Naked Book Review

Written by Amanda Klenner


Hi I’m Amanda and I have an herb book addiction. (Hi Amanda) Are you an herb book addict too? This Naked book review is for you.

Now that we have that out of the way let me introduce you to the newest herb book in my collection, Naked. Do I have your attention? Good.

Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Healthy Hair is a book all about the skin and how to keep it healthy, vibrant, and happy! The book, by Elaine Sheff director and owner of the Green Path Herb School in Missoula, MT, has created a truly wonderful resource for all things skin.

What will you find in the book?

  • Anatomy and physiology of the skin and its needs.
  • Detailed information on what oils, herbs, butters, and other goodies are useful for each type of skin.
  • Herbal and aromatherapy materia medica focusing on the skin.
  • The uses of different oils, butters, and natural preservatives, emulsifiers and thickeners for different skin products.
  • Lots of amazing recipes ranging from very basic to more advanced preparations, with easy to understand instructions.
  • Beautiful pictures! Just reading the book, with the beautiful pictures in it, feels like learning how to make body care out in a beautiful garden.

This is a great resource to have for anyone making homemade body and skin care. You can avoid the toxins and questionable products and additives in the store and make your own custom skincare for beautifully healthy skin.

Here is an example of one of the recipes:

forest-grove-bath-meltsForest Grove Bath Melts Recipe by Elaine Sheff from Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin

These bath melts would be the perfect gift for mothers day, birthdays or even Christmas! They are easy to make, delightfully decadent, and smell amazing. The scent is both relaxing and invigorating and certainly inspires me when I am in a creative slump. If a person you would like to gift these to doesn’t do baths, it also makes a nice foot soak!


  • 8 oz (by weight) cocoa butter (buy organic fair train cocoa butter here)
  • ½ cup sweet almond oil (buy organic sweet almond oil here or here)
  • 60 drops orange essential oil (find organic orange EO here)
  • 30 drops cedar essential oil (find organic cedar EO here)
  • 30 drops fir essential oil (find organic fir EO here)

Supplies Needed


  1. In a double boiler, melt the cocoa butter.
  2. Add the almond oil and stir until melted.
  3. Take off the stove and add the essential oils.
  4. Pour into molds and let cool completely. I find that small glycerin soap molds work well, but you can also use small muffin pans or candy molds. This recipe takes a while to cool and solidify. You can put the molds in the refrigerator to speed the process.
  5. To use, get in the tub, add a bath melt and watch it melt. Kids love this part!
  6. Gently rub the oils into your skin.
  7. Be careful when exiting the tub as the oil can make surfaces slippery!

Its that easy!

Are you interested in taking your natural skin care routine to the next level? You can get this awesome book HERE.

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Elaine was gracious enough to put together a beautiful prize package for you all including some of the recipes in the Naked book! This beautiful set includes:

  • Sore Muscle Salve
  • Green Biotic Ointment
  • Forest Grove Bath Melts
  • Lip balm
  • Bath Bomb
  • Moisturizing Lotion Bar

To enter to win this amazing bath and body kit, enter to win below!

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Amanda is a Clinical Herbalist, Holistic Nutritionist, and Health Coach located in Westminster, CO. She is also a mother, wife, and avid dog lover (cats are ok too). She has a passion for teaching people about the beautiful herbal medicines we can work with to maintain health, wellness, and joy. She is the publisher of Natural Herbal Living Magazine, works with people clinically to help them reach their health goals, and makes a line of organic, handmade herbal products.

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