Organic skin care specialist, complementary health practitioner and natural cosmetics industry expert Mike Harmon has created this beautiful, varied and comprehensive 126-page collection of recipes and tips for creating organic skin care products from all natural ingredients. Here, for the first time, Mike shares his wealth of expertise gathered over many years of developing and creating sumptuous, all-natural skin care products.
‘This book is a real treat for those with a passion for natural skin products. The selection of recipes is both formidable and delicious and the inclusion of the magical ‘Sucragel’ , as well as some other rare botanical treasures, makes this book a ‘must have’ for any skin care aficionado. Mike has a wealth of knowledge in his field and has generously shared it in a user friendly way. The only issue I have is which recipe to try first.
Melinda Coss, Soap making author, consultant.
This beautiful 126-page square format, illustrated colour book contains:
60 diverse recipes, 23 of which include the versatile emulsifier ingredient Sucragel AOF Bio
an extensive glossary of raw materials and an insightful introduction about what ‘organic’ really means, which may challenge your ideas about manufactured organic products and encourage you to make your own.
Creating Organic Skincare was born out of Mike's sheer frustration that no other book like it was currently available. Having read numerous books over the years Mike was left feeling disappointed that they had not delivered on their promises and the ‘recipes’ used pre-made ingredients as opposed to natural combinations.
This unique guide provides inspiration and practical advice for complementary therapists, spa owners, natural beauty brand businesses and even beginners, with original clear recipes and step by step instructions it is a must have for anyone who has an interest in organic skin care. It makes a wonderful present for mothers, who can make beautiful products for their own skin as well be inspired by the wonderful section on making safe, natural and organic products for their babies.
Choose from 60 tried and tested recipes in Creating Organic Skincare and learn to make:
Face & Body Oils
Ointments, Balms & Butters
Creams, Lotions, Milks & Sprays
Cleansers, Toners, Gels, Gelées
Baby Care products
Hair Care products
Scrubs, Shower Gels, Massage products
Shaving Oil and much more!
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About the author Mike Harmon
Mike is a practising naturopath trained in clinical aromatherapy and has continued to add to his therapies over the years with reflexology, iridology, colonic hydrotherapy, various forms of massage and ozone therapy. Aromatherapy has always been and still is, his first passion.
Mike began formulating his own beauty products in the 1980s. Mike trained with Kolbjorn Borseth from Aromantic over a decade ago and, having worked closely with Kolbjorn for many years to learn how to emulsify creams successfully and to formulate products. Mike became Aromantic's Head Course Facilitator, teaching the highly popular Aromantic courses in London and Forres. He also previously trained with master herbalist, renowned reflexologist and aromatherapist Brenda Coverdale, from whom he learned about base oils and essential oils.
His specialist skills and knowledge include natural skin care science, creating skin, hair, nail and other personal care formulations, product development, natural ingredients, and aromatherapy/essential oils.
His depth of knowledge, practical experience and desire to share his love of making organic skin care products shines through in this beautiful recipe book.