Plant-Powered Beauty

The Essential Guide to Using Natural Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare (with 50-plus Recipes)

Have you ever looked at the back of your facial moisturizer or body cream and, despite whatever it claims about “natural” ingredients on the front of the package, seen complicated additives like this?

Isopropyl Myristate, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Triethanolamine, Diazolidinyl Urea,(Red 40) CI74.340

Mass-produced synthetic beauty products make it difficult to know exactly what you’re applying to your skin—or how you’ll react to them. As a result, they’re rarely the best choice for your skin.

Plant-Powered BeautyThe Essential Guide to Using Plant-Based Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare is a long-awaited resource for those who are ready to harness the power of plant-based energy to maintain their natural beauty and promote health and well-being.

At the heart of Plant-Powered Beauty, readers will find more than 50 easy-to-follow recipes to make their own plant-based skincare and beauty products, such as:

  • Almond Milk Face Cleanser
  • Anti-Aging Facial Scrub
  • Acne Gel
  • Choc-o-Mint Lip Balm
  • Coconut Whip Makeup Remover
  • Vitamin-Rich Hair Boost Scalp Serum
  • Quick & Fresh Cucumber-Thyme Body Scrub
  • Moisturizing Body Oil for Super Dry Skin
  • Natural Mouthwash

With tips and guidance from two seasoned aromatherapists and natural beauty experts, authors Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault also show readers how to deconstruct beauty labels, parse ingredient lists, make informed decisions about the products they use, and better understand how their skin works.

Plant-Powered Beauty unlocks sought-after wisdom for all aspects of plant-based personal skincare and celebrates the shift in beauty trends, bringing us back to natural beauty and reconnecting us with plants and healthy choices.

About the Authors

Amy Galper, M.A., Dipl. AT, is the Executive Director and Founder of New York Institute of Aromatherapy, and is a nationally celebrated advocate, entrepreneur, formulator, and consultant in organic beauty and wellness. She is a pioneer in the field and created the award-winning, yoga-inspired line of body care products called Buddha Nose, one of the first organic brands to create national awareness of the need for toxin-free beauty and body care products. Amy also produced a series of interactive pop-up shops called The Yoga Beauty Bar to celebrate artisan organic beauty brands while educating women to make more conscious beauty choices.

Amy has appeared as a featured speaker at the Indie Beauty Expo, Women in Flavor & Fragrance Conference, and EcoSessions. She has been a guest lecturer at New York University, NSU College of Pharmacy, and is a member of the Visiting Faculty at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City, at The School of Aromatic Studies. Amy has also been featured in dozens of top media outlets including Cosmopolitan, Dr. OZ, Prevention, Well and Good, Mind Body Green, People, Allure, Refinery29, FOX news, and CUNY TV.

Christina Daigneault is an attorney and the president of Orchard Strategies, an award-winning public relations and marketing company. She is also a certified aromatherapist and beauty product formulator. Through Orchard, Christina works with lifestyle businesses and corporate leaders worldwide. She has won numerous industry awards, and regularly speaks at forums and universities about women in business and leadership. She has been featured in media outlets including The New York Times, The New York Law Journal, CBS Radio, NY1 News, and NBC News.

Christina discovered the benefits of natural beauty and plant-based medicine through her work representing top brands and experts, and soon started to apply natural practices to her own life. She earned a certification in aromatherapy from the New York Institute of Aromatherapy and also studied at the esteemed Maison Fragonard in Paris.

Featured Recipe

Fresh Enzyme Facial Mask

1 use

We paired fresh blueberries and raspberries to double up on the enzyme power in our supercharged healing facial mask that works to repair skin from acne, stress, and exposure to sun and pollution. This super-fresh recipe is for one-time immediate use.

Ingredients

1 ounce sugar-free soy yogurt
1 ounce fresh blueberries
1 ounce fresh raspberries
1 drop lavender essential oil

Steps

  1. Place the yogurt, blueberries, and raspberries into a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until the ingredients are partly liquefied.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a small glass or stainless steel bowl. Add the lavender essential oil and stir into the mixture.
  3. Apply the mask to your face immediately and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse off the mask with warm water and then pat your skin dry with a clean cotton towel.

Publication Details

  • Title: Plant-Powered Beauty
  • Subtitle: The Essential Guide to Using Natural Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare (with 50-plus Recipes)
  • Author: Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication Date: March 6, 2018
  • Price: $22.00
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9
  • Page Count: 256
  • ISBN: 9781944648855

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