All The Beauty + Wellness Books You Should Add To Your Reading List

Have you ever read a book that completely changed the way you thought about a certain topic? I have! The first time I read Eat Pretty, I was obsessed. It was so inspiring and motivational. But most importantly, it was easily digestible and provided realistic action items that you could implement immediately. This list of books on beauty and wellness should be on every nightstand or coffee table of any woman who values a healthy, happy life.

Eat Pretty: Nutrition For Beauty, Inside + Out

I read this book right before my wedding and even had a private consult with the author. It forever changed the way I looked at food and beauty.

The Inner Beauty Bible

This book covers everything from creating the perfect bedroom to on-the-go mindfulness tips.

The Beauty Chef: Delicious Food For Radiant Skin, Gut Health and Wellbeing

I’m a big fan of The Beauty Chef products, particularly the collagen booster. As someone with Crohn’s disease, I know how vital it is to maintain good gut health. This cookbook makes it easy and delicious.

How To Breathe: 25 Simple Practices For Calm, Joy, and Resilience

I was first introduced to Ashley Neese on an episode of Holding Space Podcast and I was immediately drawn to the idea of mindful breathwork. I love these simple exercises that can be integrated into your daily routine.

The Little Book of Life Hacks: How To Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful

Taylor gave me this book for my birthday last year and I love it. The whole book is full of cute illustrations while also providing valuable tips and hacks for common adulthood situations.

High Vibrational Beauty: Recipes and Rituals For Radical Self Care

We could all use more radical self-care, don’t you think? This book goes beyond traditional diet and beauty tips and incorporates routines, recipes and rituals that helps align your beauty with your other wellness practices.

Complete Wellness: Enjoy Long-Lasting Health + Well-Being with Lifestyle Strategies and More Than 800 Easy Natural Remedies

If you’re interested in herbs and plants and how to utilize natural remedies for everyday problems, this is a great resource. This isn’t your grandmother’s tea. Learn how to boost circulation, balance gut flora and other practical techniques for “lifelong wellness.”

Slow Beauty: Rituals and Recipes To Nourish The Body and Feed The Soul

This book is another great resource for realistic rituals that help create a lifelong wellness habit instead of a “quick fix.” You’ll finish this book and feel nourished physically, mentally and spiritually.

The Thirlby: A Field Guide to a Vibrant Mind, Body, and Soul

This beautiful book covers all areas of wellbeing from taming anxiety to living waste-free. If you’re looking for a purely holistic approach to managing your daily wellness routine, this is a must-read.

The Wellness Project: How I Learned to Do Right By My Body, Without Giving Up My Life

If self-help guides aren’t your thing and you’re looking for a personal story, this is a great read. The author shares her personal journey with autoimmune disease and how she learned to manage it holistically while still enjoying life to the fullest.

The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide To Ancient Self-Care

Apparently, I get all my favorite books from Taylor, who gifted me this one this past Christmas. Not only is it beautifully illustrated, but it’s a very unique read. It covers everything from meditation in the winter and managing breathwork in the spring. It’s a really comprehensive guide that any self-care devotee should read.

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram