- Clearing Spaces a Project Made Possible by Rachael...
- Celebrating Our Senses - Mindfulness and Wellbeing Walks
- Marking Our Tracks - Further Afield - Songs For Quiet Steps - Empty Church Walks
- Singing Ringing
- Marking A Fine Line Mosaic Way Marker Project 2012 / 2013
- New Vistas / Wider Horizons, October 2011
- Back to Books and Invisible Threads
- Tara Badcock's Invisible Threads
- Carole Miles's Invisible Threads
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Nigel had the group busy shifting soil which had
arrived for The green Patch from Barton Loam
Happily we have been allocated some to be used for
the Medicinal Herb Spiral and the Hidden Pond
Carole went in search of stones
for the Medicinal Herb Spiral
but we still need a lot more!
Sue showed some of the group how
to make seeded bread rolls
which were baked in named
terracotta plant pots
Thursday, 14 February 2019
Our Herbal Bath Tea Sachets contained different blends of the following ingredients, dried lavender, hops, oats, rose petal, camomile, lemongrass, calendula petals, dried ginger.
we added different combinations of
the following essential oils peppermint,
rosemary, eucalyptus, lemon, lime
Kate was with us again to mix up Bath salts
Once the Bath Tea blends were mixed
we filled out hand stamped bags
to use the bath soaks, add them, closed tightly, to a hot bath or allow to steep and add the liquid to the bath
Everyone had lovely herbal goody bags
to take home
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Kate Dyer lead us through the process of making a variety of bath salts, as we have quite a lot of gardeners we looked for recipes that would soothe aching muscles! We decided that we should do one session during the Tuesday Volunteer Day and one on the normal Thursday session so that everyone could either make or receive a bath treat!
Here is kate's step by step guide
Step 1 :- Place half a cup of salt or salts to a glass bowl.
Step 2 :- Mix in 2 tablespoons of carrier oil like jojoba or sweet almond oil.
Step 3:- Add 7 to 8 drops of desired essential oils to the bowl.
Step 4:- Mix all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon.
Step 5:- Add dried herbs, flower petals as you desire. Transfer to an airtight jar. Add to bath as required.
Sore Muscle Bath Soak - Soothes aches and pains
- 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt
- 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
- 4 drops frankinsence
- 3 drops roman camomile
Simple Lavender Bath Salt - Healing and moisturising
Energising Bath Salt - refreshing morning blend
- 1/4 cup Dead Sea Salt
- 1/4 cup of Pink Himalayan Salt
- 2 tablespoonssweet almond oil
- 3 drops grapefruit essential oil
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
- 2 dropslavender essential oil
Eucalyptus Lavender Bath Salt - Soothes sinus and respiratory issues
- 1/4 cup of Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1/4 cup of Epsom Salt
- 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
- 4 drops lavender essential oil
- 3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Sleepy Time Bath Salt - relaxing
Blissful Bath Salt - Transform your Mind and Body with this relaxing blend
Those who wished to added dried
lavender, camomile, calendula, rose petals
We added a Green Patch Label and a fabric topper
Kate also showed us how to make a lip balm
We had teatree, grapefruit or peppermint
Kate is a wonderful cook, keen gardener and was inspired to try out some of these remedies when she developed a skin condition and found bath salts really helped. She then started making them as presents, which is how Carole knew she was the right person to help with this project.