The natural beauty solution Break free from commercial beauty products using simple recipes and natural ingredients

Mary Helen Leonard

Book - 2015

Why go to great lengths to make sure the foods you eat are safe and natural, but then coat your body with soaps, shampoos, and cosmetics that are laden with chemicals? The NATURAL BEAUTY SOLUTION is a step-by-step guide that will help you systematically replace your commercial beauty products with a 100% natural routine. This book provides wholesome alternatives to mass produced products. These simple recipes and solutions will help you feel and look your natural, healthy best.

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Published
Nashville, TN : Spring House Press 2015.
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN
9781940611181
1940611180
Main Author
Mary Helen Leonard (author)
  • Getting started
  • Building your pantry
  • Face
  • Body
  • Hair.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Have you read the ingredients list on your makeup bottle? Not sure that you want that many chemicals in your daily routine? Leonard, a hobbyist-turned-professional and blogger (Mary Makes Good), makes the point quite strongly and offers an alternative through natural, handmade products. Her book focuses on developing a more conscientious lifestyle and taking a more natural approach to beauty and skin care products. The author spotlights potentially hazardous and distasteful chemicals common to the beauty care industry and emphasizes listening to the needs of your body and addressing those needs with the right natural ingredients. Recipes include facial cleansers, toners, scrubs, lip balm, conditioners, and more. A variety of essential oils, bases, and other needed ingredients are nicely covered and the recipes are easy and appealing. VERDICT The project selections with up-to-date resources and techniques are excellent. Recommended especially for those who want to try a natural alternative to beauty and skin care. [Page 83]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

You’ve stocked your kitchen with whole foods, and cleansed your cabinets of processed snacks, microwavemeals, and sugary desserts. After putting all of that effort into your natural, healthy lifestyle, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to slather your body in chemical-laden commercially produced beauty products. You are what you eat, and your skin can absorb chemicals and additives just as easily as your stomach. With just a little extra effort, you can work handmade, natural beauty into your daily routine.The Natural Beauty Solution is a step-by-step guide to replacing commercial beauty products with a 100% natural routine. The Natural Beauty Solution features two-dozen easy-to-follow, customizable recipes for natural skin care. The ingredients and recipes not only provide a healthy alternative to mass-produced products, they make your skin and hair look their best, naturally. Common skin disorders, such as eczema, psoriasis,and acne are often aggravated by the chemical ingredients contained within commercial cosmetics. Chemical-based hair care can cause frizz, breakage, and scalp irritation. And, very often, it's the over the counter “cures” that are the very thing that cause common skin and hair care problems. By breaking the cycle with a natural beauty routine, you can give your body a true beauty reset. The Natural Beauty Solution will help you completely overhaul your medicine cabinet, show you how to create simple natural recipes that are quick and affordable, and troubleshoot natural beauty methods to fit your specific skin and hair type. The beautiful color photography, the insightful and inspiring editorial, and the easy to create natural recipes will have you re-examining -- and re-directing -- your entire beauty routine to a natural beauty solution.