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Sugar Scrub Recipe

To start our Blog off here is a lovely free Sugar Scrub recipe on my Studio Blog

Welcome to my Sunday musings!

Happy Sunday….and today it is actually sunny which makes such a difference.  I don't know about you but the sunshine seems to make all things better.  The tough economic climate in which I see so many amazing small businesses & families like ours struggling on a daily basis,  the tough environmental climate in which I battle to rationalise my role as a consumer business and my desire to save the planet and challenge the worlds financial equalities whilst also being a child of the 80's that loves to shop and enjoys lifes little luxuries.  These days my idea of luxury is a bath and some skincare,  some time in my garden on my new Yoga platform (made from pallets) and peace and quiet. 

The Newsletter has always been a dream of mine, to produce something that people stop and read for a few minutes each week and not the vehicle it has become which is to simply announce sales or discounts.  While those are useful it doesn't give me much satisfaction.  I would love to know what you want from a newsletter? I want to share recipes that allow you to make your own little bit of eco luxury or save some pennies as well as some plastic waste (like this weeks sugar scrub recipe). I also want to share details of workshops that we offer via my studio Rowan Tree Studio

Some feedback would be amazing if you have some time.

In the meantime for anyone still reading I thought some informaton on us and what we do would be helpful if you didn't already know.

We are a small family run business with an amazing team that makes Soap, Candles, Skincare and so much more from our HQ at the old Clovelly School.  We have a cute shop in Clovelly Village, sell online and wholesale as well as creating private label soaps and skincare and developing products for other amazing small brands.

My other passion is teaching people how to make soaps, candles and skincare as well as Sewing and Patchwork and other fibre arts from Our Studio in Higher Clovelly. 

Well after that long post I am heading off for a late brunch of gluten free pancakes and making a lot of bath bombs!

Makes Lots!

400g Self Raising Gluten Free Flour

2 Tsp Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

2 Ripe Bananas

2 Tsb Vanilla

2 Tbs Melted butter or dairy free alternative

2 Large eggs 

475ml Almond or normal milk (I am milk intolerant)


1) Put all dry ingredients in a bowl and combine

2) Melt butter in the pan you will be using

3) Combine Banana, Vanila eggs and melted butter

4)  Add Milk and whisk

5) Combine with the dry ingredients and whisk well

Fry in a small amount of oil or butter


Gluten Free Pancake Recipe

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