Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting SkillsPaperback DIY
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- Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
- Format: Paperback | 126 pages
- Dimensions: 124mm x 173mm x 10mm | 635g
- Publication date: 22 August 2009
- Publication City/Country: Bloomington, IN
- ISBN 10: 0978866568
- ISBN 13: 9780978866563
- Edition: 1
- Illustrations note: Illustrations
- Sales rank: 30,855
Raleigh Briggs teaches readers how to craft a sustainable domestic life outside of consumer consciousness in this hand-drawn book of charming tutorials. Readers will learn everything from creating tinctures and salves, to concoting all-natural cleaners, to gardening basics.
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Raleigh Briggs is an herbalist, potion maker, DIY homemaker, and the author of "Herbal First Aid," "How to Make Soap," and "Nontoxic Housecleaning." She lives in Seattle.
By Linda Coates 21 Oct 2011
This beautiful book teaches you how to stray from consumerism by making your own cleaners, home remedies and gardening needs out of common household items. It's a great book for anyone looking to reduce their impact on the planet and to live more sustainably. The recipes are accompanied by lovely drawings.
"A nifty little book filled with DIY health and home remedies for those who may be looking to avoid spending a fortune at the supermarket and/or be more environmentally friendly. Plenty of insightful tips on first aid, body care, home and gardening, most of which I can see myself using in the future (especially when I start my garden or begin taking better care of myself, whichever happens first). This book reads like a helpful journal written by a friendly and knowledgeable guy, who I envisioned having dreads and a big beard (my apologies to Raleigh Briggs if this is not at all what you actually look like). Each page is meant to look handwritten, with clever illustrations accompanying each topic. One chapter I found to be of particular interest explained what different herbs can do for your mental and physical health. For example, licorice root can help cure hypothyroidic depression. I immediately stocked up on Twizzlers in case I ever get hypothyroidically depressed. An infinitely interesting read that could be beneficial to the reader, and, on a somewhat larger scale, the planet."--"Razorcake"