Discover which vegetable oils, herbs, floral waters, essential oils, plant-based emulsifiers, and natural preservatives to use, how to pack and label your own beauty products, and how to store them safely. Facial cleansers, moisturizers, anti aging serums, sun protection creams, hair treatments, and even perfumes and deodorants can be prepared easily at home using only natural, easily available ingredients.
This book contains more than 200 recipes and step-by-step techniques used by the author, holistic nutritionist Julie Gabriel (THE GREEN BEAUTY GUIDE) to create her own organic skincare line, Petite Marie Organics (petitemarieorganics.com)
Practical, straightforward, and fun, these recipes are equally suitable for green beauty enthusiasts as well as professional beauty practitioners.
You can pamper yourself head to toe with luxurious hair masks, deep cleansing home facials, aromatic massage oils, nourishing body lotions, and age-rewinding moisturizers in the most natural, luxuriously green way!
Here is what our reviewers say:
"Green Beauty Recipes" is a timely book since many of us are "going green." We no longer want to use harmful chemicals or accept using animals for testing products. Using products that can be found in our own home, with the addition of essential oils or natural preservatives, will not only nourish our body, but help keep our planet clean. I commend Julie Gabriel on making this book available to us and I encourage everyone to consider having "Green Beauty."
--Irene Watson, Reader Views
Green Beauty Recipes is the second book by author Julie Gabriel. An extension of her first book, The Green Beauty Guide, Green Beauty Recipes is an indispensable collection of not only recipes, but also instructions, explanations and helpful hints for creating your own collection of skin care, hair care and body care products. Julie gives everyone the confidence to get in the kitchen and create their own beauty! Perfect as a gift for just about any woman.
We love this book and read every word cover to cover. How we wish it had images of some of the finished recipes, however. It's fun to create products and get that feeling of accomplishment that goes along with it. It's a book that won't hide on our bookshelf because we'll be too busy finding recipes that work best with our skin. It has a top spot on our holiday gift list this year.
--Jen Adkins, About.com: Skincare
Current edition is an updated and slightly revised version of the 2010 book.