Submitter: The cover proclaims the instructions for personal care and household products are easy and safe to make. You will also save money. Looking closer, there is a safety warning on the verso. The termite proofing product has you mixing mothball crystals with denatured alcohol, but watch out for noxious fumes. Then there is the waterless hand soap with powdered asbestos and the flammable hair fixative. Some of the recipes are likely useful and may save you money or not. I did a quick google search for some of the chemicals. You can still buy some of them from chemical supply companies, but they are not necessarily affordable and may draw the attention of Homeland Security. The library has owned this book since 1978. It has circulated some but the last circulations were 1995 and 2012. The potential safety concerns and dated information makes this a weeder. If people are curious, there are about 780 owning libraries and lots of used copies on Amazon.
Holly: DIY household products is a popular topic in my library, but it is an area where an update is necessary. People who are interested in that kind of thing are often looking for chemical-free options. I make my own tub/shower cleaner, floor cleaner, and shampoo, but I only use ingredients like coconut oil, vinegar, baking soda, essential oils, and that kind of thing. Probably no harm in weeding this one, especially if it hasn’t gone out in six years (and who knows if the patron was disappointed or got what they wanted out of it anyway?).