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steph tourles Stephanie Tourles is a Licensed Holistic Esthetician in both Maine and Massachusetss, with over 25 years of experience. With a background in Western and Ayurvedic herbalism and extensive training in the nutritional sciences, she is a practicing "skin care herbalist" specializing in plant-based topical treatments and nutritional therapies for skin disorders. Stephanie is also a Certified Aromatherapist and professional member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.

Ms. Tourles is a prolific writer on the topics of natural, chemical-free, skin and body care, nutrition, and well-being, and is the author of the books Organic Body Care Recipes, Naturally Healthy Skin, Natural Foot Care, 365 Ways to Energize Mind, Body & Soul, Raw Energy, and Hands-On Healing Remedies.
Stephanie writes with passion and conviction about the benefits of organic herbs and whole foods to encourage a "healthy you" and healthy planet. It is her mission to educate and inspire the readers of her books, articles, and blog to achieve their highest level of mind, body, and spirit wellness.

Ms. Tourles lives in Orland, ME and she spends her spare time hiking, organic gardening, cooking, and practicing yoga.
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"Dear Stephanie:  I was at the recent Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, PA, and so enjoyed all of your talks.  You are a super hero to me.  Seriously, I have been working in the plant world for decades and for the last 10 or so growing every herb I can in my little greenhouse business.  You have inspired me beyond words to move forward with my ideas and start living with the plants.  I have so many varieties.  I start from seed and harvest the plants and now am making tinctures and oils and teas.  I have loads of lemon balm and cone flower and thyme and sage and sweet Annie . . . just to name a very few.  I know you see a lot of people, but I was the one in the audience with the braids and sat with my sister.  I talked to you briefly when your books were already sold out.  Anyway, I just got 2 of them and am waiting on the 3rd.  Just again . . . thanks for the inspiration.  I have made and use the Ravens Wings Foot Balm everyday on my grandson, daughter, and myself.  God Bless and hope all is well. - Debbie Finney"

DIY Organic Body Care: A Puregood Interview with Stephanie Tourles
By Sommer Carlin/ September 06, 2013 click here
My Newest Book About Topically-Applied Herbal Medicine: Hands-On Healing Remedies
Hello everyone!  I’m happy to announce that my latest book is available in bookstores nationwide and also as an e-book. I’ll share with you a brief description of the book as it reads in my press-release that gets sent to book retailers all over the world.  Here goes: Most home medicine cabinets hold a variety of salves, balms, liniments, oils, and other topical treatments for everyday skin conditions and body ailments. 

Many of these are expensive and contain ingredients that are unrecognizable and unpronounceable. Often they are chock-full of synthetics, useless fillers, preservatives, artificial colors and fragrances, and other potential irritants. 

In Hands-On Healing Remedies, Licensed Holistic Esthetician and Herbalist, Stephanie Tourles, offers natural herbal alternatives that are effective, easy, safe, and fun to prepare. With 150 original recipes, this is the essential resource for making your own topical herbal treatments at home.

Listed by ailment, in an easy A-to-Z format, the remedies address everything from backaches to headaches, arthritis to fatigue, athlete’s foot to cracked skin.  Recipes include Sweet Annie Serenity Body Oil for soothing anxiety, Aloe Disinfecting Wound Wash for healing minor cuts and scrapes, Dream Weaver’s Relaxing Rub for easing insomnia, Black Walnut Clay Pack for drawing out splinters, and many more.

As the only book offering this in-depth focus on herbal topical applications, Hands-On Healing Remedies is sure to appeal to natural health enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, families, massage therapists, estheticians, many practitioners of complimentary medicine, and anyone seeking a more holistic approach to common first-aid and therapeutic needs.

If you have an interest in learning to make topical herbal medicinal formulas, then this is the book for you!  It’s a compilation of formulas – some taught to me by my grandfather a long time ago – and the rest I’ve learned on my own and tested over time. I know you’ll love every page!

"I have had Organic Body Care Recipes for a while and read it almost daily!  I am always learning new information and exciting facts!  I just recently purchased Hands-On Healing Remedies and I am in love!  Kudos to you Stephanie, you are an amazing author!  You really know your facts and have a knowledge and understanding of the world around you.  Thank you for your valuable insight and addictive literature!" - Lauren Cox-Wacaser, March 2013