When I flipped through this book initially, I just let out one long 'ooh'. The photo's are gorgeous and each recipe begs me to make it. This book was gifted to me in exchange for my honest review.
I love making holistic skin care products for myself and my family. I draw inspiration from nature, the teachings of herbalists, and recipes shared so generously by others. Glow: The Nutritional Approach to Naturally Gorgeous Skin written by Nadia Neumann features skin-loving foods and homemade beauty products. Nadia has a beautiful website over at Body Unburdened. Nadia is a real foodie, all natural beauty junkie, wellness nerd, and Nutritional Therapist.
Our skin is our largest organ and what we consume and slather on is contributing to our toxic overload. Our skin is the window to what is going on inside. Nadia shares her journey of troubled skin to achieving a healthy glow. What I like about this book is all the recipes are easy to make and it will inspire you to do more for your health.
With permission I am sharing a glimpse of one of her beautiful recipes from her book Glow: The Nutritional Approach to Naturally Gorgeous Skin.
Ground oats are a gentle exfoliant that leave skin super soft. Incredibly healing to the skin, and they reduce inflammation. Oats is soothing to all types of skin irritations and sensitivities. Oats soothe, absorb oil, cleanse, and soften the skin. Oats are ideal for acne and dry, mature, or sensitive skin.
Valued for use as a skin cell regenerator, mild astringent, it benefits all skin types, especially mature and environmentally damaged skin. Roses smooth and soften dry, wrinkled skin. Rose flowers are antiseptic, aromatic, astringent, hydrating, rejuvenating, and soothing.
Is used for treating sensitive or inflamed skin: dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and active acne respond well to this healing herb. Chamomile helps wound healing by promoting tissue granulation and epithelialization. It helps to cleanse the pores, clear acne, and reduce puffiness. Chamomile flowers are antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and vulnerary.
FRENCH GREEN CLAY
This pale green clay has a high concentration of chromium, nickel, copper, iron, magnesium, and silica. It is well suited for oily and combination skin because it aids in reducing sebum production. Works well on eczema and acneic skin, which cannot tolerate irritating chemical peels and harsh granular exfoliants.
CHAMOMILE ROSE CLEANSING GRAINS
Here is her intro to the recipe: