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not for me,
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This review is from: The Holistic Beauty Book: With Over 100 Natural Recipes for Beautiful Skin (Paperback)
I've a few books on the same subject and my expectations were high when I got this one - based on great reviews - and was so disappointed. After trying a few recipes I just got rid of it. Recipes for lip balm and whipped Shea butter for example are on the net for free. A lot of recipes are expensive to make for no reason-it's possible to make brilliant stuff cheaper and with good quality ingredients. Shake it up lotion could use a bit of e-wax and would still be ok to use.
Not using preservatives can be rather dangerous- nasties will not only grow in the water you use but also might already be present in the butters etc. If you use herbal teas to make concoctions, it's a party for bacteria - it's recommended that you use even more preservative to fight the mould etc which might already be present in herbal teas. It's too extreme for me,I do like to make sure I'm not putting anything mouldy on my skin. It only takes a little preservative to make sure creams etc are safe to use after all...
I'm giving it one star because what I tried didn't work for me and was expensive and simply would not recommend it.