Simply living well – A guide to creating a natural, low-waste home – Julia Watkins

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Simply living well – A guide to creating a natural, low-waste home – Julia Watkins

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Simply living well – A guide to creating a natural, low-waste home is a collection of recipes, DIY projects, and inspiration for a beautiful and low-waste life, from Julia Watkins, the creator of @simply.living.well on Instagram.In this timely and motivational guide, author Julia Watkins shares rituals, recipes, and projects for living simply and sustainably at home.
About her book she writes:
“I like to think this is a book your grandmother could have given you. Chock-full of tips, recipes, and remedies, it’s her hand held out, sharing what in her day felt ordinary but seems extraordinary today. Of course, she didn’t write this book—she lived it. As for me, I had to learn it first, then live it, and only then start to write it down, all while striving for a simple, slow, sustainable life in line with the principles of zero-waste.

My hope is that what I’ve written will serve as a bridge between the can-do ethos of generations past and the Earth-conscious mindfulness many of us seek to capture and bring into our lives today. Inside you’ll find guidance and inspiration for simplifying, slowing down, working with your hands, making more, buying less, valuing quality over quantity, and living frugally, self-sufficiently, and harmoniously with the natural world.

For every area of your household—kitchen, cleaning, wellness, bath, and garden— you’ll learn ways to eliminate wasteful packaging, harmful ingredients, and disposable items. Practical checklists outline easy swaps and sustainable upgrades for common household tools and products. Projects include scrap apple cider vinegar, wool dryer balls, kitchen bowl covers and cloth produce bags, non-toxic dryer sheets, all-purpose cleaner, herbal teas, tinctures, balms, and more, plus recipes for package-free essentials like homemade nut milk, veggie stock, salad dressings, toothpaste, mouthwash, and lotion. A section on kitchen gardening will inspire you to grow and preserve your own food while caring for and connecting with the natural world right outside your door.”

 

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Julia Watkins

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Simply living well – A guide to creating a natural, low-waste home is a collection of recipes, DIY projects, and inspiration for a beautiful and low-waste life, from Julia Watkins, the creator of @simply.living.well on Instagram.

Juliais a mother and a maker who creates and writes from her home in Chicago. She hosts the Instagram account @simply.living.well, where she shares about living simply, slowly, and sustainably, both at home and with children. Julia is also the author of Simply Living Well – a book full of recipes, remedies and tips that pay homage to the old ways in which our grandparents solved all manner of problems from feeding their families, tending to their health, cleaning their homes, and caring for their minds, bodies, and spirits.

Along with her husband, Scott, Julia co-founded Lookfar Conservation in 2016, a nonprofit that supports foundations, other nonprofits, local communities, and social entrepreneurs with conservation and restoration projects in Africa and Latin America. Although her background is in conservation science and policy as well a international development, she’s spent the past several years integrating the values of sustainability into her personal life – at home. On a good day, you can find her in her kitchen, experimenting with new recipes and remedies, making and crafting with her children, putzing around her garden with her dog Gus, riding bikes with her family, or checking out another book from the library.

If you liked her Instagram page, you’ll love the longer reads on Julia’s blog Simply living well.

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Author

Julia Watkins

Pages

268

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