Holistic Beauty Books

15 Favorite Holistic & Wellness Beauty Books

I’m so excited to share 15 of my favorite holistic beauty and wellness books that will support and delight you on your journey to glow! These books are packed with skin worthy recipes, DIY skin care tips, plant-based beauty principles, how to make adaptogens part of your everyday life and simple but effective detoxes to cleanse your mind, body and clear your skin.

Feel free to check out my favorite organic, non-toxic green beauty products here and stay tuned for a post on my favorite essential oils books! (In the meantime, download my free guide: Caroline’s Top 5 Favorite Essential Oils for Sensitive Skin.)

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Holistic Beauty Books

01

Plant Powered Beauty

With Plant-Powered Beauty: The Essential Guide to Using Natural Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare (with 50-plus Recipes), harness the power of plant-based energy to maintain your natural beauty and let your skin glow like never before.

Natural beauty experts Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault show you how to deconstruct beauty labels, parse ingredients lists, make informed choices about the products they use—and, most important, better understand how your skin works.

02

Pure Skincare

In Pure Skin Care, best-selling author and long-time formulator of natural products Stephanie L. Tourles shares her 78 all-time favorite recipes for facial cleansers and scrubs, masks, moisturizers, and steams, along with creams, balms, and exfoliants for the entire body, all formulated to meet the most up-to-date green beauty standards.

Readers will find specialized formulas for feet, hands, and sun protection, along with instructions for customizing recipes for particular skin types and easy-to-make treatments for common skin conditions like rosacea, acne, and wrinkles.

This book features soothing, pampering, healing, and restorative formulas for all ages and needs.

03

Slow Beauty

SpaRitual founder Shel Pink’s Slow Beauty is all about carving a few moments out of each day to practice the kind of mindful self-care and wellness that makes us glow.

Slow Beauty works because it’s a lifestyle, not a quick fix. It provides inspiration, support, and tools for working from within toward looking and feeling healthier and more joyful than ever. In this book you’ll find:

Filled with inspirational images and a message that’s sustainable for a lifetime, Slow Beauty will harness the power within every woman to physically, mentally, and spiritually nourish their bodies from the inside out.

04

Eat For Beauty

Packed with more than 100 beauty-enhancing recipes, including a kick-start detox program for a full-body beauty recharge, which will get you started on the path toward being your best self.

Revitalize the way you look and feel by eating the most effective foods to enhance beauty. Show off clear skin, strong nails, and shiny hair using this practical guide. Identify which natural foods will improve your outer beauty and inner health, and optimize ingredients’ superfood potential. Using amazing photographs that point out each food’s value and benefits, Eat for Beauty explains how certain ingredients enhance your beauty at any age.

Problems with acne, cellulite, or sunburns? Eat for Beauty looks at common issues and recommends a food or herb supplement to address almost every beauty subject. Build your own specific diet plan based on recipes that target your needs, using the daily meal planner for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

05

Plant Based Beauty

Plant-based beauty is part of a growing global movement that is not just about the food we eat but the choices we make when it comes to what we wear and the beauty products we use. We are more aware than ever that our personal actions have an effect both on our own levels of wellness and the health of the world around us.

Plant-Based Beauty is a practical companion to your daily routine, helping you to truly understand the ingredients you are putting on your skin and replacing them with self-care rituals to look forward to.

Jess Arnaudin helps to de-code the language, myths and science surrounding natural ingredients and shares recipes and her favourite beauty foods as part of her philosophy of ‘Inside Out Beauty’.

Holistic Nutrition Books

06

The Gut-Skin Connection

Packed with more than 100 beauty-enhancing recipes, including a kick-start detox program for a full-body beauty recharge, which will get you started on the path toward being your best self.

Revitalize the way you look and feel by eating the most effective foods to enhance beauty. Show off clear skin, strong nails, and shiny hair using this practical guide. Identify which natural foods will improve your outer beauty and inner health, and optimize ingredients’ superfood potential. Using amazing photographs that point out each food’s value and benefits, Eat for Beauty explains how certain ingredients enhance your beauty at any age.

Problems with acne, cellulite, or sunburns? Eat for Beauty looks at common issues and recommends a food or herb supplement to address almost every beauty subject. Build your own specific diet plan based on recipes that target your needs, using the daily meal planner for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

07

The Beauty Chef Gut Guide

The Beauty Chef Gut Guide is the practical companion to Carla Oates’ acclaimed book, The Beauty Chef. It is a compelling resource for people who want to better understand the science underpinning the link between gut and skin health. The 8-week program includes information on the importance of gut functionality, weekly meal plans for repairing and reprogramming your gut, and more than 90 recipes.

In addition to recipes and information about repairing your gut, it covers broader advice for wellbeing, from the importance of cleaning products to mindfulness and yoga. It is photographed and designed in the distinct style established by the The Beauty Chef cookbook.

08

The Plant Paradox

Most of us have heard of gluten—a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if we’ve been missing the root of the problem?

In The Plant Paradox, renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the “gluten-free” foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products. These proteins, which are found in the seeds, grains, skins, rinds, and leaves of plants, are designed by nature to protect them from predators (including humans). Once ingested, they incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight gain and serious health conditions.

At his waitlist-only clinics in California, Dr. Gundry has successfully treated tens of thousands of patients suffering from autoimmune disorders, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases with a protocol that detoxes the cells, repairs the gut, and nourishes the body. Now, in The Plant Paradox, he shares this clinically proven program with readers around the world.

09

Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies

Brought to you by Jessica Jean Weston, Holistic Health Coach and Owner/Executive Chef of Superfresh! Organic Café, Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies provides readers with simple recipes that debunk the fanciful mystery of adaptogens, herbs, superfoods, and fermentation for everyday enjoyment, while still dressing to impress all those who happen to grace your kitchen space.

With several staple drinks for day-to-day consumption, medicinal shots for prevention and seasonal wellness, and fermented concoctions for an extra special probiotic-rich kick, there’s something for all forms of hydration!

As an extra bonus, Weston has included three of her favorite cleanses for detoxing and hitting a reset button during seasonal and major life transitions.

10

The Clean Plate

Delicious food can heal the body. Reset and rebalance with clean recipes that are flexible and easy for busy weeknight meals or lunches on the go, and healthy enough for more intensive, doctor-supported cleanses.

This food-lover’s cookbook brings everything to the table–from smoothies and soups to bowls, entrées, snacks, and desserts–with the ease and flavor that we have come to expect from Paltrow and her team at GOOP. Highlights include instant staples like Turkey Meatball Pho, Sheet Pan Chicken Broccolini, and Butternut Squash Tacos, and sweet treats like Cashew Turmeric Iced Lattes and Chocolate Chia Pudding.

Beyond the appealing recipes, THE CLEAN PLATE has meal plans, detoxes, and cleanses to address the reader’s specific needs and desired results. Supported by Paltrow’s team of nutrition experts and doctors, the book offers specific eating plans focused on Adrenal Support (with Dr. Alejandro Junger), Heart Health (with Dr. Steven Gundry, Candida (with Dr. Amy Myers, Heavy Metal Detox (with Dr. James Novak), Fat Flush (with Dr. Taz Bhatia) and Veg-Friendly Ayurveda (with Dr. Aruna Viswanathan).

Full of go-to recipes and revitalizing health tips, THE CLEAN PLATE is exactly the standout cookbook we have been waiting for, from the biggest name in clean eating.

11

12 STEP MIND-BODY-FOOD RESET

Clinical nutritionist and health blogger Jessica Sepel has helped tens of thousands of people transform their health by improving their relationship with food and their body.

Through her own experiences and those of her patients and online audience, Jessica knows that the most reliable path to creating sustainable health habits is to address the emotional component first. She offers a wholesome, balanced way of eating, relaxing and exercising that allows women to reconnect with their body and mind and shut off the noise of fad diets and mixed messages.

In The 12-Step Mind-Body-Food Reset, Jessica shares her 12 key pieces of practical advice for overcoming disordered eating, achieving weight balance and creating good habits for life.

Each chapter contains a single principle that is simple, achievable and self-contained, allowing readers to focus on one issue at a time, one step at a time, one day at a time.

 

12

The 4-Phase Histamine Reset Plan: Getting to the Root of Migraines, Eczema, Vertigo, Allergies

Learn how to avoid high-histamine foods that are causing health problems and sub in healthy alternatives to live a healthier life.

Board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine and author of The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan Becky Campbell teaches you everything you need to know to identify high-histamine foods you are sensitive to and eliminate these symptoms and improve your health and well-being.

The 30-Day Histamine Reset Plan fills you in on everything you didn’t know about histamine intolerance and its causes and symptoms. Dr. Campbell also outlines a four-step plan that will help you identify the foods you’re sensitive to and cure ailments such as vertigo, allergies, migraines and more.

The four-phase diet plan is full of flavorful, low-histamine paleo foods; the first three phases instruct you which foods to eliminate from your diet to reset your health and support your organ functions, and the last phase help you slowly reintroduce foods. The plan is supported by tasty recipes for every meal that have adaptations based on which phase you are in.

Wellness Books

13

Herbal Goddess: Discover the Amazing Spirit of 12 Healing Herbs with Teas, Potions, Salves, Food & Yoga

Working with 12 common herbs, Amy Jirsa offers recipes and ideas to open your mind, strengthen your body, and nourish your spirit. In-depth profiles show you how to unlock the powerful properties of calendula, chamomile, cinnamon, dandelion, echinacea, elder, ginger, holy basil, lavender, nettle, rose, and turmeric through delicious teas and foods, luxurious salves, skin and hair care treatments, complementary yoga poses, and meditations. Discover the natural keys to radiant health and wellness.

14

FLOWER REVOLUTION

In many ways, with the current advancements in technology, we’ve lost our connection to nature, and in turn, our connection to ourselves. This disconnection often leads to stress, fatigue, and imbalance. In Flowerevolution, flower alchemist Katie Hess and photographer Louie Schwartzberg invite us to venture into the vast and beautiful world of flowers, and learn how they can be used to give us a fuller experience of our everyday lives.

This flower-filled guidebook is rich with information, stories, images, and rituals that demonstrate the largely untapped power of flowers. Most people are unaware that quiet, unassuming flowers can amplify our positive qualities and awaken new joy in everyday life, but in fact, flowers are ready to spark us to reach our greatest potential—one that is likely bigger than we can even imagine!

By engaging with the stunning photography in Flowerevolution, you will discover for yourself the hidden wisdom of flowers and be able to use those insights to better understand yourself, your loved ones, and your place in the intricate web of life.

 

15

Alchemy of Herbs

Alchemy of Herbs will show you how to transform common ingredients into foods and remedies that heal. What were once everyday flavorings will become your personal kitchen apothecary. While using herbs can often seem complicated or costly, this book offers a way to learn that’s as simple and inexpensive as cooking dinner.

With the guidance of herbalist Rosalee de la Forêt, you’ll understand how to match the properties of each plant to your own unique needs, for a truly personalized approach to health for you and your family. In addition to offering dozens of inspiring recipes, Rosalee examines the history and modern-day use of 29 popular herbs, supporting their healing properties with both scientific studies and in-depth research into herbal energetics.

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