Fabulous Outdoor Summer Spa Party

It’s a lot of fun to have outdoor parties of any kind when the weather turns hot, but an outdoor spa party is unbelievably fun. Your party needn’t be a big gala affair, but rather an intimate and cooling experience for you and your friends. What follows are easy to do ideas that will make for a terrific time for everyone at your summer spa party, including you. Read More …

There Is Magic in a Touch

In Reach Out and Touch Someone we will first to look at the hard science behind a touch and then see what psychologists have to say. I mean I know what a wonderful feeling it gives me when a good friend touches my arm or gives me a hug. A light touch from a stranger is also welcome. However, I’m considered kinda’ weird at times so I wanted to find out if it was just me or if there really is magic in a touch. Read More …

The Quest for a Safe Nail Polish

It seems like I’m kinda’ on a roll about fingernail health. It’s probably my obsessive nature that makes me hang on like a bull dog when I want to find a solution to a problem. The problem is how to keep fingernails (and toenails) looking great in a non-toxic way; thus the quest for a safe nail polish. Read More …

Save Your Fingernails with Nail-Aid Base Coat

I’m constantly sticking my hands in dirt a la flower garden, dish water, paint etc. and my fingernails tend to look awful. Some of them are long, some are short and some are crooked from where they have broken off. That said, I’ve been on a quest for a good product to get my nails in shape. After all, a Spa From Scratch representative can’t go around with ugly looking fingernails. Fortunately for me, I’ve found a base coat I’m sure I’m going to love and it’s not even expensive. The product is Nail-Aid. Read More …

Abhyanga Massage

Abhyang is an Indian term meaning ‘oil application.’ It’s considered an Ayurvedic massage, at least here in the West. (Ayurvedic is from the word ayurveda which is the Indian art of healing and prolonging life.) If you’re the type person who likes rough massages where a lot of beating and pounding is involved, this is not the massage for you. For me, it’s perfect because abhyanga massage is so gentle and relaxing. Read More …

Spa Day Treatments – The Muds

For eons, mud baths have been used as a spa day treatment. Their medicinal benefits have been debated for a long time. Mud baths, mud wraps and mud facials are popular spa day treatments that many swear makes their skin feel softer, eases arthritis pain and relaxes the body. This post covers the three main types of mud used in a spa day treatment. Oh and yes, you can enjoy a mud bath as part of your personal spa day at home. Read More …

Angel Fruit Delight Spa Snack

There are dozens of totally incredible, delectable and gorgeous spa snacks you can make for your personal spa day or for a spa party. However, one of the simplest and most popular snacks I make is with fruit, angel food cake and whipped cream. What’s great is that it’s always a big hit with my spa party friends and is super simple to make. Read More …

The Quick, Easy and Delicious Parfait Spa Snack

Summer is a great time for parfaits they’re quick, easy, delicious and cool. A parfait is a layered dessert. The word parfait has two distinct meanings if you look it up in Webster. A parfait can be any cold dessert made up of layers of good stuff such as fruit, syrup, ice cream, whipped cream etc. A parfait can also be made with flavored custard layered in fruit, syrup or liquor. Read More …

Spa Bathroom Décor – Don’t Forget the Flowers

You wake up in the morning and the first place you head is the bathroom. That one room is your first impression of every day and it’s at the heart of your spa day. It’s the room where you enjoy soothing baths. It’s the room where you caress those skin nurturing creams on to your body. It’s the room where many apply makeup. It should also be the room that will give you a little emotional boost every time you enter. That is exactly the reason why, when you consider bathroom décor, you don’t want to forget the flowers. Read More …

Weight Loss Spa Party

Got extra pounds to shed? Have a weight loss spa party. Weight loss and party don’t sound like they would even go together in the same sentence. However, they do if you make weight loss fun and part of making it fun by having a weight loss spa party. This post will give you some ideas on how to set up your spa party the right way so it it’s easy on both your bank account and your time. Read More …

Quiet Your Mind – An Enhanced Spa Day Experience

A good spa tends to the psychological and physical well being of its clients. A good spa will quiet your mind in a variety of ways including the use of: color, music, massage, diffused scents and relaxing massages with therapeutic oils. It’s a wonderful experience, but most of us aren’t going to make it to the spa every day. (Wouldn’t that be wonderful?) There is one thing we can do to enhance our spa day experience at home. In fact, it’s something we can do to give us a 20 minute spa experience every day. We can meditate. Read More …

Summer Spa Party

A summer spa party can be loads of fun if you plan it right. It contains many of the same elements as a spa party at any other time of year. However, since summer is generally hotter than winter, there are a few changes you may want to make. Read More …

Delectable Spa Snacks

We’re all atwitter here in Seattle. Why? Because we have had two whole days of sunshine in a row. Imagine that; two whole days. Wow. So I immediately started thinking about summertime spa snacks. Then it dawned on me, for some of our goddesses that visit our site, they’re entering into their winter season. With that in mind, I’m presenting a few spa snack ideas for both summer and winter. Read More …

How to Have an Awesome Spa Party At Home!

It can be a lot of fun and inexpensive to have a spa party at home if you plan it right. The party might consist of a few of your closest friends, the friends of your teenager or even the friends of your children (usually girls). This post will cover the elements of a spa party at home and how to plan it out. Read More …

Do Pheromones Work?

This is going to be a very short post about a very big subject: pheromones, the chemicals that make us extra sexy. We’ve all heard about the use of pheromone traps to catch insects which usually leads to an unhappy end for the insect. However, the very existence of human pheromones has been hotly debated, let alone discussions regarding their effectiveness. With the discovery of human pheromones, that only left one question. Do pheromones work? Read More …

Libido Enhancers

Time with a lover should be pleasing to both, but sometimes that doesn’t happen. The causes can be physical or psychological or a combination of both. To prevent this unhappy occurrence, you can enhance your sensual pleasure with herbal libido enhancers. Read More …

How to Have a Spa Party with Budding Goddesses

If you have young girls in your life, related or not, it’s loads of fun to have a spa party with them. It’s a wonderful bonding experience that they will always remember. In addition, you will have the opportunity to teach how to better care for their bodies. That’s a benefit that will last them a lifetime. It doesn’t get much better than that. Read More …

Fingernail Ridges – Make Them Go Away

As you gaze down at what should be your beautiful nails you see ugly lines created by fingernail ridges. “How can I make the bad thing go away?” You lament. Well, it may not be all that difficult. With a little effort on your part, your fingernails can be as gorgeous as you, the goddess, deserves. Read More …

Cinnamon Essential Oil – Oh So Sexy Reed Diffuser

What’s so sexy about cinnamon essential oil? Answer: the fragrance. It’s a total turn on to most guys. It’s been used in concoctions throughout history as a stimulant to the male libido. Now that doesn’t mean you have to go around smelling like a cinnamon roll, there are other more subtle ways to say yes with a fragrance. Read More …

Homemade Linen Spray

Homemade linen spray is absolutely heavenly. Depending on the ingredients of the spray, it can double as a room spray and/or body spray. What we’re going to talk about today is homemade linen spray, also called linen water, which is to be used on linens, clothing or as a room spray. Read More …

Homemade Bath Salts – What you need to know

There are thousands of articles on homemade bath salts on the internet. Unfortunately there’s a lot of misinformation and hype out there in the cyber world as marketers try and sell you their products. You’re not going to find that here. In fact, you’re never going to find that on this site. We think our readers deserve better. Ready, set, let’s do some exploring into the ingredients that go into homemade bath salts! Read More …

Dead Sea Salt Benefits

The ancients thought bathing in the Dead Sea was beneficial, but what about science? Well, as it happens, there has been quite a bit of scientific research into Dead Sea salt benefits and the scientists agree that there are definitely Dead Sea salt benefits. Read More …

Couples Spa Day

One of the most romantic things to do is to have an intimate couples spa day experience with the one you love. There are spas designed for couples that you can visit or you can enjoy a couples spa day experience at home. If you opt to go to a commercial spa for couples, the experts there will guide you step by step. However, if you choose to have your couples spa day experience at home, read on for a way to have a wonderful time for little or no extra cost. Read More …

Enjoy a Perfect Bath

You can turn any bath into a mini spa experience with just a tiny bit of effort. By doing this, your bath will become a time to totally relax and enjoy being alive. It will be a time to let the challenges of the day melt away. And it will be a time to rejuvenate your body and spirit. Read More …

How to Give Yourself a Facial

Facials are very important to having great skin. They cleanse, rehydrate and rejuvenate the skin. They also bring oxygen and nutrients to feed the skin at the surface and help eliminate toxins. A facial will result in a clearer complexion with minimized skin blemishes acne, dry skin and wrinkles. Read More …

Homemade Spa Day

A homemade spa day is the perfect way to pull back from the day to day stresses that drive many of us to seek relief from drug therapies and psychologists. Think of this special day as a much needed therapy that will enable you to move forward with a clear mind and relaxed body. Read More …