Recommended Reading


Creative Reuse

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Here are some books on homemaking/homesteading that I find useful.  I am not paid to endorse any of these books, I simply like them.
I’ll add ’em as I see ’em…


1. The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal formulas for Green Cleaning by Karyn Siegel-Maier.
Lots of good simple formulas for non-toxic cleaning supplies for your home.

2. Exraordinary uses for ordinary things by Reader’s Digest

3. More…Extraordinary uses for ordinary things by Reader’s Digest

Bath & Beauty:

1. Soapmaker’s Companion: A Comprehensive Guide with Recipes, Techniques & Know-How (Natural Body Series – The Natural Way to Enhance Your
Life) by Susan Miller Cavitch

2. Making Natural Liquid Soaps: Herbal Shower Gels / Conditioning Shampoos / Moisturizing Hand Soaps by Catherine Failor


1. : This site has a wealth of recipes with reviews and tips to help with the recipes. I get a good amount of my base recipes from
this site.

3 thoughts on “Recommended Reading

  1. DuEwa says:

    Your site is sooooo very inspiring to read. I love all of the wonderful images. Your posts on craftsmaking and home decor make me think back to spending time at my grandmother’s house during the summer, and reading her Home & Garden and Ladies Home Journal magazines. My grandmother was quite the home fixer upper and decorator. I take my hat off to you bringing back this sense of love and passion for caring for one’s home with style and flair.

    Be well!


    • AfroMartha says:

      Wow thanks DuEwa!
      I am so happy that my little blog evokes such wonderful memories for you. My love of this also ties back to my youth. It is my hope that I can show somebody something worthwhile here.

      • AfroMartha says:

        @erika: careful, it can get addicting, the next thig you know, you have a houseful of fabulous furniture, lol

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