The Big Book of Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health and Home: Easy, All-Natural DIY Projects Using Herbs, Flowers and Other Plants
Go Green in Every Part of Your Life with This Huge Collection of Easy, All-Natural ProductsKick toxic, synthetic skin care products and cleaners out the door and bring the healing joy of nature into your life with these simple, customizable projects. In this new and expanded edition of 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home, Jan Berry adds 50 brand new recipes for a total of 151 in all, making this beloved book a complete and versatile resource. You'll learn how to make your own skin care and hair care products, health remedies and household cleaners, such as:
- Honey, Rose & Oat Face Cleanser
- Triple Sunshine Body Butter
- Sleepy Time Bath Bombs
- Wildflower Shower Scrub Bars
- Lip Gloss Pots
- Cucumber Mint Soap
- Lemon Balm & Ginger Sore Throat Drops
- Lemon & Rosemary All-Purpose Cleaning Spray
- Lavender Laundry Detergent
- And so much more All of the projects are easy to make and use commonly found herbs, flowers, oils and other natural ingredients. No fancy equipment or previous experience required The new edition is packed with even more basic formulas, so you can make your own one-of-a-kind creations. Going green has never been easier or more affordable. With this book, you can use local, natural ingredients to make something beautiful, effective and good for you and your family.
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"If I could only choose one book to lead me from garden to kitchen to make my own body care products, this would be the one. This book is a keeper!"
--Marlene Adelmann, founder and director of The Herbal Academy
"This book is full of tested recipes and solid instructions. It has a little bit of everything. I love the practical tips for handling ingredients and safely storing your handmade products."
--Anne-Marie Faiola, founder of SoapQueen.com, owner of Bramble Berry and author of Soap Crafting and Pure Soapmaking
"Beautifully arranged and photographed! Jan has finally taken her wonderful recipes and gorgeous photography and created a dreamy handcrafter's guide. Her whimsical formulas combine play and purpose, making this a useful book to enjoy year-round."
--Holly Bellebuono, director The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine and author of The Essential Herbal for Natural Health and The Healing Kitchen
"So many books provide recipes for the do-it-yourselfer to make at home, but few give you tips for how to craft your own recipes. I'm excited to make Jan's recipes, but over-the-moon about the idea that her readers will be encouraged to source simple ingredients from the backyard and get creative in the kitchen to make natural bodycare products at home!"
--Dawn Combs, author of Heal Local and co-owner of Mockingbird Meadows
"Whether you have a small handful of dried calendula in the cupboard or a yard full of dandelions you want to put to good use, Jan Berry is your best friend. The deep connection she has with the plants she works is evident as she introduces you to their personalities and dreams up simple and creative ways to invite them into your home. 'Nerdy' doesn't quite describe this farm wife's enthusiasm for herbs--she's pure genius!"
--Rachael Brugger, managing editor at HobbyFarms.com and UrbanFarmOnline.com