Natural Skincare For All Seasons: A modern guide to growing & making plant-based products

Natural Skincare For All Seasons: A modern guide to growing & making plant-based products

Silvana de Soissons


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This is a modern, practical guide for a new generation of consumers who want to learn how to grow and make vegan skincare products. This handbook enables the reader to switch from toxic to botanical skincare products – harnessing the long-term therapeutic power of plants to look after the body’s largest organ, simply, gently and effectively.

This is a modern, practical guide on how to grow and make your own skincare products, no matter how big your garden. This handbook enables you to switch from toxic to nourishing skincare products that better for you and the environment. Harness the therapeutic power of plants and natural ingredients to look after your skin – the body’s largest organ – simply, gently and effectively.

Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Skin – understanding what the skin is and how we take care of it; Chapter 2: Plotting My Skincare Garden: What to grow and how to arrange it; Chapter 3: Choosing Skincare Plants: The top 22 skincare plants to grow and forage for and their beneficial properties; Chapter 4: The natural skincare garden through the seasons: What to do to maintain your garden through the year and how to harvest and store your plants; Chapter 5: Basic formulations and 30 skincare recipes, including skincare teas cleanses, oils, creams and more; Sustainability – how to make a Natural Cleaning Spray and Botanical Household Soap.

Silvana takes you on a holistic journey, guiding you through planting the seed in the soil to growing harvesting, storing, creating and bottling your home-made herbal skincare.


Silvana de Soissons:

Born in an Italian family and raised on a colonial African farm, Silvana de Toti Soissons is a gardener, cook, herb grower and natural skincare product maker at Farm Soap Co. During her university days she worked in Culpeper’s Herbalist shop in Bath and so began a lifelong passion and research of the multi-tasking power of herbs. Silvana has mostly worked in food and lifestyle retailing, latterly setting up the shops and toiletries range at The Newt In Somerset, as well as owning her own businesses – The Foodie Bugle in Bath, whose blog won The Guild Of Food WritersNew Media Award (2012) and Farm Soap Co. in Dorset. She is a regular contributor to The Simple Things, Cedar and Nonsuch magazines.