Handmade Spa is a unique and comprehensive guide to replicating the luxury of a spa experience in your own home using natural, botanical preparations. Following on from the hugely successful Handmade Beauty, this is the second in the series of natural health and beauty books by cosmetic experts Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton. The book contains over 50 recipes, focusing on cosmetic treatments for skin, hair and body, as well as the creation of therapeutic spa accessories such as reed diffusers and wheat packs. The authors encourage the reader to explore their kitchen, garden and local shops for the natural products and active ingredients that will grant you the ability to create your very own home spa paradise. All are accompanied by step-by-step instructions and clear, illustrative photographs, enabling you to bring the entire realm of spa treatments, as well as the practice of mind and body self-care, into your own home. This unique guide includes some of the most creative and innovative thinking in botanical and cosmetic science, and reveals the importance of scent and 'fragrance families' in soothing, healing or rejuvenating the body and mind. A trip to a spa for a spot of pampering has always been seen as an expensive, one-off treat - until now.
Through over 40 natural recipes tailored to your mood, they show you exactly how to transform your home into a tranquil, relaxing retreat. With a focus on the relationship between scent and well-being, there are energizing citrus recipes, warming ginger and cinnamon preparations, relaxing lavender and soothing chamomile products, allowing you to choose the perfect treatment for the desired effect. From candle-making to simple massage techniques, incense-making to hot cloth cleansing, you will learn a range of spa techniques from experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience. The recipes use botanical ingredients, all of which are easily sourced from the home, garden or via the internet, making it easy to work through this extensive catalogue of natural recipes for face masks, bath oils, body scrubs, facial cleansers and hair treatments, as well as non-cosmetic, therapeutic products such as tea infusions, reed diffusers and scented candles - all accompanied by step-by-step guides and clear, illustrative photographs.
A trip to a spa for a spot of pampering has always been seen as an expensive, one-off treat – until now. Bring the entire spa experience right to your door, with this unique and comprehensive guide to replicating the luxury of a spa in your own home using natural, botanical preparations.
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