Jessica Alba’s next project won’t lead you to the multiplex, but a bookstore…
The 30-year-old half Mexican American actress is planning to release The Honest Life, a how-to handbook based on her quest to create a natural, non-toxic life for her family.
“It’s totally crazy but amazing,” Alba tells People of her book project, adding of her lifestyle, “I’m not extreme. This book is for people who are in the middle but want to create a healthier life, like me.”
The actress recently launched her first business, The Honest Company, with business partner and co-author Christopher Gavigan. And her book will detail her life as an entrepreneur and mother seeking to give her children, Honor, 3 and Haven, 7 months, a better and safer start in life.
The Honest Life will offer advice on how to create a non-toxic home, from design tips to some of Alba’s favorite family recipes. “Honor’s favorite meatball recipe will be in there,” says Alba.
“And I always hide flax seeds in everything,” she explains, keeping it healthy but still tasty for her two girls. The book will also include beauty tips including homemade treatments to incorporate into your routine. Among them: simple, fun do-it-yourself family projects (Alba and husband Cash Warren refinished furniture for daughter Haven’s room), tips on making sure your home is filled with only the purest of materials and inexpensive ways to find your own authentic style.
“It will be easy and fun and I want it to be really colorful,” says Alba. “I’m a crazy foodie. I love doing projects with my kids. Everything in this book will be something meaningful that I’ve incorporated into our lives. I wanted some kind of handbook with all the information I was consuming so I could apply it in a practical way.”
The Honest Life will be published in early 2013 by Rodale.
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