Monday, July 25, 2016

Aloe Vera plant and soap making - the start of an herbalist

In keep with my herbalist interests, I got a couple of aloe vera plant a while back.  They are so hardy and easy to keep.  Squeezed on the skin for burns or rashes they are a trusty and effective plant.
The Aleppo soap batch I made is also skin nourishing, enriched with essential oils of rosemary and lemon to clear the skin and organic milk and olive oil to soothe.

Soap Making:  Drying in the evening sun after 24h of curing.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

End of Year books

Parent reps organised the cutest book as an end of year present for the teachers. Each child drew or wrote on an A5 bristol card and the messages were sooo sweet ("Ms Swann you've changed my life" etc...)
These are the book covers I did for the book.

Step 1  Quill and ink

And the finished result. Hope they like it!