Most helpful critical review
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 28 August 2010
Many tips are just common sense and a lot of women will know about them but there are also many which at least I had never heard of, so quite useful! I liked especially the masks, massage oils, moisturizers and so which can be made at home just unfortunately often no quantities for the needed ingredients are given. The ideas for massages for different body parts are also great as well as the supplements section. I made an index of my own so that I can find my favorite tips more easily.
But there are downsides as well: many tips are repeated, so there aren't 1001 different ones. Somewhere they mention about a papaya face mask which I suppose you can make yourself but they don't say how. Somewhere they say that you should hydrate skin before going to bed, somewhere else that you shouldn't always hydrate the skin, I would like to try the wheat germ soak but it says to drain it and use the residue, do they mean the germ or the water? They also tell you to rinse your hair but do you need to shampoo it? They tell you to add a mint infusion to a bottle of shampoo but again, if the bottle is quite full how do you mix it and does it last otherwise you can throw your shampoo away. A mango foot bath, sounds good but do you make the juice at home? Should it be thin juice or do you blend the mango? They also talk about using essential oils without mentioning a carrier oil which I thought you should always use, for example using essential oils in bath. Lots of talk about using sun screens but are they really safe? I heard lots of times that they are not as well as avoiding the sun which is not a good thing because of vitamin D. They say you can make vit. D in winter but in our latitudes that doesn't seem to be the case. And so I have quite a few more questions. A pity there is no way to contact the authors which is the case with some books.
Worth reading anyway but maybe there are better out there, therefore the 3 stars!