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I am always looking for new recipes for natural skin and body care products. This is a great new book with many original ideas for excellent quality products. I have tried some of them and have found, as I usually do, that not only is the quality superior, but the effects are often better than for commercial products which are loaded with chemicals. They are less costly to make as well. I also like that the shelf life and storage of the products are included in each recipe. Highly recommended.
I just purchased this book and it's great for a beginner [skincare crafter] like me. DIY recipes have always intrigued me, and overall this book is a good addition to my general DIY book collection. Tons of great choices for facial masks, bath concoctions, etc., however, I wish it'd have a few more recipes for facial and eye creams. The one and only eye recipe entitled "Eye Cream" is really not a cream at all, but a recipe made up of several oils. Same for the facial moisturizers on pages 28 and 29. While oils in skin care recipes are to be expected, I am not a fan of just oils. The Comfrey Infused Oil looks great, but it calls for fresh comfrey. I don't have access to fresh comfrey and it does not specify of dried can be substituted. I am assuming so, but it would have been nice for the author to state so. Another issue is when referring to other recipes within the book (as in the case of recipes within recipes), the author only provides the chapter, rather than the page. It's much faster to have the exact page than flipping through a chapter. Lastly, there is no Resource section. Still on the hunt for a better book. I have my eye on Shannon Buck's upcoming book, soon to be released.
I use this book OFTEN. So much so the pages are falling off the binding. I'm glad the pages are numbered. I refer back to it so often for everything. she explains things so well, and explains how each oil works, how well it absorbs into the skin, etc. Love this book. Will probably find a binder to put it in as I know I will use it again and again.