About a year ago at the IIN conference in Miami, one of the girls I was staying with told me she was in her 30s. I was shocked – she looked about 24! Immediately, I wanted answers – what does this girl use on her skin!? Well, her answer was “I make my own facial scrubs at home – and I moisturize my face with almond oil.”
This was my first true introduction to the power of natural beauty products. Since then, I’ve learned that all natural products can make a huge difference in the health of our bodies. What goes ON our bodies is just as important as what goes IN! Read my Green Beauty FAQ here.
Recently I received an awesome book on this very topic — Nature’s Beauty Secrets by Dawn Gallagher.
Dawn has traveled the world and collected natural beauty recipes from the world’s best spas — with ingredients you can use from your own kitchen! The pictures are gorgeous, the recipes are super easy to follow – and the at-home beauty treatments are much less expensive than the pricey, chemical-laden cosmetics so many people are buying!
In Nature’s Beauty Secrets, you’ll find recipes for face + body scrubs, masks, the best oils for your skin, aromatherapy, solutions for tired eyes, soft hands and feet, lifestyle tips and more. I read the entire thing cover-to-cover and I know I’ll be keeping this book on hand and trying tons of the recipes. My NYC apartment just became an at-home spa. :)
That being said, I couldn’t recommend this book to you guys without trying something first! I made the Green Tea Scrub (green tea, sugar and lemon juice) and have been using it to exfoliate my skin for the last couple of weeks. All I can say is WHOA! My skin feels so smooth and clean after using this scrub – and it’s crazy easy to make! So – I highly recommend this book if you’re thinking of venturing into the world of natural beauty treatments. It’s worth it!
THE BEST PART? Because I loved the book so much, I am giving away a free copy to one Healthy Crush reader!!
Post a comment in the comments section below telling me YOUR favorite natural beauty secret, treatment or remedy.
***UPDATE**** The winner has been chosen!
“My favorite at home beauty secret is that instead of a regular toner, I use apple cider vinegar with a mixture of warm water. Store it in a water bottle and be sure to shake it up before using it! I have seen a remarkable difference in my skin.” – Mary Katherine
CONGRATS, Mary Katherine….and thanks for the great tip!! Enjoy your free copy of Nature’s Beauty Secrets!
Read more about Dawn Gallagher here!
Purchase a copy of Nature’s Beauty Secrets here!