One thing that has been crucial to making a home that I’m happy to live in has been a small-time book called Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs. It is very possibly the best $6 (plus shipping) I have spent in the last year.
I haven’t yet ventured into the world of tinctures and salves and poultices, but I’ve been referencing this book for my cleaning, gardening, and stain removing needs. It is my goal to journey through this book on this blog, in addition to the other things I will ramble about. I’ll start with the Non-toxic Cleaning & Body Care section, and once I get brave enough (and figure out resources), I’ll move on to Health & First Aid.
One thing I know for sure: Baking soda is my very new best friend.