Natural Beauty: Homemade Recipes for Radiant Skin & Hair

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Combining a wealth of tips and 75 recipes for all-natural beauty aids, using nothing but pure ingredients direct from Mother Nature, with a philosophical approach to beauty as the foremost purpose of human existence, Natural Beauty inspires readers to pursue a natural, healthful approach to caring for their mind, body and soul.

For Elizabeth TenHouten, the pursuit of beauty is cyclical: "We exist in a parallel state of reaching for beauty. So, this dialectical tension of ...

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Overview

Combining a wealth of tips and 75 recipes for all-natural beauty aids, using nothing but pure ingredients direct from Mother Nature, with a philosophical approach to beauty as the foremost purpose of human existence, Natural Beauty inspires readers to pursue a natural, healthful approach to caring for their mind, body and soul.

For Elizabeth TenHouten, the pursuit of beauty is cyclical: "We exist in a parallel state of reaching for beauty. So, this dialectical tension of reaching for and returning to beauty is the cyclical state of beauty." In her new book, Natural Beauty, TenHouten lays out a philosophy of beauty that encompasses physical, mental and spiritual well-being, an integrated approach that addresses the whole person. Natural Beauty includes a wide variety of all-natural beauty tips and tricks drawing on everyday ingredients with amazing healthful properties.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Beauty expert Elizabeth TenHouten is here for the do-it-yourself at-home beauty enthusiast. Her upcoming book is filled with at-home tips/tricks and recipes for all natural beauty remedies to achieve A-Lister skin naturally!" - Wes Ferguson, YoungHollywood.com

"Elizabeth is living proof of reaching for beautiful skin naturally. She has found what works with sincere dedication to well-being. Food is not just to satisfy, but to balance and live in harmony with our inner beauty as it radiates, your example is Elizabeth...even more so as she reaches other people with her brilliant recipes." - Emily Factor, fashion designer

"A simple, effective and natural approach to using foods for maximizing skin health and beauty.  Elizabeth is very knowledgeable in her field and offers readers a wealth of her knowledge base. This book is a must read!" - Guy Langer, Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) California Education Chair and two-time winner of the SCC Chapter Merit Award

"This is a lady who loves all-natural beauty recipes and really wants you to know how to incorporate them into your skin care regime so that you can have beautiful skin. One of my favorite things about this book are Elizabeth's simple, natural and easy skincare tips that you can do at home to help improve the quality of your skin." - Joanna Canton, actress (That 70's Show) & creator of MySkinAffair.com

"Elizabeth's philosophy of beauty and health being synonymous resonates with me. As an actress, I am in front of the camera and perform best when both my interior and exterior are aligned with one another. I love her natural beauty recipes! This book is about nourishing your beauty from the inside out and my dear friend Elizabeth is a perfect example of this."  - Charlotte Ross, two-time Emmy-nominated actress (NYPD Blue & Glee)

"I adore Elizabeth TenHouten. Elizabeth's beauty is not just skin deep, though it certainly doesn't hurt that her recipes make sure her skin is beautiful too.  As a gal on the go, I appreciate how easy and fun her treatments are.  I rarely have to look further than my own kitchen cabinet, and that's refreshing." - Elaine Hendrix, actress & animal advocate

"I think some of the best health and skin care remedies are the ones that we have learned from our grandmothers.  Elizabeth TenHouten brings those old fashioned remedies back from the dark ages and makes them in vogue again, and the best part is they are affordable and they work!!" - Lori Loughlin, actress (Full House)

"The beauty recipes in Elizabeth's book are the perfect path to a glowing complexion by using all-natural ingredients.  I also love her philosophy of beauty radiating from within.  I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to for a fun, natural beauty regiment." - Jennifer Nicholson, fashion designer & owner of Pearl Drop

"Elizabeth TenHouten truly knows about beauty from the inside out! Her passion, knowledge, creativity, and know-how shines through in every fabulous recipe! Elizabeth has been a guest on my radio and television shows, and every time I learn another great recipe using natural foods right in my kitchen, like her luxuriating brightening mask!  Pick up this book and get beautiful from the inside out!" — Lisa Davis, MPH, C.N.C., creator, host, and producer of It's Your Health Radio and It's Your Health TV, and producer and co-host of the radio show, Beauty Inside Out with David Pollock

"As a yogi, I value the natural approach to beauty that Elizabeth offers in this inspirational book. Teaching yoga makes my soul glow and Elizabeth's beauty recipes make my skin glow!" — Brigitte Bedi, yogi at Maha Yoga Studio

"Elizabeth's beauty recipes are the foundation upon which beautiful skin is built. Follow with a primer for perfect skin!" — Davis Factor, co-founder of Smashbox Cosmetics and Smashbox Studios

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578264469
  • Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
  • Publication date: 6/25/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 720,212
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 7.36 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth TenHouten is the Editor-in-Chief of Celeb Life Magazine and also serves as Contributing Beauty Expert for DiscoverBeauty.com and ShareCare.com, the health and wellness social media platform created by Dr. Oz. She also has a monthly column in Beverly Hills Times Magazine titled, “Natural Beauty with Elizabeth TenHouten.” She is a member of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), a National Affiliate of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC), and is on the Board of Directors of Beauty Industry West (BIW), actively attending affiliated seminars and networking events in the world of beauty. Widely known for her all-natural skincare recipes and holistic approach to beauty, TenHouten’s sought-after tips and expert advice regularly appear on television, online, and in national publications such as Health, Natural Health, Working Mother, Natural Solutions, Discovery Channel’s Planet Green, Your Health Connection, Young Hollywood, and US Weekly. She is also the author of Cooking Well: Beautiful Skin. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
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Excerpt from Chapter 7: Beauty Recipes
 
Lustrous Locks
If you’ve been spending time at the beach, you may have noticed your hair looking a bit dry. This is an easy fix and should be indulged in bimonthly during the summer months.
Ingredients
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon almond oil
1 cup water
Preparation and Application
In a small bowl, mix ingredients until emulsified, and apply to your hair as a conditioning treatment in the shower. Rinse with warm water.
Try not to blow-dry your hair too often because that also dries hair out. Take advantage of the season’s sunshine and let your hair air-dry.
 
Apple Cider Rinse
If your hair has a buildup of product, or is just tired looking from environmental residue and oils, a quick beauty recipe for shiny hair is just what you need. It’s so simple.
Ingredients
1 cup apple cider vinegar
Preparation and Application
Before shampooing your hair, pour the apple cider vinegar on your head in the shower, with your head tilted back. Gently work through your scalp and hair, as if you were shampooing, although the vinegar won’t produce any suds. Rinse with the warm stream of water from your showerhead and follow with a shampoo and conditioner, as usual. The shampoo will remedy the vinegar smell and will get incredibly sudsy because of the apple cider vinegar stripping the dirt and oils away for ultraclean scalp and hair.
 
Egg Protein Mask
Egg whites have tremendous protein benefits. We want to nourish our hair with an intensive egg-white protein mask for shiny and healthy stands of hair.
Ingredients
3 egg whites
5–7 drops lemon essential oil
Preparation and Application
Crack three eggs over a bowl, separating the whites (acne sufferers, save the yolks and for the Yolk Facial recipe on page 98). Once the egg whites are isolated in a bowl, whisk together until fluffy. Add the drops of lemon essential oil for a pleasing aroma. Use your fingers to apply the mask to damp hair, focusing on the ends where the hair naturally weakens. Set hair in a clip and place a shower cap over masked hair while showering. Before exiting the shower, thoroughly rinse out the protein mask with cold water. Comb through hair gently and let air-dry.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: A History of Reaching for Beauty
Chapter 2: Skin Typology
Chapter 3: Seasons and Beauty
Chapter 4: A Philosophy of Beauty
Chapter 5: Create a Spa in Your Home
Chapter 6: Common Beauty Ingredients and Helpful Terms
Chapter 7: Beauty Recipes
            Hair Beauty Recipes
            Eye Beauty Recipes
            Lip Beauty Recipes
            Face Beauty Recipes
            Décolletage/Neck Beauty Recipes
            Body Beauty Recipes
            Hand Beauty Recipes
            Feet Beauty Recipes
Chapter 8: Beauty Woes and Simple Natural Remedies
Conclusion
Recipe Index
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