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I’m so grateful this book exists! Every thing head to toe, SOOO many easy and awesome recipes, ideas, and prompts. I learned so much I feel like I’m well equipped to make my own skin care for life! My friends love trying out everything I’m making, my kids now love taking baths, and even making products with me. My husbands beard is the best looking and feeling (no more pubey facial hair, it’s soft as a kitten, finally!!!) it has been in all our 10 years of marriage, thanks to the wonderful beard care recipes. My skin loves me. I have learned what ingredients to use and recipes to make for my skin type. This book is my new best friend. I HIGHLY recommend it!
Even though there are some recipes in this book, which are great they all seem to be on the naturopath old school herbal side. If you are into tinctures/herbs etc. this is the book for you! I have other books, which are way more informative and more practical for my personal more modern way of making lotions and cosmetics. It might be just my personal preference, but this is a really old school with a lot of ingredients you do not have normally on hand or ever will be willing to purchase (though I have tons of ingredients for cosmetics, salves, lotions etc. on hand). When you want to read a good book about cosmetics:" Make it Up" by Marie Rayma is great and more modern (her BLOG: "Humblebeeandme.com")
This is a wonderful book. It is a thorough, thoughtful and well organized. I am so impressed with the glossary, index and layout of the book. The recipes are great and totally useful. I am not a huge essential oil user and a lot of the recipes use them but she gives lots of ideas on making your own infused oils (Still very different than an essential oil but I still think that you can figure out how to make something without the EO...just not all the time). I really appreciate the care and generosity that was taken with this book. You will love it. I have SO many books and this one is a total keeper.