For all of us yummies who love to do things naturally… check this out.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Beauty Book, published by DK, £16.99, dk.com.
“Nature provides all we need to nourish and look after our bodies, and brings out the natural beauty in every one of us” – Susan Curtis, (Director of Natural Health, Neal’s Yard Remedies)
Revolutionize your beauty regime with this guide to home-made natural products, make-up looks and at-home therapies, guided by the experts at Neal’s Yard Remedies.
Concern for what we put in our bodies and a recent trend for eating natural and wholesome foods, extends into a concern about what we are applying to our skin, with some shop bought “miracle” treatments containing harmful toxins whilst also costing a fortune.
Wanting to be sure of what is actually in the products we use has started another revolution in beauty – an interest in making our own products from known and trusted ingredients. Nature provides much of what we need to stay beautiful in the form of healthy, unadulterated foods to eat, but also in the form of ingredients to use as part of your regular beauty regime. You may be surprised to find that some of the best beauty ingredients are already in your kitchen cupboards.
Following on from the hugely popular Neal’s Yard Remedies Healing Foods, Neal’s Yard Remedies Beauty Book is the essential guide to natural beauty, covering everything from how to prepare natural products that actually work, to complete make-up looks and at-home techniques to pamper yourself from head to toe.
Discover how ingredients work with a fully illustrated directory of over 60 natural foods and ingredients, detailing their beneficial properties to revitalize a tired complexion, nourish skin, strengthen nails and bring shine to your hair. Then use these ingredients to create over 100 organic products, including brightening strawberries and cream face mask, exfoliating peppermint and sea scrub and softening coconut conditioner, with stunning photography and easy-to-follow instructions accompanying each recipe.
Enhance your natural beauty with six stunning complete make-up looks based on the natural elements: Water, Earth, Air, Fire, Metal and Wood, with before and after makeover shots, tips on using the right make-up for your skin type and visual step-by-steps to help you achieve each look. “10 minute” pampering treats for the whole body show you simple techniques, for feet and hand massage, facials, body brushing and much more, whilst daily regimes for glowing skin, anti-ageing, shiny hair and many others make you look and feel gorgeous.
Harness nature’s power to repair and nurture and transform your beauty regime with Neal’s Yard Remedies Beauty Book.
Notes to editors
Susan Curtis is a qualified homeopath and naturopath, and is the Director of Natural Health for Neal’s Yard Remedies. She is the author of several books including Looking Good and Feeling Younger and Essential Oils and co-author of Natural Healing for Women. Susan has two grown-up children and is passionate about helping people to live a more natural and healthy lifestyle.
Pat Thomas is a journalist, campaigner, and broadcaster. Her previous books include Cleaning Yourself to Death, What’s in this Stuff and Skin Deep. Through her work she has led the way in exposing the harmful chemicals in many everyday beauty products, as well as promoting natural alternatives that work. She is a former editor of The Ecologist magazine and currently sits on the Council of Trustees of the Soil Association – the UK’s premier organic certification body – and is the editor of Neal’s Yard Remedies’ natural health website, NYR Natural News.
Fran Johnson is a passionate Cosmetic Scientist and has been the Formulator at Neal’s Yard Remedies since 2006. She is a practising aromatherapist and plans a number of Neal’s Yard Remedies courses that cover making cosmetic products, aromatherapy, and natural perfumery, including the best-selling course, Recipes for Natural Beauty.
Justine Jenkins is a renowned and influential celebrity make-up artist, cruelty-free cosmetics ambassador, broadcaster, and writer about natural beauty and make-up. Her work frequently appears in print and online.
About Neal’s Yard Remedies
Neal’s Yard Remedies have been certified by the UK’s leading organic authority, the Soil Association, for over 30 years. They are a respected and trusted brand and produce more organic health and beauty products than any other UK company. Neal’s Yard Remedies has an impressive international presence, with outlets in Australia, Canada, Greece, Mexico, Norway, Taiwan, Malaysia and over 20 stores in Japan. They also have a growing party plan with over 9000 NYR Organic Consultants in the UK and 7000 members in the USA.