ORGANIC BEAUTY WITH ESSENTIAL OIL
For Natural Skin Care, Hair Care and Bath and Body Products
By: Rebecca Park Totilo
Published: January 13, 2013
Essential oils and their use have increased in popularity over the last few years. People have been using essential oils for years, but the increased interest in holistic health and aromatherapy have kicked their use into the mainstream. Essential oils are being used for skin care, internal health, air purification, as well as treatment for medical conditons.
ORGANIC BEAUTY takes the guess work out of using essential oils and shares charts and lists of the various oils and how they are best used, what oils are best for certain conditions, and how they should be combined and/or diluted. The book is broken up in to chapters related to caring for your body, face, hair, mouth, hands/nails, and feet. Each section is full of recipes with various flavors, scents, and treatments for self-care.
If you are interested in making your own soaps, lip balms, scrubs, powders, and bath oils or experimenting with different oils and their health benefits, this would be a great book to start with. The recipes are all very simple to follow and use regular ingredients found in your grocery store along with the essential oils. In fact, one recipe for a facial scrub uses cat litter! Now, I’m not sure I can imagine using cat litter on my face, but it states it purge toxins and other impurities found in facial pores.
I think this book assumes you are familiar with essential oils and their use. So for me, as a complete beginner and a bit confused about essential oils, I might want to do a bit more research before starting out in making my own products.
This book is a great resource for anyone looking to begin making products either for your own use or for gifts. I think the first one I’d like to try making is the Mint-Chocolate Lip Balm. Who doesn’t want to put mint chocolate on your lips all day long? The information gained from the research Totilo put together can help those new to essential oils find the best treatment for their needs.
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