Frugal Bath and Beauty

Frugal Bath & Beauty: Easy Exfoliating Treatment

This is one of my favorite quick spa “fixes” that is a piece of cake to prepare at home. Just before you get in the shower or bath tub, combine a couple tablespoons of your favorite shower gel with a teaspoon of dry cornmeal. Pour on a loofah or exfoliating scrunchie sponge. Shower as usual.…

A Little Sparkle

Here are a couple new beauty products that I discovered recently that I just LOVE. If you like skin products that add a little “sparkle” to your beauty repertoire, read on. “Stars” eyeshadow pencil by Rimmel of London– I’m not a big eyeshadow fan. I’ve never really liked it. I think it usually takes away…

“Let’s go girls!” Home Spa Party with friends

Originally published in my second book, “Welcome Home,” this is the way to transform your home into a girlfriend’s spa getaway for the weekend. Treat your friends and yourself to these luxurious indulgences. Purchase spa products by Crabtree and Evelyn, Caswell Massey, Philosophy, Origins OR make your own. Clear out your living room or family…

Frugal Bath & Beauty: Cleopatra’s Milk Bath

Milk is rich in protein and fats that nourish and moisturize the skin. Soak in this milk bath for at least 20 minutes. I love using apricot oil in this recipe, but you can use whatever perfume or essential oil you wish. Garden of Eden is a fantastic resource for scented oils that smell wonderful…

Frugal Bath & Beauty : Green Goddess Avocado Mask

This recipe was originally published in my second book, “Welcome Home” on page 77. Renew your skin for spring! Avocados are rich in natural fats and emollients that will leave your face soft and dewy fresh… Combine: 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato 1 whole mashed avocado 3 Tablespoons honey Massage mixture…

Frugal Bath & Beauty : One Minute Manicure

This treatment will leave your hands silky smooth, and it really only takes a minute! One Minute Manicure- In a small bowl combine: 2 Tablespoons white or brown sugar 3 Tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons water Mix ingredients. Scoop some of the mixture out. Over a sink, rub all over hands and wrists for 20…

Frugal Bath & Beauty: Vinegar Rinse

photograph by Melissa Placzek Spring Spa Tip from Melissa Placzek’s book “Chin Deep in Bubbles” Copyright 2001-FairWinds Press Well, it seems that spring is almost here (I’m trying to ignore all of the snow that recently got dumped on us.) Time to bring your hair and skin out of hibernation. I’m sure you’ve noticed that…