Wisdom and recipes for natural self-care
Wild Beauty is a personal and practical guide to clean beauty that marries engaging stories and personal anecdotes with sage information. Including 45 DIY easy-to-make recipes for natural perfumery, skincare, bodycare, and haircare as well as teas and tonics.
Wild Beauty is like a love song to nature that brings the wonder and wisdom of the natural world to our fingertips, connecting us with the ways we can bring plants into our daily rituals for a more healthy, harmonious life.
Steeped in an ethos that draws on the wild of nature and plants for a deeply sourced expression of beauty. Jana Blankenship has written a lush, sensorial guide to making your own beauty products – including mood-boosting aromatics, skin-luminizers, and her signature hair nourishers. Wild Beauty shows you how easy it is to tap the potency of plants for beauty and wellness and is a passionate reminder of how to gorgeously reconnect with nature every day.
I didn’t think this could be possible, but somehow Jana’s stories and recipes made me appreciate nature – and clean, natural beauty – even more than I did before! She brought the power of nature’s scents and experiences to life in a whole new way for me. I’m grateful for this beautiful book and look forward to using it as a resource (and anchor!) for years to come.
It’s time to reconnect to nature, to seek beauty, insight and inspiration from the natural world. In Wild Beauty, Jana lifts the veil between our modern world and the wild kingdom and guides us through the power of the elements to create beauty in every sense of the word. She introduces us to the building blocks of natural beauty to school us in both the ingredients and the processes. Choose to make your own products or let the information here guide you to become a wiser, more conscious consumer.
First and foremost, this book is really gorgeous. It’s beautifully designed, well-written, and enhanced with lovely photos of the natural environment and the simple recipes. I’ve been working with essential oils and homemade body care for decades, so there wasn’t a ton of brand new information in this book for me – yet I still read it from cover to cover the first day I got it. This book is perfect for those that are just starting their journey with natural or homemade body care, or are looking to learn more about the history of natural perfumery and personal care ingredients. This is a great resource. I had friends over last night and they were all interested in reading it – now I just need to decide who gets to read it first!”
“WHAT I SEEK TO SHARE ISN’T THE PROMISE OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, BUT THE INTELLIGENCE OF NATURE. I BELIEVE THAT THESE OILS, BUTTERS, AND EXTRACTS FROM PLANTS AND MINERALS CAN HELP MAKE OUR SKIN, HAIR, BODY AND SPIRIT HEALTHIER AND MORE VIBRANT.” — JANA BLANKENSHIP
Harness the miraculous power of plants to make your own homemade beauty products. In this transporting, beautiful book, filled with loving kinship and connection to the natural world, Jana shares her recipes for making essential oil-based perfumes and room sprays, lip balm, face and body oils, bath salts, juices, tonics, and more, with a dive into plant ingredients, the benefits of wilding your beauty regimen, and tips for creating a cleaner self-care routine. With gorgeous landscape and recipe photographs by Julianna Blizzard and tips on creating a meaningful self-care regimen, you will be reaching for this book again and again for inspiration and recipes.
Hardcover, 160 pages, 6.5 x 8.5 inches