Synopses & Reviews
From starting a busy day with an energizing juice boost to squeezing in a yoga class after work, rejevenating personal rituals have slowly become part of our daily lives. Luxurious beauty treatments such as aromatherapy, herbalism, and massage are no longer limited to special occasions and the day spa. Well Being takes an intimate, sensual approach to self-care, with simple recipes and ideas that will make you feel as if you're pampering yourself from the inside out. Slide your toes into an aromatic rosemary foot bath, sip a restorative pear elixer, ease dry skin with a soothing herbal balm. Just a small pantry of herbs and essential oils are needed to prepare the health and beauty recipes in Well Being. Arranged seasonally, it offers recipes for all that ails: steaming teas and cold soothers ease the winter chills, refreshing baths and mists counter the climatic fluctuations of spring, cool tonics and compresses quench summer's dry skin and sunburn. Lavishingly photographed throughout, Well Being is an irresistible volume of refreshing daily comforts that will nurture the body as well as the soul.
"Well Being" takes an intimate, sensual approach to self-care, with simple recipes and ideas that pamper from the inside out--from an aromatic rosemary foot bath to a citrus body splash to steaming teas that ease the winter chill. 36 color, 15 b&w photos.
About the Author
Barbara Close is a certified aromatherapist and the founder and owner of Naturopathica, a full-service holistic spa in East Hampton, New York. She is also the author of Aromatherapy A-Z.
Susie Cushner is a Boston-based photographer whose work has appeared in House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home, and elsewhere.