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Wild Beauty: Wisdom & Recipes for Natural Self-Care

Wild Beauty: Wisdom & Recipes for Natural Self-Care


An inspiring and easy-to-use primer on natural beauty, featuring 45 recipes for making your own essential oil-based perfumes and room sprays, lip balm, face and body oils, bath salts, juices, tonics, and more, including an overview of important plant ingredients, the benefits of detoxing your beauty regimen, and tips for creating a cleaner self-care routine.

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 regimen, this is the only book you need for true, holistic beauty.

About the author

Jana Blankenship is the founder of Captain Blankenship and a passionate educator about the transformative power of plants and minerals for beauty, personal care and wellbeing. Jana first started making herbal potions as a child and is still in complete awe of the intelligence of Nature. She loves to experiment with new products using both foraged and garden-grown ingredients, which she lovingly shares with her family, friends and the world. Her studies in herbalism and natural perfumery led her to start the pioneering clean beauty company, Captain Blankenship, in 2009. The business grew from a passion project in her kitchen to a mission driven company with a full line of products carried worldwide. Integrity of ingredients, social and environmental responsibility are at the heart of Captain Blankenship, which is a B Corp, Leaping Bunny approved and part of 1% for the Planet. The MadeSafe approved line of plant-based haircare and bodycare products are made with organic ingredients sourced from farmers and cooperatives, which enhance your wild beauty, never hide it. Jana is the author of Wild Beauty: Wisdom & Recipes for Natural Self-Care and co-author of the forthcoming book, Seasonal Family Almanac: Recipes, Rituals & Crafts to Embrace the Magic of the Year. She lives in Gardiner, NY with her husband, two children, two dogs and cat. Find out more at

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