So You Want to Sell Your Spa Creation?

You have asked us how much it would cost to have your creations tested. Since we make our products for personal use, we had no idea, but we know how important this information will be in trying to price your product competitively and assuring its safety to your customers. Now we have your answer. Read More …

Homemade Deodorant: Why Bother?

Commercial deodorants have a plethora of chemicals added to them that you expose yourself to every day. Parabens and aluminum chloride are the major offenders, but they’re not the only ones. Avoid the dangers of potentially unsafe chemicals by making your own effective homemade deodorant. Read More …

Tropical Blend Massage Oil

This tropical blend massage oil is super easy to make and the fragrance will carry you to a far away tropical paradise. Our winters here in the Pacific Northwest are noted for their gloominess with many drizzly days. For this reason, we’re always looking for ways to brighten the days. Thus we’ve formulated this tropical scented massage oil. Read More …

Colloidal Oatmeal Cream Recipe

This is my favorite moisturizing cream recipe yet. I highly recommend this formulation for dry, damaged skin and/or winters itch. I LOVE it! Besides being all natural, this colloidal oatmeal cream recipe contains ingredients that will help protect, soften, nourish, heal and rejuvenate the skin. Making your own homemade cream is fun, rewarding and easy. Use this on your face, hands and body. Your skin will love you for it. Read More …

Glowing Skull Bath Bomb Recipe

Glowing skull bath bombs are both fun and easy to make. This is one recipe that your friends and family are sure to remember. I have had many requests for this particular bath bomb. The beauty of it is, unlike most holiday knickknacks which need to be stored, this decoration can be used for a refreshing, soothing and glowing bath. Read More …

Halloween Bath Gels

These are fun and easy Halloween spa recipes to make yourself, or with your kids. Make them for a Halloween spa party or just for your own bath time retreat. Let these bath gels release your bath oils and fragrances for a perfect fun fall bath experience. 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 …

Packaging Bath and Spa Products

Packaging bath and spa products can be super cheap or super expensive. How much you end up paying will depend completely on your packaging needs. If you’re putting together a product as a gift or resale, packaging is as important as what goes into making the product. On the other hand, if you’re making a bath or spa product for personal use, you probably want the container you use to be the least expensive you can get. This post will show you some ways to cut costs on packaging for gifts and resale, and how to package super cheap for personal use. Read More …

Great Gifts Kids Can Make

Kids can feel powerless when it comes to gifts they would like to give their friends and family. You can give them power when you teach them how to make delightful spa gifts. Imagine them giving delicious cherry flavored lip balms to their friends. How about a scented linen spray to give to an aunt? This post will give you a few recipes for gifts kids can make that are super cheap and loads of fun. Read More …

Get in The Mood Bath Oil Recipe

If you are planning a romantic evening, this bath oil will help put you in the mood. Just pour it in your bath, then relax, breath deeply, and admire yourself for being the wonderful, beautiful woman you are. Read More …

Scent of a Goddess – Easy Custom Perfume

Anybody can go down the store and buy a perfume so they can smell exactly like everybody else that’s wearing that scent. Why not create a scent using natural essential oils that is uniquely you? In this post I’m giving you one simple recipe and then some pointers on how to change it so it a totally unique scent. It will be exclusively yours. One goddess, one unique scent. Read More …

Blue Tansy to Relieve Seasonal Allergies

In this post you’re going to get a diffuser recipe using blue tansy (Tanecetum annuum) for seasonal allergies. Blue tansy is renowned as an antihistamine and analgesic properties. After all, our goddesses shouldn’t be suffering from sneezes, runny nose and watery eyes. That’s totally unacceptable. 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 …

Quiet Your Mind with This Diffuser Recipe

Meditation is good for your body and mind. It helps to keep you balanced and calm, but sometimes it can be difficult to quiet your mind enough to have the most effective experience. That’s where the following diffuser recipes can help. If you prefer to burn incense rather than use a diffuser, you’ll need to know how to select good quality incense. So I’ve also included that information. 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 …

Make Reed Diffuser Oil

There’s no big secret lurking in a lab somewhere on how to make reed diffuser oil. In fact, it’s easy to make reed diffuser oil, but there are a couple of things that are important to understand first. The purpose of this post is to shed a little light on the misinformation about reed diffuser oil scattered around the internet. Read More …

Make Gel Candles – It’s Fun!

The process is to make gel candles is quite simple. You melt the gel wax and pour it into the container of your choice into which you’ve placed a wick, fragrance, colorant and any embedded objects. Let the wax set and you have a gel candle. As is most things that seem easy, there’s more to it than that. Below are the things you need to know in order to have creations that will bring a smile to your face. 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 …

Homemade Bath Salts – Lavender

Homemade bath salts are easy to make as a gift or for your own therapeutic bath. The ingredients can be a single salt such as Dead Sea Salt or a combination of salts from various locations. You can add essential oils to your creation to add fragrance and additional health benefits. Read More …

How to Make Rosewater

On line you will find dozens of recipes on how to make rosewater, but very few sites give you the most important information. They don’t tell you about the type of roses to use. There are thousands of varieties of roses, some very fragrant, some have a slight fragrance and some may as well be silk flowers at least as far as your nose is concerned. Read More …

Easy Homemade Bubble Bath

A nice warm bath is a soothing experience anytime. When you create a homemade bubble bath, it’s doubly wonderful because you can relieve your achy muscles and tired mind at the same time with essential oils. This post offers three recipes varying only in the essential oils used. Read More …

Homemade Perfume – Part 1

Imagine talking with friends and someone in the group says, “What’s that perfume you’re wearing. It’s wonderful.” You smile and say, “It’s a designer perfume I formulated for myself.” Wow! Imagine that, your own custom homemade perfume. Read More …

Two Relaxing Essential Oil Recipes using Ylang Ylang

Every day has its stresses, but some days seem to be awful, often due to an accumulation of little things. You forget to set your alarm clock. You’re going to be late for work. You get to work and find out there’s going to be a layoff and you don’t know if you’re on the list. You get a call while at work, you’re kid has a fever and the school wants you to come pick him up. And on and on your day goes. You need a way to help you cope. That’s where the following two essential oil recipes come in. Quick to make essential oil recipes, particularly those made with ylang ylang are great rescuers you can use anytime. Read More …

Super Easy Homemade Shampoo

There’s nothing better than to have exactly what you want in a beauty creation that doesn’t cost a fortune and works. Homemade shampoo is easy to make and can be adjusted according to your needs with the addition of the appropriate carrier and essential oils. Read More …

The Difference between Fragrance Oils and Essential Oils

In the world of fragrances used in perfumes, candles and skin care products, there’s a lot of room for confusion. You have fragrance oils, essential oils, absolutes, cosmetic grade, food safe, therapeutic grade oils (which, by the way, there is no such thing), pure oils, organic oils and synthetic oils. By knowing the difference between fragrance oils and essential oils, you will know which to use in order to make perfect spa creations. 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 …

Stress Relief Strategies

In our hurly burly got to get it done yesterday world, negative stress has become an enormous problem. Along with it often come the headaches, upset stomachs and a variety of stress induced diseases. We want our goddesses to relax and enjoy life regardless of what life throws at them. Below are two easy stress relief recipes and additional tips to help them do just that. 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 …

Essential Oils for Depression, Anxiety and Stress

Occasionally life has a habit of slapping us around in all sorts of ways. It can be something totally devastating such as the loss of someone we love or bad news about a health condition. It can be a worrisome event such as the loss of a job, a foreclosure on a home or divorce. When life gets rough, even goddesses must wrestle with the situation. The proper blend of essential oils for depression, anxiety and stress will help our divas weather the tough times. Read More …

Waterless Shampoo

The function of a waterless shampoo is to remove the excess oil and dirt from your hair and give it a clean look and feel. It’s a great option when there is no water available for washing your hair. Read More …

Packaging Gifts – Presentation for the WOW Effect

When you create creams, lotions, and other spa creations as gifts or products to sell, presentation matters a lot for your products perceived value. For example, the difference between restaurants that charges $15 for a dinner versus the ones that charges $100 for a dinner may be the quality of the food, but more often than not it’s the way the meal is presented and the atmosphere surrounding. 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 …

Perfect Gifts for Men That Shave

Sometimes choosing the right gift for a guy can be difficult, but if he shaves, you’ve got the perfect solution. You can customize a gift with just him in mind by making a pre-electric shave lotion, shaving lotion, and after shave lotion. Read More …

Spa Gift Basket for Men

Imagine being a guy that receives a spa gift basket that contains skin healthy soaps each with a picture of his favorite car, hog, or sexy girl. Imagine that. Imagine his thrill at seeing his favorite snacks poking out the top of his basket. If you create a gift basket for a guy, you can customize it to truly make his day. Read More …

Spa Gift Basket for a Woman

The woman for whom you create a spa gift basket might be a close relative such as a mother or sister, a close friend, or a friendly acquaintance. What you choose to include in the spa gift basket will vary depending on how much you know about the woman and how much you can spend. Read More …

Spa Gift Basket – It’s Perfect When You Make It Yourself

So why in the world would you want to make a spa gift basket? After all, you can buy a beautiful spa gift basket from a catalog or online. The answer to that question is simple. If you create a spa gift basket, it will be a much more personal gift than one you buy. It will show you cared enough about the recipient to prepare a spa gift basket with only that person, couple or family in mind. There’s another reason to make a spa gift basket rather than buying one; you can save a lot of money (or not depending on the options you choose for your basket). Read More …

Scented Sachet the Easy Way

It’s fun to create spa gifts that are super simple and super appreciated. One of those fun things is making a scented sachet for your family and friends. Scented sachets are great stocking stuffers and additions to gift baskets. Remember, Christmas is just around the corner. For today, I’m going to share a couple of recipes for making scented sachets. 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 …

Make Your Own Spa Gift Baskets

Spa gift baskets make delightful gifts for any occasion. Instead of buying spa gift baskets from a store, make your own and customize them for the special people in your life. They show you cared enough about the recipient to personally select a unique spa gift basket with only that person in mind. Read More …

Homemade Soap – Customize for a Perfect Gift

Homemade soap can be customized in thousands of ways. You can add all sorts of fragrances, colors and essential oils. You can also shape them, swirl them, embed them and confetti them. However, the very best customized homemade soap is made with a picture or graphic that it leaves no doubt in the recipients mind that it was made just for him or her. 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 …

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 …