Health-enhancing oils from around the world form the base for natural cosmetics. With these easy-to-follow recipes and widely available natural ingredients, you’ll be able to create effective, soothing and, above all, natural creams, balms, face and body oils, exfoliating scrubs, shampoos, shower and bath gels and lip balms.
The recipes in this book feature really lovely oils, including monoi oil (a coconut and flower oil that is a staple in beauty and skin regimens in Tahiti), soy oil, nut oils (such as macadamia, almond and peanut), seed oils (such as sesame, hemp, pumpkin seed and flax) and some beautiful exotic natural oils, such as piqui, andiroba, prickly pear seed, tamanu and argan.
All of these oils have wonderful skin-care properties, and there are formulas for all types of skin, from dry to oily, acne-prone to wrinkled, young to old. The formulas are very easy to follow and require only regular kitchen equipment and a good kitchen scale. There are formulas for anti-aging creams, firming recipes to fight cellulite, Freckle-and-Spot Removing Oil, Moisturizing Facial Wrinkle Cream, anti-dandruff shampoos and so much more!
Making luxurious, heavenly scented homemade cosmetics is both surprisingly simple and incredibly satisfying.
Mar Gómez has a diploma in naturopathy, dietetics and nutrition and collaborates with a variety of media outlets. She also leads workshops on making natural products and has written several books. Mar resides in Madrid.