This book transcends the ordinary to the scented world of herbs so you can look and feel your best. -- Susun S. Weed, author, Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way
From the Author
I love introducing people to the art and science of home-crafted body care products. There are so many rewards: Most people rejoice in the new feelings of health and radiance they experience after using formulations made from healing and aromatic herbs. Some simply like the process of creating items for themselves and others that they thought had to be purchased ready-made. Others appreciate the fantastic financial savings. Then there are those who are taken with the minimal impact they are having on the environment. No matter what the motivations, the result is the same - an improvement in individual and planetary health.
Natural body care products, in contrast to commercial ones, are based on the philosophy of working in partnership with nature to support and nurture the body throughout its life cycle. The idea is to start with simple, pure ingredients that are as close to their natural state as possible. These are then combined according to their specific actions into formulas that enable the body to gently soothe, nourish and heal itself.