Category Archives: Homemade Spa Recipes
Lip scrubs are an important part of caring for the sensitive skin on our lips. This is especially true over the winter months when the cold air can dry the skin out, and throughout the warm summer when the sun can easily damage the lips. However, unlike lip balms, which are simply made of soft butters and waxes that help to hydrate and moisturize the skin, smoothing it out, lip scrubs are a little bit more complex.
The holiday season should be filled with joy, but often the pressures of finding just the right personalized gifts can stress us out, especially when on a tight budget. Take a look at a few healthy, do-it-yourself gift options offered by the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA).
You drink it and eat it, but did you know that California-grown citrus is an effective and popular ingredient for re-energizing the spirit?
In the hustle and bustle of today’s busy lifestyles, weekend health spas have become a welcome retreat, but are often too extravagant and costly for frequent visits. With a little creativity and imagination, you can create the therapeutic and rewarding effects of a spa in the privacy of your own home — with a sunroom.
With a whole new year ahead, now is the perfect time to relax and refresh with at-home spa treatments that are easy, natural, luxurious and, best of all, affordable.
Like them or not, raw onions are beneficial to health, as they contain flavanoids and polyphenols–one of the largest categories of phytonutrients in food. Do you know that we need to consume one big raw onion per day, in order to keep some types of cancer at bay; that would include colorectal, laryngeal and ovarian cancer? In addition, the sulphur compounds in them provide protection for the heart and blood vessels from a fatal heart attack!
We all want a natural and glowing complexion. Nobody wants lines or wrinkles, or age spots or blemishes. This is evidenced by the amount of dollars spent every year on cosmetics and miracle creams and lotions. While the cosmetic industry would like you to believe that their product is the “one that works”, you can spend a lot of money finding one that truly benefits your particular skin type.
We know about useful qualities of carrot since ancient times. It contains a lot of glucose, salt of potassium, cobalt, iron, copper, iodine. Carrot is valued highly because of its provitamin A (carotene). But it also it has many other vitamins like C, D, K, E and vitamins of group B.
Oatmeal in skin care products has been around as long as I can remember and I will say that I am now over 50 years old. As a teenager I recall using facial masks and bath and body products that contained oatmeal. I loved oatmeal skin care products then, and to this day I still use oatmeal in my skin care routine. The only difference now is that I make my own oatmeal scrubs and masks and will soon try my hand at making some oatmeal bar soaps.