Also, coconut oil is your friend--I was surprised not to see it mentioned. Thankfully, her recipe worked like a charm! An awesome do-it-yourself guide for simple remedies, medicines, and cleaners! I like the info about tinctures, decoctions, and infusions. Not to mention the fact that the book is beautifully handwritten and illustrated. This handbook is great to have around--you can learn everything from making your own natural skin care products to composting to making your own herbal first aid kit. Bottom Line: Great fun-to-read resource on keeping a toxin-free home.
It's really accessible, friendly, and conversational. Briggs has thought of it and made a recipe. The best part for me though was all the little remedies and such. It has a clear table of contents that include: Health And First Aid Non-Toxic Cleaning And Body Care Gardening This woman has a handle on how to live in our world while being sustainable and organic. Briggs also urges readers to be safe and offers helpful advice for every step of the way.
And the book is easy to read, very user friendly and for those of us with a busy schedule very short! Each page is meant to look handwritten, with clever illustrations accompanying each topic. It also includes a section with gardening tips. Literally everything you need in order to be financially and environmentally as well as health conscious. An infinitely interesting read that could be beneficial to the reader, and, on a somewhat larger scale, the planet. Most exciting for me is the section on tictures and salves. I enjoyed the humor too.
There's even a section on gardening, which of course I love. Did I mention that it's all handwritten and illustrated? Make Your Place is done zine-style, so expect lots of neat handwriting with flourishes and illustrations by the author. And, when it does, I no longer have to worry about them getting poisoned by commercially-produced cleaning products. Raleigh Briggs shares her knowledge of traditional and sustainable domestic skills in this endearing handwritten book. The text is hand-written by the author and embellished with her own illustrations. I've started stocking up on all the necessities recommended already and plan to fill out a new, more natural medicine cabinet to be ready for any scrapes, burns, and bites my boys get this summer.
From creating tinctures and salves, to concocting all-natural cleaners, to gardening basics, this book is great for anyone looking to live more simply and truly do it themselves. Anyway if it isn't obvious I love this book. This hand-drawn book of charming tutorials is both fun and accessible. The text is h A gift from my friend Abby. But in a fit of extreme lameness, I actually ordered it online rather than going to the shop, because dang with the 3 kids and nap times and all that, it just wasn't happening. The best part for me though was all the little remedies and such. It's full of simple skills that anyone can and should learn.
This new book of almost 200 pages combines much of the work of her previous titles plus much more useful information for anyone who wants an all-natural home. This hand-drawn book of charming tutorials is both fun and accessible. It's full of simple skills that anyone can and should learn. Briggs is never condescending and instead inspires the reader to better his or her life with simple tutorials. When I emailed her with a question about the best bottling methods for the cleaning products she writes about, she responded promptly with some helpful ideas. From creating tinctures and salves, to concocting all-natural cleaners, to gardening basics, this book is great for anyone looking to live more simply and truly do it themselves.
Charming, educational, and utterly practical. How to make tintures, ointments for skinned knees, homemade teas for relaxation, fabic softeners, homemade bleach, shampoo, bug repellent, hair conditioner, window cleaner, all purpose cleaner, detergents you name it, Mz. It's just a handy little reference book to keep around. Make Your Place is not written for the melt-n-pour soapmaking set; this is Mother Earth News for apartment dwellers, squatters, and landowners alike. I there is about 100 levels of cool here. I've always been intrigued with the idea of making my own soaps, cleaners, etc. I immediately stocked up on Twizzlers in case I ever get hypothyroidically depressed.
Born out of a series of workshops in Seattle, Washington and previous zines on the subject, it contains all sorts of interesting information on the use of non-toxic materials for First Aid, cleaning, body care, gardening and composting. I will report back after the experiments are in full swing. Anyway if it isn't obvious I love this book. Plus, Raleigh's recipes for tinctures, salves and all-natural cleaning products are easy to follow. This is a pretty neat book.