Another great publication by Elaine Stavert, Beauty Masks & Scrubs makes an indespensible field guide to the world of mixed up bath and body formulations. The book starts off with a breif history lesson in beauty treatments, than quickly moves on to a breakdown style guide to scrub and mask basics. Stavert does a great job of explaining the essential elements of these recipes, encouraging the reader to create their own formulas using her expertise as a guide. The next section of the book features a comprehensive overview of common ingredients used in body scrubs, facial masks, and exfoliating cleansers. In this section, Stavert provides usage information on basic exfoliants, clays, activators, herbs/botanicals, food ingredients, essential oils, and vegetable oils. This first half of the book is more than enough reason to add it to your library, but it is complemented by a selection of thirty mask, scrub, and body wrap recipes! Beauty Masks & Scrubs by Elaine Stavert is a new favorite of mine, and definitely something I would recommend to new formulators of scrubs, masks, and exfoliating cleansers. Understanding the basic proportions of these recipes, and how different ingredients behave in them sets you free to follow your imagination when creating handmade products. For me, that is the most enjoyable part!
We've just added this great new book to From Nature With Love's Online Bookstore. To celebrate the new addition, we're giving away one copy of Beauty Masks & Scrubs by Elaine Stavert for free! No purchase is necessary to enter, but I'm afraid the contest is only open to U.S. residents.
How to Enter
To enter, just leave a comment on this post. Be sure to include your name and email when leaving the comment so that we can contact you if you win. One post per household, please. The winner will be selected randomly from the list of posts.
Two Ways to Score Additional Entries
Spread the word about our contest for two additional chances to win. The winner will be selected randomly from the list of comments on this post, so make sure you leave a comment to let us know if you've tweeted or posted on facebook. Please include your Twitter handle or the name on your Facebook account so that we can verify your entry.
- Post the following message on Twitter: Enter to win a copy of Elaine Stavert's new book, Beauty Masks & Scrubs on the @FNWL #NaturalBeautyWorkshop Blog! http://tinyurl.com/3hccew8
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Comments will be closed and the conest will end on Monday, April 11, at 10:00 AM EST. I'll select a random winner from the comment list using Random.org. The winner will be announced on this post by 12:00 Noon EST on Tuesday, April 12. The winner will have until Friday, April 15 12:00 Noon EST to respond and claim their prize. If I don't here from the winner by then, I'll select another.
Announcing the Winner!
Congratulations to Danyell, the lucky winner of our little contest. I'll be contacting Danyell by email to get her shipping information so that I can send her one copy of this great new book, Beauty Masks and Scrubs by Elaine Stavert. Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway!