Feeling Fit has the privilege to review Jan Berry’s book 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home: A Nerdy Farm Wife’s All-Natural DIY Projects Using Commonly Found Herbs, Flowers & Other Plants. This book is an essential reference for anyone who enjoys making their natural own home, beauty or personal care items.
I received a review copy of 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home: A Nerdy Farm Wife’s All-Natural DIY Projects Using Commonly Found Herbs, Flowers & Other Plants.
I enjoy making my own skin care products, cleaning products and hair treatments. I have previously shared recipes for such products in my Healthy Home, DIY Home Spa Day, and Natural Beauty DIY sections on Feeling Fit. While I have taken a couple of local classes, I didn’t really have the right reference book. 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home is just the reference book that I need!
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As the name suggests, Jan Berry’s book contains 101 recipes. However, the value of the book goes deeper than that. It contains introductory information on the oils, herbs and other ingredients featured. The introduction also summarizes useful techniques used in the recipes. Best of all the book is beautifully designed, well organized, and contains extensive navigation tools (like a detailed table of contents, index some cross referencing of recipes to ingredients and more!).
I recommend 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home by Jan Berry for anyone interested in making their own natural DIY home, beauty or personal care products. This book is especially useful to beginners, but seasoned crafters may find new recipes, techniques or ideas that are worth the purchase price.
Health Information Disclaimer:
The information in 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home: A Nerdy Farm Wife’s All-Natural DIY Projects Using Commonly Found Herbs, Flowers & Other Plants is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be substituted for the advice provided by your doctor or other health care professional. If you rely upon any programs or techniques, or use any of the products and services made available by or through the use of the book or our website for decision making, without obtaining the advice of a physician or other health care professional, you do so at your own risk. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
About 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home
The following description is a quote from publicity materials for this book:
Bring the healing joy of nature into your life with the simple, versatile projects in 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home. In this incredible resource, Jan Berry teaches you the basics of making your own skin care and hair care products, health remedies and household cleaners―then how to customize them into truly unique and personalized items! You’ll learn how to make:
- Honey, Rose & Oat Face Cleanser
- Cool Mint Body Wash
- Basic Calendula Lotion
- Floral Salt Foot Scrub Bars
- Basil & Lime Lip Balm
- Lavender Oatmeal Soap
- Violet Flower Sore Throat Syrup
- Thyme Counter Cleaner
- Lavender Laundry Detergent
- And so much more!
All of the projects are easy to make and use commonly found herbs, flowers, oils and other natural ingredients. No fancy equipment or previous experience required! If you don’t have a certain ingredient on hand, Jan provides tips on how to substitute and what works best. Going green has never been easier or more affordable. With this book, you can use local, natural ingredients to make something beautiful, effective and good for you and your family.
About Jan Berry
Jan Berry is the writer and photographer of the blog The Nerdy Farm Wife, where she shares creative ways to turn herbs, flowers and other garden plants into pretty things that are fun and practical. She writes regularly for HobbyFarms.com and Natural Herbal Living Magazine. Her projects have been featured on Natural Living Mama, Empress of Dirt, Lovely Greens, BuzzFeed, Money Saving Mom, the Bulk Herb Store Blog and more. She lives on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with her husband, two children and a menagerie of farm animals.
Where To Purchase 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home by Jan Berry
101 Easy Homemade Products by Jan Berry is available through many popular book retailers.
For your convenience, I included my Amazon affiliate referral link. If you click on this link and make a purchase then Feeling Fit receives a modest commission (that I will most likely spend on ingredients for DIY beauty and personal care products after reading this book!).
- Paperback version of 101 Easy Homemade Products by Jan Berry on Amazon
- Kindle version of 101 Easy Homemade Products by Jan Berry on Amazon
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Thank you for sharing such a lovely homemade beauty book! I always believe in using natural ingredients on my skin.
I am always on the look out for new beauty recipes. I am glad that you mentioned the book gives an explanation for why which oil or herb is used. I need to know why I am using an ingredient. Now I need to decide if I should look into the Kindle or paperback version…
Thanks for writing up such a nice review and sharing my book with your readers! 🙂
Sam Sly says
Thank you for writing such a lovely book!