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Official Review: Sensual Sorcery by Stella Ralfini

Post by mmm17 » 10 Jan 2020, 15:54

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Sensual Sorcery" by Stella Ralfini.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Author Stella Ralfini is a woman who doesn’t believe that one needs to buy expensive beauty products to have great skin. In her seventies, she often hears that her skin seems to belong to a much younger woman. Her mother and grandmother also had fantastic skin into their eighties. The secret recipe? The author shares a lot of them with readers in Sensual Sorcery: Natural Beauty and Health Recipes, a short and straightforward book. The author intends to “allow the alchemist inside you to come out to play.” And she delivers! Using simple language and tips, she makes it all seem easy and fun.

I loved how the author relies on natural, homemade beauty preparations. She introduces readers to her five favorite carrier oils (sweet almond, coconut, jojoba, apricot kernel, and argan) and six essential oils (rose, frankincense, lavender, geranium, carrot seed, and patchouli). With these oils as staples, she presents a rich assortment of recipes for creams, masks, tonics, exfoliating scrubs, serums, and peels. I felt empowered and motivated to take care of my skin, hair, and nails after I read the book.

The author doesn’t stop at beauty treatments, though. There are recipes to help arthritic conditions and weight loss as well. She also shares a few ideas to attenuate a few health conditions that typically affect children, such as asthma, coughs, eczema, and diarrhea.

Above all, I appreciated the author’s tone throughout the book. She comes across as a lovely and wise woman, someone I would love to have as a friend or counselor. Being a qualified teacher of Hatha, Kundalini, and Tantra Yoga, she appears to be someone whose heart is in the right place. Her good humor makes the book fun! Each section begins with an empowering, motivational, and uplifting assertion, and the recipes have thoughtful names, too. What’s not to love in Coconut Soufflé Body Cream or Strawberry-Vanilla Mousse Exfoliator?

In closing, as you might expect, I rate Sensual Sorcery 4 out of 4 stars. With no negatives worth mentioning, it is a delightful book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I found a few very minor editing mishaps in it, but they did not detract from the book’s quality at all. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys natural ingredients and recipes. If you like taking care of yourself and making your own beauty products, you’ll surely enjoy this book. I, for one, will soon be looking for places to buy the ingredients and start my alchemic experiences.

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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 11 Jan 2020, 07:14

I love this holistic approach on health and beauty! I always have Lavender oil on hand. Thanks for the great review.

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Post by Kanda_theGreat » 11 Jan 2020, 07:19

Health and beauty is a wide field and the author's approach on practical therapies is quite promising.
Thank you for the insightful review.
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Post by mmm17 » 11 Jan 2020, 15:57

Stephanie Elizabeth wrote:
11 Jan 2020, 07:14
I love this holistic approach on health and beauty! I always have Lavender oil on hand. Thanks for the great review.
As do I! Thank you for commenting!

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Post by mmm17 » 11 Jan 2020, 15:58

Kanda_theGreat wrote:
11 Jan 2020, 07:19
Health and beauty is a wide field and the author's approach on practical therapies is quite promising.
Thank you for the insightful review.
The author's approach is great, indeed. Thank you for stopping by!

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Post by Cecilia_L » 11 Jan 2020, 17:34

I'm a big fan of essential oils and natural beauty projects, so this book appeals to me. Thanks for the recommendation and excellent review.

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Post by Laura Lee » 11 Jan 2020, 18:13

This really sounds like a book I'd enjoy. I like the fact that the author shares her recipes, too. I'm going to check this out. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention with a really well-written review!
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Post by Kelyn » 11 Jan 2020, 23:59

More recipes! My daughters and I love doing "spa days" together. This would be a great book to check out! Thanks for the recommendation!

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Post by mmm17 » 12 Jan 2020, 12:57

Cecilia_L wrote:
11 Jan 2020, 17:34
I'm a big fan of essential oils and natural beauty projects, so this book appeals to me. Thanks for the recommendation and excellent review.
So am I! Thank you for your kind comments!

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Post by mmm17 » 12 Jan 2020, 12:58

Laura Lee wrote:
11 Jan 2020, 18:13
This really sounds like a book I'd enjoy. I like the fact that the author shares her recipes, too. I'm going to check this out. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention with a really well-written review!
Thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate it!

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Post by mmm17 » 12 Jan 2020, 13:00

Kelyn wrote:
11 Jan 2020, 23:59
More recipes! My daughters and I love doing "spa days" together. This would be a great book to check out! Thanks for the recommendation!
I also enjoy doing the same with my daughter. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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Post by Rayasaurus » 12 Jan 2020, 21:46

I'm glad that she was able to share her wisdom; this sounds like a wonderful book with a lot of good information. Thank you for the review!

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Post by mmm17 » 13 Jan 2020, 11:22

Rayasaurus wrote:
12 Jan 2020, 21:46
I'm glad that she was able to share her wisdom; this sounds like a wonderful book with a lot of good information. Thank you for the review!
Thanks for the comments!

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