Wednesday, May 11, 2016

101 Easy Homemade Products For Your Skin, Health & Home


"I want to show you how to grab a rose from your garden, a handful of dandelions from your backyard or a bunch of basil from your local farmer's market, and make something beautiful, useful and good for you, your family and your home."

When I first flipped through these pages, I felt like I was in homemaking, homeschooling and homesteading heaven! With such a variety of herbal recipes for your skin, health and home, there is something for everyone here! No only that, this book is filled with gorgeous photographs which makes for a very enjoyable read. Homemakers will be enchanted with the beautiful all-natural recipes to prepare a healthy home environment. Homesteaders will feel more self-sufficient with the plethora of inspiration for making more products from nature and buying less! And homeschooling mothers can enjoy dabbling into these easy recipes with their children and creating an herbal course of sorts! Not only are recipes shared, but the properties of the herbs and teachings on how to create your own herbal concoctions. I am delighted to share a peak into this beautiful book with you!


Jan Berry (author of The Nerdy Farm Wife Blog), begins her new book with an introduction to making natural, homemade products. She shares some common herbs and flowers along with their benefits, how to preserve them, infuse oils, and everything else you need to create useful goods for your home. The best part is that many of the plants used in her recipes can be found in your own back yard (dandelions, pine needles, roses, anyone?) or spice cabinet (basil, thyme and rosemary?)! And, the recipes are all fairly simple to make!


The chapter on non-toxic herbal skin care shares recipes for

face cleansers, face washes, body washes, skin toners, tonics, face masks and more!


The next chapter is on soothing salves and balms and they all look lovely to make!


The section on exotic body butters and lotion bars would make amazing gifts!


Her all natural cream and lotion recipes are all very easy to understand and

many of her recipes include substitution ideas in case you can't find (or afford) a particular ingredient.


Another chapter features bath soaks and salts and every one of the recipes sound wonderful!


The section on "bath melts and scrubs" looked really luxurious!

I had never heard of a bath melt but after reading these recipes, I can't imagine a bath without one now :)


Of course, there are many gorgeous recipes for making your own lip balms and tints. 


Another chapter shares hair care recipes that look very interesting.


There is also a nice-sized chapter on making your own soaps.

This is something I have yet to try but hope to this year. Her recipes look so nourishing!

I am especially interested in making the "Old-Fashioned Rose Soap".


Of course, an herbal book needs to share some old fashioned remedies and this book does just that! 

Some recipes include a pain relief oil, sore throat spray, calming syrup and so forth.


Shockingly (yes, I am joking), I love the section on non-toxic solutions for the home.

She shares some very creative recipes that will be fun and frugal to make and use.


I can't resist showing a picture of the romantic recipe for window cleaning! Yes (sigh), I know.

Pink! :)


And finally, she did not forget our little pug. The last chapter offers some all-natural pet care recipes.

Well, I could go on and on. I think you can see why I love this book!

If you are interested, you will find it HERE on Amazon.


Dear Jan is generously gifting one copy to one of our sweet readers! This giveaway is open to any one of you from around the globe (isn't she the sweetest?)! Simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the easy instructions. You have an opportunity for seven entries per person and one week to enter. Happy kitchen-crafting/wild-crafting!



77 comments:

  1. I hope that I get this - it looks like a lot of fun and I can expand my repertoire of homemade goodies!

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  2. What a great giveaway! I've been wanting this book ever since I first saw it was published. You can't beat having so many herbal recipes in one book.
    Thank you for offering it.

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  3. How exciting that this giveaway is open worldwide!! This book looks great!

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  4. Ooooooh I am interested in all the recipes JES! What a wonderful blessings and givevaway... thanks for the chance. :)

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  5. I enjoy making my own beauty and cleaning products. This book looks lovely and the pictures are wonderful! I have The Nerdy Farm Wife's Rose e~book and its a treasure!

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  6. It looks like a very interesting book to try home remedies with.

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  7. Oh, this is a wonderful giveaway. I have considered making soap & lotion for my family for a while & this could be a whole new way to meet my family's needs. :)

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  8. Thanks for hosting this. The book looks amazing! Adding it to my amazon wish list now.

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  9. The bath melt just sounds lovely. 😊

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  10. This looks wonderful! I am always looking for new ways to make my life and household less toxic.

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  11. ooooo. ...the lip creations recipes are my fav.

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  12. What a great giveaway! This is awesome :) thanks

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  13. I'd love to take a closer look at her hair care recipes! I'm always looking for something better and healthier for my hair!

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  14. I love learning and trying my hand at organic and natural recipes for hair and skin. It's hard to find certain herbs and ingredients locally though and when I do, whether locally or online, it is usually very expensive to obtain them, so I usually stick to very simple, very minimal ingredients.

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  15. I am interested in bath recipes. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  16. What a neat resource - looks like a great book!

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  17. This book looks positively lovely! And practical! For the 2 to be rolled into 1 book is wonderful. I do many of my own salves, tinctures and such, but would love to try out the soaps, non-toxic cleaners, and lotions. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  18. I'm Just getting started with herbals and would find this book extremely helpful. Plus, it's beautiful!
    Susan

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  19. Oh What a lovely book. The pictures that you have displayed from her book are so beautiful. It would be nice to add this book to my other homemaking books. I believe I would read it cover to cover and then read it again lol. I love learning about how our fore fathers and mothers use the herbs and the plants to heal the body and to clean their homes.

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  20. P.S. I clicked that I pinned this post thinking there was a Pinterest button, but I don't see it. Help!

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    1. Hi Lori, you will find the button at the very bottom of the post with the other social media icons. Hope this helps :)

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  21. I really enjoy Jan's blog. I need to get back to making more of these items. I have a million (I'm not exaggerating ) things pinned and lots of ingredients in my pantry, garden, etc.

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  22. I'm interested in cleaning products. Ideally I would switch over to homemade shampoo too, but I'm a little intimidated by that.

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  23. What a lovely book! It is so generous of Jan and of you too to offer up a chance to win such an awesome resource for homemade natural products. The photographs look so beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  24. I'm interested in all of these recipes. Thank you

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  25. This looks like a beautiful book!

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  26. Ever since I first heard of this book I've been looking forward to reading it! I'm especially interested in the non-toxic house cleaning recipes, but the other chapters are right up there in my "need to read" list!

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  27. This is something that I've been very interested in lately - making homemade deodorant, shampoo, skin toner and scrub, etc. The book looks lovely and I know I would try the many ideas offered. Thank you!

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  28. Thank you for all the wonderful work you do on your blog. I've enjoyed it immensely. This book does look like a very useful book. Thank you.

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  29. I have had this in my Amazon cart as I type! Jan's is one of the first blogs I started following.
    I am interested in all the recipes!!!

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  30. What a wonderful book! I tried entering in the rafflecopter but I'm not sure it took. But I just followed her blog and am so glad you introduced her to all of us!:) Looking forward to reading her recipes On her blog!

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  31. Thanks so much for the giveaway!! I would enjoy learning about making beauty products (such as moisturizers). :)

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  32. Dear JES, I couldn't read this post fast enough! All of the recipes look like something I want to try. And oooh that pink window cleaner is beautiful. Yes, that's right, beautiful window cleaner! I really like herbal recipes. Anything with ingredients from my own yard or garden is a win, especially if it is a luxurious product that is simple to make. Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity! With love, Kelsey

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  33. Oh! What a beautiful, beautiful book and just the things I dearly love...what a generous gift! Please do count me in on this delightful giveaway...I am sure I would put this pretty book to good use! Thank you dear JES and Jan!
    Blessings!

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  34. Thanks so much for the giveaway... looks like a great book!

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  35. I used to make tons of herbal goodies. It's been awhile and I'm sure I could find inspiration in this lovely book. Warm Blessings!~♥Amy

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  36. I would love this book. Thanks so much for having the giveaway.

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  37. What an awesome giveaway! At the moment, I am very interested in recipes for my health. I am trying to conquer some health issues and am wanting to do so through nutrition. However, as I understand it, these same health issues are also affected through our skin as well as home environment. So those recipes would definitely be of interest as well. Thank you so much for your generosity. :)

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  38. JES, thank you for offering this to us. What a treasure trove of wonderful things! After reading your description, my favorite thing to try was .... well, pretty much everything. :) Nancy D.

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  39. What a lovely giveaway, and what a generous hostess you are in sharing with your readers!! This looks like such a beautiful resource and I'm sure that I would be able to put it to lots of use. All the different features and sections look equally as wonderful, so I'm not sure I could pick a favorite topic to learn about!

    Thank you for hosting this lovely giveaway! Hope your weekend is beautifully blessed!!

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  40. What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  41. I am interested in salves and balms, especially something for burns. This looks like a book I would enjoy.

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  42. Ooo I've been following Jan on instagram and love her posts. I love making homemade natural body products. Would love to have this great resource! Thanks for sharing this great giveaway!

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  43. What a lovely book. I can't wait to read it. If I don't win it, I will surely buy it. I love your blog JES, and have created my own binder of diy concoctions, thanks to your inspiration!

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  44. I am very excited to try any hair recipes! It looks like a wonderful, informative book. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  45. Oh I would LOVE to have this beautiful book! I want to learn about making products without toxins for myself and my family. Thank you for an opportunity to win this book.

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  46. I'm excited to have a chance to win Jan's book. I love her recipes.

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  47. I found my way here via Jan's blog and I'm really loving what I see ! Thanks !

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  48. would love to own this book....I've recently started making my own personal products and I'm enjoying it and learning new ways to omit chemicals from my life

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  49. This looks great! I love natural anything.

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  50. Having this book would be a very good thing for my family. Thank you for this opportunity. God bless.

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  51. I've been following Jan on her website and love her recipes. I am so excited that I have an opportunity to win her book.

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  52. LOVE the Nerdy Farm Wife! She has the best natural recipes :)

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  53. I would love this book - I love this authors use of herbs and would truly enjoy exploring her recipes further.

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  54. I found my way here via Jan's blog and I love what I am seeing so far. I would love to win a copy of her book.

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  55. Oh, what a lovely book, JES! Thank you so much for the chance to win! My favorite recipes along this line are any for soap. I have enjoyed making lye soap and love to read soap-making recipes. God bless you, sweet friend. :)

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  56. I'm wondering about something to wash my hair and maybe a moisturizer.

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  57. Thank you so much for offering this amazing giveaway! And for giving a little Israeli in New Zealand the chance to win it too :-). I love having home remedy recipes on hand to naturally heal my young ones when need be... Blessings to you! xoxo

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  58. Sounds like a really lovely book. It's always so helpful to have new recipes and ideas.

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  59. Not sure if I comment, but would love to win the book.

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  60. This book looks beautiful, and really practical JES :-) Please don't enter me in the giveaway, however, seeing as I previously won a book from you. Blessings!

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    1. Hi Gwen, you are still more than welcome to enter this giveaway as well! Have a lovely week my Scottish friend! :)

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  61. This book sounds very interesting. I am always looking for made from scratch recipes.

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  62. Wonderful giveaway! This book is right down my line. :)

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  63. Great giveaway! Thanks!
    Blessings,
    Candy

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  64. Recipes! Oh dear, I love them :D I like recipes for homemade cleaners, elixirs, creams, hair care....and recipes for veggies, easy recipes with healthful ingredients!!

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  65. Oh Wow! This book looks like the most amazing anthology of all things herbal and homemade! Thanks so much for hosting this give-away!

    Carol

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  66. This book sounds great. I am just getting started on making my home all natural.

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  67. Thank you for the opportunity to win this outstanding book. I'm interested in everything herbal and homemade. I appreciate your kindness.

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  68. I'd be interested in the salves,balms and bath soaks. Looks like a great resource!

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  69. Loving herbs these days and growing as many as I can. I'd love own this beautiful book so that I could expand my knowledge.

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  70. would be so special to receive this delightful book. Thank you!

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  71. Ooooh! Pick me! Pick me!
    This is a resource I would love to have. I have been dying to learn to make soaps and body products. The lovely pictures are so inspiring.

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  72. Ooh, pick me! Pick me! ;-) The book is just beautiful. Lovely design and photos. Makes me want to get started on the recipes today!

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  73. I want this book BAD! Please pick me.

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  74. This looks like a very lovely and inspiring book. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I appreciate you!

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