The Herbal Home Spa is like a 101 course in soothing relaxation. Now you can create sumptuous personal care products rivaling those found at exclusive spas and specialty shops with the easy-to-follow recipes found in this unique 12-chapter volume.
Virtually every page is packed with one-of-a-kind recipes for pampering every part of your body, from head to toe, including:
- Gentle herbal shampoos, colorings, and conditioners
- Refreshing facial steams, scrubs, masks, and creams
- Invigorating massage oils and body wraps
- All-natural herbal hand, nail, and foot treatments
- Soothing treatments for tired eyes and crow's feet
Greta Breedlove encourages the reader to enjoy the process of creating the herbal treatments as much as having the treatments. About a third of the book is devoted to preparation - where to find the ingredients, what to look for when buying herbs, and explaining their properties (what part is used, cosmetic properties, where it grows and what treatments it is appropriate for). Informative sidebars are well-used!
The equipment list is substantial but nothing a well-stocked kitchen shouldn't have. Then the recipes start - hair treatments and color, eye creams, facial treatments for various skin types, massage oils (accompanied by basic instructions for use), body scrubs, body wrap, herbal baths, nail cream, hand treatments, tooth powder, sunscreen and much more. Provides daily, weekly and monthly treatment routines as well as three herbal spa day programs.
About the Author
Greta Breedlove is an herbalist and owner of Greta's Garden Herb School in Each Chatham, New York. She conducts frequent workshops on natural skin and body care.