From the earliest times humans have used natural products to beautify themselves. This accessible book opens with a fascinating history of cosmetics, from the perfumes of ancient Egypt to Victorian face creams. The main part of the book is an extensive A Z directory of natural ingredients, their properties and suggested uses. From acacia and aloe vera to ylang-ylang and zinc oxide each ingredient is fully researched with advice on how to use or not to use them in home applications. Last, but not least, the book offers easy-to-follow recipes for a wide range of wonderfully natural and organic skincare products that you can make at home. MAKING NATURAL COSMETICS Beauty the way nature intended: guide to natural ingredients and their properties, with recipes for homemade balms, lotions, tonics, scrubs and creams Margaret Briggs CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Author: Margaret Briggs was a teacher for more than 30 years, working in a variety of schools. After leaving teaching, she embarked on a second career as a freelance writer, researcher and editor. She has a keen interest in natural ingredients and their use in the home.
Biblio NotesA simple and accessible introduction to choosing and using natural beauty products that are safe, eco-friendly and kind to your skin Features an A Z of ingredients from acacia to zinc, and how they can be used in skincare preparations With practical suggestions for all kinds of home-made natural beauty treatments for the hair, body and face Recipes include face and body creams, scrubs, masks, toners, cleansers, nourishers, shampoos and much more
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