Proof that good things come in small packages, Make Your Place packs a wealth of DIY know-how into a pocket-sized paperback. Hand-written and illustrated by Raleigh Briggs, this compendium of tutorials for non-toxic cleaning, natural body care, and gardening is informative, accessible, and oh so cute. And for less than $10, it's a steal. Recommended By Tove H., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Raleigh Briggs teaches us how to craft a sustainable domestic life outside of consumer consciousness. And it's not as hard as we may think!
This hand-drawn book of charming tutorials is both fun and accessible. It's full of simple skills that anyone can and should learn. From creating tinctures and salves, to concocting all-natural cleaners, to gardening basics, this book is great for anyone looking to live more simply and truly do it themselves.
"Thumbing through my copy of Raleigh Briggs's Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills looking for an anti-bacterial bleach-like cleaner, I came across her recipe for baking soda 'shampoo'....Raleigh suggests using a few teaspoons of baking soda — made into a paste with a little bit of water — and massaging it into your wet hair in the shower ...holy moley — it works!" Epicurvegan
"Raleigh Briggs offers easy to use instructions for things like household cleaners, herbal salves and tinctures, how to compost and what to plant in your garden...Each recipe is detailed by adorable drawings and is accessible to even someone as spazzy as myself." Print Fetish
Raleigh Briggs collects her zines, illustrations, and thoughts around what it is that makes a great DIY household — homemade cleaning solvents that aren't made from poison, herbs that will heal you, and how to setup a great garden. These tips and tricks fill in the gaps for those of us longing to live this lifestyle but lacking the necessary know-how.
About the Author
Raleigh Briggs is an herbalist, potion maker, DIY homemaker, and the author of Herbal First Aid, How to Make Soap, and Nontoxic Housecleaning. She lives in Seattle.