A step-by-step guidebook that shows you how to make your own skin creams, hair products, and perfume blends using essential oils and other natural ingredients. Many of today's beauty products contain chemicals and other additives that most of us have never heard of—and probably would avoid if we knew how harmful they really were. With 200 Tips, Techniques, and Recipes for Natural Beauty, you'll learn all that you need to know to make your own safe and healthy beauty products. Create delightful body butters, salves, balms, glosses, scrubs and more using all-natural, holistic ingredients like herbs, flowers, tea, baking soda, and coconut oil. Discover conditioning carrier oils, sumptuous butters, and aromatic floral extracts that will nourish you from head to toe. Some of the recipes can also be used for overall health, including curative herbal extracts and therapeutically effective essential oils. With step-by-step photographs, clear instructions, and expert tips, each recipe is easy to follow. Give the products you create as gifts or keep them for yourself. Regardless, you'll never want to buy beauty products from the drug store again!
Shannon Buck is an herbalist, certified aromatherapist, natural-beauty expert, and author of the popular natural beauty blog, Fresh-Picked Beauty (www.freshpickedbeauty.com). She enjoys creating home-spun skincare and beauty products at her home near Seattle, Washington and teaches classes on crafting your own skincare, aromatherapy remedies, and cosmetics.