author jan berry of the nerdy farm wife website

Jan Berry is a writer, herbalist, natural soap educator, and bestselling author of The Big Book of Homemade Products, and Simple & Natural Soapmaking.

She grows, forages, and rambles around 100 mostly wooded acres at the foot of the Appalachian mountains.

Besides writing articles for her family website, Unruly Gardening, she’s also the founder of The Nerdy Farm Wife where you can find her sharing DIY natural skincare and soapmaking recipes, and herbal remedies.

Other hobbies include: hiking, studying genetics, rockhounding, historical research, and metal detecting.

Some of Jan’s articles on Unruly Gardening:

Harvesting & Drying Black Walnuts (+hull & leaf uses!)

Foraging Chanterelle Mushrooms

Foraging Violets: How to Identify, Harvest & Use!

All About Ghost Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)

How to Forage & Use Pine Resin

Some of Jan’s articles on other sites:

Soap Making 101: How to Make Soap (+printable checklist)

How to Make Lotion Bars: Recipes, Tips & Tricks

12+ Things to Do With Lemon Balm

How to Make Dandelion Lotion Bars