Part vegan beauty how-to, part cookbook, and part self-improvement manifesto, The Compassionate Chick's Guide to DIY Beauty showcases nontoxic, rejuvenating, and restorative skin care and beauty products that you can whip up in your kitchen with simple ingredients for pennies per treatment. Don’t spend $40 on a facial mask or $8 on a package of organic facial wipes when you can make these products yourself for just a dollar or two. With Sunny Subramanian's witty, whimsical, edgy, and inspirational style, easy-to-follow instructions, plus step-by-step photos that detail how to make and use the products, this book is a delight to read. The recipes are easy, inexpensive, and provide real beauty results. Everything you need to know about making your own vegan cosmetics is here, from the benefits of going vegan and why it's important to only use products that haven't been tested on animals to a complete list of what you'll need to get started (from the ingredients to the equipment). And then of course, there are more than 115 recipes that will make you feel fantastic from head to toe. You'll discover how to take care of your skin the right way. Included are recipes for normal, oily, combo, dry, and mature skin, as well as daytime/ nighttime beauty regimens. Recipes from the bath and body section offer a spa experience in the comfort of your home, and the hair care section addresses everything from conditioning to dandruff. In the cosmetic/makeup section, you'll learn how to make everything from mascara to liquid foundation and lipstick using natural, nontoxic ingredients. This natural beauty guide will become your go-to guide when it comes to vegan beauty. It's fun and informative, and even features a gift section, an alphabetical ingredient list (and their beneficial properties), as well as a listing for vegan resources.