This week the always fascinating and funny Erika of Notes From My Dressing Table is hosting Fashion Flash. She shakes me out of my comfort zone with blue hair and deep red lips. I love the way she stretches the way I choose and use make-up– and I know you will too.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Awakening Beauty– the Dr Hauschka Way
I had seen shelves of Dr Hauschka products for years but it just looked too complicated to me. When I saw a copy of Awakening Beauty at Strands I decided to try to explore this long time popular philosopy. I am so glad I did. This beautifully designed book is packed with information presented in a clear and readble style. It drills down to explore the links between emotional stability, natural health and authentic beauty. For example the Hauschka philosophy devides people into four distinct temperments– and then offers the best types of baths, exercise, and nutrition to stay balanced. I was very impressed that they advice s choose for my personality profile were choices that I had found effective. For example the book recommends, lavender baths, soft music, a gentle walk and avoidance of spicy foods, all choices I make when I am stressed.
When I bought the book I was a bit concerned that the beauty advice would just be a long advertisement for the Hauschaka products. While they are mentioned occasionally, I was thrilled to find many more home made remedies using natural ingredients. For example I love the Hauschaka DIY cleaning cream made from almond butter, ground oats and purified water. It left my skin clean yet baby soft. The books offer equally wonderful recipes for natural toners and masks.
I may have just left the best part for last. Dr Hauschaka has a mouth watering diet plan that is packed with antioxidants. The menus are backed with recipes that are easy, affordable and delicious. I esecially loved the soups including lentil spinach, and potato leek with miso. The book even offers recipes with meat and poultry including a chicken and rice with olives that is now part of my monthly rotation. This is a must keep book that integrates a wide range of lifestyle issues for better emotional and physical health.