The Mountain Rose Herbs Book of Natural Body Care: 68 Simple Recipes for Health and Beauty

Timber. Dec. 2023. 232p. ISBN 9781643263359. $30. HEALTH
Mountain Rose Herbs is one of the largest retailers of organic, natural body care and wellness products. Founded in 1987 by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, the company is now under the direction of author Donnille, who’s turned it into one of the premier purveyors of fine organic herbs and botanicals for herbalist practitioners and retail outlets. It’s also a resource for herbal education and promotion. His book begins with the fundamentals of herbalist preparation, safety, and technique, and that includes tools, carrier oils, clays, essential oils, and the herbs themselves. The rest of the book is chock full of recipes for lotions, potions, and scrubs for skincare, bathing, and basic health care. He includes lots of guidance on how to make and use these natural products. The book’s useful charts instruct, and beautiful photographs motivate.
VERDICT A sumptuous, credible, and reliable resource. For readers of all levels of expertise who are looking to create their own beauty, bath, hair, and healthcare products from herbs and botanicals.
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