The Natural Home
Author: Wendyl Nissen
Wendyl Nissen shares her approach to living a balanced and sustainable life based on an old-fashioned model of growing and cooking your own food, avoiding artificial products and doing your best to avoid letting unnecessary chemical cocktails into your life.
The Natural Home
Author: Hans Blomquist
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
The Natural Home is a place where natural materials and motifs are the key elements of a decorating style that is a joy to live with and a joy to behold. Influential art director and stylist Hans Blomquist starts off by exploring the essence of his style. Firstly, Plants and Flowers celebrates the beauty of nature, botanical prints and pictures, and the cycles of the natural world. Display reveals Hans’ passion for creating vignettes that showcase treasured pieces, while Color presents his favourite earthy palette, which provides the perfect muted backdrop for hits of brighter natural hues. In Texture, he revels in the textures and patinas of natural materials – scuffed wood, frayed rope, beaten metal and bare stone. Finally, Hans shows how to use Fabrics to bring warmth and softness to any interior. In the second part of the book, The Natural Homes, through a series of case studies, Hans explores houses and apartments that showcase the beautiful simplicity and elegance of the natural look.
The Natural Home
Author: Isabelle Louet
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
A charming, comprehensive, and easy-to-use guide to cleaning your home naturally and organically, resulting in a toxin-free environment for you and your family. With THE NATURAL HOME, you'll discover how to clean everything in your house the healthy way with just a few inexpensive, easy-to-find products using tried and true cleaning methods that have been around for centuries. Organized by product and location in the home, the book includes an in-depth explanation of natural products like vinegar, lemon, and baking soda which can be used to clean most areas in your home. There's a cleaning guide by room; tips for maintaining materials like marble, stainless steel, and wood; solutions for every stain; natural fragrances for your home; laundry tips; and natural products for pets. Also included are recipes for cleaning products you can make on your own that will help disinfect, whiten, deodorize and remove even the toughest stains in bathrooms, kitchen, carpets, and clothing. Beautifully designed with two-color interiors and filled with dozens of illustrations, THE NATURAL HOME is a charming gift book that shows you how to keep your home sparkling, green, and healthy.
This book is perfect for those interested in sustainability, natural products and mindfulness. It's all about taking the time to create your own homemade products, from facemasks to floor polish and from medicinal honey to massage oil. Taking inspiration from her grandmother's generation, Rebecca Sullivan has put together this thoughtful and appealing manual to caring for yourself and your home. Traditional methods are resurrected or updated to suit the modern home, using simple, natural ingredients. The first part of the book is dedicated to the Home, and covers cleaning products for every room, recipes for pickles and preserves, and tips on everything from natural laundry treatments to how to grow your own cocktail garden. The second part covers Health & Beauty, and includes bath salts, make up, serums, perfumes and even beard oil, as well as healing remedies such as burn salves and herbal teas. This inspiring guide is a must for anyone interested in living a simpler, more purposeful life.
The Natural Home
Author: Judith Wilson
Publisher: Aurum PressLtd
Many of us are looking to live in a more ecologically sound way. That means introducing natural materials and substances into our home, designing it with energy-saving principles in mind and looking more closely at sustainable sources, as well as recycled materials. This book shows how to do it effortlessly. The collective consciousness is turning overwhelmingly green, and many of us are looking to live in a more ecologically sound way. That means introducing natural materials and substances into our home, designing it with energy-saving principles in mind and looking more closely at sustainable sources, as well as recycled materials. Yet it's also time to understand that being natural doesn't have to mean sacrificing style. With the latest ideas, sources and inspirations crowding the market, it is now possible to reinvent the natural home as chic, simple and very desirable.Creating a natural home is all about making informed choices, but also stamping your own personality onto your environment. "The Natural Home" shows how to do it stylishly and effortlessly, whilst developing your personal eco-philosophy to see you through the next crucial decade.
The Natural Home Physician
Author: Eric Frederick William Powell
Publisher: C.W. Daniel Company, Limited
A book for every home containing remedies for a host of ailments.
One of the pioneers of incorporating the green movement into home design, David Pearson now offers a complete guide for creating an eco-home. Informative, clear, and with factual advice, tips, and beautiful color photos, Designing Your Natural Home takes readers through each step of the process, from defining the scope of the project to choosing materials and building methods to decorating the new abode. Along with practical, how-to information, photo essays present inspiring and stylish examples of natural design. The ten innovative homes featured in this book exemplify different solutions for every situation and budget, from apartments to sprawling dwellings. Readers will learn how to make the most of small spaces, find a builder, draw up plans, purchase low energy appliances, and much more. Whether they're renovating an existing space, expanding a house, or starting from scratch, readers will be inspired to create the natural home of their dreams with this indispensable guide and source for fresh ideas.
A revised edition of the bestselling guide to easy and effective home beauty treatments from America's natural beauty expert Beauty in modern America is a multibillion-dollar industry, and consumers spend hundreds of dollars on beauty products only to discover that they aren't satisfactory or effective. Natural Beauty at Home includes over two hundred of Janice Cox's recipes (many have been passed down through three generations of her family) for everything from shampoo and mouthwash to face masks and lip gloss, so readers can customize their beauty regimen, save money, and have fun, all at once. In this new edition, Cox has refined over twenty years' worth of simple and self-indulgent recipes for body and soul, including: - cleaners and scrubs - creams and lotions - massage oils and aromatherapy - hair-care products
The Natural Canning Resource Book - A guide to home canning with locally-grown, sustainably-produced and fair trade foods By Lisa Rayner Copyright (c) 2010 202 pages. 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches. Color cover. Approx. 500 black and white illustrations. ISBN: 978-0-9800608-2-9 The local foods movement has made home canning popular once again! Farmer’s markets, Community Supported Agriculture projects, urban foraging collectives, permaculture guilds and community gardens are popping up like mushrooms. People who never learned how to preserve food growing up are teaching themselves and learning from old-timers how to can in boiling water baths and pressure canners. The Natural Canning Resource Book fills a major gap in the canning literature. Most published canning recipes require the use of non-organic, refined ingredients like distilled white vinegar, white sugar, corn syrup or commercial pectin containing chemical preservatives. This book explains the science behind USDA canning guidelines and explores how to can foods using healthy, natural ingredients you’ll find at your local farmer’s market, CSA and natural foods grocery, buying club or cooperative. Learn how to: --can fruit & pickles without sugar or sweetened with raw honey, agave syrup, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, barley malt, evaporated cane juice or other unrefined cane sugars. -- pickle vegetables with organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar or homemade vinegar. -- can wild and tropical fruits like Oregon grape, Juneberries, elderberries, paw paw & guava. -- gel jams and jellies with homemade pectin extracted from locally grown fruit. -- create your own jam, jelly, fruit butter, pickle, relish, chutney & salsa recipes. -- can foods using a solar cooker. -- create a community canning project or start a community kitchen. -- save money & energy with home canning. -- use European-style canning jars with glass lids & rubber gaskets. -- sell your canned goods at your local farmer’s market or CSA.CSA.
New Natural Home
Author: Dominic Bradbury, Richard Powers
Inspirational houses from around the world: how architects and home owners can achieve harmony between dwellings and nature.
As seen in Real Simple, Shape Magazine, and on Oprah.com Cleaning products that save money--and the planet! Forget about chemical cleaners and pricey "green" products--all you need are a few simple kitchen staples to make your whole house sparkle! The Organically Clean Home features 150 easy-to-make recipes for cleaning products filled with all-natural ingredients you can trust (and actually pronounce!). From dishwasher detergent to antibacterial wipes, America's favorite cleaning blogger Becky Rapinchuk guides you through the steps needed to make these everyday necessities--without spending a fortune. Complete with simple instructions for packaging and storing your homemade cleaners, you'll enjoy turning each room into a beautiful and toxic-free space with fresh-scented products like: Lemon and clove hardwood floor cleaner No-bleach laundry whitener and brightener Peppermint glass and mirror wipes Lavender and lemon bathroom disinfecting spray Citrus foaming hand soap With The Organically Clean Home, you'll save hundreds of dollars every month--and have a clean, healthy home that you and your family can feel good about.
Know All About Habitats
Author: Swapna Dutta
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
What do you call the place where you live? Do all plants and animals live on land? Where else can you find them? Are there living things in every part of our planet? A habitat is the home of an animal or a plant, from the hottest desert to the coldest mountain top. Lets learn about habitats and why we need to conserve them. Other books in this series: Know All About Sun: The Great Ball of Fire! (ISBN: 9788179931721) Know All About Wind: The Air in a Hurry! (ISBN: 9788179931738) Know All About Water: The Big Splash! (ISBN: 9788179931745) Know All About Space: The Great Beyond! (ISBN: 9788179931769) Know All About Earth: The Blue Marvel! (ISBN: 9788179931776) Know All About Soil: The Precious Earth! (ISBN: 9788179931752) Know All About Trees: The Green Gem! (ISBN: 9788179936375)
The Natural Home
Author: Rosamond Richardson
This book reminds us that, before the advent of toxic chemicals, items like lemon and salt were effectively used as cleaning products. The Natural Home offers a bounty of useful tips and fascinating household lore, as well as enticing traditional recipes for celebrating the holidays. In an era of increasing ecological awareness, this book is a timely reminder of the vast legacy of wisdom that has been passed down through the ages. Among the author’s many books are Country Ways and Wisdom, The Great Green Cookbook, the bestselling Natural Superwoman, and Alfresco, winner of a prestigious James Beard Award.
At Home in Joshua Tree
Author: Sara Combs, Rich Combs
Publisher: Running Press Adult
Infuse your life with desert vibes, from home designs and entertaining plans to wellness rituals, with this beautifully illustrated lifestyle guide from the creators of The Joshua Tree House. At Home in Joshua Tree offers a peak inside the captivating world of southern California's high-desert, with The Joshua Tree House founders Sara and Rich Combs bringing readers into their laid back, inviting world through mindful practices that enhance the everyday. Guided by nature and the cycles of the sun, this beautiful book offers an intentional, mindful way of living that combines the very best of the wellness movement and modern design to celebrate the singular beauty of the desert. Dive into the design principles that guide The Joshua Tree House, then experience a day in the desert, from sunrise to nightfall. Each chapter in this beautiful lifestyle guide incorporates designs, recipes, wellness practices, and entertaining rituals that elevate and honor the ordinary moments associated with that time. Interviews with other designers, artists, and makers who are inspired by the desert, including those whose designs are featured throughout the Joshua Tree House, are sprinkled throughout, alongside gorgeous full-bleed photographs and a complete sourcing guide.