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DIY Organic Beauty Recipes

I have been wanting to do a review of this book for quite some time.  DIY Organic Beauty Recipes is the most comprehensive book that I have found on the subject to date.

I have been getting in to making my own personal products recently and this book came out at the perfect time!  The book itself is user friendly and easy to read.

It is complete with beautiful pictures and well researched content.  It is professionally designed and organized very well.  The book is just lovely and the content…even better!


Honestly, when I first opened this book, I expected to find a few familiar recipes, nothing totally new.  When I got to the table of contents, I was blown away!!

There, I found sections such as face and body cleansers, toners, hair care, lotions and balms, soaks and scrubs, baby care, toothpaste, deodorant, lip care, sunscreens, and bug sprays!  I really feel like Heather covered such a wide variety of personal care products, I am trying to figure what she left out!

Besides all of the great recipes, Heather includes research, links to find out more, and even a tutorial on how to render tallow.  I have tried several recipes in this book, and all of them have worked out great!  But, there are two recipes that I want to share with you today.

Eye Make-up Remover.

I had just run out of a store bought version, so when I saw this recipe in the table of contents, AND had the ingredients, I made a batch.  And it worked just as good, if not BETTER than my store bought version.  TWO ingredients, friends.  Two. Check it out…

2 ounces witch hazel
2 ounces olive oil

Mix the ingredients together and store it in a small clean container in a cool and dark place.  Dab some on a cotton ball and wipe across your eyes.  Voila!

My mascara had no trouble coming off and the skin around my eyes was nice and moisturized!  Check out the video tutorial!

Oil Cleansing

The other DIY Beauty Recipe that I was eager to learn more about was Oil Cleansing.

I had read about it here and there and the thought of washing my face with oil seemed so counter-intuitive.  When I saw that Heather included a section on oil cleansing, I thought perhaps it was time to give it a try myself.

After reading about oil cleansing, it made perfect sense to me!  Of course my skin got super oily because the soap or cleanser I just used just took all of the oils away.  Now my skin was working in overdrive to replace what I removed.

Oil cleansing works in that certain blends of oils can remove dirt and grime without taking away the natural oils.  Since starting with oil cleansing, my skin has been awesome.  It is clean and now I don't get as oily during the day.  I even use it to take off makeup.  At first I was skeptical, but it came right off!

Heather includes recipes for different skin types.  I use the combination skin recipe which is 1 part hazelnut oil, 1 part sweet almond oil, and 2 parts avocado oil.  Then I followed this tutorial on how to do oil cleansing.  If you haven't tried oil cleansing yet, you should!  It is amazing.

Are you curious about making your own beauty products, using quality ingredients?  This book is for you!  Each recipe comes with a beautiful picture that inspires you to make more products!

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  1. I would LOVE to win this book! I have been trying to save up to buy it, but free would be great!

  2. I think i do a lot of this already, but would love to have a resource to try new ideas. I use plain coconut oil for makeup remover, face cleanser, and moisturizer!

  3. I would be thrilled to win this book. I have wanted it for some time. Really want to try a shampoo and facial toner recipe.

  4. I am just starting to experiment w/DIY recipes & am loving this…would love to win this book to help me with some more new beauty recipes 🙂

  5. I have been trying to compile recipes like these for the last few weeks, this would be so much easier.

  6. Since I have had my first child, I have committed to living a healthy lifestyle. This includes beauty products. I would love to take the plunge and learn how to make everything myself! I hope to win this book! Fingers crossed.

  7. I’d love to start with Heather’s shampoo recipes; we have been doing the “no poo” thing for about a year, and I’d love to see if I like the honey orange shampoo better!

  8. I’ve had my eye on this book for a while! I’ve been trying to rid our household of chemicals and toxins, and this is the perfect next step!

  9. I want it for myself– I have been trying to use all natural ingredients for everything and often find myself stumped as to how I can substitute natural ingredients on a tight budget. This is a great solution!!

  10. I’ve been dying to get this book for ages!! Everything Heather writes about is simple and spot on!! xo

  11. I would love a copy of this ebook! I haven’t made any of my own products yet, but recently started reading about DIY products and I am definitely interested!

  12. I actually had a copy of this book before, but lost it! Now that I am ready and able and need to make shampoo and toothsoap, I would love to win another copy!

  13. I am also very interested in the oil cleansing. I currently use no soaps just water in my face because everything makes it break out. I am definitely keeping this for myself if I win 😉

  14. One reason I would be excited to win this book is because on the mommypotamus site she says that the book has a tip about how to make the homemade lotion last longer un-refrigerated, and I need to know that tip! 😀

  15. I would love a chance to know more about natural beauty secrets and making my own products w/o harsh chemicals. I sure hope to win!!!

  16. Just found your blog and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it already!! 🙂 My skin is the WORST. I have eczema that covers most of the upper part of my body (arms, shoulder, chest, neck, face), not to mention dry skin, pimples, tinea, dirty pores, ingrown hairs, scars on my face, hips, legs and behind, and generally really sensitive/sore/itchy skin. I can only use natural products or my skin burns and gets really sore for an hour or more. I can’t sleep or study (or live!) properly if my skin isn’t nourished with real ingredients, and this book would really help me live a little. It’s so hard to find real-ingredient skin recipes that WORK, and they’re the only things I can use! Please help me and my disastrous skin 🙁

  17. I made my own deodorant for the first time recently and it works SO WELL that I am just itching to make even more homemade personal care products!

  18. Thanks for the opportunity – have been wanting to get this book since I saw it online, but just haven’t had the funds to date. I would make the orange honey shampoo first I think – sounds heavenly!

  19. I’ve heard about book almost everywhere and would love to have it for my homemade recipes collection

  20. I would love to win such a wonderful book. So I can try out the recipes for me and my daughter.

  21. I have just started the oil cleaning method and I’m ready to make more recipes!! I’m ready to stop giving my money to big companies who add all sorts of chemicals, fragrance and additives to their products!

  22. Would love to win this book! I ‘ve been making some of my own products and would love to see what this book has to offer!

  23. I’d love to win because I just started getting rid of toxic cleaners and beauty products and making my own using natural ingredients and essential oils. I want to make sugar scrubs and face cleansers and would love a recipe to follow.

  24. I would LOVE to win this book! I have been wanting it since before Heather completed it, but it just isn’t in the budget to buy it.

  25. I would love to win this book. I’ve been wanting to buy it, but haven’t yet, so winning one would be awesome.

  26. I would love to have this book, I am trying to switch over to diy methods for my personal hygiene routine. New ideas would be a huge bonus. Can you post where we can get this, for those of us who don’t win? 🙂

  27. I would love to get this book! I’ve been trying to make alot of homemade beauty products lately and would love some more recipes.

  28. I’ve been wanting this book for a while now but have been holding off because I know the minute I get it I will NEED to make EVERYTHING. In a few weeks I’ll actually have time to do that so this would be the PERFECT time to get it.

  29. I’m super excited about trying out some natural skin care recipes!! It would be awesome to also be able to use some of these recipes to make gifts for my friends.

  30. I have really been wanting to buy this book! I try to make things myself, but it is so hard to find recipes online that work the first time!

  31. Excited to learn about her organic techniques. You never know if the products on the market are all they’re cracked up to be!

  32. My friend was telling me about this book one day and how much she loved it. I think about how much I could use this one every time I am searching for another recipe. 🙂

  33. I would love a copy of this ebook. I have heard such great things about it and would love to start making my own products.

  34. Definitely for me since I’m just starting to make my own products. I need some major help when it comes to beauty products!!

  35. What a gift it would be to win this book! Thank you for the giveaway and focus on her awesome content. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  36. I have just started on a road to Natural Beauty – and am in the process of changing my beauty regime to be 100% natural… there’s alot to learn in the process – and I would love to have this book, filled with natural skin care recipes, to help me and give me ideas! I”m motivated, and loving the natural way – some help and guidance would be much appreciated though!!! 🙂

  37. I love natural and I love organic but don’t always have the means to go that way. I would keep this one!

  38. I am excited because I make everything myself at home and just want to see what else she has in there for me!

  39. My entire real food journey began 5 years ago with my beauty products. I was wondering what I was slatering on my tiny baby. The research just snowballed and we’ve been changing everything. Despite using low-toxin beauty products for years, I still don’t make many of them myself. I know, kind of surprising, right? I’d love to win this because I’m too poor to buy it. 🙂

  40. My daughter has sensitive skin and I can’t stand fragrances so would love to this book to find out how to make more beauty products for us.

  41. been cleaning my face with olive oil for years. my grandma taught me when i was a kid. am excited to try the eye makeup remover! already have supplies on hand. Thanks!

  42. I would love to win this eBook so I could have DIY organic recipes all in one place instead of a million bookmarks to sort thru.

  43. I have been wanting this for a whole!!! Would love to win it!! Thank you
    So much for such an amazing giveaway!! Love both your blogs!!

  44. I would love to have this book for myself. We’ve made a lot of changes to what we eat in the last few months but we’re still working on the bath and body items. I would love to have great recipes to get started.

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