As an author you are often asked by others if you can review their work. Sometimes it is good, sometimes not so good. This book by fellow blogger Jan Berry is just brilliant. 101 Homemade Products For Your Skin , Health And Home is packed with herby goodness and just my cup of tea.
As many of you will know, I started my own writing career with So Easy Herbal when I was running my Dream Acres herb crafting business. I love my herbs and still have a garden packed with them that appear with regularity in my recipes. So when Jan mentioned her new book I was in there like a shot desperate to see what she’d put down on paper as her blog (thenerdyfarmwife.com) is amazing.
Well I have to say I wasn’t disappointed in the least. This book really is packed with 101 easy homemade products for your skin, health and home, it actually does what it says on the proverbial tin and delivers information in spades.
I’m a huge fan of making full use of weeds just like any other plant and a favourite of mine is the humble dandelion, so I was thrilled to see this gorgeous little plant featuring so well in this book with some great ideas like this lavender and dandelion pain relief oil.
Jan’s recipes are simple and her writing style friendly and approachable. You feel like you’re just there with her having a cozy chat and doing a bit of crafting at the same time.
Her photography is wonderful too, just look at this hollyhock shampoo bar. Come on girls, doesn’t this put poor old Loriel to shame. Who wouldn’t want to use something like this on their lustrous locks.
The book covers everything from soaps and lotions to pain relief, cleaning products and bath treats. There really is something for everyone in here.
So if any of my little D.I.Y. homecraft recipes here have tempted you over the years then this book is a must for your bookshelf.
If you trot on over right now to Jan’s website you’ll get loads more information and find out exactly when this will be available in bookshops and Amazon.
I have to thank Jan for letting me review this book. It has been a delight and I’m sure my readers will enjoy it too. And just to appease any blog police out there, this post is just a personal review and I don’t do these things for money or anything like that.