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 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
Our popular Watermelon Toner is made with the juice of this summer’s melon, plus vodka and witch hazel. After your cookout this summer, save some of the juice which would otherwise be all over the table, and have fun with this refreshing face cocktail.
June 8, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
In our own staff herb and vegetable garden, which we use to concoct and test our Spa at Home recipes, we have beautiful green Early Girl tomatoes, growing daily. This summer, we’ll make this Tomato Oatmeal Blemish Mask.
May 18, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
For this apple honey acne facial remedy, our skincare experts tell us the common apple has many skin beautifying properties. Apples are also rich with Vitamins C, E, A, K, as well minerals Zinc and Copper, all of which are useful for healthy skin. These vitamins help to protect your skin from free radical damage, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, calm redness and acne breakouts, restore and repair skin cells, maintain pH levels, and keep skin moisturize.
April 17, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
This Indian cleansing milk remedy for oily skin benefits from buttermilk which offers the softening effects of lactic acid. Fennel seeds aid digestion, but when infused with liquids, are gently cleansing and toning for the skin, and they can help reduce puffiness and superficial irritation. Thyme is both antiseptic and slightly astringent.
November 13, 2012 | Kitchens Spa Index
This recipe for DIY Pore Strips or Pore Strip Alternative using Knox gelatin, is one of our most popular Spa DIY tricks. Originating here in 2004, it has made the rounds of Pinterest thanks to other intrepid bloggers who tested this recipe and found it works!
April 24, 2004 | Kitchens Spa Index