Janice Cox

Natural Beauty at Home



Janice Cox is an author and leading DIY natural beauty and skin-care expert. She’s also a freelance magazine writer and beauty editor for Herb Quarterly Magazine. She also writes the “Natural Beauty at Home” column for Mother Earth Living Magazine. Cox is a member of the United States Lavender Growers Association, and the Herb Society of America.

Janice is speaking in Texas, Pennsylvania and is a contributor to Mother Earth News Fair Online.


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Summer Skin Care

Summer is the perfect season for creating your own natural skin care products and treatments because there are so many fresh ingredients available. Herbs, produce and flowers are everywhere and perfect ingredients for homemade body care products. Summer skin care includes sun protection, lighter cleansers and creams, deep conditioning hair products, foot care products (It is sandal season!) and soothing body lotions.
Herbal Health

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Scented Play Dough

Mix up some fun with Janice Cox! Knead herbs into a nontoxic play dough in this creative and calming workshop.
Kids Programming

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Natural Beauty with Luffa

You may be surprised and delighted to learn that luffa sponges don't come from the sea. As vegetables in the gourd and cucumber family, they can easily be grown in your home garden. Janice Cox, author of Beautiful Luffa, teaches you how to start your own seeds and how to care for your plants. Additionally, she shows you how to make luffa soaps and a sugar scrub.
Natural Health

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Growing and Using Lavender

The fresh, clean scent of lavender has been used in cosmetics and skin care products since ancient times. Lavender smells good, improves your circulation, attracts pollinators to your yard, and helps you sleep, to name just a few reasons the popularity of this fragrant pant has never been higher. Learn how to start a new plant from cuttings; air-dry flowers for year-round use; and create your own DIY body care products that can be used for hair care, skin care, and in the bath. Janice Cox shares tips, recipes, and herbal craft ideas from her new workbook Beautiful Lavender.
Natural Health

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Garden Herbs and Flowers for Health and Beauty

Did you know geranium leaves are powerful antidepressants, or that lavender has antibacterial properties? Aloe vera is called the “first aid plant” and every household should have one. Discover new healthy uses for some of your favorite common garden plants. Janice Cox, author of the newly revised book Natural Beauty from the Garden, presents some of her favorite useful herbs and flowers for home beauty recipes and treatments. You don’t have to have a garden to enjoy many of these botanicals, herbs, and flowers, as many are available at local markets and natural food stores. Bring the outdoors in and promote your own health, wellness, and natural beauty!
Organic Gardening Natural Health

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Garden Fruits and Vegetables for Health and Beauty

Did you know that potatoes are rich in vitamin C and wonderful skin soothers, or that fresh strawberries are rich in salicylic acid (a key ingredient in many commercial skin-care products)? Avocados make a rich facial mask, and their pits can be crushed and used in cleansing products. Discover new, healthy uses for some of your favorite fruits and vegetables. Janice Cox, author of the newly revised Natural Beauty for All Seasons, presents some of her favorite useful fruits and vegetable for DIY beauty recipes and treatments. Discover a new use for foods you may already have inside your kitchen cupboards or refrigerator (or that you're buying at your local farmers market). Cox also discusses seasonal skin care and gift-giving ideas. Learn to promote your own health, wellness, and natural beauty at home.
Organic Gardening Natural Health

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Garden Beauty Using Herbs and Flowers

Your garden is the ultimate health spa. It has been scientifically proven that people who go outdoors regularly and work with plants are happier, healthier, and less stressed. Herbs and flowers are key ingredients in many body care products. Learn DIY beauty basics, including how to make a mint hair rinse, calendula-infused body oil, and rose water. Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty from the Garden, shares recipes and ideas from her bestselling book and popular MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR workshop.
DIY Skills

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