Books for Life
The Holistic Beauty
By Star Khechara
Available to order from the Viva! shop for £12.95 by calling 0117 944
1000 or visit www.viva.org.uk/shop
a vegan used to mean difficulties in finding decent natural skincare
products. Although there are now a handful of companies making natural
skincare ranges which are also ethical and vegan, there is also the
option to make your own.
This way you can ensure the finished potion is every bit as ethical,
wholesome and vegan as you desire it to be.
If you think homemade skincare isn't very glamorous, then try this
exotic face or body lotion.
Star is pictured with her Holistic Beauty Book
Kiss my Vanilla Face
Use on the skin and make yourself smell as tasty as dessert while the
nourishing plant fats get to work
- 200ml raw coconut oil/fat
- 1 whole vanilla pod
- 50g raw cocoa butter
1 Chop up the vanilla pod and add
to the coconut fat in a jar
2 Store in a warm place so it
3 Shake everyday for two weeks
4 Grate the cocoa butter and add
to the blend
5 Leave in a warm place for
another week, making sure the cocoa gratings have melted
6 Strain the mixture through a coffee filter lined funnel
into a jug and pour into a bottle
This heavenly oil will keep for up to a year. Smooth into your skin
daily for a healthy complexion - ethically!
Tried and Tested
with Viva!'s Felicity
The Holistic Beauty Book is a marvellous manual for
skincare with a 'clean conscience'.
The recipes are luxurious creations that avoid synthetics,
petropharmaceuticals, preservatives and slaughterhouse
Totally vegetarian (and mostly vegan) they are divided into
sections for body, hair, face, hands, feet and treats. The recipes
are easy to understand, creative and fun.
I tested the Glorious Mud mask, which feels like it's sucking
grime out of your face, leaving it feeling squeaky clean, and the
Ultra-Cleansing Oil, which is the best thing I have ever used for
melting off makeup (even thick eyeliner and mascara!).