In earlier times, people turned to nature to make medicines, cosmetics, soaps, household cleansers, disinfectants etc. Today, at least half of our shopping costs are spent on commercially made versions of these items, whose by-products have a detrimental impact on the very nature that was once their source. In his accessible style, Alan Hayes brings us back to basics, showing us how to save money and how to make safe and natural products easily at home. Recipes and instructions on how to make everything from a herbal cure for a hang-over, to safe, natural products for washing and cleaning, to myriad other household and garden needs - all are to be found here. Whether you need hints on a herbal approach to animal health, or a how-to of energy efficient home improvements - or if you just want to remove a stain from the carpet - 'It's So Natural' has the answer.