Do It Gorgeously: How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products

Do It Gorgeously: How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products

Sophie Uliano

Language: English

Pages: 416

ISBN: 140134139X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


It's official: In these tough times, clueless is out--and crafty is in. For both financial and environmental reasons, life is all about doing well with what you have. But that doesn't mean you can't still be fabulous. Do It Gorgeously shows you how to make nearly everything you would otherwise purchase: From the kitchen to the nursery, from your medicine cabinet to your makeup drawer, you'll be astounded by how easy and inexpensive it is to make safe and eco-friendly products for your family. You deserve to have it all--and now you can do it yourself!

Praise for Sophie Uliano:

"To be with Sophie is to be so caught up in the thrill of the potential of good!" --Julia Roberts

"Sophie Uliano teaches us that we need not equate eco-friendly with Birkenstocks and wheatgrass shakes . . . she ushers us into a lifestyle that's ever so eco-chic." --Los Angeles Confidential

"Sophie Uliano is a Mary Poppins for the new millennium: Rather than advocating a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, Uliano will recommend rubbing sugar on your skin to make it glow--and then offer numerous other homegrown tips and tricks." --Good Housekeeping

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