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Natural Beauty at Home: More Than 250 Easy-to-Use Recipes for Body, Bath, and Hair Paperback – August 2, 2002
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Janice Cox is a homemaker and mother who has been making her own beauty treatments since she was in the sixth grade. She lives in Medford, Oregon, with her husband and two daughters.
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And it is. Janice Cox is an amazingly clever and inventive person whose pleasant personality comes through in the pages of this book. I was happy to find four different recipes for deodorants, but there was SO much more.
I have stopped spending major dollars for a small tube of a certain famous brand's hair dressing creme -- I now just make my own, slathering mayonnaise and honey and mashed avocado and egg yolk on my hair, which has never looked better. The recipes for facial creams and masques and potions and powders are endlessly fascinating, if you like this sort of thing.
If you are weary of paying top dollar for boutique or spa beauty treatments that you have already halfway suspected could be made at home (better and more cheaply), then this is definitely the book for you. Have fun with it and take note of how these simple, down-home beauty recipes actually WORK.
1). The author mentions the use of mineral oil and petrolatum as a moisturizer (for those of you that don't know these are byproducts of gasoline and are AWFUL for your skin, the cosmetic/beauty industry only use it because it is dirt cheap and never goes bad).
2). It is not practical to put your time and effort into making something for one application (will we really see results after just one use?). I suppose you can multiply the recipes but most of the recipes need to be used ASAP or they spoil. Needless to say I have not found a happy medium!
3). I have coarse curly hair- I tried one of the "hair packs" and needless to say it was a MESS! It took several shampoos to get all of the stuff out of my hair.
In conclusion, I would reccommend you research what products are actually good for you and not just convienient for the makers!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Comprehensive. Lots of recipes for personal products as well as the real basics of making them from scratch. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
This second edition to a pioneer, who knows just how to tell you,how
to make " Natural beauty at Home". Janice cox has really done her
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I've had this book for ages. I misplaced it, and after searching high and low for it, I bought it again. It's that great.Published 4 months ago by Jamie Price
Great for "just" at home use--- I was expecting some great recipes for skin care and scrubs; these were just "at home" things that everyone has known how to do for... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Has been a must have for my natural life style for years. I keep going back to it and I love that with natural products you can mix and match. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Taylor Shmaylor
I am all about the natural body and hair care and love diy projects. Plus my sister just started her buisness making natural care products these books have given us so much... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Talia
I like the book very much. Many of the ingredients of the recipes are not commonly available at regular stores, but there are enough recipes to meet whatever need one might have. Read morePublished 15 months ago by BipFam