Jan was the youngest of seven children, raised on a farm in New Zealand. She has been making her own cosmetics and remedies since she was old enough to realize what fun it was, so has more than sixty years worth of safe recipes and hints to share. On coming to Canada about fifty years ago, Jan married, raised a family in northern B.C. and now lives in the Kootenays in the sunny, southern mountains.
It was the fierce New Zealand sun that sparked her interest in skin care, an interest that has continued over the years, while teaching, raising five children and spending every possible minute outdoors, riding, hiking and prospecting with husband Dan, a third-generation placer gold miner. In spite of all this exposure to the elements, and 70+ busy years, her skin still fits her, so she knows that her remedies work
It seems that men as well as women are looking for ways to improve their health and (literally) to save their skins. They just don’t know where to start. The ‘Kitchen Cosmetics’ series can help with that.
Jan is working on a series of do-it-yourself books, covering skin care for women, men, teens and the very young, as well as recipes using native Canadian plants. Her goal? To help folks to smile more and become healthier.
Are her recipes and ideas simple? Yes. Are they effective? Definitely (if they can keep seventy-year-old skin in shape, think what they can do for some gorgeous young person…)
Where to find Jan Norn online
Where to buy in print
BODY BOOK. How to 'LIKE' Your Body.
If your body is asking for help, pay attention to it. This book will help you to find some rescue routines. Find out how to deal with some common problems without expensive medication, learn what chemicals NOT to allow in your home, and take charge of your health.
Stay well! Look after the bodies you have been given - they are quite wonderful!
FACE BOOK. How to LIKE Your Face
Face Book offers recipes and tips for making your own safe cosmetics from ingredients that you trust.
It tells you how to check your beauty aids for dangerous contents. Remember that what goes on goes in, including the mutagens, toxins, carcinogens and preservatives found in so many commercial products. Cosmetic cookery is easy, fun, creative and cheap...
Surviving the Celebrations
Tis the season to be jolly, but if you party too hard this holiday season, here are a few things that can help to make the dreaded 'Morning After the Night Before' more bearable.
Plus some good ideas for staying healthy in the middle of winter - and a few unusual recipes Xmas presents. Be prepared...
Safe Beauty: Great Gifts from Your Kitchen
Gifts made with love are always better than the grab-and-go kind from the stores. The makers are gifting their time, creativity and thoughts, instead of just spending money. The giving is as much fun as the receiving...
Grow Your Own Drugstore
Gardeners take note.Even the weeds are valuable!(Dandelions contain more Vitamin A than carrots).
Marigolds soothe damaged skin, parsley contains unusual oils that fight cancer, lavender helps the pain of athritis, sage gives you energy, snowdrops are a major help in fighting alzheimer's, slugs can heal chapped hands...
Use garden herbs to make a 700 year-old gypsy recipe to for radiant skin...
Clean Across Canada
Simple soap recipes for starters and sophisticates. If you have a blender and a few spare moments, you can make your own gentle, creamy soap, even better than Great-Grandma's!
Your own home-made soap makes great Christmas gifts, so clean up your family and friends...
Warning: Soap making is highly addictive!