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NEW edition of Action Pack Magazine – for EVERYONE!

Family Apothecary – 50+ pages of salves, lotions, balms and crafty projects!

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [you can save the file to your hard drive and access it, read, and print it anytime and you can view the pdf on a Tablet or iPad].

This issue is pretty amazing – if I do say so myself :) My family and I have had such a lot of fun experimenting and trying out recipes and new (to us) ingredients. I have really enjoyed the process of removing a lot of chemical products from our lives – toothpaste and deodorants for starters (something I have been wanting to do for a long time), and I have loved the smells of herbs and essences pervading the home.


  • An historical name for a medical professional who formulates and dispenses ‘materia medica’.
  • A person who dispensed medicines derived from herbs, plants and roots.
  • One who practices herbalism and sometimes alchemy as well; Ancient word for “pharmacist”.

In our Family Apothecary Action Pack Magazine you’ll find:

[all using herbs and commonly found simple ingredients like beeswax, olive oil and bicarb soda (plus a few special products too — like coconut oil and kaolin clay).]

  • Home herbal medicinal recipes (salves and cold remedies)
  • Eco-home cleaning and freshening ideas (natural cleaning products and washing recipes)
  • Eco beauty treatments (lip balms, creams and hair tonics)
  • Natural personal products (toothpaste and deodorant)

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [which can also be viewed on a Tablet or iPad].

As well as detailed step-by-step how-to’s you’ll also find a slew of additional tips, ideas and alternative recipes for making some wonderful natural body, home and medicinal products for the whole family — all are easy enough for older kids to try but I know YOU will want to get stuck into this too.

PLUS there are sewing projects — eye mask, sleeping pillow, heat pack and lavender sachets (and more) which are all very easy to make and include detailed instructions.

And there is MORE … Each chapter has fact sheets highlighting some of the products that are used throughout, as well as a printable herbal guide AND each chapter has a page of printable gift tags too!

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [which can also be viewed on a Tablet or iPad].

Important: The pdf magazine will be automatically delivered via e-mail as soon as your payment is received. The e-mail you receive will include a link to download the file directly to your computer. Please note that the link will only allow you to access the file for a limited period (150 hours or 5 tries), so please make sure to download and save the file on your own computer as soon as you receive it. Lost files may be replaced for a period of 30 days following purchase.


For more kids craft, creative ideas and activities go to the Action Pack website

Due to computer issues (broken computer, back up damaged), this issue (and a whole lot of other things that I am too depressed about to discuss) has been delayed. I apologise to those waiting for this issue to come out and I could kick myself for a whole big list of things I could have done differently a couple of weeks ago. Lessons I have learned – stop procrastinating – back up computer regularly – use an external hard drive – be in control. Ack! Good things about no computer though – I have had to let go of some anxiety – what I just could not – can not – control – some lessons indeed! So go and back up your work right now … go!

For many weeks now I have been working on the next edition of Action Pack Magazine – this one is for EVERYONE not just for kids, and I know my whipup audience will especially love it. Family Apothecary – 50+ pages of salves, lotions, balms and crafty projects!


Did you know you can make your own air fresheners and deodorisers for your home using all natural ingredients?


Fill jars with fresh herbs, lemon rinds, orange slices, cinnamon sticks etc, top up with water and leave in various spots around the house to gently scent your home.

Have fun experimenting with different combinations: Lavender, rosemary and lemon; orange, star anise and cinnamon; lime and thyme; Pine needles and bay leaves.


Add fresh herbs and spices, (think cloves, cinnamon sticks and orange rind) to a pot of simmering water and let simmer for a couple of hours. Top up with extra water as you need it. {Try some of the combinations from the Jars of herbs above.}


Place baking soda in an open container in your refrigerators and bathroom to absorb nasty odours.


Dissolve 1/2 a cup of baking soda in 2 cups hot water, add the juice of a lemon, and pour into a spritz bottle and use as spray air freshener.


Light a match for a few moments to soak up bad smelling gases (useful in the toilet) in the air.


Mix a couple of teaspoons of vanilla extract with 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of baking soda, and use to wipe your fridge, works in the bathroom too!


Sprinkle a cup baking soda mixed lavender essence over your carpets. Leave for half an hour and then vacuum.


Deodorise shoes — in a jar mix 1/2 cup of corn starch (corn flour) with 1/2 cup of baking soda, add a few drops of tea tree oil and clove oil. Put the lid on and shake and mix. Add a few teaspoons to smelly shoes at night.


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