At Home Beauty: Get The Recipe for Radiance

Alexis Wolfer The Recipe for Radiance

If you’re looking to DIY your way through beauty, Alexis Wolfer’s new book, The Recipe for Radiance is a perfect score. It’s 250 pages filled with the best kept beauty secrets for your face, body and hair, with recipes both for cooking to eat your way to better skin and concoctions to be applied topically. Everything from fine lines and wrinkles, acne to age spots are addressed in this book.

Having spent the better part of the last decade blogging about beauty there are a few ingredients my kitchen will never go without: Apply Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Coconut Oil and brown/white sugar (for starters). And I rarely use them for cooking. Those ingredients hold the majority of my beauty DIY recipes from making toners, to exfoliants, to helping with dry elbows, cuticles and split ends they are the full package. This book has inspired me to step up my game!


When I got back from Coachella, I had to take my gel manicure off and my nails were a mess! (They had those awkward breakage rings across the nail), I used Alexis’s Lemonade Lightening scrub on it and it completely transformed my nails! (The Essie manicure helped to in covering it up). And a few days later when I took the manicure off my nails were back to being smooth. I also used the scrub on my rough feet and they feel so soft. Here’s the recipe:

1 lemon

1/4 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon extra-virgin cold pressed coconut oil

**this recipe is not recommended for sensitive skin

Funny enough I used to do a similar scrub, only I used brown sugar instead of white and didn’t add lemon, although n=after trying this I’m ready for the upgrade. The citric acid from the lemon breaks down the dry, dead skin and the sugar scrubs it away and the coconut oil leaves everything feeling hydrated.

The Recipe for Radiance: Discover Beauty’s Best-Kept Secrets in Your Kitchen ($17.99) by Alexis Wolfer is available on

{Disclaimer: I got a sample of the book for review purposes}