Tallow Candle

We recently made a tallow candle out of lamb fat.  The red colouring is due to the tomatoes and other ingredients that were cooked together before we skimmed the oil off. It burned quite well the first time.  But since it was a very soft candle, the wick couldn't stay centred after the first burning. … Continue reading Tallow Candle


Homemade laundry liquid

I was reading "Down to Earth - a guide to simple living" by Rhonda Hetzel.  And it reminded me to try the homemade laundry liquid.  The recipe which is in the book, is also freely available on the internet.  There's also a powdered version but I think liquid will work better in my front loader. … Continue reading Homemade laundry liquid