Book Review: Better Basics for the Home

This is the book that I use most often. Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living by Annie Berthold-Bond is a recipe book for everything from hair dye to car wax and sink scrubbers to under-eye cream. The vast majority of these recipes are simple and user-friendly; much cheaper than an off-the-shelf product; and use gentle, easy-to-find ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, salt, lavender oil, and aloe vera gel. With this book, making your own toiletries and household cleaners is a lot easier than worrying about what’s in the store-bought stuff – not to mention a helluva lot more fun!

Click on the cover image to buy this book from your local, independent bookseller. :)