If you desire to live free from the side effects of pharmaceuticals or are interested in learning how to make your own natural beauty or cleaning products… Stay with me for 5 minutes, while I give you an Everyday Roots book review.
Everyday Roots is a goldmine for anyone who is ready to live closer to nature.
And, if you're here reading this now, that's probably you.
What's Everyday Roots About?
Written by Claire Goodall, an old soul, nature junkie, and natural health advocate… The 326 page book explains the types of natural remedies and resources your ancestors may have used.
Claire grew up in a little cabin in Minnesota close to nature. In 2009, she was run-down and sick of feeling the side effects of the medications she was taking, so she set out to find safer, more natural way to live her life. The result was Everyday Roots.
So, whether you're looking to make less toxic cleaners, or you want to create a new lifestyle… Claire will show you how to live a life free from toxic products and medicines.
How Everyday Roots Works
The first part of the book lays out the basics.
- You'll learn about essential oils and how to use them safely.
- The secret of getting household cleaners to work by knowing about acid/alkaline balance
- Understanding ingredients (even those that sound intimidating)
- Oils, butters, and carrier oils – Which ones are best for specific uses + storage and shelf life
- Sourcing the best ingredients for natural products, plus more
The Heart of Everyday Roots
The book has a LOT of content.
It's divided into 4 main sections that include complete instructions for preparing remedies for each condition.
It's beautifully illustrated and the directions are easy to follow in understandable language.
Remedies and Recipes For:
- Back pain
- Bad Breath
- Canker sores
- Carpal Tunnel
- Food poisoning
- Gas & bloating
- Hot flashes & Night sweats
- Leg cramps
- Motion sickness
- Seasonal allergies
- Sinus infection
- Weight loss
- Acne scars
- Athlete's foot
- Chapped lips
- Cold sores
- Dry hair, scalp, and skin
- Ingrown toenail
- Oily skin
- Poison Ivy & Oak
- Toenail Fungus
- Bath fizzies
- Bath salt
- Body scribs
- Body spray
- Face scrubs
- Lotion Bars
- Sugar scrubs
Household Cleaning Recipes
- Abrasive cleaners
- Air fresheners
- All purpose cleaner
- Carpet cleaner
- Dish soap
- Drain cleaner
- Fabric softener
- Floor cleaner
- Glass cleaner
- Jewelry cleaner
- Laundry detergent
- Metal cleaner
- Scented baking soda
- Scented vinegar
- Shoe polish
- Stainless steel cleaner
- Toilet bowl cleaner
Immediately I felt the love and care that went into writing this book. As someone who creates content, I could tell a lot of time and thought went into creating it.
There are loads of pictures and simple, clear instruction. Also, almost all the recommended ingredients come from just a few sources, which is convenient.
I'd been wanting to reduce plastic use and toxic fumes of cleaning products. So, my first project was creating the cleaner for our garbage disposal which sometimes off-gasses and smells pretty bad. To my surprise, it worked AMAZINGLY well.
And, I didn't know making liquid laundry detergent is one of the easiest DIY projects ever! Just 4 ingredients. Best of all, the whites might actually be whiter…sans the bleach. No doubt because she instructs how much soap to use. Did you know using too much detergent actually makes your clothes dirtier? dingier? Using more detergent is not the answer to cleaner clothes.
And the recipe for oatmeal baths… I'm certain I'll make more for Christmas gifts this year.
For me, the gold in Everyday Roots was the recipes for personal and cleaning products. I'm making the Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub and a dish soap next.
To sum up, Everyday Roots took me deeper into a more natural way of living, that I feel good about.
Pros & Cons
A Must-have Guide to Natural Living
A must-have guide if you desire to live closer to nature. There's an overall theme that winds throughout the book of the importance of using organic, sustainable ingredients.
Everyday Roots gives you an easy replacement to harsh chemicals and potent drugs. For the most part, it covers the basics of what you need in your home to become more self-sustaining.
Easy to Read
The book is beautifully illustrated, with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. Therefore, I know it will be a handy resource for years.
Save Money and the Environment
By creating your own self-care products you'll save a ton of money, breathe less toxic fumes, and keep plastic out of landfills…and you'll feel good about that.
Everyday Roots includes a lifetime membership that guarantees a free copy of each new addition, revision or update.
No Risk Money Back Guarantee
With a 60 day – 100% money back guarantee, you have time to go through the book and see for yourself the value of the guide.
One item that's missing from Everyday Roots is a detailed glossary. With the vast amount of herbs and recipes included, it would make it easier to flip right to the kernel of sought-after information. Hopefully, with the next update, she'll include it.
Not a Medical Professional
Claire is not a medical doctor. But, she makes that clear right on page 1. Furthermore, she doesn't pretend to be one. Rather, she offers her experiences and research into more than two hundred solutions for a healthier body and home.
Ebook Format Only
The book is only available in Ebook format. (You didn't think she would cut down a tree did you? 😉
If you're not ready to jump in with both feet, it's okay to start changing your lifestyle slowly. I like to start with a few suggestions, master it and then try another.
Most of all, getting rid of unnecessary chemicals in products can only have a positive impact on your life and the planet.
The book is delivered in a printable PDF format for $37, and it includes two other bonus books.
Everyday Herbs goes into more detail about twenty-four beneficial herbs that are used in many of the recipes.
107 Everyday Uses for Coconut Oil is a compilation of 107 ways to use this wonder oil and recipes for how to prepare it.
21 CommentsLeave a Reply
Nice review of everyday roots. Your site has some expressive ideas and really gets the reader excited to know more about natural living. I never knew it was possible to make your own detergents or cleaning products or that using too much detergent makes your clothes dirtier. Very interesting ideas that could put people off using those everyday harmful chemicals or medications that are probably doing more harm than good.
Very interesting article on everyday roots, so many cures are just waiting us in everyday roots. The way we are destroying the habitats this might not be possible one day, more people should take advantage while we can. Nothing is a better cure than a natural one.
Interesting article and products you have shared today, great website.
I totally agree. thanks for commenting.
I like the idea of a book like this and I agree with you that a glossary is a very desirable part of any book, especially one like this. I like the fact that it isn’t limited to one type of DIY products. Is there a way to see a sample of a couple of recipes to see what kinds of ingredients she uses? I have found that there are so many different people out there writing books and they don’t always agree on what is healthy and what is not.
Great questions Sue! Depending on what condition is being addressed, thinks like herbal teas, green teas, plant roots like ginger, honey, baking soda, epsom salt, essential oils, natural oils, dried herbs, fresh herbs, her own chicken soup recipe, apple cider vinegar… Some remedies are applied topically and some are taken internally. Like for instance her cough syrup recipe includes 4 herbs + honey. I hope this helps.
A friend of mine is really into essential oils, homeopathics and natural remedies. She actually recommended Everyday Roots to me. I wanted to look into it some more so of course I headed to google.
You have provided a lot of information and it seems like a book that would probably be good for me as I don’t have much knowledge in this area. But now that I have 2 young children I want to do things in a more natural way.
It’s unfortunate that the book is only available as a downloadable pdf. I would love a paper copy to keep on my bookshelf. We don’t have a printer right now so I would have to keep going down to my computer when I want to look something up.
Hi Simone! Yes, it’s only available in digital format. But it saves trees! 🙂
I suffered from daily headaches for years and I swear medication made it worse. In fact they only went once I’d stopped taking all medication and had my little boy.
This sort of thing is so interesting and I love that she includes household recipes with health and beauty recipes too.
Hi Claire, I totally agree… sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. My biggest goal after age 40 was to avoid prescription drugs. Thanks for commenting.
Hi. I am interested in natural detergent or cleaning products. And actually I have been making my own laundry detergent for years now. When I read your article, I am definitely interested in reading Everyday Roots. I want to prevent chemical products as much as I can and your website seems helping me for that! Thank you!
Thanks for commenting Naomi! You go girl! You’re way ahead of me. I’ve only just begun making my own soaps and I must say, it’s pretty satisfying. 🙂
Great information on the book!!
The book seems a “must have”. It is much needed in today’s life. It has all the essential tips and recipes from health benefits to beauty conditions to household.
I wasn’t aware, that toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant can be made in home using the herbs and plants. This book is very interesting and amazing.
Thanks for commenting! I’m pretty impressed with the book too. 🙂
Oh my goodness, what an excellent review of a fascinating book! The oatmeal bath looks absolutely luxurious, and I’m intrigued by the recipes for cleaning products as well. Who would think you could make all this at home? Thanks for letting us know about this excellent resource. And who ever heard of a lifetime membership to give access to future editions? Genius.
Thanks Melissa! 🙂 xo
I too feel the need to make home made cleaning supplies. However, I have never tried making home made laundry detergent. I will have to keep this in mind. There are so many harmful chemicals in what we all consider mainstream brands. I think people need to pay more attention to the ingredients in the products we choose to use everyday.
I agree…toxic chemicals poison our water and land. I’m making the shift to more natural cleaning products and it’s working so far! :)Thanks for commenting Scott!
GREAT Natural Remedies for Everyday Life! TU
I want to get this book
Hi Mary! It’s a good one. I’m constantly referring to my copy and have made all sorts of things. Be sure to come back and tell me about if you decided to pick it up and how you like it? xo 🙂