The Essential Guide to Natural Skin Care

The Essential Guide to Natural Skin Care

Choosing Botanicals, Oils & Extracts for Simple & Healthy Beauty

Book - 2012
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Treat yourself-your face, hands, hair, and lips-to vitamin-rich, toxin-free nourishment from nature. The Essential Guide to Natural Skin Care maps the wondrous qualities and uses of botanicals used in homemade beauty products, making it easy to customize your own lotions, creams, milks, body butters, face masks, lip balms, ointments, toners, and more. Choose from a wide variety of eco-friendly vegetable oils and butters, infused and essential oils, aromatic hydrosols, and emulsifiers. Discover the beneficial beauty and healing properties of each, as well as their practical traits, such as shelf life and absorption.
Publisher: Woodbury, Minn. : Llewellyn Publications, [2012], ©2012
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780738729275
0738729272
Branch Call Number: 646.726 Be
Description: 218 pages ; 21 cm

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Jun 11, 2015

This is a reference-style resource for natural skin care. The first two chapters give you a good background, and then it's all reference chapters from then on. It's very informational, and there isn't much flair. The latter chapters are point-based and organized alphabetically. I think it's best used as a reference for those who are passionately studying aromatherapy. Saying that, the casual learner might find some useful recipes in there.

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