugar and mixed fruit... god it's gorge...
by hippy chick
Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: wind wind wind
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: wind wind wind

It's kind of reached us here in the Midlands... I wouldn't say it's blowing a hooligan, but definitely blowing a chav! not quite umbrellas inside out weather yet though!
by hippy chick
Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread pudding - with wholemeal bread
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Bread pudding - with wholemeal bread

I'm going to make bread pudding tonight from my stale crust ends (not bread and butter pudding... the nice brown pudding). I'm going to use my grandma's recipe, but she always uses white bread. Has anyone used wholemeal bread in this recipe, and does it taste as yummy? Maybe I should just give it a ...
by hippy chick
Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: olive tree
Replies: 3
Views: 617

olive tree

Has anyone tried to grow the indoor dwarf variety of olive trees? If so, what have the results been like, and most importantly are the olives nice?

Thanks.

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