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Natural Beauty #ILoveDK

natural beauty-1I received a copy of this book for review, but was not compensated financially in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based solely on my experiences while reading this book.

Title: Natural Beauty

Author: DK Publishing

About the Book

Pamper yourself from head to toe with step-by-step instructions guaranteed to make you look and feel gorgeous. Learn how to make your own cleansers, creams, soaps, body butters, shampoos, scrubs, and more, using natural ingredients that are safe and gentle on your skin.

My Review

One of my goals this year was to learn more about essential oils and how to use them in my home.

I’ve dabbled a little with them so far, but have big plans of how I want to use them. I recently received a copy of DK Publishing’s Natural Beauty and this book’s release couldn’t have come at a better time! It was exactly what I was looking for and showed me all the natural beauty products I can make, many including essential oils!

The book opens with a Directory of Ingredients featuring the various types of natural products that you can include in your DIY beauty products. There were a couple listed in there I hadn’t heard of before and am now intrigued to try out.

The first section is all about your face. It has recipes for cleansers, toners, scrubs, lip balms, eye masks and more. I really want to try the Frankincense Toner. Frankincense has worked wonders on my skin so far.

Other sections include recipes for your body, hair and hands and feet. I’ve made a shopping list of materials I need to buy so I can start whipping up a few of these recipes! If they turn out ok, I may give some as gifts to my mom and sisters. They enjoy natural beauty products.

I thought that my favourite part of the book would be all the recipes for natural beauty products. Don’t get me wrong – they are fantastic! The book is also a wealth of knowledge that will help you understand why these natural products work so well. Here are a few of the topics as a quick example:

  • Eat well for clear skin
  • Eat well for shiny hair
  • A regime for stronger hair
  • How to give a 10 minute foot massage

If you are just a beginner in the world of natural beauty products, this book is an excellent start. I can’t wait to just dive in and try some of these simple beauty recipes!

Pick up a copy of Natural Beauty on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca or Indigo!

Natural Beauty is part of the Start Fresh Boutique on DK Canada.

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I Love DK Contest

DK Canada has hosted their I LOVE DK contest for the past seven years and this year they are doing it again! One lucky person is going to win a $250 DK shopping spree where he or she gets to choose $250 DK books of choice.

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To enter, share a short review (one or two sentences) on either Facebook or Twitter about your favourite DK book of all time and why you love it. Make sure to use the hashtag #ILoveDK. For easy access, here is the link to post on DK Canada’s Facebook page or send them a quick tweet with your entry. The contest ends on February 4th.

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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