Read itJune/July 2008 Issue

Living Without Books: Organic Skin and Body Care

Take charge of your skin care and enhance your overall health with Organic Body Care Recipes (Storey Publishing) by Stephanie Tourles. A licensed esthetician and holistic skin care specialist, Tourles advocates a back-to-basics approach to healthy, vibrant skin, hair and nails that includes using herbs, essential oils and other natural ingredients in aromatic concoctions you can whip up in your kitchen. The book is loaded with simple recipes and easy instructions for facial scrubs, lip balm, hair conditioners, body moisturizers, bath and massage oils, foot powder—even bug repellants—that are safe, cost-effective and back-to-nature nourishing. These homemade products will pamper and protect you just as well as, if not better than, their commercial counterparts, Tourles says. With no irritating synthetic ingredients, there is little chance of risky or painful side-effects. Organic Body Care Recipes also includes a primer and dictionary of the ingredients used so you can get smart while you get beautiful, naturally.

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