The Basic Body Cream recipe is the foundation for which all other silky body creams can be customized. You can infuse the base oils with herbs and add essential oils depending on your desired scent and therapeutic effect. This recipe is completely vegan!
Summer is almost upon us! That means areas of your body that you haven't seen all Winter will finally get to come out and play in the sun. This collection of FOUR recipes from the upcoming book are specifically targeted toward reducing the appearance of cellulite to help keep you looking good and feeling good!
I absolutely love the way clay cleansing makes my hair feel! Just like a clay mask for your face, using clay to cleanse your hair not only draws the impurities out of your hair and scalp, but infuses it with moisture and minerals and vitamins that make your hair feel soft, lubricated and cleansed. With this bar recipe, you can just make up a batch and use them as needed with little prep time.
Spread it on and lick it off! this fluffy and luscious edible whipped body butter is perfect for massage or as a yummy moisturizer. You can make this in larger batches, so I've also included the measurements in terms of parts. Not safe for latex, so enjoy accordingly.
This is a great natural vegan non-toxic hair smoothing serum recipe that won't damage your hair. This hair smoothing serum is not only less expensive than most commercial hair smoothing serums but it’s better for your hair. You can use this on the ends of your hair and throughout your hair. Most commercial hair smoothing serums, even the “natural” ones, contain synthetic silicone. The problem with silicone is that it begins to build-up on your hair with prolonged use and then your hair becomes heavy and prone to damage and breakage. Avocado oil is a natural substitute for silicone that will not build up on your hair. And Castor Seed oil helps soften and close the hair cuticles.
Rub it and love it! Chocolate and vanilla and almonds combine to not only make this an extraordinary bathtime experience, but the exfoliating quality softens dry skin and can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Made with real vanilla beans, almonds and organic raw cacao. Perfect for couples super sensual massage or solo self-pampering!
Legend has it that Cleopatra maintained her beauty with daily milk baths. This is the vegan version of her timeless beauty ritual. Soy milk is hydrating for the skin and helps promote healthy new cells. Dead sea salt has numerous therapeutic properties. It relieves symptoms of psoriasis, osteoarthritis and tendinitis, reduces muscle aches and pains and helps detoxify skin. White clay helps draw impurities from your skin yet is so gentle that is often used on babies. Baking soda has a softening effect on the skin. Epsom salt helps relieve aches and pains. A great bath for a romantic couples soak!
Natural homemade body soaps and cleansers are amazing ways to gently purify the body before ending the day or energizing you for in preparation for a fresh and new day. You can customize them based on your skin sensitivity and the aromatic and textural experience you wish to have. And homemade natural soaps and cleansers are healthier for you because they do not contain toxic ingredients. Castile soap is a natural soap made from vegetable oils, primarily olive oil. It does not contain any animal by-products or fats and therefore is a vegan product
Body balms are a great way to moisturize the skin while also adding a protective barrier to protect from future damage. You can use this method to prepare a wonderful diaper balm for babies or chapped skin as well. The following recipe uses lighter oils that are easily and quickly absorbed into the skin. You may substitute heavier oils depending on your needs.
Tiffani Sharp is the owner and founder of the international nonprofit for women Willow Tree Roots. She is also a licensed attorney practicing international law and the proud mama of her daughter Willow. For over 20 years she has been an advocate for healthy and humane living, and strives to make it accessible for everyone in every community.