Wren & Wild’s Mandy Butera Shares Favorite Books on Health and Clean Beauty

Yoga teacher and certified holistic nutritionist Mandy Butera left an executive career of 20+ years in the traditional cosmetic world to bring a better vision of healthy beauty to the community. Wren and Wild is a collection of natural skincare, cosmetics and “magical elixirs.”  WrenandWild.com

1.) Boundaries and Protection by Pixie Lighthorse

Lighthorse is a Central Oregon educator of earth medicine theory and skills, and is founder of SouLodge gatherings and retreats. Butera says this book is, “A great little read on honoring yourself and others. I often refer back to this one in times of struggle.” 

2.) Whole Beauty by Shiva Rose

According to Butera, this book is for anyone who is interested in natural beauty and is filled with daily rituals, natural remedies and resources.

3.) MoonJuice Cookbook by Amanda Chantal Bacon 

Not your average recipe book, this collection is filled with natural recipes to restore your health says Butera. She adds that the photography in this volume is worth the read. “(Author) Amanda suffered from a myriad of health issues and has kept the symptoms in check, feeling energized and happy through her unusual yet attainable recipes,” she says.

4.) Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James Clear

 “It’s the small things that can make the difference in our daily lives,” Butera says. “(Author Clear) helps us to understand the relationship between overly ambitious goals and failure. Focusing on the starting line and daily habits.”

5.) Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health by Tero Isokauppila

  “I have been fascinated with mushrooms for quite some time now and their adaptogenic qualities. This book helps you to understand how different mushrooms such as reishi, cordyceps, chaga and more help to build up our immune systems for longevity,” Butera says.