The Honest Life by Jessica Alba
I’ve been pretty vocal about my love for The Honest Company lately. In fact, I have a detailed review of the company’s customer service, website, and products in the works and plan to share it within the next week.
I also have lots of love for Jessica Alba, the gorgeous actress and founder of The Honest Company. My affection for Jessica just about quadrupled after I recently read her book entitled The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You.
The book is basically a manual on how to be healthier and more natural in many different areas, such as:
- Food (along with a few simple recipes and tips)
- Home (including how to clean, organize, and decorate)
- Skin and hair care (with grooming tips for women, babies, children and men)
- Style (even for pregnancy!)
- Baby (including traveling with kids, making homemade baby food, packing a diaper bag, and developing a routine)
What makes the book so special, in my opinion, is that Jessica doesn’t force an unrealistic lifestyle upon the reader. I hate when I read a healthy living guide that basically tells me to live in a grass hut and eat tree bark (organic, of course).
But there’s none of that in Jessica’s book. She has a “no lectures, no judgment, no guilt” attitude throughout the whole thing and recommends lifestyle changes that are easy and sustainable. Better yet, she understands that most mommies and working women don’t have the time to churn their own butter or hunt all over the earth for obscure ingredients just to make dinner.
This book is honestly useful.
(Please pardon the pun.)
Some other highlights of the book:
- Family photos of Jessica with her husband and two daughters (which pleases this celebrity obsessed nosy-body very much).
- A layout that is easy to navigate. Jessica suggests reading the book from cover to cover, only flipping to topics of interest, or carrying it around in your purse for reference.
- The fact that, like me, Jessica claims to have a black thumb (and provides some ways to work around it).
- Jessica doesn’t use the book as an excuse to push her products. Sure, she recommends products from The Honest Company here and there (as any good businesswoman would), but she also gives homemade alternatives as well…which is awesome.
- There are great ideas for getting the whole family involved in and excited about a healthy lifestyle. This is is very important to me since I’d like to raise Michael to appreciate food, health, and nature.
If you’re looking for ways to make your home a healthier place for you and your family, this is a must-read!
Have you read Jessica’s book? If so, what did you think of it?
Have a good one!