Most of us would like to have more of an eco-friendly lifestyle, but organic and natural labels on everything from skincare lotions to dog treats often come at a higher price.  In DO IT GORGEOUSLY: How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products (Voice/June 1, 2010/$19.99), do-it-yourself advocate, passionate environmentalist, and New York Times bestselling author of Gorgeously Green Sophie Uliano provides the affordable solution by showing how uncomplicated and gratifying it can be to become self-sufficient.

DO IT GORGEOUSLY is a treasure trove of green projects and recipes covering nearly all areas of life.  You will discover easy step-by-step instructions to guide you from the practical (making your own sesame sunscreen, creating a nontoxic nursery, and planting a medicinal herb garden) to the fun (mixing your own anti-aging serums, making “good as new” fashion, and preparing delicious food gifts).  In addition to recipes, Sophie offers simple and money-conscious tips to saving energy in your home, eco-friendly ideas for pets, and great uses for household items you probably already have.

Just a few of the must-try creations are India rose luxurious oil, apricot and geranium moisturizers, nontoxic insect repellent, pomegranate eye serum, citrus furniture polish, baby berry cereal, and a stunning recycled cashmere cardigan.  DO IT GORGEOUSLY is the means to create all the fabulous products you crave, guilt-free!

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