- 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
- Sales rank: 36,271
Raleigh Briggs teaches us how to craft a sustainable domestic life without relying on smelly, toxic, expensive consumer products. And it's not as hard as we may think! This hand written and drawn book of charming tutorials is both fun and accessible. It's full of simple skills that anyone can and should learn. From creating tinctures and salves to concocting all-natural cleaners and body products to gardening basics, this book is great for anyone looking to live more simply, create a comfortable nest, and truly do it yourself.
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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"