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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback Wibalin cover finish
  • Publication: 17 May 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800922112
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 149x209 mm
  • Illustrations: 50
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: £9.99
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The Handmade Spa: Natural Cosmetics


Indulge yourself with 20 eco-friendly recipes to make at home by Sara Duménil (Author)

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Book Description

Discover the joy of making your own customised, natural and organic cosmetics that won't harm the earth or your delicate skin!

Unlock the secrets of radiant, healthy skin with The Handmade Spa: Natural Cosmetics. This comprehensive book, written by Sara Duménil, the founder of French skincare company Formule Beauté, is a treasure trove of inspiration for anyone looking to create their own customised beauty products.

Making your own natural beauty products is not only empowering but also ensures that you have control over what goes onto your skin. With this guide in hand, you'll learn the art of crafting 100%-natural beauty products that are tailored to your body:

  • Determine your skin type using 2 questionnaires
  • Choose the right ingredients adapted to you individually
  • Personalise the recipes according to your desires and your needs.


Featuring 20 carefully curated recipes, this book covers a wide range of beauty essentials that you commonly find in your bathroom. From facial cleansers, lotions, and moisturisers to body creams, scrubs and even personal hygiene products like toothpaste and deodorant, you'll have all the tools you need to glow up your natural beauty routine. The recipe preparation time is short, from 5 to 20 minutes depending on the recipe.

Recipes include:

  • My tailor-made micellar jelly
  • My custom moisturiser
  • Moisturising milk on the skin
  • 2-in-1 conditioner mask
  • Solid protein shampoo
  • Face & body cold cream.

You'll find essential guidance on selecting the right ingredients for your skin type and familiarising yourself with the steps involved in creating your own beauty products from home. Discover the benefits of using organically farmed ingredients and how they can enhance the effectiveness of your homemade creations. Learn about the necessary equipment, explore attractive, reusable containers for storing your creations, and gain insight into best practices for achieving optimal results.

Table of Contents


Before you begin
Five good reasons to get started
What products can you make?
Choosing the right ingredients
Preserving handmade products
Important information
Key for recipes

Basic equipment
For production
Empty containers

Good practice
Hygiene rules

Skin diagnostics
Diagnosing your skin type
Assessing your skin’s condition

Choosing your ingredients
Specific characteristics of each skin type
Uses and properties
Other active ingredients

What works for your skin type
Make-up removal
Exfoliating (once a week)


Making an emulsion

Making a gel

Making a balm

Making a lotion

Making a treatment oil


Face: Custom-blend micellar gel, Custom-blend moisturizer, Hydrating detox mask, Nourishing lip balm, Cleansing lotion

Body: Moisturizing skin milk, Creamy, nourishing balm, Dry body oil, Revitalizing scented mist

Hair care: Conditioning -in- mask, Leave-in detangling cream, Protective hair serum

Hygiene: Solid toothpaste, Fresh roll-on deodorant, Vitamin-packed shower gel, Protein-rich shampoo bar

General wellbeing: All-over cold cream, Face-and-body butter scrub, Massage candle, Fizzing bath bombs

About Formule Beauté

About the Author

About Sara Duménil

A naturopathic expert specializing in natural cosmetology, Sara Duménil launched the Formule beauté brand in France in 2016, with a mission to make homemade cosmetics accessible to everyone. Sara is dedicated to offering a solution for those who seek healthier alternatives to conventional skincare products and aspire to create their own natural skincare formulations.

Through this book, Sara aims to provide a diverse collection of straightforward and efficient recipes, using minimal ingredients. Her aim is to harmonize the practice of creating homemade cosmetics with the demands of our hectic lifestyles.

Sara lives in a small city outside Paris, France.

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