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Organic Body Care Recipes: 175 Homemade Herbal Formulas for Glowing Skin & a Vibrant Self Paperback – May 30, 2007
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“…an excellent reference book for those interested in “cooking up” their own products.”
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Discover the joy and fun of crafting your own personalized body care products using herbs and other natural ingredients that nourish, pamper, cleanse, and protect the skin without using irritating or harmful chemicals.
In just minutes, you can whip up dozens of organic treatments that will make your face radiant, your skin glow, your hair shine, and your hands and nails beautiful. From head to toe, you'll find the perfect treatment for every part of your body, whether you're looking for a relaxing bath blend, a stimulating facial mask, a natural bug repellent, a refreshing mouthwash, or a sensual body cream.
Be your beautiful best, inside and out!
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As it turns out, I had already learned more about lotion-making from my Google search than I learned from this entire book. Of the five body moisturizer recipes, four are basically oil-based, with essential oils added. There is nothing wrong with using oil to moisturize the skin -- but I find it can be inconvenient (insofar as absorption may be slower than with lighter lotions, and you're more likely to get oil on clothing or sheets). Additionally, oil-based moisturizers will probably not appeal to those with problem skin. The author's fifth body moisturizer recipe does include water in addition to oils, and uses beeswax and lanolin as emulsifiers. The recipe does not include a preservative, however, which means (as the author states): "No refrigeration is required if used within 30 days. If refrigerated, please use within 3 to 6 months. (Refrigeration may change the texture of the product, but potency will not be affected.Read more ›
NOTE: Please ignore the two star review posted by Figgi. This reviewer claims that Tourles advocates the use of talc in her recipes even as they admit that they have not read the book. Talc is neither listed in the ingredient dictionary nor the glossary. In fact, there is only one mention of the substance in the whole book (p. 262) and that is to state that it is undesirable to use due to the presence of arsenic. Tourles goes on to list the number of natural and organic options that make excellent substitutions for talc. Please do not let a reviewer who admits to only skimming the book discourage you from using this marvelous resource.
As for me, I returned the book to Amazon for a refund. Very disappointing.
Some folks have asked for more detail on what's not good about the book, so I'll list a bit out. I don't have the book anymore, so I'm relying on the book preview.
Issues I have with the book:
Before listing the problems I have with the material, I have to say that I really had hoped this book would have some GOOD recipes for body-healthy lotion, shampoo, and conditioner. It did not. I had also hoped that the author would focus on skin-safe body and bath items like bath bombs/fizzies, bath salt/herb/oil blends, mud baths, seaweed wraps, oil soaks, buttermilk soaks, and all the other good and wonderful things that are beneficial to not only your skin, but your body as a whole. Sadly, NONE of those were covered. Instead, the author wrote a book that simultaneously deprives you of useful information, insults your intelligence, and provides you with many ways to damage your skin. Yay?
Anyway, here are my thoughts on the actual recipes, instructions, and guides contained in the book:
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful book with simple recipes that are easy to follow. Who knew you could make your own sunscreen free from chemicals and amazing bug repellant 100% organic 😀. Read morePublished 15 days ago by J. Poyser
This is a staple that anybody making their own products should have on the shelf. There is something for everybody in here! Read morePublished 17 days ago by Bean & Peanut
What a cool and fantastic way of not putting unwanted chemicals in our body.Published 25 days ago by TL Scott
This was NOT what I was looking for. I enjoy making my own body care recipes, but I have not made even ONE of these.Published 28 days ago by Jonathan H.
This is a great book for those who enjoy making beauty products at home. I bought this (along with another) for my mother in law who makes her own shampoo and deodorant because she... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daphlab
I'm not one to leave super negative reviews, so I won't, the author did put a good amount of work into this, but should have put just alittle bit more. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric