From very early on in this book you can tell that Jana Blankenship is incredibly passionate about making sure the things we put on and in our body come from the natural world.
She believes that as we start to lose touch with the scents of nature, we lose touch with a primal part of ourselves. She has therefore dedicated herself to reconnecting people with nature by creating body, skin and hair products from plant-based ingredients, with scent at the core of her work.
Her book is filled with "How-To's" for all sorts of products from body wash to deodorant to face masks to lip balms. All of these you can make from your kitchen with the help of one or two tools that you may need to buy online.
But this book is more than just recipes. My favourite chapter is the final one about maintaining balance between the mind and body, which Jana writes about genuinely; she doesn't pretend that practising self-care, gratitude, drinking lots of water, moving and sleeping is easy to make time for, but just gently encourages you to take part in these things when and if you can.
Just like chemical additives in our food, synthetic ingredients in our hair and skin care can wreak havoc with our bodies.
Luckily, there's no need to compromise luxurious, effective skin and hair care for safety. From a leader in the world of natural beauty, Wild Beauty is an inspiring and highly usable guide to harnessing the miraculous power of plants to make your own face oils, body balms, hairspray, bath salts, and more.
Jana Blankenship, founder of the popular beauty company Captain Blankenship, believes that organic beauty products create a direct link with nature, and ingredients like cold pressed organic plant oils, flowers, seaweeds, sea salt, and organic essential oils not only conjure the natural world, but are highly beneficial for our skin, body, hair, and senses.
Wild Beauty also shows you how to create powerful essential oil blends, the building blocks to effective skin and hair care, that can be used on their own to relieve headaches and tension, elevate mood, or be worn as natural perfumes. With gorgeous photographs and tips on creating a meaningful self-care regime, this is the only book you need for true, holistic beauty.