Summer isn’t over yet and we still have plenty of time to catch up on good summer reads (if you haven’t had the chance to do it until now). Here are some truly great books worth your attention about green beauty:
1. “EcoBeauty: Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs for You and Your Friends“ by Lauren Cox and Janice Cox (here). Filled with beauty recipes and explanations on how to make your own natural beauty products at home. Hundreds of recipes for simple facial cleansers, creams, and other beauty products – you just name it. A great read for home-made beauty beginners or as a gift for a young, creative adult.
2. “Holistic Beauty from the Inside Out: Your Complete Guide to Natural Health, Nutrition, and Skincare“ by Julie Gabriel (here). In short, this book defines and explains a connection between your body and your mind. It’s more about the whole package rather than focusing on separate issues like dry skin or healthy hair. Holistic point of view is all about harmony, and this book gives some really good advices how to create that harmony together with straightforward lists of what products to avoid, what foods to eat, and what natural DIY recipes to use for skin care.
3. “Toxic Beauty: How Cosmetics and Personal-Care Products Endanger Your Health… and What You Can Do About It“ by Dr. Samuel Epstein (here). What are you putting on your skin today? The question that will cross your mind (if it hasn’t already) after reading this book by a former professor of environmental health and chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition. Lots of juicy and sometimes shocking facts about today’s beauty industry and toxic ingredients in skin care or makeup products. I won’t say I agreed with every single word of this book (but then again, you should not do that with any book you read), and, undoubtedly, there’s a lot of information that leads to more questions. But overall it’s a very good read. Strongly recommended.
4. “Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust“ by Dr. Samuel Epstein (here). Written by the same author of “Toxic Beauty”, a book mentioned above. It’s like part 2. I must say, I haven’t read this one yet, but I am looking forward to do so, because I really liked the authors straightforwardness and expect it from this book too. According to the reviews, you will learn the risks of avoidable beauty ingredients, how to read labels and identify them. Also, it gives you a clear warning that the word “natural” on a label can mean very little, so you always have to stay alert and know what you take home from a beauty store.
5. “The Holistic Beauty Book: Over 100 Natural Recipes for Gorgeous, Healthy Skin” by Star Khechara (here). A very simple, useful DIY book. Explains the benefits of homemade cosmetics and provides you with easy various recipes.
6. “Deliciously Organic” by Carrie Vitt (here). A great cookbook for anyone cooking organically or not. I must say Carrie Vitt really puts a twist on cooking. Lots of healthy and delicious recipes! Though, not all are vegetarian or vegan, if you are aiming for that.
I hope you’ll enjoy these books as much as I did. Let me know your opinions about them.