Idiot's Guides: Making Natural Beauty Products

Idiot's Guides: Making Natural Beauty Products

by Sally Trew


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Idiot's Guides: Making Natural Beauty Products by Sally Trew

This highly visual guide teaches you how to make skincare, makeup, and many more personal-care and beauty products using natural ingredients. For both men and women, step-by-step, full-color photos guide you through basic beauty recipes, followed by more than 250 color and blend variations. Readers with sensitive skin, as well as those who want to save money and avoid harmful chemicals, will find everything you need to get started making your own luxurious, natural beauty products. Content includes:

  • 250 recipes with beautiful, full-color photography.
  • Step-by-step guidance through the foundational recipes, showing tools, ingredients, and techniques.
  • Shopping lists and suppliers for natural ingredients, including essential oils, butters, clays, minerals, colors, and fragrances.
  • Basics and recipes for creating mineral foundations, color correctors, and concealers.
  • Formulas for skin-healing balms, creams, and oils.
  • Products for men, including shaving products, powders, moisturizers, facial care, foot care, and massage oil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615644124
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 332,945
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sally Trew has been making natural beauty products and soaps since 2001. A business owner, Sally also taught classes on making beauty products, bath and body products, and soaps, and she continues to formulate new recipes. Sally coauthored the book Soaps and Other Obsessions: Living Green and Naturally.

Table of Contents

1 Your ingredients 3

2 Making masks and peels 37

Making facial masks 42

Making facial peels 46

3 Facial creams, exfoliants, balms, and more 49

Making facial creams 50

Making exfoliants 56

Making facial balms 58

4 Butters and lotions 61

Making body butter 62

Making lotions 66

5 Scrubs and other bath products 73

Making scrubs 74

Making bath oils 78

Making bath bombs 80

Making after-bath body powders 84

6 Mineral makeup 87

Making mineral foundations 90

Making color grinds for foundations 94

Making color correctors and concealers 100

Sculpting and contouring color correctors 104

7 Blushes and bronzers 107

Making color grinds for blushes 110

Making bronzers 120

8 For the eyes 125

Making eye shadow color grinds 128

Making eyeliner 142

Making mascara 146

9 Everything lips 149

Making lip balms 150

Making lip gloss 154

Lipstick basics 156

Making color grinds for lipsticks 160

Making lip liner pencils 168

10 Making fragrances 171

Making fragrance blends 172

11 Getting your nails noticed! 181

Making nail polishes using color bases 184

Making nail polishes using mica color grinds 188

Making cuticle balm and oil 192

12 Fun products for girls and teens 195

Making products for tweens and teens 196

Making wild nail polish in hip colors 204

13 Making manly products 213

Making men's shaving products 214

Making manly facial products 222

Making foot-care products for him 228

a Glossary 234

b Resources 240

c How to formulate your own products 242

Index 244

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