Homemade Beauty

Homemade Beauty

150 Simple Beauty Recipes Made From All-natural Ingredients

Book - 2014
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A beautifully packaged collection of 150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes. From turning blueberries into a lush detoxifying mask to fresh lemongrass into a non-toxic bug repellent, Homemade Beauty takes the ubiquitous eat-local, farm-to-table concept and brings it to the beauty category.
Publisher: New York : Perigee, 2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780399171024
Characteristics: xii, 193 p. : ill. ; 21 cm


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ArapahoeSarahD Oct 14, 2016

What I love most about this book is the simplicity of it. Many homeopathic or natural recipe books are far too complicated with ingredients you have to look high and low for. To make a product from this read, you simply have to go to the grocery store!
I also appreciate how the author gives slight variations on recipes for people with dry skin vs. oily skin.

Nov 16, 2015

Lots of safe and effective recipes here, most made with easy-to-find food ingredients. My favorite recipe from this book is the rose oil bath, made with rose water, rose oil and olive oil. Very nice!

Jun 18, 2015

Perfect for beginners! Simple, clean, and green recipes to follow, most of them only have between 3-5 ingredients. This is one of the 'cleanest' beauty books around -- so clean you can eat most of it.

However, the ingredients are mostly food stuff that you smother all over yourself, so it's messy and like food, it doesn't keep for longer than a few days. As someone who has eczema (and after going through a dozen of these types of books), I question the use of some of the sweet and starchy ingredients on dryer and thinner skin.

While they may be great for people with young and strong skin, putting fruit and honey on skin that is thin and dry could cause candida and bacterial infections.

So if you have skin problems, just be careful, speak to your dermatologist and do patch tests before committing to putting things all over yourself. I’ve seen 3 dermatologists in the past year and all have said to me that sugars on the skin promote infection. I guess there’s a good reason why we always wash messy juices off the body when we spill it on ourselves! If you have thick and strong skin, you should be fine with most (if not all) of the recipes in here, but still, it's better to err on the side of caution to ensure healthy skin. Enjoy!


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