63 of 63 people found the following review helpful
Doesn't give everything away but does give a lot,
This review is from: Return to Beauty: Old-World Recipes for Great Radiant Skin (Hardcover)
Finally, a skin care book that gives some real spa recipes for toners, cleansers and masks. I'm not saying she gives away the store by any means, but there are a lot of basic recipes in here that if you read through the whole book you'll see a pattern that will help you make up your own, based on your particular skin issues. I've been reading reviews of other skin care books that have a problem with non-vegan recipes and there are plenty of vegan recipes here. (though there are a lot with dairy, eggs and honey - you can always use almond milk instead of milk though) I like to make up my own products and whenever I buy products I try to approximate them myself at home (to avoid the additives even the good ones use, like spermaceti) and the information in this book really rounded out some of my questions. She starts with basic recipes for things by season (for the way each season affects your skin) and then by sun sign with some good ideas for the various personalities, like how to unwind and pamper yourself and body care recipes for the typical issues for each. Then she has general recipes for breakouts, hair care, hands and feet, really good toners and lotions for pregnancy (e.g., stretchmarks), and finally, how to give yourself a real facial, step by step. I thought the ones for men, even though there were only a few, were particularly interesting. I have a couple of Janice Cox's books, and Pratima Raichur's book and I think if you have just this and Pratima Raichur's Absolute Beauty, you have quite an arsenal of info on natural body care.