Four DIY Sugar Scrubs, Four Ways

DIY Sugar Scrubs

From face to feet, four sugar scrubs to keep you sweet! Talk about a bum rap. Sugar has taken the heat for everything from acne to adult-onset diabetes. And while it certainly does make a beeline to the hips when eaten in the form of a cupcake, sugar can do wonders when directly applied to […]

Make Your Own Melt-and-Pour Loofah Soaps

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A fun and easy recipe for making your own colorful, fragrant loofah soap. You won’t believe how easy it is make your own soaps—when you get expert guidance that is. We were lucky enough to have DIY queen, Anne-Marie Faiola, share this recipe for revitalization with us. Inspired by her love of crafting suds and sundries, Anne-Marie founded […]

Spring Cleaning Citrus Bath

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An energizing home spa bath. Dust away those cobwebs and beckon in spring with this refreshing, energizing bath! The fresh lemon peel gives you a kick of energy and lifts dead skin cells, the fragrant orange peel will dust away depression and anxiety, the parsley stimulates circulation and the comfrey acts as a mild antiseptic. Crank up your favorite tunes, close […]

Flippin’ Sweet Pomegranate Body Scrub

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A deliciously sweet body scrub for sweetly soft skin. With five times the antioxidants found in green tea, pomegranates are among the superheros of anti-aging. The edible arils pack the tiny seeds and juice that hold the key to super sweet soft skin. This deliciously aromatic pomegranate body scrub gently whisks away dead skin cells […]

Sweet Vanilla & Coconut Oil Body Scrub

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A touch of vanilla gives this gentle coconut oil body scrub a delicious scent. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that you’ve heard about the hair and skin benefits of coconut oil by now. If not, you can read this Huffington Post interview with celebrity nutritionist and early champion of the […]

3 DIY Body Treatments from Luxury Spas

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Three celebrated resort spas share their secrets for bringing the spa home. Spa at L’Auberge, Sedona, Arizona L’Apothecary Clear Mind Scrub This Spring, the Spa at L’Auberge de Sedona will debut L’Apothecary, a place for guests to concoct and design their own bath salts, body scrubs, oils and masques from elements found in Sedona, including rosemary, […]

Better than Chocolate Body Scrub

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Get a cocoa kick from this chocolate body scrub. Legend has it that the great Mayan Emperor Montezuma tossed back some 50 cups of chocolate a day. My question is: What did he have for dessert? Today, the good news about chocolate, especially the dark variety, just keeps on coming. Not only does it kick […]

I Heart You Soaps

DIY heart soap

An easy DIY way to show your love. Okay all you non-cooks, making soap the Spa Girl way is about as easy as making Jell-O. Embellish these sweet heart soaps with whatever strikes your fancy: a key to your apartment, your phone number spelled out with little charms, silk flowers or whatever non-spoiling/non-perishable items your […]