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Making Love Potions : 64 All-Natural Recipes for Irresistible Herbal Aphrodisiacs
by Stephanie L. Tourles and Madalina Andronic


Overview - Herbs are hot And in Making Love Potions , best-selling author Stephanie L. Tourles shows you how to bring that heat into your bedroom. Tourles playfully presents 64 easy recipes for natural body oils, balms, tonics, bath blends, and sweet treats to share with your special someone.  Read more...

 
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More About Making Love Potions by Stephanie L. Tourles; Madalina Andronic
 
 
 
Overview
Herbs are hot And in Making Love Potions, best-selling author Stephanie L. Tourles shows you how to bring that heat into your bedroom. Tourles playfully presents 64 easy recipes for natural body oils, balms, tonics, bath blends, and sweet treats to share with your special someone. This celebration of life and pleasure arouses the senses with such irresistible recipes as "Come Hither" Body Powder, Cocoa-Chai "Kiss 'n' Make Up" Lip Butter, and Vanilla Intrigue Massage Oil. Most recipes use simple, common ingredients, making them both easy and quick to prepare. With beautiful illustrations and engaging explanations of the power that herbs, flowers, and natural oils have over our physical bodies, Making Love Potions is the perfect gift for herb lovers -- and all lovers -- everywhere.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781612125725
  • ISBN-10: 1612125727
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • Publish Date: November 2016
  • Page Count: 192


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BookPage Reviews

Lifestyles: Feeling the love buzz

It’s February. It’s cold and gray. What better time to “pause, play, discover, rediscover, encourage, and enrich the enchantment that is love,” writes Stephanie L. Tourles in the introduction to Making Love Potions. Filled with bright watercolor illustrations, her collection of 64 recipes for herbal concoctions to please the whole body has something for everyone—from Sip ’n’ Kiss Tea, a unique “sensory delight” that can also soothe a sore throat; to Cocoa-Chai Kiss ’n’ Make Up lip butter and numerous massage oils, body butters and balms. Many of the mixtures are formulated with easy-to-find ingredients like cocoa butter and coconut oil, and Tourles provides helpful info on essential oils and base oils, along with where-to-buy resources. I’m ready to invite girlfriends over for a “Galentine’s” potion-making party: We’ll sip Lime-Mint Fizz with Cranberry Ice (made with champagne), eat Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Turtles and whip up a bevy of treats to take home. Insert heart-eyes emoji here! 

WHAT IS HYGGE? 
First, let’s clear something up: The Nordic ethos of hygge (pronounced “hue-gah”) is not just about how to live happily through the darkest winter months. Maybe you knew that, but I didn’t. I understood that the word meant a “feeling of cosiness,” but there’s more. Hygge is about “being sociable and looking outward; it’s about taking pleasure in the simple things in life, in fellowship with kith and kin,” writes Signe Johansen in How to Hygge. Johansen clearly lays out the many characteristics of Nordic living, emphasizing minimalism and time spent outdoors. After all, you’ll enjoy a cardamom twist and mug of joe all the more if you’ve gone for a brisk walk beforehand, right? Such a coffee break with friends is known as “fika” in Sweden, and Johansen outlines the benefits of daily breaks from work and serves up a chapter full of appropriate sweets. Other sections include savory recipes, elements of Nordic design, tips for decorating and ideas for greater self-reliance. 

TOP PICK IN LIFESTYLES
The celebrated home-design glossy domino is back—in both print magazine and book form. And what a pretty-in-pink (with butterflies!) thing this book is, indeed. In domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home, editors Jessica Romm Perez and Shani Silver help readers discover a sense of personal style through chapters focused on seating, walls, art, flooring, shelves and vignettes, lighting and so on. These chapters are organized into three sections: an opening array of inspiring images, a “handbook” to explain the basics (look no further for a primer on shelf styles, light fixtures or types of upholstery) and “style school.” Each packs in a wealth of information, but there’s no feeling of overload as you turn the pages. The images here do a great job of teaching by example and are paired with truly useful, not fluffy, text. This is an incredibly practical book that also manages to be beautiful.

 

This article was originally published in the February 2017 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

 
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