Plantain (the botanical, not the starchy fruit) is a common weed in your yards and garden — but did you know it also serves as an excellent medicinal remedy? It’s a wonderful treatment for bug bites and stings, but also minor burns and abrasions, rashes, eczema, and psoriasis. Make some of this healing plantain cream and keep it on hand this summer.
June 3, 2014 | Spa Index
For the benefit of our visitors who are considering a spa treatment which calls for ingredients in a mask or wrap which are unfamiliar, “read below before you go.” This Guide to Essential Oils provides some basic information, but it’s also helpful for selecting a new or different combination of oils based on a profile that piques your interest.
March 30, 2014 | Spa Index
Our favorite zen spaces exude calm and rest for the mind body and spirit. These are a collection of our favorite spaces, created by spas, landscape designers, businesses, home owners, and Mother Nature.
March 19, 2014 | Spa Index
Aren’t these mason jar lanterns beautiful? Retro reproduction mason jars in a lovely shade of blue are filled with liquid citronella. A hole in punched in the flat cap of a 2 part lid, cotton string is threaded through, and ignited to make a natural and beautiful bug-free light for your garden spa party.
September 28, 2013 | Spa Index
Our esthetician experts say “If you can see your shadow, you need sunblock.” However, did you know the active ingredients in sunblock often dissipate after the season? You should always use a sunblock, but, don’t purchase it in bulk or save that last little bit in the bottle for the next season. Buy it fresh every season, or, make your own if you don’t have access to your favorite brand. Note: This recipe will give you a white nose “lifeguard style.”
June 10, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
Day spa owner and new mom Stacy Denney knows how to make any expectant mother feel beautiful and relaxed with nine months’ worth of revitalizing treatments designed to inspire well-being.
January 6, 2012 | Kitchens Spa Index
This potent potion helps break up congestion in the lungs and is an alternative cough syrup for those who react to the artificial colors, flavors and alcohol in most commercial syrups.
March 20, 2006 | Kitchens Spa Index
This Keep It Clean Yoga Mat Spray is courtesy of Green Valley Aromatherapy. Tote this to your studio or gym, even the classroom for your child’s nap mats (if scents are permitted).
April 12, 2005 | Kitchens Spa Index