As more and more of our lives are filled with chemicals and commercial products we sometimes thing if there are some ways where we can go back into being more natural. That is, stay away from the products that may be laden with toxins and chemicals and use natural products for the home. This way we have our kids and ourselves from the possible side effects of these toxins.
It isn’t easy, that’s why not many people are doing it. We’ve grown accustomed to the many conveniences of the products available. However, if you are looking to go more natural and use home made remedies and household products instead of the store bought items, one great way of ‘returning to your roots’ is with the Everyday Roots book.
I’ve been gradually learning about more natural means of living, which is why you’ll notice a few of my blog posts are related to home remedies. This gives us a chance to use items that are readily available at home or from the store without the potential side effects of many of today’s medications and solutions.
I can say that Everyday Roots is one of the books I truly recommend specially if you’re interested in home remedies and making natural products you and your family can use.
What is Everyday Roots?
This is a long e-book that spans 330 pages and full of items and explanations. It’s author, Claire, practices this lifestyle and has done so since 2009. She’s constantly looking for newer ways to make newer alternatives to commercial products.
The book comes in PDF form which makes is more convenient to download. There’s no shipping or delivery needed and we’re able to download it right immediately, which is one of the things I also like.
For me, the real benefits of Everyday Roots is knowing what we put in our own home-made products and natural remedies we use so there aren’t side effects, and the extra monthly savings since I’m spending a lot less than I would if I were using store bought items.
Inside the Everyday Roots Book
So what’s inside and why so many pages? Here’s breakdown of the different sections of the book. In all there are 3 main sections and they all have a large number of items we can all make use of.
The 3 sections of the book are:
1. Natural Home Remedies
This is a large collection of different natural remedies we can create ourselves at home. They cover a lot of different things ranging from how to lose weight, headaches and even dandruff. Here are some of the other health issues that the book covers.
- Weight Loss
- Gas and Bloating
- Sore Throat
2. DIY Beauty Recipes
The next section covers some beauty recipes. Like all the other recipes in the book, you can find the different ingredients at home or get them from the supermarket. They are inexpensive and a lot of them are the regular things we see in our gardens, kitchen or pantry. So we’re pretty familiar with the ingredients, just in another way since we never realized they could be used to improve our skin and beauty.
Some of the beauty recipes in the book include:
- Face Masks
- Body Scrubs
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Bath Salts
One of the things I like most is that the book is very comprehensive. It isn’t like the short DIY books. Instead it goes into deep explanations. It is also formatted like cookbook recipes, where all the ingredients needed are listed on one side and the detailed instructions of creating the recipes are listed on the other. This makes everything very clear and easy to follow.
3. DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes
The last section is for the home. The first two sections are for our health, body and beauty. This makes sense since we need to take good care of ourselves first before being able to fix our homes.
The items in the book are alternatives to the chemical laden products we are accustomed to using. So by being able to make the products ourselves, we know what’s in them, and that our environment is free of unwanted toxins. This way we, our kids and pets are safe wherever we decide to stay or lie down at home.
A few of the chemical-free home cleaning products include:
- Household Cleaners
- Fabric Softeners
- Air Fresheners
For the most part, Claire includes a number of different alternatives for each recipe or item. This gives us choices on how to use them.
3 Bonuses Included
Also included with the main Everyday Roots book are a couple of other free e-books in PDF format. These are also books that show us how to use other natural products from ingredients that are just around us.
Bonus 1: Everyday Herbs
Even in food, herbs were the last things I learned to incorporated into my cooking. I’ve known for a while that herbs do us good, but because there are so many of them it was always confusing for me. This book goes through 24 of the most useful herbs for healing, many of which I’ve never heard of before so it was a learning experience. There were some though that were familiar like basil, lemongrass and peppermint.
Bonus 2: Coconut Oil Book
One of the naturally healthy items we’ve been hearing about the past few years is coconut oil. Before getting the book, I’ve heard of many uses but never cared to try them because I just didn’t know if they worked or not. And if it was worth spending money on coconut oil that I may never have any use for.
Even when I got this book I was skeptical. But that did change after successfully trying out some of the remedies in the main book. Since those worked, these might and for me it was worth a shot. I did get the smallest bottle I could find in the store just to make sure though.
The good news is that there are actually a lot of things coconut oil is good for. The book covers 107 of them. That’s a lot. Obviously I’m nowhere near trying them all. I’ve only actually tried a few so far. But they do good for our skin, hair and health.
Bonus 3: Lifetime Membership
This 3rd bonus is the Everyday Roots lifetime membership. This is an extra I like that’s free so I like it even more. It lets us know that whenever a new or updated version of the book is published or created we’ll be able to get access to it. Claire continues to create and find new ways for more remedies and natural products and these are added to the newer versions of the book as time goes on.
For me, I give this book a thumbs up. I guess you could see that coming. The section I use most are the home remedies. It makes solving some health issues like headaches, toothaches and stomach disorders doable without having to spend time and money to go see the doctor. It also keeps us away from having to use medications that come with side effects.
Overall, if you’re looking to try a more natural lifestyle, this is a good place to start and learn. It does not cover everything since that’s obviously impossible, but it does have a good number of things we can quickly do to change the way we live.
image credits: sammyjayjay