The Weekly Vegan Update: Being a Kitchen Witch

I hope you are having a lovely day so far! Please join me in this weekly vegan update, in which I will tell a bit more about a new hobby of mine: being a witch in the kitchen…

No, I haven’t grown a wart on my nose, and my skin hasn’t turned green yet, but lately I’ve been feeling like a witch – busy with picking herbs, flowers, making natural mouthwash and cleaning with coconut oil. Ron jokingly has started calling me a witch every time I tell him about something new I’ve done, like making elderflower syrup, so I’ll just wear the name with pride.

The Kitchen Witch Guide to Herbs
A new project of mine is this guide to herbs, in which I share my knowledge (mainly obtained by working at Holland & Barrett and doing my own research) of certain plants, herbs and flowers. For now, it only has one entry, namely chamomile, but I’m planning to do much more over the summer. Just so you know, the next one is going to be on lavender, my most favorite flowering plants (I even have it tattooed on my ankle!)


Essential oils and aromatherapy
Fragrances and smells can influence your mood in many ways. A hint of freshly cut grass can take you back to your childhood and the smell of freshly baked products will most definitely lift up your mood. A special scent for me can be found when doing laundry – I just love the smell of a dryer that’s turned on. It’s a combination of fabric softer and fresh linen I think, but it’s a smell that always makes me feel good.

I’m very interested in how these fragrances work, and how we can use essential oils and aromatherapy to influence our moods. That’s why I’ve decided to try and study it from home, follow some online courses, and try finding real-life courses in Oxford as well. I don’t know how I would put the knowledge into use just yet, but for the moment being I just feel like this is something I must delve into.

@waxmeltcorner brand rep
I was approached by a new company who will be selling wax melts very soon! I asked if they were looking for a brand rep, and indeed they were. They are sending over some wax melts for me to try and write a review about, so I hope that soon I can convince you to also buy one of their products! Find the Wax Melt Corner on Instagram and Facebook.

That’s it for this week, my dear followers! Make sure to follow @kitchenoflion on Instagram and Facebook and never miss a thing! 

Photos by Vero Photoart and Christin Hume on Unsplash

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