I requested this book because my oldest daughter is very interested in skincare and making skincare products and because I don’t like any of us to use chemicals (yes, I am THAT mom).
This book has A LOT of recipes and A LOT of great information about skin care. My daughter was especially impressed with the information on chemical exposure and your skin.
Some of the recipes are very simple, just one or two ingredients with explicit instructions on how to apply to your skin and how it works. Other recipes required several exotic ingredients. We have a good stash of essential oils; vitamin e oil, almond and jojoba, so we made a list of some essentials to buy: beeswax, shea butter, vegetable glycerin, cocoa butter. We were able to make a variety of the recipes with what we had on hand and we should be able to make almost all of the skincare recipes by buying those four things on Amazon for about $40.
We had the ingredients to make the Mellow Yellow Banana Cream Mask which was very luxurious. My younger daughter made the Peaches and Cream glow mask and thought it was perfect for summer. We made the Salt of the Earth Body Scrub, which I felt worked great and looks really pretty in a jar on the display shelves in my bathroom! I was most excited about the steams and had the ingredients for all of them — it was a difficult choice, but so far I have tried the Stress-Reducing Express Steam and the Restorative Herbal Steam (perfect time of year to gather leaves from our raspberry bushes and fresh mint!). We also made the Hydrating Honey Scrub. I love that all of these things used plants and natural ingredients and they all made us feel amazing!! I am looking forward to making some of the foot soaks and experimenting with the facial lotions.
The natural skin care industry is growing, with more and more consumers seeking nontoxic, all-natural products. Now they can make their own at home, less expensively and with fewer additives.
In Pure Skin Care, best-selling author and long-time formulator of natural products Stephanie L. Tourles shares her 78 all-time favorite recipes for facial cleansers and scrubs, masks, moisturizers, and steams, along with creams, balms, and exfoliants for the entire body, all formulated to meet the most up-to-date green beauty standards. Readers will find specialized formulas for feet, hands, and sun protection, along with instructions for customizing recipes for particular skin types and easy-to-make treatments for common skin conditions like rosacea, acne, and wrinkles. This book features soothing, pampering, healing, and restorative formulas for all ages and needs.