Treat Yourself-Rural Relaxation and Inspiration from Country Woman's August/September Issue - DIY Home Spa, Famed Artist Jan Brett, More

Country Woman, the magazine for women who live in or long for the country, shows readers how to turn their home into a rural retreat in the August/September issue. Learn how to whip up homemade spa products, crafts and delicious treats from scratch. The issue also features a look into the lifestyle of famous artist, children’s author and champion of chickens, Jan Brett.

Some highlights from the August/September issue of Country Woman include:

Cluck of the Draw - (Cover Story) Check out children’s book author and illustrator, Jan Brett (The Mitten, The Gingerbread Baby) as she talks about her prize-winning chickens and how they inspire her books and art. Find out about her life in the country and her new book coming out this November.

Homemade Spa Products - Skip an expensive trip to the spa and pamper yourself in the comfort of your own home. Country Woman teaches you how to make soaps, moisturizers, masks and scrubs for an all-natural, homemade spa experience. Many of these are suitable for gift-giving, with downloadable gift tags from Discover the benefits of using various ingredients and more.

Where Canola Oil Comes From - Contributing editor Ann Kaiser goes to the Manitoba prairie to help a farm family with the canola seed harvest and make healthy canola oil. She also includes a special canola oil-based recipe for chocolate banana bran muffins.

Something Old, Something New - Peek into the kitchen of an antiques dealer and see how she mixes vintage with contemporary style. Learn what collectibles to keep an eye out for at yard sales, flea markets and antique stores.

Slow Food - Discover why more people are passing over fast food in favor of from-scratch options, and give it a try with Country Woman’s summery old-time custard ice cream and sweetened ricotta with berries recipes.

Cork Craft - Add a touch of whimsy around the house with cute cork crafts. Find out how to make mini, magnetic cork planters to create tiny, indoor gardens.

The August/September issue of Country Woman is available on newsstands and for digital download on iTunes.  For more information, please visit:

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