There is a lot to learn when you go-green for your beauty regime. Figuring out new brands you can trust, which ingredients to love or loathe, and what safe, homemade DIY beauty recipes to try can be a bit overwhelming. However, don’t give up just yet!
Let’s look at a few passionate and knowledgeable authors to learn about the best beauty ingredients nature has to offer. You can even try your hand at a little DIY with these must-read natural beauty books. And keep that natural beauty commitment going strong for your health, for the animals, and for the planet.
"Clean Beauty: Recipes to Manage Your Beauty Routine, Naturally"
By Dominika Minarovic and Elsie Rutterford
This beauty book suggests that if you’re the kind of beauty addict who likes to get your hands dirty, then make sure you grab a copy and pay attention to the endless DIY beauty recipes that will have you mixing your way to beauty heaven. The brains behind the book are Elsie and Dominika, the dynamic London-based duo of Clean Beauty Co. Having started out sharing their botanical beauty concoctions online, they’ve since begun to share their ingredients know-how with hands-on workshops. Whether you’re a DIY junkie who will appreciate the simplicity of the Kitchen Cupboard Body Oil or are always up for a challenge with the After Eight Shampoo Cube, you’re bound to find a new favorite. However, make sure you read the basics before you dive right into the DIY recipes. In the first few pages you’ll find everything you need to know about the dos and don’ts of making your own beauty products, and what you’ll need to get started.
By Sunny Subramanian and Chrystle Fiedler
If you're looking for both the quintessential DIY how-to as well as self-improvement tips for living a more compassionate lifestyle, Sunny Subramanian's guide is a must-read. Packed with 125 recipes for vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free makeup and skincare products, there's something for everyone. Sunny was the first vegan beauty blogger to hit the scene in 2007 with her hugely popular website Vegan Beauty Review, and she makes it easy and exciting to opt for vegan beauty no matter what your skincare type or need. You'll love Sunny's edgy style, inspirational tutorials, and easy-to-follow instructions for whipping up lux vegan beauty at a fraction of the cost of off-the-shelf beauty products. Check out fun recipes like the Pucker-Up Peppermint Lip Scrub, Fruity AHA Facial Peel, Refreshing Footloose Soak, Go-Go Jojoba Solid Perfume, or the Flawless Powder Fountain for truly unique, all-natural, and oh-so effective cruelty-free beauty goodness.
“Skincare Beauty Basics for Women of Color: Natural Skin Care for Beautiful Brown Skin” 1st Edition
By Niambi Dennis
Women of Color naturally have the most beautiful skin! This guide will help you with the maintenance and care of your beautiful brown skin. Whether your skin is normal, oily, dry or combination, you'll find what you need to nourish your brown skin here.
Learn Natural & Highly Effective Methods for:
~ Establishing a Skincare Routine
~ Spot Treating
~ and much much more!
Mother Earth and Mother Nature have given Women of Color a sweet brown kiss! Whether your skin is kissed with honey, cappuccino or dark chocolate, your skin is a beautiful blessing. Learn how to increase your skin’s natural beauty quotient 10-fold, by artfully using what Mother Earth and Mother Nature have left right at your fingertips!
As a Licensed Esthetician and Skincare Specialist, Niambi frequently counsel her clients who may experience inflamed, chronically problematic, scarred skin.
Very often, her clients come to her with real complaints about the condition of their skin. They come to her for answers, and she has them!
Here are some issues when it comes to skin, that Niambi covers:
- excessive oiliness
- severe scarring
- burns and other damage
- excessively hairy
- and countless other chronic conditions