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Today, more and more people prefer to bypass commercially available body-care productsand their chemical additivesin favor of more natural, homemade products. These high-quality herbal bath and beauty items fill the bill. Ranging from soaps and shampoos to soothing lotions and lip balms, the 50+ projects include such easy-to-find ingredients as beeswax, peppermint, chamomile, lavender, vitamin E, honey, and shea butter. Best of all, you can tailor the recipes to fit your own specific needs and hair and skin type. You'll find helpful information on the benefits of various flowers and herbs, and an overview of essential oils that details their therapeutic properties and scents. Enjoy these herbal delights yourself . . . or give them as gifts!
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Heather Lee Houdek trained at the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism, and also participated in Floricopia's Essential Oils program, Traditional Appalachian Herbalism, and other programs. She regularly attends herbalist gatherings such as the Green Path Gathering and the Southeast Women's Herb Conference. Her teaching experience includes the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism in Asheville, NC; The International Center in Greenville, SC; and Clemson University; as well as a number of private workshops. Her most recent classes have been a six-week series in hands-on medicine making, with two of the six classes in herbal body care products. She currently works for the American Herbalists Guild in Asheville, NC.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Congratulations on an impressive and well done book (Herbal Bath & Body Book: Create Custom Natural Products for Hair and Skin). The author, Heather Lee Houdek, presents a solid case that she knows her stuff when it comes to the topic of Herbs. This book is clearly a labor of love. As a novice in Herbalism the knowledgeable content and superb photo illustrations have heightened my interest in herbalism. I find the clear and concise text along with the easy to reference layout and recipes very conducive to making these natural care products. I’ve used a couple of these recipes including Amanda’s Sugar-Scrub and now I’m excited to use these and other recipes myself. This book gives me the step by step instructions on how to do this. And I’m hopeful there will be a volume 2.