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The Complete Book of Lipsticks - How to make your own lipsticks (Cosmetic Making 4) [Kindle Edition]

Jan Benham
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Book Description


Contains everything you wanted to know about lipsticks with historical titbits, and ingredients used in the making of natural lipsticks with 100% natural colourants.

How to make Aromatherapy Lipsticks with the safe use of essential oils!

Learn how to make organic lipsticks with healthy and all natural ingredients.

Also included: how to start your own cosmetic making business.

Recipes included are Baby pink, Bella rosa, Spice, Rudy, Coco la creme, Chocolate kisses, (made with real chcocolate) and Goth.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1017 KB
  • Print Length: 66 pages
  • Publisher: The Aroma Shoppe; 1 edition (January 2, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AYDS708
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #249,301 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love the book February 18, 2013
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this book is very interesting and i really enjoy reading it and learning from it. thank you so much for taking your time in writing the book
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I actually bought this :/ October 14, 2013
By ReignH
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After reading the reviews for this book I thought I should buy it since I do not have a Kindle. Even if I got the book for free, the information provided within the book can be easily found on any DIY enthusiast website.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very Complete at all July 2, 2014
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The information was a little lacking. I had hoped, by the description of the book that there would be a few different lipstick recipes and that there would be a lot of different colors. Sadly, this book didn't live up to my expectation of it being the "Complete" book of lipsticks. Perhaps if it was called the book of one base recipe with a handful of colors, then I wouldn't have been disappointed. The recipe for the lipstick base was good, but the colors and the ingredients for them were not what I was after and it didn't offer any good alternative recipes for the color combinations. For example, I have liked to know how to make the recipe vegan, but there was no information about substitutions etc..
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful March 11, 2013
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i enjoyed this book very much , it was very informative . yes i would recommed this book, ( and i already have to several of my friends)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Companion Book July 8, 2013
By Brandy
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I just ordered Jan Benham's products from her website. I read this book in one sitting and when the kit for making quality lipstick comes, this will be the perfect companion book.

Well done Jan B. Out of all the books and products, your stuff is outstanding in quality and content. It was a good idea to make this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good 'Make your own' book. January 5, 2015
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I liked this book, even though I have no interest in making lipstick myself. It was informative, and I like that it included marketing ideas, not just recipes. I've always had a fascination for how things are made, and this book answered my questions about lipstick and lip gloss. It even explained why lip pencils are so often too dry and crumbly.
I also like how this book gives you the information needed to control the ingredients that go into your lipstick - If I wore lipstick instead of lip balm, this would be my go-to recipe book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I Cannot get it open to read it anymore :( May 8, 2014
By Lisa B.
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The book seems like it would be very helpful for lipstick recipes when I first purchased and opened it. However, I have been finding it hard to get it open so that I can use it when I need to. When I try downloading it on my kindle, macbook or dell computer it downloads but then it says it cannot be read when I try to open it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good basic information January 3, 2015
By Breonna
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You can find most of this info online for free. I did like the basic lipstick recipes though for different colors and color making?
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Behind Blue Eyes:
Introducing Jan Benham by Angelo Furlan

You see it in her eyes. The key to understanding Jan Benham lies not in her quick warm smile, nor in her gentle English-accented voice. It's those blue eyes that reveal the drive and focus that has brought Jan success in varied fields.

Those eyes get their spark from a lifelong thirst for knowledge, a need to understand how things work. This is what led an eight year old Jan to combine rose petals with a generous amount of lard. Working from a book, she spread the mixture out to simmer under the summer sun.
The end result was supposed to be a home made perfume. However, the recipe was meant for warmer climates. A few days under the cool English sun provided results that were anything but aromatic. This noxious introduction to the wonders of nature might have been one of Jan's last missteps.
Four years on, Jan visited her doctor and was prescribed vitamins for some minor ills. The marked improvement in her well being opened Jan's eyes to the importance of health and nutrition.
So it was only natural that Jan entered the therapy field in her native England, taking a two-year course in holistic therapy. She learned reflexology, nutrition, massage therapy, esthetics, and was introduced to aromatherapy.

Graduating at twenty, Jan set out with a specific game plan. For the next two years, she worked at a variety of low-paying jobs in her field. The object wasn't to fatten her pocketbook, but to expand her knowledge base. A stint with a plastic surgeon taught her remedial camouflage makeup. One employer allowed Jan to specialize in aromatherapy, while another insisted Jan follow her lead in working the media.
"I learned a lot from these people", said Jan, who was now ready to start her own holistic practice. Despite warnings from others, she only offered clients treatments in reflexology, holistic skin care and aromatherapy. The focus on a particular niche paid off quickly.

Hard work and effort would lead to new ventures and opportunities. Jan created her own mixtures of essential oils for her clients, blending them into a commercial cream base. Clients wanted to mix their own, and Jan became both supplier and instructor. A growing unease with the chemicals within the base eventually led her to create her own natural cream.

That thirst for knowledge and a quest for adventure took Jan to Montreal. Setting up shop in Westmount.
Cupid carried Jan to Toronto, where she ultimately wound up with two going concerns at a charming building located in the Beaches, at 1968 Queen Street East.
The first was the Institute of Aromatherapy. Reflecting Jan's diverse skill set, the Institute is a combination of businesses. Continuing from her first business, the clinic offers a variety of therapeutic services to relieve and relax. And there's the school.
As Jan says, "There's always somebody wanting to learn from me". She draws from a lifetime of experiences to offer courses ranging from single day workshops right up to full time studies offering recognized diplomas. Students can follow in Jan's footsteps and start their own holistic practices, with the most popular course being the Certified Natural Health Practitioner Program.
Or they can learn to make their own cosmetics. Remember how Jan decided to create her own cream? It wasn't long before her innate curiosity kicked in and she mastered the techniques of creating cosmetics.

In 1996 she wrote her first book, The Creamy Craft Of Cosmetic Making. Now she could show others skills that could lead to a hobby, a sideline, or even a full-scale business.
Which leads to the second business located at 1968 Queen East. The Aroma Shoppe is where Jan sells her cosmetic creations. There are a tasty variety of soaps, creams, and bath bombs, all made from natural ingredients. The shop also carries a complete range of supplies for those wishing to make their own cosmetics. And there are related books available, including Jan's second book, The Baby Boomers Beauty Bible, first published in 2004 and revised in 2011.

One would think there's enough going on to keep anyone's hands full, but Jan has got a new challenge firmly in her sights. She recently debuted her own line of mineral makeup. The key to this makeup is that the minerals nourish the skin, improving health as they enhance beauty.
Unlike most of their commercial counterparts, Jan's new cosmetics are made without any harmful chemicals. Instead, her lipsticks contain such healthy ingredients as shea butter, jojoba, rose hips, and myrrh, which is a natural healer. And her nurturing lip-glosses contain natural fruit and herbal extracts such as sweet orange, spearmint, and lime.

The entire line was developed by Jan after many hours of careful testing. And to this day, every item is hand crafted by Jan herself, which means there's an extra special ingredient - love!

Whether it's writing a book, creating a new colour of lipstick, making an edible bath bomb, doing a radio show, teaching a class, or starting a new business, Jan Benham is constantly living her personal motto:
"You can do anything you want to do - you just have to know what you want."

Jan teaches and supplies hard to find cosmetic ingredients and cosmetic making moulds to the UK, Europe, USA and Canada.

She has recently published her latest book in 2014, "Dare to Kiss",


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