The Ultimate Attack on Wrinkles and Crepey Skin

You look in the mirror and discover wrinkles. In a panic, you scour the web for the perfect anti-wrinkle cream or serum. There are a million companies selling these products. You’re confused. You don’t know which one to buy because not only are many of the products very expensive, you don’t know if they will work. Where do you even start? 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …