I remember standing in my shower as a preteen many many years ago scrubbing my skin with kitty litter – I had read somewhere that clay based litter could help shrink my large adolescent pores and detox my skin. I made a big mess in the bathroom that my mom didn’t appreciate, but my skin did look and feel healthier. My joy for DIY beauty has intensified tremendously since then and today I like to fancy myself somewhat of an expert on the subject.
Sections of my dining room have been partitioned off to contain raw ingredients to formulate my homemade soaps, scrubs, lotions, perfumes and other natural products. I enjoy researching the properties of natural ingredients and creating my own recipes to nourish my skin, and I am also always on the lookout for new recipes to try which is why I was so excited to review Jessica Ress’s DIY beauty book titled 100 Organic Skin Care Recipes.
This DIY organic skin care book is stuffed with wonderful recipes to restore and nourish the skin as well as spa waters that can aid in detox, essential oil blends and a helpful glossary of ingredients. Some of the recipes featured include Coco-Spice Body Butter that calls for a blend of cocoa butter, chia spice infused oil and patchouli. The Citrus Blast Body Scrub recipe calls for a blend of citrus juice and sea salt to scrub dead cells away and the Head to Toe Pumpkin Mask recipe calls for pumpkin, oatmeal and cinnamon to help beautify the skin. I love the variety of recipes included in this book; there is a beautiful melody of face masks, scrubs, balms, moisturizers, butters, washes, soaks, infusions and tons more featured in this book that calls for easy to find natural ingredients. Jessica does a wonderful job of writing the recipes clearly with easy to follow directions so that both novices and experts can make their own organic skin care recipes without feeling overwhelmed.
I have made quite a few recipes featured in this book and my favorite has to be the Mocha Latte Scrub; it calls for a blend of coffee, sugar, almond oil and vitamin E that moisturized my skin while leaving it touchably smooth. A lot of the recipes in this book are luxurious enough to be gifted away as holiday and birthday presents, and the bonus content and metric conversion chart allows advanced knowledge. 100 Organic Skin Care Recipes is currently available on Amazon in paperback for $13.03
About the Author: Jessica Ress is the founder of Angel Face Botanicals organic skin care – I had the pleasure of reviewing her chamomile face cream, face toner and eye cream a few weeks ago. In addition to being an eco-friendly business owner and wellness author, Jessica holds certifications in aromatherapy and Reiki crystal healing.
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