This book could not have come at a better time. I have been searching and searching for the perfect DIY cleaners, and skin care products. I’ve been searching all over Pinterest, but in reality, I couldn’t find much. (Shocker I know…)
When this book came in it was like a breath of fresh air for this natural girl. Not only does it come with 101 different recipes to help you around the house, but it includes a ton of knowledge outside of the recipes.
- Getting Started Making Natural, Homemade Products
- Common Herbs & Flowers & Their Benefits
- Preserving Herbs and Flowers
- Infusing Oils
- Oils and Cosmetic Butters
- Additional Ingredients
- Substitution Tips
- Equipment You’ll Need
- and so much more.
A few of the recipes that I can’t wait to try are:
1. Peppermint Pine Headache Salve
This salve has pain relieving properties that will definitely help me with my nightly headaches. My favorite part of this salve is that it includes fresh pine needles from surrounding trees on your property, as pine is one of my most favorite scents. This is a great alternative to taking Tylenol every. single. night.
2. Catnip and Basil Insect Repellent Spray
In hopes that this might work better than Off Deep Woods (which doesn’t work at all here in Vermont), from keeping the mosquitoes away from my poor, fair skin. I will definitely be trying this recipe this summer.
3. Lavender Bug Bite Sticks
For the little buggers who may or may not get past the above mentioned repellent spray, I will also be making this in order to stop the horrid itching that I personally get from mosquito bites.
4. Lavender Fabric Softener
While I already have a homemade laundry soap, I do not have an fabric softener. My family loves the smell of lavender, and with this extremely simple recipe I’ll be able to have their clothes smelling like spring-time all year round.
5. Herbal Dry Shampoo or Flea-Repelling Powder (for Dogs)
My dog absolutely despises baths (I would know because I just gave him one the other day…he wasn’t happy I can tell you that.) With this dry shampoo recipe, I will be able to give my dog a little shampoo with the knowledge that he will be cleaner than before, smelling good and protected from fleas with this simple recipe.
I really love this book and can’t wait to try it out; and although trying all the recipes will take me a while I’m excited for filling my home with homemade, natural, safe products, made by me.
If you would like to pre-order this book, you can buy it now for $14.99 until March 29th when it becomes available for order for the full price of $22.99. (You save 35%!)
or enter the giveaway below:
Giveaway will go through Saturday, April 2, 2016, 12:00 pm EST. 7 copies will be given away paperback – Jan is willing to ship worldwide
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The information in 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home: A Nerdy Farm Wife’s All-Natural DIY Projects Using Commonly Found Herbs, Flowers & Other Plants is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be substituted for the advice provided by your doctor or other health care professional. If you rely upon any programs or techniques, or use any of the products and services made available by or through the use of the book or our website for decision making, without obtaining the advice of a physician or other health care professional, you do so at your own risk. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author:
Jan Berry is the writer and photographer of the blog The Nerdy Farm Wife, where she shares creative ways to turn herbs, flowers and other garden plants into pretty things that are fun and practical. She writes regularly for HobbyFarms.com and Natural Herbal Living magazine. Her projects have been featured on Natural Living Mama, Empress of Dirt, Lovely Greens, BuzzFeed, Money Saving Mom, the Bulk Herb Store Blog and more. She lives on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with her husband, two children and a menagerie of farm animals.