The Mountain Rose Herbs Book of Natural Body Care
68 Simple Recipes for Health and Beauty
by Shawn Donnille
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Pub Date 19 Dec 2023 | Archive Date 16 Jan 2024
The Mountain Rose Herbs Book of Natural Body Care is a must-have introduction to DIY self-care. Built specifically for the beginner in mind, it starts with foundation knowledge on tools and supplies, herbs and essential oils, and safe substitutions and modifications. The 68 step-by-step recipes cover a wide range of needs and include botanical hair, facial, and lip care; formulations for glowing skin; support for hardworking hands and feet; shower and bath enhancements, and herbal remedies for common ailments.
- Nettle Lavender Rinse for All Hair Types
- Calming Calendula Toner
- Coffee Cardamom Lip Balm
- Whipped Cocoa Mint Body Butter
- Floral Bath Bombs
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This book discusses sacred herbs and essential oils commonly used in home health recipes. The author gives detailed information on supplies, such as carrier oils, cosmetic clays, and additional elements that can be added to wellness care routines; topics include hair remedies, skin remedies, facial care, lip balms, and other lotions and creams. I found this book very informative and will recommend it for addition to our collection.
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Absolutely loved this book. So easy to understand, the photography was amazing and a unique quality to the book. I will absolutely pick this up when it hits shelf’s. A kitchen must have!
This Book of Natural Body Care by Mountain Rose Herbs is a beauty. Full of TONS of foundational information, amazing pictures, and recipes for your hair, face, lips, skin, and hands and feet. There are also recipes for shower and bath enhancements and herbal remedies for common ailments.
This book goes into detail about choosing your own tools and materials, with you, the plants, and the planet in mind. There is a Guide to Carrier Oils, a Guide to Substituting Ingredients in the boy care recipes, charts on absorption and consistency for different oils and butters, guides based on your skin type, and much much more. This book is a veritable gold mine for anyone interested in Natural Body Care and doing things for yourself!
Plus, every single picture in the book is absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a guide into natural body care, or if you are just looking for the recipes. So much good stuff here!
Thanks Netgalley and Timber Press for the opportunity to review this eARC in exchange for my honest review on the book!
This book was easy to understand and incredibly helpful for anyone looking to make some DIY body care in a sustainable way. I really really appreciated that the author included such in depth information on foundational knowledge (about 1/4 of the book!) before moving on to the recipes. This is different than some similar DIY books that tend to throw the reader and assume knowledge. The recipes themselves were easy to follow and really well laid out. This book is definitely staying on my reference shelf for future DIY adventures.
Stunning photographs, and lovely recipes for DIY sustainable beauty products. With an in-depth overview of choosing your tools and materials, this book also has a truly in-depth foundational knowledge behind the ingredients. Although geared toward the beginner, this would be a great addition to the more advanced natural beauty product lover as well.
Thank you Netgalley and Timber Press for the ARC!
This is a great book for learning the basics of making your own skin care recipes and more. It really goes into detail in how to start, all about carrier oils, what various herbs do for your skin and hair, what you can substitute for what, etc. There are many recipes for things like hair rinses, body scrubs, cuticle oils, belly butters, bath bombs and much more. There are gorgeous color photos of every one, too.
I personally find that I really go back to incredibly simple recipes for my own beauty and body recipes (examples -- a simple paste of baking soda and water gently applied to breakouts and then rinsed is the single best acne treatment I've ever found, and I made a roll-on oil that regrew my thinning eyebrows with just rosemary essential oil in a castor oil carrier, used daily for a few months). These were a little too fiddly for me, even though they are far less fiddly than most books of this type. I do not necessarily need five ingredients and many steps. Sometimes just knowing the ways something like castor oil can solve a hundred problems is enough. I would have liked a few basic "recipes" like that, even though I know most books try to make more sophisticated recipes. Even though I have a house stocked with foraged and home grown herbs, basic ingredients like bentonite clay and carrier oils, essential oils, dried flowers, etc., there were virtually no recipes in the book where I wouldn't need to buy at least one ingredient or take the time to infuse something for a long time. I still loved the book, but I am a fan of also including a lot of really basic, wonderful remedies.
I read a temporary digital copy of this book for review.
The Mountain Rose Herbs Book of Natural Body Care is really well done. It has very detailed skin care instructions and information with excellent recipes m. The book Aldo has a great section on substitutes and what to consider when deciding whether or not to change your recipes. I found it invaluable and have learned so much! I have already placed a pre-order as a gift.
The Mountain Rose Herbs Book of Natural Body Care by Shawn Donille is a true gem of a book. There are tons of recipes for body and self care accompanied by beautiful photographs. The book is easy to follow as it takes you step by step. I have tried a few recipes for skincare, and they came out and worked beautifully. I highly recommend this book. I will be in line to purchase this book for myself, and as Christmas gifts for friends and family.
This is an extremely clear, straightforward, and helpful guide to creating all sorts of natural body care items. This would be especially helpful if you were starting a small business or looking to make these items for yourself and/or your family. Recipes like dry shampoo are especially helpful in light of recent discoveries that the aerosolized options contain benzene.
The photography in this book is also stunning and makes it very easy to flip through and enjoy.
Loved this book: well written, full of lovely project richly illustrated and easy to follow
Many thanks to the publisher for this ARC, all opinions are mine
Thank you Timber Press and NetGalley for the advanced electronic review copy of this wonderful book. This book is a great compilation of recipes covering a wide range of needs. It’s geared toward a beginner with step-by-step instructions. A great gift for any DIY-er, I’ll be getting one for myself as well to keep these great suggestions and recipes close by.
I would like to thank Netgalley for providing me with an ARC copy of this book. I was intrigued into reading this book because of its cover photo and title and I am glad that I read it. I really loved reading it.
If you are looking for a comprehensive guide tо natural body care, you will love this book by Mountain Rose Herbs. It covers everything from the basics оf herbalism tо the benefits оf different ingredients for your beauty and wellness. You will also find stunning photos and easy-to-follow recipes for making your own products for your hair, face, lips, skin, and hands and feet. Plus, you will learn how tо create shower and bath enhancements and herbal remedies for common ailments.
I enjoyed this book immensely. The photography was superb and gave the book a distinctive flair. I’m eager tо buy this book when it’s available. It’s an essential addition tо any kitchen.