Over the last few years, I have been trying to change how I think about health and beauty, moving to a more natural way of living. This includes starting to make my own beauty products, which has been a bit hit and miss when it comes to my successes here. That’s why Pure Skin Care appealed to me so much, it promised plenty of natural recipes for me to try out.
The book itself is written by a licensed holistic esthetician and certified aromatherapists who has been creating natural skin care products for over two decade. I felt that experience in Pure Skin Care, a level of knowledge that gave me confidence in the recipes I was about to try.
Pure Skin Care is broken down into sections including how to care for your skin, the tools you’ll need, how to store products and techniques for creating recipes. Then it goes onto the recipes themselves. It covers masks, steams, scrubs, moisturisers, conditioners, feet and hands, with recommendations based on your skin type and lots of tips and ‘good to know’s’ such as why good food can equal good looks.
I really enjoyed reading it and felt I learnt something beyond the recipes, most of which seemed easy for a novice like me and – of the ones I’ve tried – have all worked pretty well so far. My main problem is I can’t easily access all the ingredients because of where I live so there was some internet shopping needed. There’s also the issue that, starting out, I had to buy a lot from scratch so it wasn’t always cheap.
Saying that, now I have some of the ingredients, I can make more of the products I like pretty cheaply, and I am all for things not costing the earth – figuratively or literally. I’m also for using products that do less harm, and that is definitely the case here. I feel better using natural ingredients and was happy to find my skin didn’t seem to mind either. This book was well worth the read and is well worth buying.