Handmade with Love

Handmade gifts of love from my heart. Unique handmade gifts for Baby Showers, Wedding Favours and Corporate gifts and giveaways. My passion is to bring you natural, homemade gifts created with natural, raw and Organic ingredients where possible, without any nasty chemicals.

From novelty handmade soaps to ebooks with recipes and tutorials, you will find goodies and gifts that are not only good for your body but also the environment.

I started Handmadewithlove.nz to inspire people to look at everything they use and eat and to encourage them to be able to make soap, beauty and skincare products for themselves. I also do classes in handmade soap and skincare.

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If you are interested in doing a course on Bee Keeping I would highly recommend The Bee Hive in Drury, Auckland. Greg is an amazing teacher and you get a wealth of knowledge and hands on practical hive time.

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Keto! It’s all the buzz now! Well I have jumped on the band wagon! I have personally lot 7kg in the last few months and I am loving it! I am a huge sweet tooth! I love cake! Period! I can’t imagine that I actually lived on chocolate […]

Raw fish salad

Ceviche or Raw Fish Salad as we call it here in New Zealand. It is an ‘island’ dish of fresh raw fish marinated in Lemon juice and Coconut cream. To this is added salad veg of your choice. This is perfect for the KETO lifestyle as it contains […]

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Cake is one thing I can’t live without! I am not a fan of diets as I feel there are not enough good things for me to eat and I know I would soon lose interest. But when I found that on Keto, I could still have all my […]

Turmeric Latte

I have been on the Keto lifestyle for a few weeks now…and I am on a mission to find substitutes for all my favourite treats. This warming drink is so good for you… Turmeric – the powerhouse of healing! This little root has been used in ancient times to heal […]

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Chocolate is one thing I can’t live without! I am not a fan of diets as I feel there are not enough good things for me to eat and I know I would soon lose interest. But when I found that on Keto, I could still have all […]

DIY Face Spritzer

This face mist is so refreshing and super so easy to make. You can also customise it to create one for relaxation before bedtime by adding Lavender essential oil. Ingredients (Makes 1 bottle) Rose Water – 25g Aloe Vera Gel – 15g Glycerine – 2g Evening Primrose Oil […]

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Handmade gifts from the heart! There is no price you can put on them! They bring joy to both the maker and the receiver….and they are gifts that keep on giving. If you are lucky to be close to a neighbour that keeps Bees, you can get an […]

Bath Jelly Soaps

Cute Bath Soap Jellies These Soap Jellies are all the craze right now! They are beautiful and jiggly! ….and super fun for kids. They are also pretty easy to make. Ingredients: 1 ½ cup clear Bath gel / Bath wash 5 Tbsp of unflavoured Gellatine* *(Use Agar Agar […]

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These gorgeous Black Currents were picked from our good friend’s garden. I was so excited to make this versatile jam/preserve. Enjoy with cheese, on buttered toast or with cream on a Pavlova. You can also use it in a tart. So easy and delicious! Gift or enjoy! A ‘must have’ […]

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Homemade Marshmallows are the perfect holiday gift to gift during the holiday season. Ingredients (Makes a 10 inch square) 3 Tbsp powdered Gelatine 6 tbsp water for blooming Syrup   2½ cups Castor sugar 1 tbsp Glucose syrup ¾ cup water Flavour 4 tsp of instant coffee mixed in 1 tbsp […]

 

 

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