Homemade Living (Hardcover)

Home Apothecary with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Create Natural Health and Body Care Products

By Ashley English

Lark Books (NC), 9781454710745, 128pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2019

List Price: 19.95*
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Ashley English, author of the popular Homemade Living series, provides a primer to creating all-natural body-care and wellness products--complete with 40 accessible DIY recipes to try at home.

Ditch store-bought health- and body-care products with their synthetic ingredients Instead, create your own natural versions with this accessible, carefully curated collection from Ashley English. It features simple, tried-and-true recipes that she and her family turn to again and again, including:
  • A rosemary and apple-cider vinegar hair rinse for dry scalp
  • A moisturizing hand salve of beeswax, olive oil, and coconut oil
  • A gentle and refreshing rosewater toner
  • An aloe vera-based sunburn soother
  • A stress-relieving tincture of fresh lemon balm and roses.
English also provides information on where to source high-quality materials (most of which are readily available), the benefits of her chosen ingredients, and safety tips. From skin-care classics to first-aid essentials, you'll soon fill your cabinets with products that you'll feel good about making and using.

About the Author

Ashley English has degrees in holistic nutrition and sociology. She has worked over the years with a number of nonprofit organizations committed to social and agricultural issues and writes regularly for the quarterly publication Taproot as well as a number of regional and national publications. She is the author of all four books in the Homemade Living series. Ashley and her family live in NC, where they are converting their land into a thriving homestead. Follow their adventures at smallmeasure.com.