Coconut Oil for Skin and Hair

Coconut oil for skin and hair is my third and final post on this subject, at least until new research presents itself. In this post we cover the external use of coconut oil as an additive to your hair care products and its benefits to your skin when applied topically. If you haven’t done so already, be sure and read the other two posts.

How much do bath and aromatherapy products cost to make?

There’s a lot of talk online about how much money you can save by making your own bath and aromatherapy products such as lotions, gels, creams, soaps and so forth. The purpose of this post is to take a closer look at the money you will need to spend to make your own products? Is there really a big savings or is it a lot of hype to get you to buy somebody’s product?

Foot Massage Oil Recipe

A foot massage can be relaxing, rejuvenating, improve the bodies circulation and can even be sensual. When you massage your feet, you want a non-greasy foot massage oil recipe. We just say no to any risk of a slip and fall for our goddesses. For this reason, it’s important to select a recipe using oils that absorb into your skin.

Should You Use Petroleum Jelly on Your Skin?

It’s amazing how much conflicting information you read on the use of various skin care products. Today we’re going to discuss the facts and fiction out there on the use of petroleum jelly in skin care products. Petroleum jelly may be in the commercial bath and beauty products you buy or in homemade creams and salves. The question is should you use it?

Aloe Vera Works Best for Burns – Thank You Scientists of Iran

It’s summer, at least here in the US, and people are swarming to beaches and parks with bare skin exposed. Some of these folks are going to come home with sunburns. It’s no secret that aloe vera gel has been used for centuries to treat burns, but now, thanks to a group of scientists at the Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran, there is evidence that it works better than a commonly used burn medication.

Is DMAE Safe to Use?

Wrinkles be gone. That’s the miracle DMAE is supposed to perform. Then comes the big question. Is DMAE safe to use?

Benefits of Manuka Honey

Honey has been used for eons as a cure for an assortment of maladies. Its antibacterial properties are undisputed. Its skin benefits are renowned. The big question is why should someone use manuka honey? What are the unique benefits of manuka honey that make it special?

Homemade Foot Scrubs

If you don’t love your feet, you should. Think about what the poor critters have to put up with every day. You put all your weight on them as you walk around doing your daily chores. You pound them hard against concrete walks as you jog. You squeeze them so tight in your shoes that if they were cats they would howl. They just keep holding you up and carrying you from place to place. The least you can do is provide them with a couple of good homemade foot scrubs to show your appreciation.

How to Remove a Callus

Every year when I work out in the garden, I get calluses on my hands. Every year I go on a quest to get rid of them. Once in awhile, I also have to remove a callus that forms on my foot. That’s usually caused by a shoe that doesn’t fit quite right.

Smelly Feet Remedies

You walk in the door of a friend’s house and need to take off your shoes. It’s a courtesy to her since you know she never wears shoes in her home. So off come your shoes and on comes your very red face as the green cloud of stench erupts from your feet. You showered just before you left home. What you need are a few sound smelly feet remedies so you never have to be embarrassed about smelly feet again.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate – A Giant No No

Go through all your cosmetics, shampoos and toothpaste. If any of them contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), pitch them out. They damage your skin, hair and health. Bad juju.

Have Dry Sensitive Skin? Here’s an Easy Fix.

When winter comes around, so does dry skin. This is particularly hard on those of us who not only have dry skin, but also sensitive skin. We have to be careful what we glop on our faces to keep them moisturized or we may well wish dry skin was our only problem. Fortunately there’s inexpensive and very effective solutions for the dry sensitive skin issue.

“Ask the Experts” on SpaFromScratch Is Now Live

If you have a problem that pertains to your skin, hair or nails, it’s important to get accurate information. It has always been our objective to provide you with this service and now it’s up and running. You can be assured that all the information is provided by professionals in their respective fields of expertise.

The Best Moisturizer for Dry Skin

When you climb out of the tub or shower, your skin feels so supple and fresh. However, if you have dry or mature skin that feeling soon disappears. In its place often comes flaky unhealthy looking skin that no goddess deserves. This recipe produces a luxurious and all natural cream that is the very best moisturizer for dry skin.

Jojoba Oil – What You Need To Know

Jojoba oil is one of my favorites. Actually, Jojoba “oil” pronounced (Ho-Ho-Ba), isn’t really oil at all, but a wax ester. However, it looks and feels like an oil so I’m going to go right on referring to it as an oil. Anyway, jojoba is more spendy than olive oil (another one of my favorites), but most closely matches the natural oil (sebum) in human skin. That’s one of the reasons you’ll see this oil in a lot of the recipes on this site. But wait!! There’s more, lots more reasons I love this oil.

The Perfect Foot Bath – Soothe Hot, Tired, Sweaty Feet and Say Good-bye to Smelly Feet

When feet get hot, tired and sweaty, what do you need? A peppermint foot bath, that’s what. When the odor from your feet becomes so bad that they threaten to kill pets and drive family and friends screaming from the house, what do you need? A peppermint foot bath, that’s what.

Why an Epsom Salt Bath?

Does an Epsom Salt bath really do everything from relieving stress to curing disease? You will read on the internet that it does. You will also read that magnesium sulfate (Epsom Salt) is not a salt, but a great cheap ingredient to use when making bath salts. The information you read is only partially true.

Foot and Hand Bath

A foot or hand bath is both relaxing and energizing and helps alleviate rheumatic pains and aches in general. Pressure points on your hands and feet relate to every part of your body including your internal organs. By caring for your hands and feet you are also caring for your entire body.