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Botanical Beauty: 80 Essential Recipes for Natural Spa Products
Botanical Beauty: 80 Essential Recipes for Natural Spa Products
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Botanical Beauty: 80 Essential Recipes for Natural Spa Products

Soak, scrub, and soothe your way to relaxation with simple homemade spa recipes from award-winning author Aubre Andrus. Using some of nature’s best ingredients, such as beeswax, sugar, coconut oil, shea butter, avocado, sea salt, essential oils, and more, craft everything from a Cooling Peppermint Hand Cream to a Vanilla Honey Body Scrub. Make practical products, like your own all-natural Bugs-Be-Gone Insect Repellent, Minty Homemade Toothpaste, and Natural Shaving Cream. Or pamper yourself after a long day with a Re-energizing Tub Tea, Lovely Lavender Bath Salts, and a Deep Conditioning Treatment. Nourish your body from head to toe with these organic, handmade recipes and crafts, or package them as a gift to share a fresh, fun spa experience.

PublisherSwitch Press
BrandSwitch Press
Age Level14-18 Years
Reading LevelGrades 9-12
GenreProcedural Text
SubjectHobbies & Crafts
Trim Size8 x 10
Page Count160
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YALSA 2018 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers Nominee - Jessica Ormonde

"The topic of affordable DIY beauty products is sure to entice reluctant readers interested in self-care, makeup, and cooking. The photographs are lively and nicely framed, easily on par with anything in a professional magazine. Readers who struggle with reading complex text will appreciate the simple, clear instructions and eye-catching images. . . .Great for fans of YouTube beauty tutorials, and magazines like Seventeen and Cosmogirl." - YALSA 2018 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers Nominee

July 13, 2017

New Moon Girls, "Lacey Recommends" - Lacey Louwagie

"Looking for a way to help a loved one treat herself? You’ll find 80 recipes for homemade spa products like bath salts, foot scrub, face masks, and mouthwash in Botanical Beauty…" - New Moon Girls, "Lacey Recommends"

December 10, 2017


Booklist - Kathleen McBroom

"Everyone enjoys being pampered, but teens on limited budgets, or who have acne or sensitive skin, may feel especially frustrated. This unique compendium comes to the rescue, offering soothing, all-natural treatments for the hands, feet, body, face, and hair. . . .Attractive color photographs show off successful results and encourage experimentation. Whether readers are seeking a little coddling or looking for gift ideas, this accessible collection offers fun and original maker projects." - Booklist

December 15, 2016

Imagination Soup - Melissa Taylor

"This book look like a pampering paradise for your DIY interests. . . .From body to hands, feet, face, and hair, this book will give you lots of ideas to easily create your own home spa." - Imagination Soup

May 6, 2017


Booklist - Ilene Cooper

"Top 10 Project Books for Youth! Teens who enjoy being pampered will revel in this unique compendium of soothing, all-natural treatments for body, feet, face, and hair. The mix of recipes and craft projects makes this all the more useful." - Booklist

May 15, 2017

Publishers Weekly

"Readers needn’t look much further than their own homes for wholesome body and beauty products, suggests Andrus in this extensive collection of recipes for bath salts, scrubs, masks, shaving cream, and other items often sold at health and beauty stores. Airy photographs of ingredients and finished products accompany each recipe, emphasizing their simplicity and natural components. . . .Broadening the book’s scope are craft ideas for hair wraps, ties, and a towel wrap, as well as decorating and packaging tips—a small reminder that homemade gift-giving can feel as good as self-care." - Publishers Weekly

January 28, 2017



Young Adult Library Services

YALSA 2018 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers Nominee

July 1, 2017

Aubre Andrus

Aubre Andrus

Aubre Andrus is an award-winning children’s book author with books published by Scholastic, American Girl, and more. She cherishes her time spent as the Lifestyle Editor of American Girl magazine where she developed crafts, recipes, and party ideas for girls. When she’s not writing, Aubre loves traveling around the world, and some of her favorite places include India, Cambodia, and Japan. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband. You can find her website at

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