Archives for August 2006

Morning Angel Energizer

Mornings got you feeling like a bear? This wake-me-up bath is the perfect way to start your day! Here’s what you need: 4 drops lemon essential oil 4 drops tangerine essential oil 2 drops rosemary essential oil Here’s what you do: Add the essential oils to a bath filled with warm water. Soak until ready […]

Spa Tonics

Beauty starts on the inside, right? Spas certainly know that and many serve healthy drinks that quench more than just thirst! Spa Water Slice oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, cucumbers or fruit of choice and add to pitcher of chilled mineral water. Be creative! Garnish with fresh mint. Kombucha Wonder Drinks Kombucha is a culture passed […]

Day Spas L.A.

Yes, yes, we know…we’re the Arizona SpaGirls. But with Los Angeles just a road trip away, a weekend of celebrity spotting and haute shopping might just be in your future. We checked in with our L.A. counterpart Erin Mahoney, creator of Chill Out L.A., The Los Angeles Day Spa Guide and author of “Walking L.A.” […]

Wish They Could Smell Me Now Mist

Tailor make this toner to fit your unique preferences by adding your favorite scent. You can find the apricot oil at your local health food store. Here’s what you need: 1 tablespoon of apricot kernel oil distilled water 1/4 cup of witch hazel 1 tablespoon oil of your favorite scent Here’s what you do: Pour […]

Sand for the Soul Soap

Mother nature did not intend for us gals to have rough skin. So she made sure we had lots of sand knowing it would make a great scrub. And you know, what’s good for the skin is great for the soul! Here’s what you need: 1 tablespoon of sand 2 bars of glycerin soap 1 […]

Finger Food Mask

The vitamins and rich emollients found in bananas and butter make for a perfect mask to sooth those dry hands. And it’s almost good enough to eat (but we wouldn’t recommend it)! Here’s what you need: One ripe banana 1 teaspoon room-temperature butter Here’s what you do: Mash the banana and mix in the butter. […]

Village Voice Lip Balm

Want your say? Well keep a lid on it until you’ve balmed up with a little bit of this homemade lip balm! Here’s what you need: 1/2 ounce beeswax beads (refined) 4 ounces sweet almond oil 2 teaspoons essential oil or food flavoring oil (pick out a tasty scent like tangerine or sweet orange) Here’s […]

SpaGirl Bath Oils

Essential oils poured in the bath is one of the finest ways to enjoy their therapeutic benefits. Add your favorite oil to a lighter oil (such as sunflower or safflower) to help to disperse it throughout the water and onto to your body. Here’s what you need: Your favorite essential oil A light carrier oil […]