Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The Best of Alba Rosa - a summary of this week's posts

The blog has been busy in the last few days  - I've think I've written more so far this month than in the previous six! At the start of the month I embarked on Sarah Arrow's 30 day blogging challenge. It's been interesting, frustrating, enjoyable, tough, but brilliant!

So here is a round-up of some of my recent posts:

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An explanation why handmade and mass-produced soaps are not the same.

A little bit of the history of this famous soap dating back to the 1500s.

3. Make your own Lavender Toner   

How to make a simple toner that is particularly suitable for young teenage skin.

4. Bread and Butter Pickles

Earlier in the week I made this sharp, sweet, crunchy pickle. It's one we enjoy and it's too good not to share. Here's the recipe.

5. Chamomile - a brief description with tea

A brief description of both German and Roman Chamomile and their properties. Plus a recipe for Chamomile and Lavender Tea.


Five recipes for bath soaks you can easily make and enjoy at home.


How to make soap last longer and avoid the "mush".


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