441 information-packed pages!
Aubrey Hampton is obviously an herbal genius. He goes so
deeply into detail about herbs, herbal formulations, scientific
properties of herbs and chemicals, how to create your own herbal skin
care porducts, and the chemical mess that has infiltrated the cosmetics
industry that I have no doubt he is, by far, the top organic herbal
cosmetologist in the country, if not the world.
This is one of those must-have books to keep handy around
the house. There is so much useful information in it, including a
dictionary of common cosmetic chemicals and an encyclopedic chart of
herbs, but that only scratches the surface. This book was written by the
founder of Aubrey Organics, one of my favorite natural companies.
Though it is a tad out-dated (over 10 years old), much of the
information used in natural, herbal skin care has been around for
thousands of years, and so there is no loss of modernity there. I have
found that some of the newer petrochemicals and synthetics might not
appear in the chemical dictionary, but many of them do, obviously having
been in use in the cosmetics industry for quite some time now.
Though Aubrey tends to lean on the "preachy" side, he is
so knowledgeable that I excuse him that tendency. I find it quite
interesting to hear his theories on our society and how we came to be so
The pages on Aubrey's Natural Method of Hair and Skin
Care alone are priceless. I have found dramatic improvements to the
appearance of my skin, a reduction of wrinkles, and an overall "youthful
glow" using just a handful of herbs and oils and a little bit of care.
Check out Aubrey's other book, What's In Your Cosmetics?,
which features a comprehensive dictionary of herbs and chemicals
commonly used in cosmetic products.
This score is a ranking based on how natural, eco-friendly, and non-toxic a product is, and is rated out of a possible total 5 stars.
: 5 out of 5 stars for naturalness
This product is a
great guide to natural skin care and a must-have for anyone interested
in going completely natural. With this book, you can confidently create
skin and hair care products of your own, using herbs and oils that are
suitable to your needs.
Aubrey Hampton is one of the foremost experts in natural skin care.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 01 October, 2011.