The Best Natural Homemade Skin & Hair Care Products

The Best Natural Homemade Skin & Hair Care Products

175 Recipes for Creams, Balms, Shampoos & More

Book - 2015
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Health-enhancing oils from around the world form the base for all natural cosmetics. With these easy-to-follow recipes and widely available natural ingredients, creating effective, soothing and above all natural creams, balms, face and body oils, exfoliating scrubs, shampoos, shower and bath gels and lip balms is easier than ever.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Robert Rose, 2015
ISBN: 9780778805021
Branch Call Number: 668.55 G6336b 2015
Characteristics: 288 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm


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Apr 08, 2017

This book is a good resource for choosing an oil that will be complimentary to your skin type and skincare needs. Each section is organised by recipes using a particular oil, for example, there are sections for recipes using argan oil, evening primrose oil, macadamia, etc.

I gave it 2.5 stars for using mineral water in the recipes without recommending a preservative other than a few "pinches" of citric acid and/or ascorbic acid. Water based skin and hair care items can be a perfect place for some really icky things to grow in.

There are completely natural preservatives that are available to home crafters that will inhibit mold, yeast and bacteria. I do not believe any DIY skin and hair care recipe resource should be without a lot of info about preserving homemade products.

Jun 26, 2015

One of the best books on the topic. Love it!


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