An introduction to the use and benefits of top, middle and base notes in aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is a practical natural therapy that can be beneficial to our general health and well-being and can ease symptoms of illness, reduce stress, and boost moods.
The idea of living a zero or even low waste lifestyle may seem impossible but there are many easy ways to reduce your everyday waste.
Herbal teas are a simple way to benefit from the magical and healing powers of herbs. They can be prepared easily at home and require no complicated equipment.
The beneficial energy of crystals can be used to heal and improve our relationships as well as to attract new love or heal from past hurts connected to love and relationships of all kinds.
Buying supplies for your craft and practices need not be expensive as here are many budget options that will save you money without compromising on quality and effectiveness.
Starting out in crystal healing can feel overwhelming and difficult. In this article, I aim to answer some of the common questions newcomers may have.
Tiger's eye is an attractive and easily available crystal that has a range of beneficial properties for our health and well-being.
Incense is commonly used within paganism and witchcraft. It can be bought in many varieties but it is also possible to create your own customised blends.
Crystal healing is a form of vibrational medicine. It is very effective when used on its own but can also be combined with other therapies to enhance their healing strength.
Here are ten common questions that people ask about using crystals for healing. Learn about which types of stones you can use, who can handle your stones, and how to care for them.
Sigils are a form of magic that can be used for many purposes, such as for protection, success and prosperity.
Fruit has a long history of symbolism and can be used in a wide variety of magic. As they are a food fruit often features in the magic of kitchen witches.
Kitchen witches use various plants, herbs, trees and other plant materials to weave their magic in everyday life. This includes in spell work, cooking and healing.
Obsidian is formed by the rapid cooling of lava. The resulting natural glass has a range of beneficial properties that can be utilised in healing.
Crystals can be bought in large, mixed lots that can be beneficial to those new to crystal healing as well as those with more experience.
Many varieties of crystals can be used for protection. They have the ability to protect us against negative energy, ill-wishes, manipulation and other unpleasant situations.
Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural condition that can have a huge impact on life and may cause a range of difficulties. These difficulties include hyperactivity, inattention, impaired concentration and impulsivity.
Quartz is an abundant mineral and can be found in many varieties. Each has its own set of healing and other beneficial properties.
Using crystals is an easy and accessable way to benefit from healing using colour.
Each crystal has an individual vibrational rate, and this can be used to help select crystals for healing.
There are many reasons following a vegan diet is growing in popularity and this includes reducing the impact on the environment that a person has.
Vitamins and minerals are essential for maintaining optimum health and well-being. A well-balanced and diverse vegan diet will have no trouble providing all of these.
Stones are often ignored or seen as an annoyance in modern society, but many of these can be used to bring well-being, happiness, prosperity and other beneficial qualities to life.
Chakra crystal sets are created using a selection of stones that are associated with each chakra's energy. These can be used to help remove any blockages and imbalances in the chakra system.
Useful details for anyone beginning their journey in crystal healing.
Information on some unusual and unexpected stones that can be used in crystal healing.
Many aspects of life can have a detrimental effect on our ability to sleep well and this, in turn, affects our health and general well-being. Crystals can help facilitate restful sleep in a number of ways.
Crystals can be very beneficial for anyone travelling, whether for buisness or leisure. This article describes some of these stones and the benefits they bring.
How to effectively choose crystals for use in healing, as well as information on cleansing and caring for your crystals.
An introduction to crystal healing and vibrational medicine, which also includes information on methods of use.
Mabon is the festival celebrated at the autumn equinox and is the second of three pagan harvest festivals.
Information on crystals that are suited for use around and during the pagan harvest festival of Lammas.
These seven crystals have properties that are good to help and support during recovery from addiction.
Information on how healing crystals can be used to reduce stress and help you relax.
Details of crystals that can be used to help ease fears and phobias.
Information on chakras and how to perform a chakra cleansing and balancing.
Information on crystals that can be used to heal issues from the past that can hold you back from fully enjoying life in the present moment.
Here is a meditation technique that can be used to help heal past upsets and hurt and aid in moving on in life.
Methods of using healing crystals to ease anxiety.
A look at some of the crystals I have at home with information and suggestions on how they can be used.
Information on how to using healing crystals to create a relaxing and harmonious home.
Information on seven easily found and probably familiar crystals and how they can be used in healing.
Details of seven crystal shapes and how they can be used in healing.
Information on the pagan celebration of Litha and seven crystals suited to this festival.
Five recipes for delicious, nutritious and comforting foods that are suitable for a gluten free vegan diet.
A one day meal plan for anyone following a gluten free vegan diet. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Discover seven types of crystal that are ideal for use at Imbolc. We will discuss common properties and unique attributes associated with these seven selections.
Information on seven crystals that are ideal for use during the pagan celebration of Yule.
Information on the pagan celebration of Samhain, and seven crystals that are suited to this time of the year.
Information on healing crystals and how they can be used to bring balance to our lives.
One day of meals eaten by myself and my one year old son. All recipes are vegan and gluten-free.
Crystal therapy is an excellent and holistic method of developing and enhancing a person’s character or abilities. This gentle method can be used alongside other therapies and by people of all ages.
Information on the reiki symbols Cho Ku Rei, Sei Hei Ki, and Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, as well as some examples of how they can be used.
Ideas, hints and tips on ways that plant-based foods can incorporate into your day-to-day diet.
A day of gluten-free vegan meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Information regarding gluten free vegan food with an example of straightforward meals for one day.
Seven different ways that reiki can be used to enhance your everyday life.
Information on the pagan celebration of Ostara and seven crystals that are suited to this time of the year.
Information on seven crystals that can be used at Beltane.
How healing and maintaining a balanced sacral and heart chakra can have a beneficial effect on our love lives and relationships.
Healing crystals can be used to enhance existing relationships as well as to attract love, harmony, friendships, and passion into our lives.
Information on seven different types of cords and thread that can be used when making handmade jewellery.
Information on magical cookery and how baking can be incorporated into this. Includes a recipe for sweet herb biscuits that can be used for a range of magical needs.
Information on getting started with crystal healing and choosing crystals.
It has become increasingly common for people to suffer from stress and anxiety. For those wishing to avoid or limit the use of conventional medication, crystal healing can be a beneficial alternative.
Information on which crystals can help improve and facilitate communication and how they can be used.
Crystal healing is a natural therapy that can be safely used with babies and children of all ages.
Information, hints and tips on how to use crystals throughout your home to create a happy and balanced environment.
Information on five herbs that can be used to improve the function of the digestive system or to soothe and relieve many symptoms of digestive upset and disorders.
Information on five commonly known herbs (garlic, caraway, cayenne pepper, lavender and rosemary) and how they can be used to soothe and heal a range of illness and complaints.
Information detailing the beneficial properties of a selection of herbs that can be made into healing hot and cold drinks. Includes recipes that can be made easily at home.
Information on Andy Warhol and the pop art movement that started in the mid-1950s. Also includes step by step instructions for a project in which children can create their own piece of pop art.
Ten fun arts and crafts activities for creative children to do this winter.
Instructions to create a chunky crochet blanket using double crochet. Includes video tutorials of stitches used. This project is quite quick to complete due to using a large hook and thicker yarn.
Information on cubism and Pablo Picasso suitable for teaching children approximately 5-10 years old. Features a step by step tutorial showing how to draw a cubist style picture.
Helpful background and starter information regarding the popular alternative medicine of homeopathy. Homeopathy can be used to safely treat a wide range of medical complains gently and effectively.
A collection of recipes that are perfect for creating as part of your Mabon celebrations and traditions.
Kitchen witchery is a magical art closely linked to folk magic, family and the home, especially the kitchen. Magically cookery is a common and highly useful practice used by many kitchen witches.
Twenty ideas that can be used in Egypt based projects, units or other learning and lesson plans.
Project on birds that can be carried out by children of various ages and could be used in Home education/schooling. Online and printable resources.
A collection of ten symbols commonly used in paganism, Wicca and magic. They can be used in many ways such as in spells and rituals or in your Book of Shadows. Pictures are my own - feel free to use.
Information on various methods of using water to cleanse crystals that are used in healing and other spiritual and energy work.
A delicious recipe full of healthy natural ingredients that can be cooked now or prepared as a chicken dump or make ahead meal and frozen.
Information on how to use a pendulum correctly in divination. Includes examples of how to ask questions and instructions showing you how to make a simple crystal pendulum.
Make ahead meals are a great way to have delicious and nutritious meals available. Includes information on make ahead and dump freezer meals as well as suggestions for suitable meals.
A look at plant based diets and how many everyday foods are already naturally vegan. Being vegan does not need to be expensive or difficult as these featured ideas for easy meals and snacks, recipes and an example day menu show.
Fifteen breakfast dishes that are suitable for vegans and can be prepared easily. Also included are suggestions for variations and several recipes.
Information on methods using crystals that can be used to enhance psychic abilities such as channelling, clairsentience, divination and scryng. Includes lists of which crystals work well in which applications.
Information on morion crystals and how they can be used in healing and energy work to help enhance life and benefit well-being and health.
Information on why crystals used in healing and energy work need to be recharged and on how this can be carried out with various types of crystals. Charging can also add to healing and crystal work.
Information on working with the seven major chakras in crystal healing. Includes a list of crystals grouped by chakra and examples of healing methods.
Information on crystal healing including information regarding choosing the corrects crystals and methods by which this can be done.
Information and tips on cleansing crystals used in healing or energy work.
Information on a selection of crystals and methods that can be used to utilise their calming and healing properties to balance and settle emotions.
Information and tips on how to use crystals to heal common ailments. Includes information and methods for easing headaches, relieving PMS and menstrual cramps, easing hay fever symptoms, healing stomach aches and pains and alleviating muscle cramps.
Simple methods that can be used by anyone in order to create a harmonious, protected and pleasant home.
Information article describing ten commonly available herbs and how they can be used to create and enhance magical work, including information on correspondences including planets, elements and deities. A simple spell is also included for each herb.
Information on using crystals to help improve your personal relationships, heal from past issues and attract love into your life.
Information on using crystals to help improve, restore harmony, balance and empower your personal life. Includes information on which crystals are most effective and explanations on how to use them.
An introduction to five different types of magic commonly used in Wicca and other pagan traditions and paths. Includes information on important points to consider when performing magic, witches bottles, charm bags, candle, knot and herb magic.
Information and tips on using wire creatively to make handmade jewellery and jewellery components. This hub covers techniques, tools and materials that can be used.
In the past witches used a secret code to keep their workings and ingredients concealed from prying eyes and those who misunderstand the use of magic. Includes a list of many plants and their secret names.
Essential oils can be a useful tool in spells and ritual work. This hub contains information on using oils correctly in spells and other applications as well as some recipes for magical oil blends.
Information showing how to create herbal bath teas and sachets at home. These can be used in various ways such as skin healing and stress relief. Includes a selection of recipes to get you started.
Many aspects of witchcraft and magic feature the use of herbs and plants. These can be used in many ways such as creating incense, using in spells or in healing as lotions, tinctures, creams or teas.
Voodoo dolls can be used in magic for various applications and are not at evil or dark as is often portrayed. These little dolls are also known by some as poppets.
Writing and casting your own spells may seem difficult and even scary at first. This page provides information on how spells work and the components that go into writing and creating successful magic.
Information and pictures of a selection of mythical and magical creatures. Includes the kraken, phoenix, unicorn and simurgh.
Learn how to make herbal sachets for use in magic, protection or as fragrance bags. These can be made using inexpensive materials and are a great addition to working with herbs outside of cookery.
Gardens and other open spaces are great laces for kids to explore, learn and play all year round. There I have collected together lots of ideas and hints and tip for having fun in the garden during autumn.
Herbal and fruit teas can be bought in most supermarkets but it is also fairly simple to make your own. This hub explains how to make your own teas and also includes some recipes to get you started.
Facts and care information relating to corn snakes. This introduction would be useful to anyone who is thinking of having a corn snake as a pet or for beginner corn snake owners.
Foraging may seem like a countryside only activity but in fact wild foods can be found growing in even the busiest environments. Some of these maybe familiar but others may appear to be only annoying weeds. This guide features general information on foraging, several plants you are likely to...
Although towns and cities may not seem a great place to see many species of birds there are in fact many birds that make their homes there. This hub contains information on types of urban birds along with tips as to where they may be found.
Information on different types of wildlife that can be found living in towns and cities around Britain. Includes details on likely places they can be found as well as on when and how to spot them.
A tasty and easy to prepare recipe for baked potatoes topped with a spicy lentil and bean dahl. This recipe contains no animal products and is free from wheat, gluten, nuts and soya.
Information on various types of cooking oil and how they can be used best.
Information regarding plant based sources of vitamins and minerals. Includes information on the roles of vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K.
Information about guided meditations and how you can create your own.
Information on methods and strategies that can be used to support children who have language and communication needs. Includes information and suggestion for creating enabling environments.
Introductory information on the four main specific learning difficulties: dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia and how they can affect a child’s ability to learn.
Information on the typical development of speech, language and communication in children and symptoms of possible speech, language and communication disorders (SLCN).
Many people keep to do lists, but they can also cause stress and upset when they are not finished. Here is a new way to look at these lists and feel motivated, happy and proud of your achievements.
Information on the health benefits of carrot. Includes a selection of recipes.
Hints, tips and survival strategies to help improve quality of life and develop methods of managing the everyday challenges of living with autism.
Introduction to using common house plants in magic.
Starting out towards becoming vegan can feel daunting when in fact it may not be as difficult as you think. Many everyday foods are vegan and starting with these can help ease the transition.
Information on species of butterfly that are seen in the United Kingdom.
Information on potpourri and how to create your own at home to be used to bring fragrance to your home and other spaces or used in other craft projects.
Information and suggested uses for herbs often used in cookery.
Fifty delicious but quick and easy vegan snack ideas. Includes recipes for vegan pancakes, vegan pesto, vegan and gluten free falafel and vegan raw banana ice cream.
Information and hints and tips on growing plants in pots and other containers.
Information on using common plants in healing.
Fifty interesting and educational facts about insects for kids. Suitable for fun reading or use as a home education resource, as part of lapbooks, projects or topic start point.
Instructions with step by step colour photos showing how to create a simple macramé board using cheap and easy to find items.
Names and contact details for voluntary organisation that can offer help, advice and support with regards to special educational needs.
Information on planing a herb garden with hints and tips and suggestions of what herbs to grow depending on the garden type.
Hints and tips to help make toilet training puppies easier.
Information on simple steps to attract wildlife into your garden. Includes information on what to plant and projects such as building a pond and bug hotel.
Wildlife facts for kids that includes information on how to attract wildlife to your garden, how to help wildlife flourish and tips of finding and enjoying wildlife in all environments.
Fifteen easy and low cost activities for children whatever the weather.
Information on using common household ingredients to create safe and natural cleaning products. Includes fifteen recipes using three basic household items, bicarbonate of soda, lemon juice and vinegar
Thirty five ways to use bicarbonate of soda as a safe and natural alternative to chemical cleaning and health and beauty products.
A collection of helpful hints and tips for anyone who enjoys designing and making jewellery.
Information on juicing for health and healing.
Information on the social-ecological perspective and how it can be used to help children, young people and families who are experiencing poverty.
Introduction to sports nutrition for those following a plant based diet.
Information on how to eat enough protein while following a diet free from animal products.
Living or working with children who have special needs that have a negative impact on their behaviour can be stressful and incredibly hard work. Children with conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can present with very...
Five methods of improving study skills, saving time and getting better grades.
Introduction to the terms vegetarian and vegan, their meanings and on adopting a meat free diet.
A collection of animal for facts for children to enjoy or can be used as a home education (home schooling) resource.
Information on making homemade mixes to save time and money in the kitchen. Includes some recipes.
Ideas that can be used to spark a child's imagination or interest in topics or that can be used by adults to create education resources, lesson plans, lapbook layout etc. for a child to work with.
An introduction to Pathological Demand Avoidance including some suggestions that can help when interacting with those diagnosed with the condition.
Information and photos to illustrate various common terms and abbreviations used in macramé.
Introduction to using essential oils in healing and how essential oils work and effect us.
An introduction to macramé knotting and terms, equipment and materials used.
Information and pictures of some symbols used by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities for pride and recognition.
Ideas for ten fun and interesting activities that can be done during autumn with children of all ages.
Informations, tips and videos to help you create a wildlife friendly garden.
Information and ideas on buying and storing beads used in jewellery making and other crafts.
A guide to many different types of findings used in jewellery making. Includes a beaded ring video tutorial.
Information on varieties of seed beads commonly used in jewellery making.
A brief introduction to some parapsychological concepts and terms.
Information on wood bead types as well as hints and tips on using them in jewellery making.
A collection of suggestions on methods of supporting children who have autism in mainstream classrooms.
Information on factors that should be taken into account when designing jewellery for sale or for yourself, friends and family.
Science experiments children can try at home using everyday items and equipment.
Information on many different types of glass bead and their use in jewellery making.
Information on sources of and using natural materials as beads for jewellery making.
Information on semi-precious stones and on using them when designing jewellery.
Information on various policies and legislation that aim to ensure that children who have disabilities and special needs are not discriminated against.
Like many arts and crafts, inspiration for designing and creating beautiful and unique jewellery can be found all around us. Inspiration can be found in the natural world, patterns, shapes, colours and from other people’s work as well as from...
Information on tools used in jewellery making. Includes information on choosing and using many tools such as pliers, cutters, mandrels and files.
Introduction to colour theory, colour schemes and hints and tips on using colour in designing jewellery.
Information regarding two models of disability: the medical model of disability and the social model of disability.
Information on creating and using visual supports with children who have autism and examples.
Fifty facts about autism.
Information regarding twenty common misconceptions about autism and related autism spectrum disorders.
Discussion on whether good health is an achievable goal for all children and the factors that contribute to this.
Suggestions on ways to help support children who have autism (or related conditions) with everyday life.
Guide to using precious and semi-precious stones to heal illness and other imbalances of the body and environment.
Instructions, tips and videos on the topic of creating your own compost for free using items you would normally throw away.
Discuss on how representations of children and childhood have changed over time and how these are reflected and supported in books produced for children.
Tips and information on choosing pets for children.
Article discussing the issue of how best to deal with the issue of children committing crimes.
How to make salads in a jar for a quick and healthy lunches on the go.
Locations, maps, directions and details of several fun and interesting days out for all the family in Surrey, Uk.
Tips and suggestions on creating a home environment that is beneficial to children with autism, aspergers syndrome and other related conditions.
Information on choosing and some types of complementary and alternative therapies that can benefit those with autism.
Information on the meltdowns experienced by many on the autism spectrum and what can cause them. Includes suggestions to help manage meltdowns more successfully and avoid them in future.
Ten strategies that can be used to help children who have autism understand their own and others emotions.
Information detailing the characteristics of autism and some of the challenges these can present.
Introductory guide to foraging in England with details of some common plants to get you started. Contains brief information on laws relating to foraging and links to find further information on this.
Many familiar plants can be used to create natural remedies, promote good health and heal illness. Each plant description includes information on use and a colour photograph of the plant.
Ten ways in which parents and those who work with children who have autism can offer support in day to day life.
Beltane is a fertility festival celebrated on 1st May. It is a festival of hope for the year ahead and celebrating the new life of spring, passion and life.
An introduction to the craft of kitchen witchery, magical herbs and some simple spells, practices and tips.