The Essential Guide to Natural Skin Care

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  • Copyright: 4/8/2012
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd

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Treat yourself-your face, hands, hair, and lips-to vitamin-rich, toxin-free nourishment from nature. The Essential Guide to Natural Skin Care maps the wondrous qualities and uses of botanicals used in homemade beauty products, making it easy to customize your own lotions, creams, milks, body butters, face masks, lip balms, ointments, toners, and more. Choose from a wide variety of eco-friendly vegetable oils and butters, infused and essential oils, aromatic hydrosols, and emulsifiers. Discover the beneficial beauty and healing properties of each, as well as their practical traits, such as shelf life and absorption. You’ll find ingredients that soften, tone, and hydrate skin and hair; tighten pores; fade scars; stave off wrinkles; prevent and heal ac≠ promote hair growth; treat dandruff; fight infection and fungus; and repel insects. This portable, compact DIY reference also includes practical advice and basic recipes that can be easily modified to your unique skin type, needs, and tastes.

Author Biography

Hlna Berton (Quebec, Canada) has been working with essential oils since 2000. Her training includes an apprenticeship at an artisanal distillery in Provence. She also gives workshops on natural cosmetics, essential oils, and aromatherapy.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Skin and Hair Care Products
The Skin and Hair Care Industryp. 3
The INCI Declaration
Common Ingredients
Natural Skin and Hair Care Products
Certified Organic Skin and Hair Care Products
Beyond Skin and Hair Care Products
A Healthy Alternative for Skin and Hair Care Productsp. 15
Skin Care Oils
Hair Care Preparations
Lip Balms
Lotions (or Milks)
Other Uses
A Few Additional Recipes
Equipment Required
Practical Advice
The Ingredients
Vegetable Oik (VOs)p. 45
Classic Vegetable Oils
Exotic Vegetable Oils
Vegetable Butters (VBs)p. 79
Infused Oils (IOs)p. 87
Essential Oils (EOs)p. 93
Aromatic Hydrosols (AHs)p. 127
Some Emulsifiersp. 147
Conclusionp. 153
The Appendices
Properties Indexp. 157
Usage Indexp. 165
English Lexiconp. 177
Latin Lexiconp. 183
French Lexiconp. 189
Glossaryp. 195
Bibliographyp. 203
Indexp. 205
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