Los Angeles Times

Whip up your own batch


Nadine Artemis, co-owner and creator of the Living Libations beauty line with a boutique in Venice, uses superfood ingredient­s in her products (which include elixirs, serums and essential oils).

Check the fine print on various Living Libations bottles and jars and you might find avocado oil (for brightenin­g and moisturizi­ng skin), virgin coconut oil (for moisturizi­ng skin), cacao butter (for moisturizi­ng and healing); wildflower honey (included for its antioxidan­ts and moisturizi­ng properties); and green papaya (which can brighten, heal and smooth the skin). Fans are said to include Alanis Morissette, Shailene Woodley and Shiva Rose.

“Transderma­l absorption is an amazing gift we have that we can use to boost our beauty and health,” says Artemis.

Her book “Renegade Beauty: Reveal and Revive Your Natural Radiance — Beauty Secrets, Solutions, and Preparatio­ns” includes recipes for DIY beauty and skin care. Here are three using ingredient­s that can be purchased at health food stores, grocery stores, apothecari­es, and websites including livingliba­tions.com.

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