5 Trustworthy Resources for DIY Natural Products

You can find a website saying pretty much anything you want online. Especially in the natural health and wellness realms I come across a lot of nonsense and even some potentially unsafe suggestions. It’s hard to know who is reliable and who is not. I do my best to think critically, but it’s good to know that there are certain places I can turn to with confidence. Here are five trustworthy resources for DIY natural products that I use regularly.

5 Trustworthy Resources for DIY Natural Products

Trustworthy Books

1. 1001 Natural Remedies by Laurel Vukovic

This book is divided up into the categories of health, beauty, home and pets. There are 1001 remedies in just under 200 pages, so the recipes provided are kept short and sweet. They are simple and generally use very few ingredients. It also goes through why the ingredients work for that particular ailment which I really appreciate. 1001 Natural Remedies is usually the first places I turn to when a friend, family member, or I am looking for a remedy.


2. EcoBeauty by Lauren Cox

Written by a young woman alongside her mom, EcoBeauty is a lot of fun. There are around 100 recipes within the categories of face, body, mouth, hands and feet, hair, and gift giving. You really get a sense of connection with Lauren thanks to the stories she provides with the recipes. There are also explanations regarding the ingredients as well as bonus tips scattered throughout. Oh, and the photography is fantastic.


3. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless

I don’t actually own this book, but I have it out from the library constantly! It’s on my Christmas wish list, and if no one gets it for me, I’ll just have to bite the bullet and buy it myself. It’s been so incredibly useful to me by breaking down and simply laying out all the different aspects of essential oils and their uses. I love that I can search through the back either by essential oil or by problem. This book has been the resource behind most of the recipes I create for this website.


Trustworthy Websites

4. HelloGlow

HelloGlow is a continuous fountain of information. I have been a follower for a long time, and I am constantly impressed with how often they publish blog posts. Most of their posts are within the realms of natural beauty and green cleaning. And, though not completely related to my current post, they do post healthy recipes as well. The DIY recipes posted range from simple to more decadent, and the roundups are packed with value.


5. Crunchy Betty

I have been following this blog for years. It is one of the original inspirations I had when I very first started out on my own natural health and wellness journey. That is why I am so excited that she has just recently come back from a long hiatus! Her motto is “get food on your face,” so I’m sure you can imagine the awesome DIY beauty recipes she has. There are also natural household cleaning recipes, home remedies, and more.


This is not a sponsored post – just wanted to share.

What are some trustworthy resources for DIY natural products that you turn to?

5 Trustworthy Resources for DIY Natural Products

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2 Comment

  1. Reply
    November 24, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Grace, thanks for sharing your sources. They all sound great and it’s nice to know they’re reliable.

    1. Reply
      November 25, 2016 at 9:51 am

      You are very welcome, I’m glad to help. 🙂

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