A decade ago, after suffering from life-threatening autoimmune disorders, Hollywood actress Shiva Rose set out to discover a more holistic way to natural health and beauty. Growing her own organic herbs and flowers; mixing creams, lotions, and tonics; and following Ayurvedic practices and creating mindful rituals, she has not only healed her life but has also become a leader and entrepreneur in the world of all-natural beauty and lifestyle.
Whole Beauty is her radiant next step, a practical, inspiring, stunningly beautiful guide to following a whole beauty practice at home. Here is the recipe for Rose’s iconic rose hip facial serum, as well as 40 other recipes for masks and exfoliants, hair-care products and detoxes, and even DIY deodorant and toothpaste. She explains Ayurvedic practices, such as dry brushing and oil pulling, and home-cleansing rituals, such as smudging with burning sage; shares a dozen tonics, including Celestial Nog and Summer Lover; and offers an entire chapter on the use of essential oils, both on the body and in the home.
From natural beauty solutions like a Blushing Bride Chickpea Face Mask to showing how to tap into the full force of female energy, Whole Beauty is a complete guide to revitalising your life.
About the Author
After overcoming life-threatening autoimmune conditions, and through a desire to celebrate authentic, healthy living without sacrificing beauty and glamour, Shiva Rose created the holistic lifestyle website the Local Rose. She developed her own nontoxic, all-natural skin-care line that nourishes the body, skin to soul, leaving the skin with a luminous glow. Rose lives with her daughters, honeybees, chickens, and cat in the Santa Monica Mountains, where they try to live in harmony with Mama Earth.
"Shiva Rose's Whole Beauty book holds the secret to inner well-being."
"Shiva Rose's new book will turn you into a goddess."
"Whole Beauty overflows with soul-nourishing rituals. . . . Lush photography is balanced with Shiva's galvanizing writing on how to live a life of intention. . . . Shiva's insights on choosing crystals, drawing the most de-stressing bath of all time, and finding your mantra are reason enough for keeping Whole Beauty bedside; we thumb through it whenever we're feeling a bit adrift."
"Shiva's book is loaded with good advice and wisdom. I will be prescribing it to my patients."
--Alejandro Junger, MD, author of Clean and Clean Gut
"This book is literally life-changing. Shiva makes us think about taking care of ourselves both physically and spiritually, and I love that she shows us how to do it step by step."
--Molly Sims, actress, model, and author of Everyday Chic
"A devotee of ancient beauty practices and yet elegantly modern, Shiva advocates self-care with soothing rituals and luxurious flora-focused recipes that release inner radiance. This beautiful book is like a spa day for my senses and my soul."
--Nadine Artemis, creator of Living Libations and author of Renegade Beauty and Holistic Dental Care
"Shiva has been shedding her light on all things wellness and beauty for years. The beauty in Shiva is that she is completely herself. She shines, whatever the weather, with a sensuality, a freedom, and a generosity that you will fall in love with when reading Whole Beauty."
--Garance Dor , photographer
"Being around Shiva constantly reminds me to slow down, live naturally and beautifully, and make time for self-care."
--Jenni Kayne, fashion designer
"These pages hold the graceful wisdom, sacred journey, and genuine alchemy of Shiva's personal transformation, consciously gathered and reminding us of the magic in nature's bounty."
--Carolyn Murphy, model and actress
"Reading Whole Beauty will gently cradle you back to you. To your innate, true path. Whole Beauty offered me the most soulful and gentle advice in how to transform my self-care into ceremonious rituals steeped with intention, pleasure, and joy."
--Athena Calderone, creator of EyeSwoon and author of Cook Beautiful
"Whole Beauty is exquisite--a crystallization of Shiva's unique perspective, sensitivity, research, intuition, and intelligence that teaches us about the multidimensional nature of beauty, its ability to transcend the physical, space, and time and to heal deeply."
--Nitsa Citrine, creative director of SunPotion
"Shiva's work in the wellness movement has been a trailblazing force of change. She is a maverick artist, mother, and Earth guardian."
--Guru Jagat, founder of the RA MA Institute