Synopses & Reviews
It's fun, easy, and healthy to make your own personal care products at home!
The Herbal Body Book is a virtual "cookbook" of recipes for skin and hair care products made with pure, natural ingredients. Page after page, it's like having beauty expert Stephanie Tourles at your side, showing you the best ways to use herbs for their cosmetic properties.
In more than 100 recipes, Tourles explains step-by-step her secrets for transforming common herbs, fruits, grains, oats, and more into practical products including:
-- All natural facial scrubs for normal, oily, dry, and even sensitive skin.
-- Silky moisturizers for hands, feet, and face.
-- Rinses for hiding gray hair and bringing out highlights.
-- Chemical-free insect repellent.
-- Mouth-tingling herbal toothpaste.
-- Flavored lip balms for kids as well as adults.
Plus, there are recipes for a full range of powders, foot baths, soaps, and shampoos.
Each recipe includes application, storage, and usage tips. Many of the recipes include gift-giving ideas and suggestions for personalizing products to suit individual taste.
This is the book that began Storey's best-selling series! Readers will discover how to transform common herbs, fruits, and grains into safe, economical, and natural personal care items. Includes more than 100 recipes for facial scrubs, shampoos, lip balms, moisturizers, and more!
Includes bibliographical references (p. 118) and index.
About the Author
Not only is Stephanie Tourles the author a few of Storey's most popular titles, Natural Foot Care and The Herbal Body Book (which sparked the successful Herbal Body Series,) but she is also a licensed aesthetician who creates herbal cosmetics and treatments. She has also written Naturally Healthy Skin and 50 Simple Ways to Pamper Yourself, a guide to relaxing, rejuvenating, and caring for yourself. Her newest book, 365 Ways to Energize Mind, Body &Soul, is due out in September of 2000. Stephanie is a lecturer at garden centers, herb shows, and health fairs in Massachusetts on gardening and herbal body care topics. Stephanie owns September's Sun Herbal Soap Company, and is a member of the Northeast Herbal Association, The American Herb Association, and The Herb Research Foundation. She is a natural health and beauty expert for Vegetarian Life andcontributes toNatural Health magazine as well. Stephanie has appeared on the Discover Channel's Home Matters and Gary Null's national health radio broadcast. Stephanie and her husband live in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Natural Approach to Beautiful Skin
Chapter 2 The Natural Qualities of Herbs and Other Ingredients
Chapter 3 Getting Ready to Make and Use Your Own Cosmetics
Chapter 4 All-Natural Cosmetic Recipes
Appendix A Ingredient Sources
Appendix B Suggested Reading
Appendix C Periodicals and Newsletters
Appendix D Herbal Correspondence Courses
Appendix E Nutrition and Diet Books