You’ve stocked your kitchen with whole foods, and cleansed your cabinets of processed snacks, microwave meals, and sugary desserts. After putting all of that effort into your natural, healthy lifestyle, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to slather your body in chemical-laden commercially produced beauty products. You are what you eat, and your skin can absorb chemicals and additives just as easily as your stomach. With just a little extra effort, you can work handmade, natural beauty into your daily routine. The Natural Beauty Solution is a step-by-step guide to replacing commercial beauty products with a 100% natural routine. The Natural Beauty Solution features two-dozen easy-to-follow, customizable recipes for natural skin care. The ingredients and recipes not only provide a healthy alternative to mass-produced products, they make your skin and hair look their best, naturally. Common skin disorders, such as eczema, psoriasis,and acne are often aggravated by the chemical ingredients contained within commercial cosmetics. Chemical-based hair care can cause frizz, breakage, and scalp irritation. And, very often, it's the over the counter “cures” that are the very thing that cause common skin and hair care problems. By breaking the cycle with a natural beauty routine, you can give your body a true beauty reset. The Natural Beauty Solution will help you completely overhaul your medicine cabinet, show you how to create simple natural recipes that are quick and affordable, and troubleshoot natural beauty methods to fit your specific skin and hair type. The beautiful color photography, the insightful and inspiring editorial, and the easy to create natural recipes will have you re-examining -- and re-directing -- your entire beauty routine to a natural beauty solution.
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About the Author
Mary Helen Leonard has been working in the natural beauty ingredient industry since 2005, and has been professionally blogging about natural beauty since 2007. She currently works as a blogger, copywriter, and formulator for one of the country’s leading natural ingredient suppliers, Natural Sourcing, LLC.
Mary Helen’s specialty is formulating DIY recipes for natural skin care, hair care, and green living on the blog she authors at The Natural Beauty Workshop.
In addition, as Natural Sourcing’s blogger and social media coordinator, Mary Helen answers technical help and formulation questions from readers and customers on a daily basis, and has a great relationship with The Natural Beauty Workshop’s readership. She also teaches classes and workshops locally in Austin, TX.
Table of Contents
Table Of Contents
Introduction: Why Go Natural
A Natural Step Toward Healthier Living / Medicine Cabinet Cleanse / Keep it Simple / Fresh is Best / Developing a Routine / How to Use this Book
Chapter One: Building Your Pantry
1.2 Stocking Up
The Importance of Quality / Shopping Smart / Ingredient Storage and Shelf Life
1.3 The Essential Ingredients
Cold Process Soap / Cosmetic Grade Clay / Adzuki Bean Powder / Baking Soda / Soy Lecithin / Beeswax / Witch Hazel / Apple Cider Vinegar / Sea Salt / Raw Sugar / Carrier Oils / Vegetable Butters / Essential Oils
/ Hydrosols/ Eggs / Yogurt / Almonds / Fruit
Choosing the Right Ingredients for Your Own Routine
Chapter Two: Face
Challenges & Rewards of DIY Facial Care / What to Expect
2.2 Everyday Recipes
The Oil Cleansing Method / Washing Grain Recipe / Toner Recipe / Moisturizing Facial Oil Recipe / Facial Cream Recipe / Lip Balm Recipe
2.3 Specialty Recipes
Deep Cleansing Masque / Alpha Hydroxy Facial / Soothing Cream Mask
Chapter Three: Body
Challenges & Rewards of DIY Body Care / What to Expect
3.2 Everyday Recipes
HandMilled Soap Bars / Body Oil / Body Butter / Sugar or Salt Scrub / Deodorant
3.3 Specialty Recipes
Warming Massage Oil / Cuticle Oil / Pedicure Soak and Scrub / Almond and Yogurt Body Scrub
Chapter Four: Hair
Challenges & Rewards of DIY Hair Care / What to Expect
4.2 Everyday Recipes
Baking Soda Wash / HandMilled Shampoo Bars / Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
4.3 Specialty Recipes
Conditioning Oil / Egg Yolk Mask / Natural Detangler
Sidebars and Blurbs
Success Stories: Testimonials from natural beauty converts
Life After Shampoo / How I Broke my Fragrance Addiction / Giving Eczema the Axe
FAQ: Common questions about natural beauty
Is it expensive? / Does your hair smell like vinegar? / I’m just too busy.
Troubleshooting: Tips and troubleshooting for adjusting to natural beauty Itchy Scalp / Acne / Dry Skin / Bad Hair Days
Feed Your Head: Facts, history, and trivia on natural beauty
Detergent vs. Soap: The important distinctions between natural soap and sulfate detergents / Sunscreen: A notable exception to DIY skincare / Why do we shampoo?
Toxic Beauty: Information on hazardous chemicals commonly used in commercial skin care products Sulfates / Parabens / Phthalates / Fragrances / Petroleum