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This wonderful recipe book provides over 30 absolutely amazing natural skincare recipes that you can make in your very own kitchen!

Whether you are experienced or a newbie, this book explains in detail how to create amazing natural skincare products that will nourish and protect your skin without using the harmful chemicals used by "big brands".

Learn how to make lip balms with real cocoa butter, beeswax and shea butter; divine hand and body creams, with rosehip oil, and mango butter; or a range of fragrant body oils, facial oils, face creams, cleansers, bath salts, scrubs and more.



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Date de parution 26 août 2014
Nombre de lectures 29
EAN13 9781456622725
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 1 Mo

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Natural Skincare Recipes
Jamie Geurtjens

Copyright 2014 Jamie Geurtjens,
All rights reserved.
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ISBN-13: 978-1-4566-2272-5
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In this book, you will learn how to easily create gorgeous skincare products for yourself and your family using safe, natural ingredients.
The recipes that you will find in this book are made using absolutely divine, natural ingredients. This is important because choosing natural ingredients rather than artificial ingredients, is better for your health, as well as the health of the environment.
Lip balms and oils are a great place to start, as they are so quick and easy while the chocolate peppermint lip balms, using real cocoa butter and beeswax, make a lovely gift for friends and family.
Once you have mastered lip balms, you can move onto making your own hand and body creams, including the mouth-watering sweet orange and rosehip hand cream, and peppermint and lime foot cream.
I can assure you that making your own skincare products can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. For me it was really life changing to begin creating wholesome, fragrant skincare products with natural ingredients. I was in my element.
When I first started making my own skincare, I stuck to the basics and started with just four products. I made a lavender & lemon massage oil, a peppermint lip balm, a healing salve, and some aromatherapy bath salts.
I was soon selling my handmade goodies down at our local river market. Be it rain or shine, I was there at my market stall on a Saturday morning, setting up next to other market goers who soon became good friends.
There was no better feeling than having people test my handmade products right in front of me, getting instant relief for itchy skin, or melting away in a moment of bliss as they enjoyed the fragrant smells of the oils and salts.
The success I had at the river market led me to start Clean Green Skincare , my organic skincare company.
I went from having a stall at the local Saturday market, to having a successful online skincare business. As my business grew, so did my range of products.
I now have a full organic face and body range with nearly 20 different products, and we regularly ship orders worldwide including to America, Germany, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
You may or may not be aware of this fact, but many store-bought skincare products contain harmful ingredients, such as parabens, artificial colours, and fragrances.
This is bad news for us because our skin is our largest organ. It is one of the main ways our body gets rid of toxins. Around 30 percent of what we apply to our skin is absorbed right into our bloodstream. It actually bypasses the digestive system and is circulated through our body. Harmful preservatives, such as parabens, can become stored within tissues and have the potential to cause cancer.
It’s not just our food that can affect our health and our quality of life, it’s our skincare too.
Also, some skincare companies are still testing their products on animals and are still using the likes of palm oil which has resulted in the destruction of the habitat for some of our most endangered animals.
When I started making skincare, I wanted to prove to the big companies that beautiful and healing skincare can be made with naturally sourced healthy ingredients. I believe that I have succeeded.
People tell me that by using the natural products that I have created, they get a better result than those chemical laden skincare products they paid twice as much for at the local chemist. Now that’s a great feeling!
Experiment with your favourite oils, but ensure you always stick to the health and safety guidelines for essential oils.
Essential oils can be therapeutic and healing, but should be used with caution.
Children under 6 months should avoid any essential oils. The safest essential oils for young children over 6 months are lavender, chamomile, and mandarin.
For pregnant or breastfeeding women, avoid peppermint, wintergreen, lemongrass, vetiver and ylang-ylang.
Most essential oils should be diluted in a carrier oil before applying to the skin with the exception of lavender and tea tree (if skin is not of the sensitive nature).
Never take essential oils internally, and always patch test your skincare products before applying if you suffer from any skin sensitivities.

Making your own skincare is very rewarding.
Essential Oil Information 1
Anise Essential Oil
Health benefits: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, sedative and a stimulant. It has been used as a muscle relaxant.
Anise essential oil is ideal for providing a warming sensation to muscles and joints.
Basil Essential Oil
Health benefits: Carminative, antispasmodic, analgesic, and antibacterial.
It has long been used for its cleansing abilities in skincare products and provides a fresh, clean scent.
Bay Essential Oil
Health benefits: Antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-neuralgic, antispasmodic, analgesic, astringent, insecticide, sedative, and tonic.
Bay essential oil can inhibit microbial growth in skincare products. It is useful for those suffering from neuralgia pain and can help relax the muscles.
Bergamot Essential Oil
Health benefits: Antibiotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, analgesic, antidepressant, and disinfectant.
Bergamot essential oil helps to remove body odour, relieves spasms, suppresses pain, improves mood and fights depression, heals cuts and scars, and promotes efficient digestion.
Cajuput Essential Oil
Health benefits: Antiseptic, cosmetic, bactericide, insecticide, decongestant, analgesic, expectorant, antispasmodic, carminative, stimulant, and a tonic.
It can protect wounds from becoming infected and is protective for most skin types.
Camomile Essential Oil
Health benefits: Antispasmodic, antiseptic, antibiotic, antidepressant, carminative, analgesic, sedative, nervine, digestive, tonic, bactericidal, and anti-inflammatory.
A very versatile essential oil, and a must have for calming both the inflamed skin conditions and settling the nerves. It has a strong floral scent and should be diluted before applying to the skin.
Camphor Essential Oil
Health benefits: Antispasmodic, stimulant, antiseptic, decongestant, anaesthetic, sedative, nerve pacifier, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, and an insecticide.
Camphor essential oil stimulates, cures spasms, protects wounds from infections, can cure neuralgic pain, soothes inflammation, fights infections, and kills insects.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Health benefits: Antiseptic, disinfectant, detoxifying, antioxidant, carminative, depurative, diuretic, stimulant, and a tonic.
It can protect wounds from becoming infected and is an ideal addition to skincare products. It can be used as a natural preservative, will aid in removing toxins from the body, and can help slow down the ageing process.
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Health benefits: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, tonic, astringent, diuretic, insecticidal, sedative, and a fungicide. It can be used in both hair and skincare products to help cure seborrhoea, heal wounds, remove toxins and promote skin regeneration.
Cinnamon Essential Oil
Health benefits: Antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, astringent, stimulating, cooling, and carminative.
It is a good choice in skincare products that need an antibacterial aspect, and will help to naturally preserve products.
Citronella Essential Oil
Health benefits: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory.
This is a powerful essential oil and a must-have for any insect repellent products.
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Health benefits: Antidepressant, anticonvulsant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, digestive, and a sedative.
Clary sage essential oil fights depression and uplifts mood and calms the nerves.
Clove Essential Oil
Health benefits: It is antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, and stimulating.
This is a powerful antimicrobial essential oil and is often used in natural toothpastes and mouthwashes. An ideal addition to cleansing bars and can be used in household cleansers.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Health benefits: Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and stimulating.
Well-known in the treatment of respiratory problems and muscle pain.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Health benefits: Antiseptic, disinfectant, astringent, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, and a tonic.
Frankincense essential oil protects wounds from becoming infected and fights the signs of ageing. It can promote healing and is well-known for its calming abilities.
An expensive and strong-smelling oil that is often used in very small quantities. It has a pungent aroma and is best blended with more floral essential oils.
Geranium Essential Oil
Health benefits: Astringent, diuretic, and a tonic.
Often used for its floral scent, it also contains powerful antioxidant properties and can promote healing of the skin. It is useful in skincare products, including anti-ageing products.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Health benefits: Diuretic, disinfectant, stimulant, antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, lymphatic, and a tonic.
In various parts of the world, it is used to stimulate urination, fight infections, reduce depression and uplift spirits and mood. It also protects wounds from becoming septic while increasing the elimination of toxins.

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