After a rave review on Neal’s Yard Remedies Healing Foods book, I was kindly contacted by DK books and asked if I would like to receive a copy of Sally Trews book: The Complete Idiots Guide to Making Natural Beauty Products. Out today, this book includes over 250 easy-to-follow recipes, covering topics such as bath products, skin-care and make-up.
As you may have seen from my DIY posts, I have always enjoyed making my own beauty products and so I cannot wait to get experimenting! The ones I am most looking forward to trying are: Gentle Cleansing & Hydrating Mask, Acai face butter, Sugar Scrub Shower Cubes and many different make-up products. There are also some recipes for mens products, such as foot cream, shaving foam and after-shave, which would be great as a gift!
It is a very informative book and I have learnt a lot just from flicking through the pages. The introduction looks at all different ingredients, their qualities/benefits, colours and scents and even their shelf life. This is a nice way to understand why certain ingredients are included in certain recipes.
I also have 3 copies of the book to give away, if you would like to be in with the chance of winning a copy then all you need to do is follow me on twitter and retweet my tweet about the competition!