I’m always on the lookout for resources that focus on natural skin care. So, when I came across a guide that promised 50 herbal skin care recipes I had to investigate. After reading through the material, and making a few of the recipes myself, I feel I can give a honest review.
The complete title of the guide is Balance With Herbs: Essential Guide to Herbal Skin Care. However, the site is more than just a sales page for the guide. It’s a community with a blog and regular updates.
On the sales page you will find promises of:
- 50 proven skin care recipes
- Detailed analysis of the herbs used
- Customization options for each recipe
- Weekly updates on additional recipes
- Members only discounts
Balance With Herbs
Magdalena (Maggie) VanBuskirk is the author of the guide. Originally a Bulgarian native, she grew up watching her mother make natural remedies and her philosophy is that there is an herb for every malady–and I agree!
The guide does deliver on its promises. If you shop for natural skin care products, you know that they can be budget busters. A one ounce bottle of serum from Whole Foods can cost upwards of $30 so the savings factor is there when you make your own.
The 50 recipes cover the spectrum of skin care maladies–from acne to wrinkles and lots of other skin issues. Each herb that is used has a detailed description to include why it’s included in the recipe. The images are sharp and colorful so you’ll know how to identify the herb.
I also love that this guide includes a table of contents up front as well as an index in the back. The index makes it very easy to find things, so if you’re looking to use a specific herb you can easily look it up in the index to find its recipe location in the guide.
Another benefit of the guide is that you are encouraged to make substitutions so that the formula is tailored to your skin. You don’t have to stick strictly to the recipe. So, if you know your skin reacts better to olive oil than coconut oil, feel free to substitute that. You don’t necessarily have to spend money on an ingredient you don’t have.
Most of the recipes only have 3 to 4 ingredients, some only two. For instance, there’s a carrot mask recipe that has just 2 ingredients that I’m sure you have in your kitchen right now. If you do need to buy herbs, a ten dollar bag of calendula petals should see you through a year or two in comparison to a commercial product that lasts a few weeks.
Some of the recipes only require common items that are already in your kitchen cupboard like cinnamon, honey, or cucumbers. You won’t break the bank with these recipes.
Don’t be fooled by commercial products that have natural ingredients. They also have preservatives that can be found in your body long after you’ve finished with the product. In my opinion, the benefit of the herbs is cancelled out by the toxins.
You can avoid the dark side of natural skin care by making your own products.
If you’re thinking you can’t make use of all of the recipes, remember that the holidays are coming up, and there’s always a reason to give a gift for a special occasion or birthday. If you have a young person in your family, why not make the acne serum for them and put it in a nice bottle? People appreciate handmade gifts because it shows you care. There’s a wonderful recipe for a splash that you could customize with essential oils that would make a wonderful gift.
Speaking of essential oils, it’s not just about those–as wonderful as they are. There are also recipes using clays, salts, and butters. You’ll really love making these recipes and customizing them to fit your needs–not to mention the wonderful effect they’ll have on your skin.
I should also mention that there’s a 100% money back guarantee. You have 60 days to try it out, so there’s really no risk involved for you. Here’s the link again so go get your copy here.