This week Tania of 50 Is Not Old is hosting Fashion FLash for the first time. She is an amazing fashion blogger and the newest member of the Fashion Flash family. She has a great style which I think is the essence of casual elegance. I love the way she uses color for any occasion. Be certain to subscribe to her site so that you don’t miss a single fashion packed post.
Fashion Flash Book Review: 100 Organic Skin Care Recipes by Jessica Ress
I am a big fan of DIY skin care treatments. I like to know exactly what I am putting on my skin. However when I am whipping up a natural cleanser or mask, I become aware that many of these fruits and vegetables are grown with pesticides and fertilizers. These are just about the last ingredients I want either on my face or in my body. When I spotted ‘100 Organic Skin Care Recipes” on the bottom shelf in a bookstore I was genuinely excited– and I was not disapointed.
The health and beauty potential of every recipe jumps off every page. From a rosewater and clay mask to a cucumber and coconut sunburn remedy, the recipes are easy, affordable and feel wonderful on the skin. I love the way the book explains how to use ingredients like green tea, aloe vera, baking soda and sea salt. The steps of each recipe are clearly written and includes a list of needed tools. The glossary of ingredients at the end of the book explains their value to skin care, their impact on the skin and which problems they can solve. For example I was intrigued to learn that Hibiscus flowers are packed with vitamin C which makes it a valuable addition to any anti-aging product. Cinnamon turns out to a whole drugstore in a single stick. It is high in antioxidants, increases collagen production and reduces inflammation of acne.