An inspirational guide to creating skincare from natural ingredients that are readily available, whether in your kitchen cupboard, in your garden or from your local health-food-shop. With a wide variety of recipes for balms, scrubs, masks, cleansers, toners, creams, lotions and oils for the face and body, as well as treatments for hair, all accompanied by clear step-by-step instructions and photographs.
Written by skincare experts with a wealth of experience in the cosmetics industry, these projects are effective, yet simple and safe. Covers the basic equipment required, the materials you need to source and the techniques you need to master - with no complicated chemistry. includes useful tips on storage and also inventive ideas for packaging and presenting your own skincare products.
Handmade Beauty is an inspirational guide to making skincare and haircare products at home. Cosmetic experts Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton show how, with a few basic materials and some kitchen equipment, anyone can craft simple yet effective recipes with natural ingredients. Based on the authors' in-depth knowledge of the use of natural products and active ingredients in contemporary skin- and hair care, Handmade Beauty includes some of the latest thinking in natural cosmetics.
The first part of the book explores the different ingredients, equipment and methods you need to make the cosmetic projects. Juliette and Abi guide you through the basic principles, such as making infusions, and also explain what you need to know about storage and safety. The second part of the book is devoted to 37 luscious recipes for the face, body and hair, plus suggestions for adaptations.
The featured projects cater for all skin and hair types, and include face and body scrubs, cleansers, toners, moisturizers, hand creams, lip balms, body butters, bath bombs, foot sprays, shampoos and hair treatments. Step-by-step illustrations and clear instructions throughout ensure that recipes are easy to follow. The book concludes with ideas on packaging and presenting your beautiful homemade products.