Did you know the average woman uses a dozen products containing 168 different ingredients which include phthalates (plasticisers), parabens (preservatives) and artificial fragrances? Yuck! Luckily, The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty by Sunny Subramanian is here with tips and recipes to help you say goodbye to those nasty ingredients and hello to crafting your own vegan beauty bliss.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Part DIY vegan beauty how-to and part self-improvement manifesto, The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty showcases non-toxic, rejuvenating and restorative skin care and beauty products that you can whip up in your kitchen with simple ingredients for cheap. The author, Sunny, is a cruelty-free beauty blogger who offers great resources on her website, Vegan Beauty Review.
MY OVERALL IMPRESSION
I love this book! Sunny incorporates easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photo guides throughout. I learned so much from this book and I know this will be one that I crack open to consult pretty frequently as I continue to explore the many uses of essential oils. I have a brand new essential oil kit I’ve been dying to put to use, and now with this book I can!
A Few Recipes I bookmarked
Here are some beauty and skin care products I can’t wait to make:
- No-Brainer Make-Up Remover
- Basic Toner for All Skin Types
- Pore-Shrinking Basil Toner
- Rose Water Toner for Dry or Sensitive Skin
- Zit-Zapping Blemish Stick
- Fruity AHA Facial Peel
- Fall Pumpkin Deep Moisturizing Body Treatment
- Unicorn Kisses Shimmer Lotion
- Heavenly Lotion Bars
- Shimmer Blush
- All-Natural Vegan Mascara
- Strawberry Natural Tooth Whitener
- Tea Tree Oil Leave In Conditioner
WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK
Anyone who is interested in making their own, all-natural and vegan skin care and beauty products will enjoy this easy-to-follow book.
WHAT SETS THIS BOOK APART
As the publisher says, “With Sunny’s witty, whimsical, edgy and inspirational style, easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos that detail how to make and use the products, this book is a delight to read. The recipes are easy and inexpensive, and provide real and proven beauty results. Everything you need to know about making your own gluten-free, vegan cosmetics is here — from the benefits of going vegan to a complete list of what you’ll need to get started. Easy-to-make. Delicious to eat. Good for you. Great for the world.”
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Images via Vegan Beauty Review