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Natural Homemade Skin Care: 60 Cleansers, Toners, Moisturizers and More Made from Whole Food Ingredients

Page Street. Aug. 2020. 160p. ISBN 9781645670384. $21.99. PERSONAL GROOMING
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As an herbalist and aromatherapist, Maury educates people on how to transition from commercial products to natural skin care in workshops, individualized sessions, and through her blog, Little Green Dot. Her first book shares recipes from the blog and begins with cleansers, toners, and moisturizers for daily skin-care routines. Maury also encourages using facial masks for targeted benefits (juice cleanse, stress relief) and full-body scrubs to clear dead skin cells and stimulate the lymphatic system. Recipes are matched to skin types and include shelf-life recommendations. The whole-food connection between internal and external health is reflected in recipe ingredients. Raw honey, for example, has soothing, moisturizing properties that make it ideal for cleansers and masks. Many of the ingredients, such as salts, coffee, spices, and certain oils, can be readily found in major grocery stores. Other ingredients, including clay and fruit powders, will likely require online sourcing. The author provides vendor recommendations as well as an extensive index.
VERDICT Overall, an accessible and affordable resource for those interested in creating natural skin-care products but are unsure of where to start.

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