Gladstar profiles 33 of the most common and versatile healing plants and then shows you exactly how to grow, harvest, prepare, and use them. Stock your home medicine chest with safe, all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations, and enjoy better health!
Author: Rosemary Gladstar
The Soap Queen, Anne-Marie Faiola, shows you how to make perfect cold-process soap that is better than what you can buy at the store! In Soap Crafting, she walks you through every step of 31 exciting recipes via simple instructions and great photography, making it easy to master the techniques you need and produce the soaps you want. You'll find chapters on colors (neon, oxides, mica), molds (milk jugs, yogurt containers, pipes), food (pumpkin, oatmeal, coffee, beer, avocado), and building (embedding soap in soap, funnel pour, swirling). Faiola offers everything you need to make your own soap, safely and enjoyably!
Author: Anne-Marie Faiola
Discover all-natural beauty product recipes for healthy, glowing skin and a happier you!
Stimulate your senses with Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub. Rejuvenate your skin with a Glowing Goddess Face and Body Mask. Wash away your worries with a Fizzy Mojito Foot Spa.
Filled with all-natural ingredients like shea butter, essential oils and brown sugar, each recipe in 100 Organic Skin Care Recipes gives you the opportunity to mix up your own beauty products …without any of the hazardous chemicals you'd find in store-bought brands. Whether you have sensitive skin or just want to switch to a natural beauty routine, these step-by-step instructions will teach you how to use oils, herbs and other easy-to-find ingredients to make amazingly effective organic skin care recipes. You will enjoy creating your own one-of-a-kind home spa products, such as Invigorating Ginger Citrus Body Wash, Carrot-Coconut NutraMoist Mask, and Chocolate Lip Scrub.
With the beautiful, soothing products in 100 Organic Skin Care Recipes, you'll always be just a few moments away from the luxury of your very own home spa experience, and an easy escape into tranquility, relaxation and indulgence.
Author: Jessica Res
21st Century Herbalists brings together interviews with 21 leading herbalists, who share their secrets, tools and tips. For this new and unique book, Jesse Wolf Hardin talked with the most inspiring plant healers and wild foods foragers of our time, including:
Author: Jesse Wolf Hardin
Look no further! From insect bites, insomnia and upset stomach to nasal congestion, stress and heart health, 500 Time-Tested Home Remedies offers easy, effective recipes to bolster your resistance to illness, ease aches and pains, and manage minor ailments naturally.
The authors explain the science behind these remedies, debunk common myths, and let you know when to call the doctor. In addition, they provide a blueprint for wellness for you and your family. The book's 500 recipes contain readily available, inexpensive and safe ingredients. Many you'll find within your cupboards or at the grocery store. For example:
Author: White, Seeber, Grogan
Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook
In this age of climate change, killer germs and obesity, it's easy to feel as if we've fallen out of sync with the global ecosystem. This ecological anxiety has polarized a new generation of Americans: Many are drawn to natural solutions and organic lifestyles, while others rally around high-tech development and industrial efficiencies. Author Nathanael Johnson argues that both views, when taken to extremes, can be harmful, even deadly.
Johnson, raised in the crunchy-granola epicenter of Nevada City, Calif., lovingly and rigorously scrutinizes his family's all-natural mindset, a quest that brings him into the worlds of an outlaw midwife, radical doctors, renegade farmers and one hermit forester. Along the way, he uncovers paradoxes at the heart of our ecological condition: Why, even as medicine improves, are we becoming less healthy? Why are more American women dying in childbirth? Why do we grow fatter the more we diet? Why have so many attempts to save the environment backfired?
All Natural*: *A Skeptic's Quest to Discover if the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier, the book that resulted from Johnson's explorations, is a sparklingly intelligent, wry and scrupulously reported narrative. Johnson teases fact from faith and offers a rousing and original vision for a middle ground between natural and technological solutions that will assuage frustrated environmentalists, perplexed parents and confused consumers alike.
Author: Nathanael Johnson
Are you one of the 350 million people worldwide who has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia? In Arthritis-Proof Your Life, discover the bodily imbalances and lifestyle choices that are causing the inflammation and get rid of it.
Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook shows you:
Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook
Packed with nearly 300 color photographs and more than 120 herbal remedies that you can make yourself, Backyard Medicine will fascinate any readers wanting to improve their health in the same way humankind has done for centuries. This beautiful book provides a fascinating insight into the literary, historic and worldwide application of 50 common plants. It's the sort of work you can enjoy as an armchair reader or use to harvest and make your own herbal remedies from local wild plants and herbs.
Author: Julie Bruton-Seal
Be Your Own Herbalist distills that knowledge and experience to offer readers all the information they need to make use of herbs at home in safe and effective ways. Cook profiles 31 common and readily available herbs, sharing scientific discoveries about their usefulness and offering practical (and often fun) ways of incorporating these “Mother Nature Medicines” back into daily life, where they belong.
Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook
Herbalist Maria Noël Groves shows you how to read your body’s signals and support your own wellness with herbal remedies and other natural treatments. You’ll learn how each of your major body systems — respiratory, digestive, immune, nervous, memory, reproductive, circulatory, and more — optimally functions, and you’ll discover how to use natural remedies to nourish and repair problem areas, restore lost vitality, support your body as a whole, and prevent future problems.
Author: Maria Noel Groves
Healthy babies don't just happen. The lifestyle of the prospective parents is a crucial factor in promoting fertility and ensuring a successful pregnancy. But the average North American diet is saturated with processed foods, and environmental toxins are rampant. We must take responsibility for what we put into and onto our bodies to create optimum conditions for the childbearing year.
Drawing on the author's own personal triumph over infertility, Conceiving Healthy Babies is a unique herbal guide geared to helping couples achieve balance in preconception, pregnancy, lactation and beyond. Its individualized approach to fertility explains the importance of:
Packed with detailed information on hundreds of different herbs, with a focus on their roles in building healthy babies, this comprehensive manual is a road map to well-being. The reference guide is rounded out by complete information on herbal use before, during and post-pregnancy, and special attention is paid to supporting nursing and lactation. Whether you have experienced challenges in conceiving or just want to ensure that your pregnancy is as natural and uncomplicated as possible, Conceiving Healthy Babies is an indispensable guide.
Author: Dawn Combs
The secret to losing weight and keeping it off for good is simple. It’s the small, easy changes you make in eating that have the most dramatic and lasting results. Diet Simple is the only program that shows you exactly which changes to make and how much weight you can expect to lose. Learn how to replace fat-laden habits you’ll never miss, make substitutions you’ll relish, and retool your mind to view eating in a whole new way. All in a style that’s fresh, entertaining, and fun. Here’s just a taste of what you’ll discover inside:
Author: Katherine Tallmadge
"What's for dinner?" It's the one question always on your dog's mind, and with Dinner for Dogs, you'll feel good about what you feed your canine friend. Cooking for dogs not only keeps them fit and cheery, but also allows you to cover their nutritional needs and save on vet bills in the long run.
A dog food expert and a passionate believer that we should feed our dogs the same quality food as we feed ourselves, Henrietta Morrison serves up 50 tasty, nutritious and easy-to-make recipes, all developed with the help of a vet and nutritionist. With tips throughout on cooking recipes in batches to save time, maximizing pantry ingredients, and more, Dinner for Dogs will prepare you to whip up weeknight dinners and special feasts for dogs of all ages, from puppy to old hound. Here you'll find:
Author: Henrietta Morrison
Used since the Middle Ages, bitters are made by combining various plant botanicals and spices with 100-proof alcohol and letting them sit until the bitter and medicinal qualities have been extracted.Herbalists Jovial King and Guido Masé, owners of the bitters company Urban Moonshine, teach you how to make recipes for classic bitters.Whether enjoyed as an apertif, digestif, or as a remedy to settle an upset stomach, bitters are back!
Author: Juvial King & Guido Mase
Oleum Vera’s Do-It-Yourself Organic Body Care Kit is packed with everything you need to start your all-natural, organic beauty journey. Embrace organic skin care by creating 3 body butters, 4 body scrubs and 3 lotion bars at home, using the kit’s essential and plant-based oils, butters, waxes and reusable tools. How does it work? 1.Complete a simple test to identify your skin type - oily, dry, sensitive or combination 2.Pick a recipe for homemade body butter, homemade body scrub or DIY lotion bars that best suits your skin’s unique needs 3.Mix the natural oils, butters and waxes in your kit with everyday household ingredients 4.Your product is ready. Enjoy! Why not try out the following organic recipes? 1.Chocolate Orange Lotion Bar - For Normal or Combination Skin 2.Mocha Scrub Bar - To Reduce Visible Cellulite 3.Breakfast Body Scrub - With Oats and Vanilla 4.Lemonade Body Scrub - With Sweet Orange Learn even more about organic body care with our DIY Organic Body Scrub Kit! Contents Plant-based oils: •Grapeseed Oil* - This gentle, moisturizing oil helps to clear blocked pores, balance both dry and oily skin and calm breakouts. 2 fl oz (60ml) •Avocado Oil* - Moisturize dry skin with this luxurious, organic oil, which is one of the richest oil sources of vitamin C, E and provitamin A. With its hydrating and antioxidant properties, avocado oil is especially useful in regenerative and anti-aging skin care. 1 fl oz (30ml) •Kukui Nut Oil - This natural oil contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that are ideal for dry skin. 1 fl oz (30ml) •Non-GMO Vitamin E - Antioxidant Vitamin E helps to keep your homemade beauty remedies fresh, and prolongs their shelf life. 0.5 fl oz (15ml) Essential oils: •Sweet Orange Essential Oil* - Antibacterial and aromatic, this organic, fresh-scented oil is ideal in a natural body scrub and for stimulating digestion and circulation. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Patchouli Essential Oil** - Keep skin glowing, healthy and vibrant with Patchouli essential oil. Renowned for its regenerative and relaxing powers, it’s an ideal ingredient in DIY body scrubs and butters. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Cedarwood Oil* - Ease inflamed skin the organic way with cedarwood oil. This natural, woody-scented oil leaves your skin feeling wonderfully firm and smooth. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Vanilla Extract - Naturally relax your body with vanilla extract, used to relieve muscle pain and balance hormones. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) Butters and waxes •Shea Butter* - Packed with natural vitamins and fatty acids, shea butter is often associated with reducing inflammation and promoting the skin’s natural elasticity. 2 oz (60ml) •Aloe Vera Butter* - Soothing Aloe Vera butter is best known for its ability to calm sunburn, but it can also be used to heal chapped and windburned skin. 2 oz (60ml) •Cocoa Butter* - Leave your skin silky smooth with a natural chocolate scent with cocoa butter, a powerful natural moisturizer linked to reducing the appearance of cellulite. 2 oz (60ml) •Beeswax* - Hydrating beeswax draws moisture to the skin and seals it in. It also helps to calm irritated skin while allowing it to breathe. 2 oz (60ml) High-quality accessories •Butter jar •Scrub jar •Silicone mould •Recipe booklet Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own organic cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. *MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards *100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard
Author: Oleum Vera
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Blend together seven customizable body scrubs from luxurious organic oils, white kaolin clay and rose petals for natural, gentle exfoliation that refreshes and polishes your skin. The Oleum Vera Organic Body Scrub Kit is the perfect introduction to beauty recipes for body and includes everything you need to combine the natural exfoliating power of organic ingredients with easy-to-find items from your own kitchen. The key to vibrant skin year-round, a regular exfoliation routine gently removes old skin cells to uncover the healthy new skin below, which helps your moisturizing products work more effectively and can even reduce the appearance of concerns like cellulite. How does it work? 1.Choose from dozens of body scrub recipes 2.Blend together our organic ingredients and oils with simple items from your kitchen according to the recipe 3.Enjoy your fresh, all-natural body scrub! Whip up these beauty recipes for body (and dozens more) Our natural beauty recipes for body use powerful ingredients like white kaolin clay, coffee, mint and rose petals to exfoliate alongside soothing organic oils to reveal beautifully healthy skin. •Lemonade Body Scrub with Sweet Orange Oil •Coffee Body Scrub to Reduce Visible Cellulite •Choco-Mint Body Scrub with Fresh Mint •Milk and Honey Exfoliant for Dry or Sensitive Skin Every Organic Body Scrub Kit includes: •Organic Sweet Almond Oil**- Give your skin a healthy glow with sweet almond oil, an organic, light oil that helps cleansing oils penetrate deeply into the skin and draw out impurities. 2fl oz (60ml) •Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil* - Antibacterial and aromatic, this organic, fresh-scented oil is ideal in a natural body scrub and for stimulating digestion and circulation. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •White Kaolin Clay - Gentle yet stimulating, White Kaolin soothes the skin while absorbing impurities and exfoliating dry patches. 0.7 oz (20g) •Organic Rose Petals** - The natural oils in rose petals help to moisturize and soothe sensitive skin, leaving the face soft and calm. As well as bringing a sweet aroma to your homemade cosmetics, these petals are also high in Vitamin C. 0.1 oz (3g) •Eco-friendly Reusable Scrub Jar Are you ready for an entirely green body care routine? Try our complete DIY Organic Body Care Kit for homemade lotion bars, creamy body butters and even more body scrubs. Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 *Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards *100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard **98% of the total ingredients are from organic farming
Author: Oleum Vera
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With the Oleum Vera Face Cleansing Kit, you can kickstart your all-natural skin care routine by creating three cleansing oils, three facial scrubs and three deep-cleansing masks. Make your face glow with organic, plant-based oils, essential oils and gentle clays, which can be added to everyday household ingredients to create homemade skin remedies. How does it work? 1.Complete a simple test to identify your skin type 2.Choose a recipe that best suits you 3.Mix the ingredients according to the recipe 4.Enjoy! Recipes you can try with your kit include: 1.Plant-Powered Exfoliating Grains - For Oily or Acne-Prone Skin 2.Gentle Cleansing Oil with Peppermint - For Dry or Sensitive Skin 3.Herbal Cleansing Oil with Oregano - For Normal or Combination Skin 4.Deep-Cleaning Lavender Mask - For Normal or Combination Skin You can also discover more in-depth skin products from Oleum Vera, including our DIY Organic Face Mask Kit or DIY Organic Toner Kit. Contents: Plant-based oils: •Sweet Almond Oil**- Give your skin a healthy glow with sweet almond oil, an organic, light oil that helps cleansing oils penetrate deeply into the skin and draw out impurities.2fl oz (60ml) •Castor Oil** - Cleansing castor oil finds impurities in the pores and draws them out, while attracting and retaining moisture in your skin. 2fl oz (60ml)Avocado Oil** - Moisturize dry skin with this luxurious, organic oil, which is one of the richest oil sources of vitamin C, E and provitamin A. With its hydrating and antioxidant properties, avocado oil is especially useful in regenerative and anti-aging skin care. 2fl oz (60ml) •Moringa Oil** - This purifying oil has powerful hydrating and detoxifying powers, and has been shown to reduce bacteria in skin care. 2fl oz (60ml) Essential oils: •Lemongrass Essential Oil**- Ideal for organic hair care and skin care, lemongrass essential oil is great in oily skin remedies, as it slows down oil production and clears pores. Its natural, lemon scent also adds a note of freshness. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Peppermint Essential Oil** - Perfect for naturally cleansing the face and body, this gentle oil can help to keep skin healthy by preventing infections. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Tea Tree Essential Oil** - Acne-prone and oily skin will love this essential oil, renowned for its chemical-free antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Oregano Essential Oil** - Add this antioxidant essential oil to your skincare routine for a natural and gentle antibacterial effect. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) Clays and flowers: •White kaolin clay* - Gentle yet stimulating, White Kaolin sooths the skin while absorbing impurities and exfoliating dry patches. 1.4 oz (40g) •Bentonite clay* - Clear your skin with this powerful, porous clay. Bentonite is perfect for oily skin as it draws out toxins and tightens the skin. 0.7 oz (20g) •Rose petals** - The natural oils in rose petals help to moisturize and soothe sensitive skin, leaving the face soft and calm. As well as bringing a sweet aroma to your homemade cosmetics, these petals are also high in Vitamin C. 0.1 oz (3g) •Lavender buds** - Lavender buds, used alone or with other flower petals, lend a pleasant scent to your organic, homemade creations.0.1 oz (3g) High-quality accessories: •Glass bottle •Scrub jar •Scrub spoon •Funnel •Recipe booklet Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own organic cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. **MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards **100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard *100% natural origin of total - COSMOS NATURAL certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard
Author: OLEUM VERA
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