Watermelon: The Beauty Fruit

It’s summer and big plump watermelons in over-sized bins are in most all the stores. I go nuts this time of year because on hot summer days, there’s little more refreshing than the delicate flavor of a good sweet watermelon. I love it even more since discovering its beauty benefits. Read More …

The Magic of Oats

Today we’re still discovering all the magic contained in oats. So this post is for you whether you are using oats in skin and hair formulations or for eating. It’s for you if you want to know whether you should purchase steel cut oats or rolled oats. It’s for you to discover the magic of oats. Read More …

Sun Safety Tips and Me in Hot Water

This post was originally going to rate the best sunscreens for this year. However, after extensive research, I’ve decided to change it to a post I think will be more beneficial. It contains the latest sun safety tips and additional information I think will be useful albeit somewhat controversial. Read More …

Effective Anti-wrinkle face mask for 10 cents

No goddess should have to sacrifice her beauty treatments just because she’s short on cash. There are very effective and very inexpensive treatments that really work well for pennies. Plus they don’t have all those nasty chemicals found in commercial products. This post is going to give you an effective anti-wrinkle face mask for 10 cents (or maybe even less). Read More …

Hair Porosity – What You Need to Know

Your skin is porous because it has all those little pores that can transfer substances from it’s surface to your body. The plate you eat your dinner off is not porous. If you put a liquid like water on it, the liquid just sits there and goes nowhere. Now let’s take a look at hair porosity and how it applies to the health of your hair. Read More …

Amazing Body Lotion Recipe for Dry Damaged Skin

If your skin is dry and damaged this body lotion recipe is for you. The ingredients are formulated not just to moisturize, but to repair damaged skin as well. The aloe vera gel is wonderful for healing and rejuvenating the skin. Camellia oil is also great for rejuvenating the skin. Coconut oil and cocoa butter are perfect emollients, and will leave your skin feeling soft and supple. Ylang ylang soothes the skin and serves as a skin conditioner helping to hold moisture in. Read More …

Help! I have Dry Hair

Too often goddesses complain about how dry their hair is and want to know what to do about it. First, it’s important to know why your hair is dry. Once you know that, you can find a solution. Be prepared though, the solution to a dry hair problem may involve more than applying a new shampoo, rinse or oil treatment. Read More …

Massage Oil to Heal Your Skin

We already know a massage can totally lift stress right out of your body, but why not make the oil used for your massage do double duty. Why not use the massage oil to heal your skin? If you have acne, eczema, psoriasis, bruising or irritated skin, whip up this easy massage oil and instruct your masseuse to use it. Read More …

Attacking Dandruff

Dandruff is your enemy. Those flakes appearing on your shoulders of your favorite little black dress or dark colored sweater are the ugly symptoms. Itchy scalp can also be an uncomfortable symptom that there’s a dandruff enemy on the attack. There’s no doubt about it, dandruff is an enemy that must be conquered and that’s what this post is all about. Read More …

Bath Salts for Dry Skin

When your skin feels dry, it’s time to take a soothing bath sooth and improve the condition. Both German chamomile and lavender essential oils are excellent remedies for dry skin and that’s why they’re included in the following awesome bath salts recipe. Read More …

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? Read More …

Say No to Razor Bumps

It’s summer and time for shorts and bikinis. It’s time to keep legs shaved all the way up to that delicate area known as the bikini line. Razor bumps from shaving these areas definitely do not produce the desired effect. So, we have to just say no to razor bumps. Read More …

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. Read More …

Hair Loss Recipe That Works

You look in the mirror and discover your hair is falling out in patches. You have what is known as alopecia areata, a fancy term for spot hair loss. There are a number of causes for this including stress and some medications. However, regardless of the cause, you want your hair back. Good news, there is a hair loss recipe that works to get those locks growing back where they belong. Read More …

What Causes Stretch Marks?

The short answer to what causes stretch marks is that the skin forms scars due to stretching. These scars your doctor will call striae and everyone else calls them stretch marks. But wait, there’s more. Let’s take a closer look at the underlying causes of stretch marks and just maybe we can prevent or lessen them. Read More …

Treating Sunburn

No matter how much our doctors harp at us about avoiding sunburn, some of us are going to end up with sunburn anyway. It might be because we forgot to apply our lotion. It might be because we stuck our arms out the open window of our car. It might be because we pay no attention to what our doctors tell us. We know people ignore what medicine teaches because there are still adult smokers. Regardless of the reason we get our sunburns, whether accidental or excuseless (like in my case) it’s good to know how to go about treating sunburn. Read More …

Vitamin C Serum Recipe

A vitamin C serum recipe can be very simple or quite complex as you will soon see. Whatever recipe you choose to use, one thing is certain. The benefits and cost savings when you create your own vitamin C serum will make for a very happy day. Vitamin C serums can be expensive coming in at well over $100 for a small jar. With a good vitamin C serum recipe you can create your own serum for a few dollars. Read More …

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. Read More …

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. Read More …

Homemade Conditioner – Colloidal Oatmeal

Colloidal oatmeal makes an excellent homemade conditioner, at least for me. I never used it before, but when I tried it on my hair, I was awed by the way it worked. I keep colloidal oatmeal on hand for my bath and Misty’s dog shampoo and rinse and now I use it as a homemade conditioner. I love this stuff. It has so many uses and is so very good for my skin, but I couldn’t believe how soft and shiny it made my hair. Read More …

Dry Elbows – Causes and Treatments

You’re all dressed up and ready to go. You look in the mirror. Your hair and make up are perfect. Your outfit is perfect. Then to your horror you notice that your elbows are dry, discolored and crusty making them look like they haven’t been washed in years. What you probably have is a simple case of dry elbows, an easily fixable problem that plagues goddesses throughout the world. Read More …

Blepharitis Treatment

Long luxurious eyelashes enhance the beauty of your eyes. However, that’s not the case if you develop blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelash follicle. When this happens you want to get a blepharitis treatment that’s going to make it go away quick. Read More …

Stretch Mark Therapy Reviews

These stretch mark therapy reviews are based on a rating of “A” or “B” with “A” being the highest rating. I begin with products to prevent stretch marks followed by actual stretch mark therapy reviews. Why did I do this? I did it because it’s much easier to prevent stretch marks than to cure them. Read More …

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. Read More …

Rooibus (red tea) Body Lotion

Today you get an awesome Rooibus (red tea) body lotion recipe worthy of the goddesses that spend time here. If you haven’t done so, be sure and check Red Tea, White Tea, Green Tea: A Comparison. Once you read that, you’ll understand the why of this recipe. Read More …

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. Read More …

Building Collagen with Silicon

So what’s the big deal about silicon anyway? It’s a very big deal to keeping your skin healthy and young. Let’s take a look at the role silicon plays in building collagen so you can have a better understanding of just how important it is. Read More …

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. Read More …

Two Awesome Anti-wrinkle Creams You Can Make Yourself

Don’t spend a lot of money on commercial anti-wrinkle creams that are loaded with chemicals that do your skin no good. You can create your own formulas using ingredients that are a lot less expensive and more importantly, work. The following two recipes are just a starting point to future discoveries. Read More …

Itchy Itchy Scalp – Just Say No!

Imagine you are out dining with friends at a nice restaurant. Your makeup is perfect. Your hair stylist has outdone himself and your hair looks perfect. You’ve selected the perfect outfit to wear. Then it happens. Your scalp starts to itch. You desperately want to scratch, but what will your friends think if you start clawing away at the itch? Read More …

How to Get Rid of Bags Under Eyes the Quick Way

You wake up in the morning and stare in the mirror. To your horror there are two gigantic bags under your eyes staring back at you. They make you look tired, haggard and old way beyond your years. On top of that, you’ve got those dark rings under your eyes commonly called raccoon eyes. Read More …

SpaFromScratch Declares War!!!

Who ever said we have to age gracefully? The wrinkling effects of gravity and the environment aren’t going to get us without a fight. This is war. Our first defense, of course, is to make sure our skin is as healthy as it can be by eating right, drinking plenty of water, getting enough exercise and managing stress. Our second defense is to use a nourishing anti-wrinkle face cream. Read More …

Vitiligo Treatment – The Alternative Approach

At present there are only theories as to what causes vitiligo. The good news is that scientists across the globe are scrambling to find the cause in order to enact the best vitiligo treatment. In researching for this article, I found it illuminating that in ancient texts there are points of intersection which may give clues as to the cause of vitiligo. Read More …

Healthy Hair Tips

What is healthy hair? That is an interesting question in that most people think of hair as that stuff hanging out of their scalp, but that’s dead stuff. So, how can you offer healthy hair tips for something that is dead? Well, it might be dead, but it doesn’t have to look dead. Read More …

Cheap Beauty Products Are the Best

Ever heard of k.i.s.s.? It’s an acronym for ‘keep it simple stupid’. In my humble opinion, that’s the best approach to beauty products. Now, don’t go running off into the sunset screaming obscenities at me until you hear me out. Creating cheap beauty products is not the only reason the k.i.s.s. approach is best. You can have products that are effective, healthy and cheap. It just doesn’t get better than that. Read More …

Easy Homemade Hair Conditioner

This is a huge topic with many answers to the question: Which is the best to make? There are very simple ingredients you can buy at the grocery store to create a homemade hair conditioner. Let’s take a look at three simple recipes using local produce and dairy. Read More …

Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care – Houston We Have a Problem

Did you know you may be slathering cancer causing creams on your body? Did you know that you may be gently rubbing your baby’s skin with products that can create developmental problems? Did you know that many “natural” products contain these toxic ingredients? Did you know that some “organic” products also contain these substances? Read More …

Sea Buckthorn Oil

Hooray! Good science. Not only is sea buckthorn oil wonderful for your body and skin, there’s good science to back up the claims. We sometimes have to really dig to find valid evidence to substantiate claims on the benefits of beauty and health oils, herbs, essences and so on. Let’s face it, there’s no money for research in something that can’t be patented with eyes on future profit. Not so with sea buckthorn oil for reasons you will soon discover. Read More …

Tea Tree Oil for Acne – Easy Gel Recipe

If you’re using benzoyl peroxide to treat acne, you’re not doing your skin any favors. In fact, it dries and damages skin and can actually make acne worse. Why not switch to tea tree oil for acne and get all the benefits with few if any side effects? Read More …

Declare War on Acne and Win

If you have a Mount Etna that’s trying to erupt on your face, you want it gone. You don’t care whether it’s caused by a hormone, a microbe or you’re uncle’s genes. Just make the bad thing go away. 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 …

The Best Colloidal Oatmeal Mask

Since 2000 BC oatmeal has been used as a soak or poultice to relieve irritated, dry, itchy and inflamed skin. Whether in the bath or applied topically, oatmeal has been shown to help heal everything from bug bites to sunburns. An oatmeal mask is a safe, easy and inexpensive way to have beautiful smooth skin. Read More …

The 11 Steps to Beautiful Skin – Anti Aging Skin Treatment

There are very few, if any of us that relish the thought of having our skin resemble a prune. Yet, we often do the very things that make that happen. The best anti-aging skin treatment involves a holistic process. Your skin interacts with your whole body; therefore to have beautiful radiant skin a holistic approach must be used. Read More …

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. Read More …

Lip Balm Addiction – Is It Real?

Sharon is a CPA working in Seattle, she is also an addict. She’s addicted to lip balm. When Sharon wakes up in the morning, the first thing she does is reach over on her night stand and grabs her lip balm. After applying it to her lips she takes her morning shower. As soon as she climbs out of the shower, she removes the tin of lip balm from the medicine cabinet and applies it a second time. Read More …

All About Hair

Buying or making the right hair care products is important but, before you do it’s also important to understand a little more about that stuff popping out of your head and the factors that influence its health. Read More …