I bought this book hoping to find a good selection of recipes for natural toiletries, although there are many recipes in here for various parts of the body there aren't enough within each particular section to be able to find something that suits your needs. Recipes for natural beauty discusses some of the methods used in making natural beauty products, particularly how to use essential oils and herbs, however the book it's is more of a guide on beauty discussing why our skin may become damaged and what you can do to improve skin using natural remedies.
The book is very heavy on the use of essential oils, which are used in most of the recpes that means many of these recipes you could conjure up yourself quite easily without having to buy a book to assist you. The most noticeable feature of the recipies in this book are that they are heavy on use of essential oils that could prove pricey, more so as the book doesn't really discuss the harmful effects of these oils, simply mentioned them in the glossary near the end of the book.
I think this book is less of a guide to making your own beauty products and more a guide on the uses of essential oils on the body, as such it should be marketed as a book on essential oils rather than on making cosmetics, it did not really aid me in making my own toiletries although it does serve as a relatively basic guide on use of essential oils in toiletries.