Thursday, May 3, 2012

Natural Resources - Soap, Bath and Body


This guide is a compilation of references for all things natural from soapmaking to essential oils, from herbs and botanicals to all natural body care.Included are books for beginners to the more advanced and a few online places to find courses and certifications to become an herbalist or aromatherapist.

The descriptions for the books are gleaned from editorial reviews and book lists.No book or course is being promoted, nor is a great resource on the material being purposely excluded.It is merely a straightforward list of resources that may help in your search for knowledge, and it’s only the tip of the iceberg.Books are listed by most recent publication.

Natural Soapmaking Books

Soapmaking the Natural Way: 45 Melt-and-Pour Recipes Using Herbs, Flowers & Essential Oils
By Rebecca Ittner
This book offers simple techniques for natural soaps that please the eye and the environment. The melt-and-pour method offers readers a safe and accessible way to make soaps at home.Information included on natural ingredients as well as 45 recipes to inspire.
Publisher: Lark Crafts (August 2, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-1600597817


Soap Maker's Workshop: The Art and Craft of Natural Homemade Soap
by
Robert S. McDaniel
Artisan soap-makers provide instruction for anyone from amateurs to professionals. Thirty recipes are included for creating handmade soaps, including liquid, cold- and hot-process, melt-and-pour and more using natural ingredients. The authors discuss the benefits of aromatherapy. A 30-minute tutorial DVD is also included.
Publisher: Krause Publications; Pap/DVD edition (July 7, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-1440207914


Making Natural Liquid Soaps: Herbal Shower Gels / Conditioning Shampoos / Moisturizing Hand Soaps By Catherine Failor
Using a simple double-boiler technique, instructions are given for making liquid soaps. Dozens of recipes are included using oils, herbs, and other natural ingredients to create hand soaps, bubble baths, shampoos and even more.
Publisher:
Storey Publishing, LLC (April 15, 2000)
ISBN-13: 978-1580172431
Natural Soapmaking
by
Marie Browning
Making your own soaps, bath salts, massage oils, and facial scrubs is remarkably easy with the recipes in this book. The secret behind these simple but satisfying hand-milled soaps is to begin with purchased soap, rather than cooking up your own soap base from scratch for those that would prefer to avoid using lye themselves.
Publisher: Sterling; 1st Pbk. Ed edition (December 31, 1999)
ISBN-13: 978-0806962894

Handmade Soap: A Practical Guide to Making Natural Soaps
by
Tatyana Valda and Belinda Hill
Inspiration and know how to make natural yet elegant soaps. This book is a perfect introduction to the art of natural soap making with step by step instructions and photographs.
Publisher: Lorenz Books (October 1, 1999)
ISBN-13: 978-0754801818
Milk-Based Soaps: Making Natural, Skin-Nourishing Soap
By Casey Makela
How to guide for making milk based soaps with both vegetable- and tallow-bases using common ingredients and equipment.The author has 15 years making milk soaps in conjunction with raising dairy goats.
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (January 9, 1997)
ISBN-13: 978-0882669847


The Natural Soap Book: Making Herbal and Vegetable-Based Soapsby Susan Miller Cavitch
Susan takes the mystery out of soapmaking, sharing her formulas for making vegetable-based soaps free of synthetic additives.Clear directions and illustrations guide you step-by-step through the entire process. Includes recipes and packaging ideas.

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (January 8, 1995)
ISBN-13: 978-0882668888


Natural Body Care Books

The Complete Guide to Creating Oils, Soaps, Creams, and Herbal Gels for Your Mind and Body: 101 Natural Body Care Recipes (Back-To-Basics)
By Marlene Jones
This book will teach a simple process of creating your own oils, soaps, creams, and gels. Learn how to buy and use essential oils, how to create recipes and how to use essential oil mixtures for baths, hand and nail care, hair care, and perfumes.
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc. (November 15, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-1601383693


Green Beauty Recipes: Easy Homemade Recipes to Make Your Own Organic and Natural Skincare, Hair Care and Body Care Products

By Julie Gabriel
This book touts insider secrets to making your own organic and natural skincare, hair care, and spa products. Learn which vegetable oils, herbs, floral waters, essential oils, plant-based emulsifiers, and natural preservatives to use and how to pack and label your own beauty products.The book contains more than 250 recipes and step-by-step techniques.
Publisher: Petite Marie Ltd (November 1, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0956355812

EcoBeauty: Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs for You and Your Friends
By
Lauren and Janice Cox
This book is a natural-beauty "cookbook" packed with easy, eco-friendly recipes with fresh ingredients from the kitchen. It is designed for readers looking for fresh and “fun” recipes.
Publisher: Ten Speed Press (August 25, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1580088527

Lauren Cox (Author)
Organic Body Care Recipes: 175 Homeade Herbal Formulas for Glowing Skin & a Vibrant Self
By Stephanie Tourles
Tourles, a licensed esthetician, herbalist, and aromatherapist, has developed 175 recipes to make in home kitchens. This book includes recipes for lotions, scrubs, toners, balms, masks, shampoos, rinses, and conditioners and even popular spa treatments such as microdermabrasion, detox and cellulite soaks, and ayurvedic oils.
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (May 30, 2007)
ISBN-13: 978-1580176767

The Herbal Home Spa: Naturally Refreshing Wraps, Rubs, Lotions, Masks, Oils, and Scrubs
By Greta Breedlove
These easy-to-make recipes include facial steams, scrubs, masks, and lip balms; massage oils, baths, rubs, and wraps; hand, nail, and foot treatments; and shampoos, dyes, and conditioners. Includes bathing rituals and massage techniques.

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (January 3, 1998)
ISBN-13: 978-1580170055


Earthly Bodies& amp; Heavenly Hair: Natural and Healthy Bodycare for Every Body
By Dina Falconi
A master herbalist's guide to natural personal care. Includes 450 formulas for essential products for face, skin, hair, hands, feet, mouth, and teeth using household staples. Many recipes using healing herbs and aromatherapy.
Publisher: Ceres Press (October 1997)
ISBN-13: 978-1886101043


The Natural Beauty& amp; Bath Book: Nature's Luxurious Recipes for Body and Skin Care
By Casey Kellar
70 recipes for beauty& amp; bath products that you can make from easily obtainable ingredients. Describes the characteristics & uses of herbs, flowers, & many natural ingredients. Learn how to make essential oils, infusions, tinctures, decoctions, & even natural soaps. This book includes fragrances, perfumes & colognes.
Publisher: Diane Pub Co (August 1, 1997)
ISBN-13: 978-0788196997

Greta Breedlove (Author)


Natural Cleaning Books

The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning
By Karyn Siegel-Maier
Karyn Siegel-Maier (Author) Effective, nontoxic alternatives can be mixed up easily from kitchen staples — baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, herbs, and borax — plus a handful of easy-to-find essential oils. This book offers 150 all-natural recipes for cleaning every area of the home — from bathrooms to bedding, and from carpets to cabinetry.
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Original edition (December 1, 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-1603420853
Effective, nontoxic alternatives can be mixed up easily from kitchen staples — baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, herbs, and borax — plus a handful of easy-to-find essential oils. This book offers 150 all-natural recipes for cleaning every area of the home — from bathrooms to bedding, and from carpets to cabinetry.
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Original edition (December 1, 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-1603420853

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Books

Aromatherapy: An A-Z: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Aromatherapy Ever Published
By Patricia Davis
A comprehensive, up-to-date encyclopedia of aromatherapy, this reference has more than 400 entries covering more than 200 conditions and 82 essential oils as well as recipes and formulae.
Publisher:
Random House UK; Revised edition (October 4, 2005)
ISBN-13: 978-0091906610


The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils
Visit Amazon's Karyn Siegel-Maier This book is a comprehensive illustrated reference containing all the information needed to work aromatherapy's magic. It includes complete instructions for skin and body treatments; recipes for creams and lotions; and techniques to enhance meditation and massages of all kinds.A Directory of Essential Oils gives the properties and applications of 75 oils.
Publisher: Sterling (August 1, 2005)
ISBN-13: 978-1402730061


The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Over 600 Natural, Non-Toxic and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health - Beauty - a Safe Home Environment
By
Valerie Ann Worwood
External application or inhalation allow the essential oil to enter the bloodstream without passing through the digestive tract. While the author’s grasp of basic physiology is somewhat confused, there's nothing dangerous in her suggestions. Her book discusses everything from treating common ailments to natural cosmetics and body care.
Publisher: New World Library; 1st edition (1991)
ISBN-13: 978-0931432828



Herbal Books

Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family
By Rosemary Gladstar
Find all the books, read about the Rosemary Gladstar is known as the mother of modern herbalism. While this reference is design to help readers with overall health, it also includes some recipes for diaper rash, athlete’s foot and more.
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Reprint edition (September 3, 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-1603420785

A Modern Herbal (Volume 1, A-H and Volume 2, I-Z): The Medicinal, Culinary, Cosmetic and Economic Properties, Cultivation and Folk-Lore of Herbs, Grasses, Fungi, Shrubs& amp; Trees with Their Modern Scientific Uses
By Margaret Grieve
Comprehensive, alphabetical encyclopedia gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic uses, and much more. This is a reference on every herb and botanical you can think of and is handy information for anyone interested in herbs.It is split into two volumes
Publisher:
Dover Publications; A-H edition (June 1, 1971)
ISBN-13:
978-0486227986

Online Resources

There are countless websites with lots of information on everything imaginable when it comes to natural resources.Since the list grew to astronomical proportions, it was cut down to include just a couple of websites that contained lists of resources.

For those looking to become gain certification in aromatherapy, try the AromaWeb site, which contains a long list of schools, organizations, and courses available at
http://www.aromaweb.com/educators/default.asp.

For those looking for schools for herbs and herbalist certifications, see HerbNet at http://www.herbnet.com/university_p2.htm, which lists herbal schools and resources all over the country.

Finally, for a list of instructors teaching soapmaking and beauty care check out From Nature With Love’s new instructor directory at http://fromnaturewithlove.com/instructordirectory/default.asp.

Although this natural resource guide merely touches on the vast amount of information available, we hope it will aid you as you embark on your own journey to gain more knowledge.

Natural Cleaning Books

The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning
By Karyn Siegel-Maier
Karyn Siegel-Maier (Author) Effective, nontoxic alternatives can be mixed up easily from kitchen staples — baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, herbs, and borax — plus a handful of easy-to-find essential oils. This book offers 150 all-natural recipes for cleaning every area of the home — from bathrooms to bedding, and from carpets to cabinetry.
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Original edition (December 1, 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-160342085
Effective, nontoxic alternatives can be mixed up easily from kitchen staples — baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, herbs, and borax — plus a handful of easy-to-find essential oils. This book offers 150 all-natural recipes for cleaning every area of the home — from bathrooms to bedding, and from carpets to cabinetry.
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Original edition (December 1, 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-1603420853

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Books
Aromatherapy: An A-Z: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Aromatherapy Ever Published
By Patricia Davis
A comprehensive, up-to-date encyclopedia of aromatherapy, this reference has more than 400 entries covering more than 200 conditions and 82 essential oils as well as recipes and formulae.
Publisher:
Random House UK; Revised edition (October 4, 2005)
ISBN-13: 978-0091906610


The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils
By
Gill Farrer-Halls
Visit Amazon's Karyn Siegel-Maier This book is a comprehensive illustrated reference containing all the information needed to work aromatherapy's magic. It includes complete instructions for skin and body treatments; recipes for creams and lotions; and techniques to enhance meditation and massages of all kinds.A Directory of Essential Oils gives the properties and applications of 75 oils.
Publisher: Sterling (August 1, 2005)
ISBN-13: 978-1402730061


The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Over 600 Natural, Non-Toxic and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health - Beauty - a Safe Home Environment
By
Valerie Ann Worwood
External application or inhalation allow the essential oil to enter the bloodstream without passing through the digestive tract. While the author’s grasp of basic physiology is somewhat confused, there's nothing dangerous in her suggestions. Her book discusses everything from treating common ailments to natural cosmetics and body care.
Publisher: New World Library; 1st edition (1991)
ISBN-13: 978-0931432828


Herbal Books

Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family By
Rosemary Gladstar
Find all the books, read about the Rosemary Gladstar is known as the mother of modern herbalism. While this reference is design to help readers with overall health, it also includes some recipes for diaper rash, athlete’s foot and more.
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Reprint edition (September 3, 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-1603420785

A Modern Herbal (Volume 1, A-H and Volume 2, I-Z): The Medicinal, Culinary, Cosmetic and Economic Properties, Cultivation and Folk-Lore of Herbs, Grasses, Fungi, Shrubs& amp; Trees with Their Modern Scientific Uses
By Margaret Grieve
Comprehensive, alphabetical encyclopedia gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic uses, and much more. This is a reference on every herb and botanical you can think of and is handy information for anyone interested in herbs.It is split into two volumes
Publisher:
Dover Publications; A-H edition (June 1, 1971)
ISBN-13:
978-0486227986

Online Resources

Seesearch resultsThere are countless websites with lots of information on everything imaginable when it comes to natural resources.Since the list grew to astronomical proportions, it was cut down to include just a couple of websites that contained lists of resources.

For those looking to become gain certification in aromatherapy, try the AromaWeb site, which contains a long list of schools, organizations, and courses available at
http://www.aromaweb.com/educators/default.asp.

For those looking for schools for herbs and herbalist certifications, see HerbNet at http://www.herbnet.com/university_p2.htm, which lists herbal schools and resources all over the country.

Finally, for a list of instructors teaching soapmaking and beauty care check out From Nature With Love’s new instructor directory at
http://fromnaturewithlove.com/instructordirectory/default.asp.

Although this natural resource guide merely touches on the vast amount of information available, we hope it will aid you as you embark on your own journey to gain more knowledge.

Bath Alchemy by The Bonnie Bath Co.

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