Create your own beauty essentials with these pampering recipes for face, body and hair, all designed to be kind to your skin and the environment.
In Natural Beauty, natural skincare and fragrance expert Karen Gilbert shows you how to make your own lotions and potions at home, using readily available, natural ingredients and home-friendly methods that are designed to be kind to your skin and the environment.
Most of us use a huge variety of beauty products on our skin and hair every day, but the majority of these products contain a variety of chemicals and toxins that can be harmful to you and to the environment. Now you can create your own beauty essentials with these pampering recipes for face, body and hair. From a neroli hydrating spritz to a macadamia and jojoba moisturizer, a mango and lime body butter to lemon and tea tree foot balm, bergamot and grapefruit wake-up wash to cocoa butter lip balm—the hardest part is choosing which of the pampering projects to try first!
Each recipe has clear step-by-step photographs to guide you, comprehensive lists of equipment and ingredients, as well as easy-to-follow instructions. With numerous variations to try, you'll wonder why you ever bought beauty products in the first place!
Natural skincare and fragrance expert Karen Gilbert originally trained as a make-up artist and cosmetic scientist at The London College of Fashion. As part of the product development team at Neal’s Yard Remedies, Karen helped to create many of their award-winning formulas. She now runs artisan perfumery workshops in the UK and online. Karen is the author of Perfume and The Little Pocket Book of Natural Beauty (CICO Books). She is based in the New Forest in southern England, UK. Her website is www.karengilbert.co.uk.