Saturday, November 3, 2012

New Book Announcement - Hand's On Healing Remedies - In Stores December 2012

Hello Everyone!  Sorry for my prolonged absence.  I'll get back to my regular blogging schedule very soon.  October has been a whirlwind of pre-publication planning for the launch of my new book Hand's-On Healing Remedies - plus I just signed a new book contract to write a follow-up to my 2009 book - Raw Energy: 124 Raw Food Recipes for Energy Bars, Smoothies, and Other Snacks to Supercharge Your Body. Whew!  What a month it's been.  Yes, I'm counting my multiple blessings - believe me!

Hand's-On Healing Remedies

Anyway . . . today's blog will be about my newest book.  I'm happy to announce that by December 10th, 2012, my latest book Hand's-On Healing Remedies: 150 Recipes for Herbal Balms, Salves, Oils, Liniments & Other Topical Therapies, will be available in bookstores nationwide and also as an e-book - just in time for the Holidays!  Right now, you can see what the cover looks like and place a pre-publication order on, if you wish.

I'll share with you a brief description of the book as it reads in my press-release that gets sent to book retailers all over the world.  Here goes:

Most home medicine cabinets hold a variety of salves, balms, liniments, oils, and other topical treatments for everyday skin conditions and body ailments.  Many of these are expensive and contain ingredients that are unrecognizable and unpronounceable.  Often they are chock-full of synthetics, useless fillers, preservatives, artificial colors and fragrances, and other potential irritants.  In Hand's-On Healing Remedies, Licensed Holistic Esthetician and Herbalist, Stephanie Tourles, offers natural herbal alternatives that are effective, easy, safe, and fun to prepare.  With 150 original recipes, this is the essential resource for making your own topical herbal treatments at home.

Listed by ailment, in an easy A-to-Z format, the remedies address everything from backaches to headaches, arthritis to fatigue, athlete's foot to cracked skin.  Recipes include Sweet Annie Serenity Body Oil for soothing anxiety, Aloe Disinfecting Wound Wash for healing minor cuts and scrapes, Dream Weaver's Relaxing Rub for easing insomnia, Black Walnut Clay Pack for drawing out splinters, and many more.

As the only book offering this in-depth focus on herbal topical applications, Hand's-On Healing Remedies is sure to appeal to natural health enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, families, massage therapists, estheticians, many practitioners of complimentary medicine, and anyone seeking a more holistic approach to common first-aid and therapeutic needs.

If you have an interest in learning to make topical herbal medicinal formulas, then this is the book for you!  It's a compilation of formulas - some taught to me by my grandfather a long time ago - and the rest I've learned on my own and tested over time.  I know you'll love every page!

I hope you'll pick up a copy or 2 - they'll make great gifts for those you know who love herbs and pure personal care products.  Until next blog - be well, be happy, be healthy, and whole!