Best Natural Homemade Skin and Hair Care Products: 175 Recipes for Creams, Balms, Shampoos and More
Great formulas for all sorts of skin conditions, from dry to oily and from young to old. 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. Mar Gomez features really lovely oils such as monoi oil (a coconut and flower oil that is a staple in beauty and skin regimens in Tahiti), soy oil, nut oils (such as macadamia, almond and peanut), seed oils (such as sesame, hemp, pumpkin seed and flax) and some really beautiful exotic natural oils such as piqui, andiroba, prickly pear seed, tamanu and argan. All these oils have wonderful skin-care properties, and there are specific formulas for all sorts of skin conditions, from dry to oily, from acne-prone to wrinkled, from young to old. Each formula is very easy to make and only requires normal kitchen equipment and a good scale.There are formulas for anti-ageing creams, firming recipes to fight against cellulite, freckle- and spot-removing oil, moisturizing facial wrinkle cream, anti-dandruff shampoos and many others. Making luxurious, heavenly-smelling homemade cosmetics is surprisingly simple and satisfying with this book.
Mar Gomez is a naturopath, dietitian, and nutritionist. She leads workshops on making natural products and has written several books including The Best Natural Homemade Soaps.