Frugal Bath and Beauty

peppermint pinwheel foot massage lotion


A Week of Valentine Treats ~ Day Six from page 56 of my book, Chin Deep in Bubbles ~ Little Luxuries for Every Day I’m back with another treat, Lovelies! This lotion is so great for foot massages. Mix the following ingredients together in a small bowl and use as foot massage lotion or as…

spa sundaes


A Week of Valentine’s Treats ~ Day FOUR Today I put together some Valentine’s gifts for my daughters Andrea and Grace. Little “girly” baskets with cute heart socks, candies, cookies, and THESE adorable “Spa Sundaes,” among other things. These little “sundaes” would be great party favors for a girlfriends’ spa day or tea lunch. Just…

penelope’s rosemary-mint sugar & salt scrub


~ penelope’s  rosemary-mint sugar & salt scrub ~ I just love making homemade pampering products for family and friends. They add a personal touch to any gift basket, and you can let your imagination run wild while dreaming up new scents in your little kitchen “apothecary.” Today I decided to get the ingredients together to…

six senses saturday


~tasting~ creamsicle shakes 1 bottle Stewart’s orange cream soda 1 cup orange sherbet 2 cups vanilla ice cream 1/2 cup whole milk Mix all in blender until smooth serves 2 ~hearing~ the lawnmower ~smelling~ rosemary, lavender and lemon that I just used to make this scented water ~seeing~ nectarines ripening on the counter to top…

fresh herb tea


~fresh herb tea~ “Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order.” ~Okakura Kakuzu, 1906 We have a ton of fresh herbs growing in the container gardens out back on…

ritz carlton ginger tea


Here is a wonderful, natural drink that is not actually tea, but a ginger infusion. I know a lot of people who suffer from seasonal allergies, so I thought I’d pass this little recipe along. Ginger tea is a fantastic home remedy for indigestion, nausea, and to help cure colds, the flu and ailments associated…

a home spa day


“I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.” ~Oscar Wilde Time to wash winter away and indulge in a rejuvenating, spring spa! I bet you have most of the ingredients for your spa experience in your cupboards, pantry and refrigerator.  If you do need to take a trip to the market,…

5 Easy Detox Secrets


There’s no need to buy expensive supplements to detoxify your body. The following tips are just common sense, healthy, easy ways to help your body detoxify naturally. 1. Hydrate by drinking lots of purified water. 8-10 glasses a day with a little fresh lemon is perfect. Lemon boosts the detoxifying effects of water. 2. Eat…

Tangerine Dream Hand Cream


“I carry the sun in a golden cup, the moon in a silver bag.” ~William Butler Yeats This hand cream smells citrusy and feels wonderful on chapped, winter hands. Great for moisturizing elbows, knees and feet too! This recipe is from my book, Welcome Home, and is easy to make. Enjoy! ~Tangerine Dream Hand Cream~…