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Books On How To Make Natural Beauty Products

If you know someone really passionate about how to make natural beauty products at home (like me), know that books are one of the best gifts you can give, especially if it is a book with recipes. If you are one yourself, and can’t get enough of knowing and trying new recipes, then this article is for you!

Here is a set of natural beauty books about natural beauty products, how to make them, recipes, and natural ingredients. Some I’ve already read and some are on my to-read list. If you happen to read any of them, feel free to comment and let me know what you thought.

Natural Beauty Books

Botanical Skin Care Recipe Book: Featuring 194 Herbal Skin Care Recipes – Herbal Academy

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The Herbal Academy’s complete, convenient (and you better believe, beautiful!), illustrative recipe book features 194 tried-and-tested, herbalist-approved body care recipes using herbs and natural ingredients you will actually want to put on your skin and body!

Ditch the store-bought, questionable bottles lining your bathroom closet and bedroom vanity.

I’ve experimented the hair pomade recipe from this book. While for hair the product is just too thick to use, it ended up being a wonderful deodorant!! Much more effective than I’ve ever expected. As they say “Experimenting encouraged!”

Natural Beauty: 35 step-by-step projects for homemade beauty – Karen Gilbert

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I’ve received this book for Christmas and loved it! It is a really nice book with a good enough introduction on ingredients and several recipes for all kinds of skin care, including a homemade soap of olive oil, coconut oil and sunflower oil. I’ve tried the eye serum recipe, as a variation since I didn’t have all oils and I really like it.

Hello Glow – 150+ Easy Natural Beauty Recipes For a Fresh New You – Stephanie Gerber

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Make your own fresh, organic, and effective spa, skincare, hair-maintenance, and cosmetics recipes at home with these 50 beautiful, tried-and-tested tutorials, brought to you by the popular DIY beauty and wellness website Hello Glow. Check out the website as a means to check if the book is interesting for you.

Handmade Beauty – Abi Righton e Juliette Goggin

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“Handmade Beauty” is an inspirational guide to making skincare and haircare products at home. A good book with plenty of recipes for hair care and skincare. It has a shampoo made of craft beer! And it provides an introduction to surfactants.

Handmade Spa – Abi Righton e Juliette Goggin

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A very informative book that shows you how to make ‘spa type’ bath products in your home. The book has loads of pictures too. A perfect combination.

Cosmética Natural – Fernanda Botelho e Dulce Mourato

Buy Cosmética Natural (Wook) – 16,90€

What does it take to make your own cosmetic products? What raw materials to choose? What instruments to use? What are the procedures?

Two great portuguese names in the world of natural cosmetics, Fernanda Botelho and Dulce Mourato bring in this book the answers you need to start in this natural cosmetics adventure.

Um Spa Em Sua Casa – Manuela Nunes

Buy Um Spa em Sua Casa (Wook) – 14,00€

Amazing tricks and combinations to enhance your beauty!

  • A simple chamomile tea, which cleanses and tones the face at the end of the day;
  • Banana peel to fight acne;
  • An oat and honey scrub that leaves the skin silky and free of impurities;
  • Egg white and yogurt so that the skin is firmer and free from wrinkles;
  • Peppermint cream, ideal to fight cellulite;
  • Coconut oil to repair damaged hair;
  • Mask of onion and lemon, extremely effective to prevent dandruff.

These are some of the recipes that Manuela Nunes presents us in this essential book to take care of your beauty.

Beleza Natural – Maria do Céu Painhas

Buy Beleza Natural (Wook) – 16,80€

Fantastic tips and recipes for hair and skin care! Learn how to use natural products, made at home, and find out how to keep yourself young, beautiful and healthy. Written by a portuguese entrepreneur.

A Senhora do Monte – Cláudia Costa e Tiago Lucena

Buy A Senhora do Monte (Wook) – 16,6€

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This is so much more than a natural cosmetics book or a soap making book. It’s a book about a different lifestyle, where you make everything yourself! Recovering the Portuguese traditional past and ancestral knowledge, the authors present homemade organic solutions for everyday.

More than 70 recipes for personal hygiene and house cleaning, easy to prepare, ecological and with natural products available in any drugstore, herbalist or supermarket.

As Mentiras Da Cosmética – Beatrice Mautino

Buy As Mentiras da Cosmética (Wook) – 15,50€

We are inundated daily with all kinds of information about cosmetics. Television bombards us with advertising, magazines promote the latest news in the field of miraculous mascara and shampoos and, especially on the Internet, we come across articles that draw our attention to products and ingredients that can cause disease.

How to know what to choose? Of what we apply to the body, we only know what marketing wants us to know, that is, little and not always what would allow us to choose consciously.

Beatrice Mautino, scientist, researcher and scientific disseminator, sought to fill this serious gap by putting herself in the shoes of those who enter a store with the intention of buying effective (and safe) products that improve their appearance and well-being, without being deceived by publicity.

Ingredient Books

Essential Oils Handbook – Amy Leigh Mercree

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For millennia, people have used essential oils for health and wellness—and this authoritative illustrated guide shows you how to use them, too!

Carrier Oils For Beginners – Joanne Curtis

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A great book for beginners. I thought this book was very informative and liked that it explained about alternatives to using carrier oils as well.

The book wasn’t very long but it did give some very good information all the same. It explains how carrier oils are extracted and explains about refined and unrefined.

Beeswax Workshop – Chris Dalziel

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Making all kinds of amazing, all-natural stuff out of beeswax is easy and fun. Packed with over 100 step-by-step recipes, The Beeswax Workshop shows you how to make beautiful gifts, household cleaners, beauty supplies and so, so much more

Coconut Oil – Laura Agar Wilson

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Coconut oil is a genuine super oil. It has been taking the world by storm with its impressive health benefits and its versatility, with a range of uses that includes everything from smoothies to face masks, and cleaning products to health remedies.

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4 thoughts on “Books On How To Make Natural Beauty Products”

  1. I’ve received this book for my birthday and loved it! It is a really nice book with a good pretty good information, introduction about ingredients and a lot of  recipes for all kinds of hair product including a homemade shampoo ,of olive oil, coconut oil and sunflower oil. onion,avacata ,  as a variation since I have all oils and I really like it.

    • Hello Serina and thanks for your comment.

      From your description I can’t figure out which book you are talking about, can you let me know about its title?



  2. It was brought into my attention that there are so many harmful chemicals lurking into our soaps and cosmetics. I have been trying my very best to avoid that and I want to make my own. Thanks for sharing thee books. A Senhora do Monte And Natural Beauty really caught my attention. I would love to make my own eye serum. Beleza is also another good one, I heard so many good things about beer and it’s potential for rejuvenating out hair and also skin. There is a beer bath in Germany that I always wanted to visit. I will get Natural Beauty first and take it from there. 

    • Hello Nuttanee, I am glad you are taking a look at natural cosmetics. I am still to know someone that started to make and use their own natural soaps and skin care products and came back to the commercial ones 🙂

      Yes, there are some harsh ingredients on commercial cosmetics, please, see my post about it, if you want to know more.

      But let’s talk about happier things: either by purchasing one of these books or by trying the recipes I post on my blog (like a “How To” post about making natural lip balm), the important part is that you experiment and see for yourself if natural cosmetics are good for you. Also, whether doing them yourself is something you like to do, or you prefer to just purchase them.

      Although I have made up my mind, I want people to get convinced by themselves, and find the best solution for them. Me and my blog are here just to give options.

      About beer, I am planning to make a beer soap, I’ve heard it makes the soap very soft and creamy, but with so many options and recipes to try, it will still take some time to publish it on my website 🙂

      Happy experiences with natural cosmetics!




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