Saturday, 12 February 2011

Book Review - Grow Your Own Drugs, A Year With James Wong....

I've had this book out of the library since before Christmas and not just cos I'm too lazy to take it back!  I've finally got round to copying out the recipes I want to try and before I send it back on it's merry way I thought I'd share my thoughts on it with you lucky people...

What I liked....
* all the recipes for beauty stuff - especially how to make your own face masks with powdered clay, hair conditioning treatments and the oat bath for eczema, all things I'll definitely try.
* the season by season growing guide at the back of the book
* it has all the basic skills you need to make your own remedies in the front (such as how to make creams, infusions, etc) so if you're feeling creative you can do your own thing!
* there are a couple of pages that tell you whats easy to grow and what's difficult, so you can buy the difficult things and save yourself some frustration (good for impatient gardeners like me!)
* it has pretty pictures
* James Wong is pretty....sigh...

I didn't think it was quite as good as his first book, but it's pretty much more of the same and very useful if you fancy making some home remedies.


  1. I got this book for Christmas and I LOVE it.

  2. Oh what an awesome present! I presented myself with the first one, which I also Love! Very useful things to have about I think :)


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