Handmade Beauty is an inspirational guide to making skincare and haircare products at home. Cosmetic experts Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton show how, with a few basic materials and some kitchen equipment, anyone can craft simple yet effective recipes with natural ingredients. Based on the authors' in-depth knowledge of the use of natural products and active ingredients in contemporary skin- and haircare, Handmade Beauty includes some of the latest thinking in natural cosmetics. The first part of the book explores the different ingredients, equipment and methods you need to make the cosmetic projects. Juliette and Abi guide you through the basic principles, such as making infusions, and also explain what you need to know about storage and safety. The second part of the book is devoted to 37 luscious recipes for the face, body and hair, plus suggestions for adaptations. The featured projects cater for all skin and hair types, and include face and body scrubs, cleansers, toners, moisturizers, hand creams, lip balms, body butters, bath bombs, foot sprays, shampoos and hair treatments. Step-by-step illustrations and clear instructions throughout ensure that recipes are easy to follow. The book concludes with ideas on packaging and presenting your beautiful homemade products. Sample Recipe: How to Make Nourishing Facial Oil Note from Author: This light facial oil is very easy to make. It is ideal for normal to dry skins, and a lovely treat for tired skin in winter. It is surprisingly quick to absorb into the skin and really doesn't feel greasy, as you might expect. It is best applied at bedtime. Alternatively, it also works well as a light massage oil to relax the face. Vitamin E oil, which promotes the healing and fading of scars, is usually available in dilution with another oil, such as sweet almond oil. INGREDIENTS 4 tsp rice bran oil 2 tsp vitamin E oil in dilution sweet almond oil 1 1/2 tsp argan oil 2 1/2 tsp rosehip oil 2 drops geranium essential oil Makes 3 1/2 tbsp of facial oil EQUIPMENT Glass bottle with dropper Step 1 Measure all the ingredients into a glass jar. Step 2 Stir to mix the oils and then pour into a sterilized, airtight glass bottle with dropper. Label with the date and ingredients used. HOW TO APPLY Using your fingertips, apply a small amount to the face with light, upward movements. Note: Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. The facial oil will keep for 6 months to a year.
150 Simple Beauty Recipes Made from All-Natural Ingredients
Author: Annie Strole
Category: Health & Fitness
150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes that are inexpensive, toxin-free, and easy for readers to make themselves. Homemade Beauty is 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. As reports on the dangers of chemicals in cosmetics become increasingly alarming and the aspiration to live a more natural life grows, many of us are eager to take beauty regimens into our own hands to ensure we are putting only the safest and most natural ingredients on our bodies. Commercially available organic beauty products are expensive, but they are easy and cheaper to make at home and most require 5 simple ingredients or less. Recipes like Almond Rose Body Lotion, Coconut Lavender Shampoo, and Brown Sugar Vanilla Scrub will enchant you with heady scents – and thrill you when you realize these pampering products take only 5 minutes to make!
Handmade Spa is a unique and comprehensive guide to replicating the luxury of the spa experience in your own home using natural, botanical preparations. Following on from the hugely successful Handmade Beauty, this is the second in the series of natural health and beauty books by cosmetic experts Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton. The book contains over 40 recipes, focusing on cosmetic treatments for skin, hair and body, as well as the creation of therapeutic spa accessories such as reed diffusers and wheat packs. The authors encourage you to explore your kitchen, garden and local shops for the natural products and active ingredients that will grant you the ability to create your very own home spa paradise. All are accompanied by step-by-step instructions and clear, illustrative photographs, enabling you to bring the entire realm of spa treatments, as well as the practice of mind and body self-care, into your own home. This unique guide includes some of the most creative and innovative thinking in botanical and cosmetic science, and reveals the importance of scent and ‘fragrance families’ in soothing, healing or rejuvenating body and mind.
This book is a unique collection of knowledge on the world religious philosophy - from ancient times to present day. It includes Tao Te Ching of Lao Tse, Bhagavad Gita of Krishna, Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, Emerald Tablets of Thoth-the-Atlantean, Golden Verses of Pythagoras, apocryphal Gospel of Philip, and many more. The texts are presented in a modern competent edition with clarifying commentaries. The reader can become acquainted with the Teachings of Jesus Christ and Buddha, with the fundamentals of Quran and Sunna, with the concept of Agni Yoga, with the spiritual knowledge of Native Americans, with the Teachings of contemporary Divine Messiahs: Sathya Sai Baba and Babaji from Haidakhan. One may see that in all times God has been teaching people the same, though in slightly different words - depending on concrete cultural traditions and political situations. He teaches us what He wants us to be, what is the meaning of our lives on the Earth, and how to realize it.
This book presents a series of lectures about the higher stages of human spiritual development. The lectures describe the methodologies of the main philosophico-religious traditions that existed in the past or exist now on the Earth. This material illustrates the fact that the methodology of spiritual development is one for all people and that in this way God leads all people to Perfection. The book is addressed to everyone aspiring to find and to realize the meaning of our lives on the Earth, to cognize our common Creator, to achieve spiritual Perfection.
There are so many beauty products available in stores these days. And, you have a new product with new features introduced almost every day. However, if you really think about it, the ingredients are pretty much the same. Most of your hair, body and skin products contain ingredients like sodium laureth sulfate, propylene glycol, parabens and phthalates. There are several other complex ingredients that you will find in these products. These chemicals can have several adverse effects with regular use. These effects include cancer, organ disfiguration, allergies, sterility and even hormone imbalance. But, if not these products what should you use for your skin and body care? It is quite simple. Why not make your own beauty products at home with ingredients that you are familiar with and also ingredients that you like? Making natural products or using naturally available ingredients improves the health of your skin and also keeps it younger for longer. When the products you use are toxin free and organic, you will see an overall benefit in terms of health. Also, the varieties of products that you can make at home are so many that you will never be bored of them. In addition to all this, making beauty products at home is a lot of fun. You can customize the products and even experiment with new ingredients without the fear of any side effects. There are various ingredients like oils, fruits, herbs, spices and even dairy products that you can use in these products. You should be able to find most of these ingredients in your kitchen or in your garden. So, the natural result of this is that the products are cost effective. You will be able to find the answers to most remedies without bombarding your skin with harmful chemicals. Making products at home is also a great hobby. If you want, you can also convert this into a lucrative business once you have found some foolproof recipes. Some of these soaps or lotions also make great gift. All you need to do is find a way to present them in an appealing manner. This book contains a variety of recipes that you can use for your skin and body. Most of these recipes are the result of my own experiments. Some of them have been recommended by my fellow organic beauticians. These products will definitely show you the simple route to complete beauty care and health. If you are someone who loves DIY, this book is definitely a treat. The instructions are simple to follow. The ingredients are easily available and the tools that you require are not many. It is a good idea to have a get together with a couple of friends and try out these recipes. It is a great activity for parties. Of course, the pride that you feel when someone compliments you for the results you achieve with handmade products is inexplicable. I hope you have a great time trying these recipes out and adding your own signature twist to them.
Whether you want to find the best bargains when buying antiques and collectables as a hobby, or whether you want to turn your interest in antiques into an extra income stream or full-time career, this book will help you make better deals and maximise your profits. You'll discover: - * what to buy and sell * where to buy and how to get bigger discounts * where and how to sell * using the internet for both buying and selling. * Antiques expert, Fiona Shoop, highlights the tricks of the trade to help you avoid making common but costly mistakes - and ensure that you get the best out of the antiques world.
The Arts and Crafts movement in architecture, interior design and decorative arts reached its peak between 1880 and 1910 in Britain and North America. This text presents outstanding examples by the movement's British orginators, including William Morris, as well as its greatest American practitioners, including Frank Lloyd Wright.