Stephanie Tourles, author of The Herbal Body Book, A Spa of Your Own, and Naturally Healthy Skin, has graced our shelves with yet another of her wonderful books. Organic Body Care Recipes features a whopping 175 recipes for all natural skin care. There is a great variety of recipes including cleansers, toners, serums, body oils, bath recipes, scrubs, and more. My personal favorites from this book include her Lemony Whip Cleansing Cream, her Crazy for Coconut Balm, and her whimsically named, “Too Sleep Perchance to Dream” Balm.
Organic Body Care Recipes begins with a crash course in basic skin care knowledge, touching on physiology, skin and hair types, and the importance of skin care routines. The book also includes a thorough introduction to basic ingredients and techniques. This thoughtful introduction makes the book user friendly even to those who are just beginning to make their own natural products. Throughout the book, Tourles also makes plenty of references toward important subjects like shelf life, essential oil safety, and sustainable resources.
I found Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles to be a great read, and I’m looking forward to making many more of her all natural skin and body care recipes. Have you made anything using this book? Please feel free to comment, and share your story!