Homespunspa, Recipes for Sleep and Beauty.
 

 

Home Spa Ingredients

Homespunspa is a service that promotes recipes for sleep and beauty. We reveal timeless beauty secrets using natural ingredients which soften skin and inspire sweet dreams.

Below you will find a list of ingredients, along with their benefits, that can be used in home spa treatment recipes.

CAUTION: Although there are fascinating properties associated with herbs, flowers, essential oils, condiments, grains, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, that doesn't mean they are harmless. Natural doesn't necessarily mean safe. Do not taste or injest your ingredients once you have opted to use them for cosmetic purposes.

   

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Alcohol A clear liquor distilled from rye, wheat or potatoes and can be used in perfumery to dilute recipe volume and prevent recipe contamination. You can use Vodka or over-the-counter hydrogen peroxide as alcohol in your recipes. 1) Blend in perfume, body splashes, aftershave, linen spray. 2) Use topically to cleanse and disinfect skin abrasions and bug bites although it may be drying to the skin.
SK FR
Allspice The fragrance of allspice inspires romance and makes a good tonic for the nervous system. 1) Blend in warming tea for sleeplessness, romance, anxiety, chills, indigestion. 2) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: apples, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin, vanilla, ylang ylang. 3) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for comforting fragrance. Go to Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL TEA FR RO
Almond Oil or Sweet Almond Oil Sweet Almond Oil is a very popular ingredient in natural skincare because it has moisturizing, softening, soothing and skin conditioning properties. It can also be used as a make-up remover. 1) Add to facials to remove make-up, clean pores, moisturize; protect; relax look; destress. Use esp. on NORMAL, OILY, DRY skin. 2) Add to manicure to clean, moisturize, condition, massage, treat nails. 3) Add to massage oil to nourish skin, rub sore muscles; preserve blend; carry ingredients. Go to Ewesletter March V1.No.6 and January V2.No.4
SK HR M W
Almonds (whole and ground) Ground almonds have cleansing, toning, moisturizing and softening properties and make a useful, pleasant-smelling exfoliant. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; exfoliate; moisturize. Use on ALL skin types. 2) Add to manicure to clean, exfoliate, moisturize; refine skin colour. Go to Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SK
Aloe Vera Gel Used for its soothing, cooling and anti-irritant properties, the gel-like substance inside the aloe vera plant is an excellent natural remedy for any problem concerning the skin. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; moisturize; heal blemishes; rejuvinate skin; smooth wrinkles. Use esp. on PROBLEM, DRY or MATURE skin. 2) Use in cooling foot creams as deodorant; to soothe irritation. 3) Place on eyes to soothe dryness, soreness. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SK FT W
Ambergris Although it originates from the bellies of Sperm Whales, Ambergris is highly prized for its pungent flavour and fragrance and is used in high-end perfumery. 1) Add to perfumes and incense for a sweet, earthy, musky aroma. 2) May help headaches. 3) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to: Ambergris: Golden Nuggets from the Sea 
FR RO CCF
Amethyst Crystals Amethyst crystals, which come in varying degrees of purple, are known for their healing and calming properties. 1) Place Amethyst crystals under your pillow to encourage pleasant dreams and to help with insomnia. 2) Use during meditation. Go to: Cheers to the Chi Machine
SL
Anise Plant & Anise Seed Hinting of licorice, Anise Seeds have been used for centuries in culinary recipes and medicinal remedies. Tea has aphrodisiac properties and crushed seeds can help fade peppery skin. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; exfoliate; fade freckles. 2) Add to foot creams or bathtub to soothe eczema; psoriasis; general skin irritations. 3) Infuse in tea to make a love potion, sweeten breath,treat coughs-colds, stop hiccups, aid digestion, to ease labour. 4) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance, to repel bugs.
SK FT TEA CCF FR RO W
Apple Cider Vinegar Astringent Apple Cider Vinegar restores the natural pH balance of skin and hair. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; clear oiliness; exfoliate. Use esp. on NORMAL, OILY, DRY or MATURE skin. 2) Apply as hair rinse to control dandruff; balance pH; condition hair. 3) Use on feet to cure atheletes foot. Go to Ewesletter October V2.No1 and January V2.No.4
SK HR FT W
Apples and apple juice Apples have a natural cheerful quality which can be used to massage away headaches. Apple sauce or juice can be used to tone the skin and remove body odour. 1) Add dehydrated pieces to tea blends for flavour; aid digestion. 2) Add to facials to clean pores; clear oiliness; exfoliate; lift blackheads. Use esp. on OILY skin. 3) Use in foot creams to deodorize; stop itching; fight fungus. 4) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to Ewesletter October V2.No1
SK FT TEA W
Apricot Apricots can be used in skincare to diminish age spots and wrinkles. 1) Infuse into to facials to clean pores; clear oiliness; moisturize; smooth wrinkles. Use esp. on NORMAL, OILY, DRY or MATURE skin. 2) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SK FR
Apricot (or Peach Kernel) Oil Apricot (or Peach) Kernel Oil is a popular carrier oil since it is emollient, nourishing and leaves the face feeling soft after massage. 1) Add to facials to clean pores, moisturize; smooth wrinkles. Use esp. on NORMAL, OILY, DRY, MATURE or FINE skin. 2) Add to massage oil to relax; nourish skin; soothe pain; reduce swelling; preserve blend; carry ingredients. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SK M
Arrowroot Arrowroot, a fine, white powder, is used as a thickening agent in herbal beauty preparations. It is an edible starch and can be found in tea and cookie recipes. 1) Blend in relaxing tea to rehydrate, clean teeth. 2) Apply as dry shampoo or wet paste to condition-clean hair & scalp, absorb excess oil. 3) Use on feet and body to dry sweaty skin; in bath to soften water.
SK HR TEA
Atlas Cedar Shavings Atlas Cedar shavings help create a deeply tranquil atmosphere. Blocks have been placed for centuries in drawers, closets and hope chests to protect clothing & linen from moth damage. 1) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for relaxing fragrance, moth repelling properties.
SL FR W
Avocado The distinctive creamy-green flesh of the avocado is a treasury of vitamins, minerals and natural emollients which hydrate and nourish skin. The pit can also be used as a handy massage tool. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; nourish; moisturize; smooth wrinkles. Use esp. on NORMAL, OILY, DRY or MATURE skin. 2) Apply as paste to condition scalp & hair. 3) Add to manicure to clean hands, moisturize cuticles. 4) Use pit as massage tool. 5) Place on eyes to reduce puffiness. Avocado Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4 and O.M.G. Omega 3
SK HR M
Avocado Oil

Emollient avocado oil nourishes and conditions dry skin and hair.

1) Add to facials to clean pores; moisturize; smooth wrinkles. Use esp. on DRY or MATURE skin. 2) Add to hair to nourish & condition dry, flaky scalp; stimulate hair growth, condition hair. 3) Add to massage oil to nourish skin, soothe pain; carry ingredients. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SK H R M W
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Baking Soda or Sodium Bicarbonate Ever versatile baking soda soothes itchy skin, clears blemishes, softens bath water and eliminates foot odour. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; treat blemishes; clear oiliness; exfoliate. Use esp. on DRY, ACNE or PROBLEM skin. 2) Use in foot creams or bathtub to stop itching; soften water; deodorize. Go to Ewesletter June V1.No.9 and January V2.No.4
SK FT CCF

Banana Bananas are moisturizing for all skin types and the skins have had noteworthy effect of eliminating plantar warts from the soles of feet. 1) Add whole or dried powder to facials to moisturize; fade blotchy skin. Use esp. on NORMAL, OILY, DRY or MATURE skin. 2) Use banana peels on feet to eliminate plantar warts. Go to: Home Spa Recipes for Bananas
SK FT
Basil Basil has antiseptic properties, is calming to the nervous system and leads to sleep. It also works as a conditioner and detangler for hair. 1) Blend in tea for sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, indigestion, nausea, cold symptoms. 2) Infuse in hair rinse to detangle, condition,stimulate hair growth. 3) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for relaxing fragrance.
SL SK HR TEA CCF W
Basil Essential Oil Basil essential oil is herbaceous yet floral, spicy yet sweet and uplifting yet calming. It alleviates anxiety, aids concentration, abates cold symptoms and attends to muscular aches and pains. 1) Add to massage oil to relax, foster sleep, lift depression and for indigestion, nausea and cold symptoms. 2) Top note in perfumery. Blends well with: bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, lavender, lemongrass, lime, marjoram, neroli, rose. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to condition and detangle hair and to stimulate hair growth. 4) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for relaxing fragrance. Use with CAUTION avoid in pregrancy.
SL M HR FR
Bay Laurel Essential Oil Bay Laurel essential oil, when added sparingly to massage blends, promotes restful sleep, relaxes stiff muscles, reduces stress and helps breathing. It also helps reduce cellulite deposits. 1) Add sparingly to massage oil to relax muscles; foster sleep; soothe pain; strengthen breathing; reduce cellulite, improve digestion. 2) Top note in perfumery. Blends well with: benzoin, bl. pepper, cardamon, cedar, clove, cinnamon, coriander, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lime, orange, patchouli, rosemary, ylang ylang. 3) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to calm nerves, build confidence, disinfect room, repel bugs. 4) Apply as hair rinse to control dandruff; stimulate hair growth. 5)Use in foot baths/ creams to warm feet, de-stress, treat dry skin, soothe sprains.
SL M HR FT W
Beer Not only does beer bring out hairs natural shine and highlights, it also adds body and volume too. 1) Use as shampoo to add body, shine and volume to dull hair. Happy St. Patrick's Day the Homespunspa Way
HR
Beets and Beetroot Powder Beets are highly nutritious and detoxifying. Beet juice can be rinsed through hair to achieve brilliant red results and beet powder makes soap turn rosy. 1) Blend in a smoothie for iron and colour. 2) Infuse into a hair rinse of colour. 3) Add to soap recipes and lip balms for colour.
HR SOAP
Beeswax

Distinctively scented Beeswax is a rich emollient used to thicken cosmetics.

1) Use in lip balms & creams to moisturize, soften, seal & protect skin without clogging, fragrance. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SK FR W
Bentonite (Natural Clay) Bentonite is a natural clay used in facial and body masks. Clay facials not only serve the skin, they also have a relaxing effect on the mind and body. 1) Add to facials or body wraps to clean pores; clear oiliness; moisturize; smooth wrinkles, relax look; destress; detoxify. Use on ALL skin types. 2) Apply as dry shampoo or wet paste to condition-clean hair & scalp, absorb excess oil.
SL M CCF FR
Benzoin Essential Oil Hinting of vanilla, Benzoin Essential Oil is good for emotional wounds and frayed nerves as well as dry, irritated skin and scars. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; rejuvinate skin. Use esp. on DRY skin. 2) Add to massage oil to relax; foster sleep; lift depression; soothe pain; strengthen breathing; detoxify. 3) Base note fixative in perfumery; blends well with: coriander, cypress, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, patchouli, rose, sandalwood. 4) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to treat colds-flu-coughs.
SL SK M CCF DTX F W
Bergamot Best known as the keynote flavour in Earl Grey tea, Bergamot is commonly added to tea blends to treat insomnia and colds. 1) Blend in tea for sleeplessness, anxiety, tension, feverish colds, drug withdrawal. 2) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for relaxing fragrance.
SL TEA CCF FR
Bergamot Essential Oil Bergamot essential oil helps lift depression and induces sleep. It is used sparingly in skincare and makes a cooling massage or bath oil. 1) Infuse into hair rinse to wash greasy hair. 2) Add to massage oil to foster sleep; lift depression; build confidence. 3) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: basil, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, jasmine, juniper, lavender, neroli, patchouli, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang. 4) Pour drops into atomizer to scent linen; brighten-deodorize room; treat colds-flu; aid concentration; repel bugs.
SL SK HR M CCF FR W
Black Pepper Essential Oil Black Pepper essential oil is a masculine fragrance which adds aphrodisiac properties to perfume blends. In massage it brings heat to aching muscles and helps detoxify the body. 1) Use in warming foot creams to stimulate circulation; relieve aches. 2) Add to massage oil to relax, inspire romance; soothe pain; detoxify; aid digestion; bring heat. 3) Middle note in perfumery; blends well with: frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, rose, rosemary, sandalwood. 4) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to disinfect germs; treat colds; boost memory.
SL FT M CCF RO FR DTX W
Black Tea Black Tea works from within the body to reduce fatigue, improve concentration and defend the heart. Taken internally or applied externally, the Vitamin A content softens, soothes and calms skin. 1) Blend in tea to reduce fatigue; strengthen breathing; aid digestion; detoxify; prevent colds-flu, prevent tooth decay. 2) Add to facials to clean pores; clear oiliness; moisturize; smooth wrinkles; relax look; destress. Use on ALL skin types. 3) Make a hair rinse to darken hair colour. 4) Use on feet as an antiseptic and deodorant.
SK HR FT TEA CCF W
Black Walnut Leaves Walnut Leaves have been used for two millenia in infusions to darken hair. They are believed to help prevent hair loss and have been used traditionally to heal skin disorders. 1) Infuse into hair rinse to darken hair colour, prevent hair loss & curb dandruff.
SK HR W
Blackberries & Blackberry Leaves Blackberries and blackberry leaves make a fruity, summertime, drinking tea. Because the berries contain Alpha-Hydroxi Acids, they naturally clean and exfoliate skin. 1) Blend in tea for indigestion, mouth sores and gums. 2) Infuse into facials as AHAs to clean pores, exfoliate; lift blackheads. Go to Ewesletter July V1.No.10
SK TEA
Bladderwrack (seaweed) As a seaweed, Bladderwrack is rich in iodine and has a long history in skincare for its cleansing, detoxifying, toning and conditioning agents. 1) Add to facials or body wraps to clean pores; clear oiliness; detoxify; moisturize; rejuvinate skin; relax look; destress. 2) Use on feet and in baths to relax mind & body; inspire romance; stimulate circulation-detoxification;exfoliate rough skin.
SK FT RO DTX W
Borage Borage leaves, stems and flowers are edible — taste cucumberish — and can be steeped as tea to help anxiety, depression, insomnia, coughs & womens issues. Also used in the form of a lotion or facial steam to treat dry skin.

1) Blend in warming tea for sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, coughs, female issues, hangovers, muscle cramps, courage. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores; steam, soothe skin, detoxify, relax look; destress. Use esp. on DRY skin types. 3) Add to manicure as lotion to moisturize, condition skin. 4) Use in foot creams for antibacterial properties, treat scaly skin. 5) Add to massage oil or bathtub to foster sleep, address female issues, help dry skin.

SL SK FT CCF TEA DTX W
Borage Oil Borage oil helps treat dry skin. Make your own infusion by covering leaves and flowers with a carrier oil such as jojoba for a few weeks and use the strained liquid in recipes for creams and lotions. 1) Infuse into facials to soothe skin, detoxify, relax look; destress. Use esp. on DRY skin types. 2) Add to manicure as lotion to moisturize, condition skin. 3) Use in foot creams for antibacterial properties, treat scaly skin. 4) Add to massage oil or bathtub to foster sleep, address female issues, help dry skin.
SK HN FT DTX W
Bran Bran, the fibrous coating of wheat berries, makes an excellent exfoliating agent and efficacious cleanser for hands and feet when ground into a gritty powder. 1) Add to manicure and pedicure to clean, exfoliate and soften hands and feet.
SK HN FT
Brown Rice & Rice Flour Rice flour soothes irritated skin when used as a dusting powder or when stirred into bath water. Short brown rice is an ideal filling for re-usable heating pads. 1) Add ground to facials to clean pores, exfoliate; clear oiliness; condition skin, relax look, destress. Use on NORMAL, OILY, DRY or MATURE skin types. 2) Fill cloth bags with brown rice and use as heating pads for tense neck, cramps, chills or sore muscles.
SL SK
Brown Sugar Brown and white sugar granules are abrasive and make sweet alternatives to salt in exfoliating scrubs. 1) Add to facials to exfoliate-rejuvenate skin, condition skin; relax look; destress. 2) Use in foot scrubs to exfoliate rough skin and for sweet fragrance. Use on ALL skin types. A Home Spa Manicure...It's Like a Bubble Bath for your Hands
SK TEA
Buttermilk Buttermilk is very soothing for the face. 1) Add to facials as AHAs to clean pores; clear oiliness; lift blackheads; exfoliate; moisturize; balance pH; condition skin; relax look; destress. Use on ALL skin types.
SK
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Cajeput Essential Oil Cajeput Essential Oil has a fresh, camphorous aroma with a fruity note. It helps treat coughs, sore throats and muscle aches and combats airborne infections in antiseptic room sprays. 1) Add to massage oil to relax; soothe pain; strengthen breathing. 2) Middle note in perfumery; blends well with: bergamot, cardamon, clove, cypress, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, nutmeg, pine, rose, rosemary, thyme. 3) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to disinfect germs; treat colds-coughs; repel bugs.
M CCF W
Calendula (Pot Marigold) Infusions made from Pot Marigolds (or Calendula) soothe irritated skin, heal hangnails, give extra shine to hair, and make an effective eyewash for tired eyes.   1) Blend in tea for sleeplessness; female issues. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores; balance PH; heal capillaries; relax look; destress. Use on ALL skin types. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to lighten colour, clean oiliness, condition itchy/ flaking scalp; control dandruff; add shine. 4) Add to manicure to clean, moisturize, condition skin, heal hangnails. 5) Use in foot creams to fight fungus; stop itching; reduce swelling. Celebrate Earth Hour and Day with flowers and clay
SL SK HR HN FT TEA W
Calendula Oil Calendula Oil is made by infusing calendula petals into sweet almond oil. Use in recipes for lotions and soaps for its skin healing and moisturizing properties. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; balance PH; heal capillaries; relax look; destress. Use on ALL skin types. 2) Add to hair rinse to lighten colour, clean oiliness, condition itchy/ flaking scalp; control dandruff; add shine. 3) Add to manicure to clean, moisturize, condition skin, heal hangnails. 4) Use in foot creams to fight fungus; stop itching; reduce swelling. 5) Use in massage oil to moisturize skin, carry ingredients.
SL SK HR HN FT M W
Cardamom Essential Oil Cardamom Essential Oil alleviates mental fatigue and nervous exhaustion. This top note is added to perfumes for its sweet, spicy, balsamic fragrance as well as for its aphrodisiac reputation. 1) Add to massage oil or burner to relax, inspire romance; aid digestion. 2) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, orange, sandalwood, ylang ylang. 3) Pour drops into atomizer to scent linen; brighten room; aid concentration; boost memory. Go to Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
M FR RO W
Cardamom Seeds (or Cardamon) A pungent spice used mostly in cooking but is also helpful in the home spa as a tension reliever, digestive aid and skin conditioner. 1) Infuse in tea to destress, relax, improve mood, freshen breath, help digestion, soothe sore throat, for flavour. 2) Add to manicure to condition skin. 3) Use in bathwater, soap and hand cream recipes for warming fragrance and to inspire romance. Three Wise Home Spa Gifts: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh and Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SK HN TEA RO CCF
Carrageen (purple seaweed) (Irish Moss) Carrageen or Irish Moss seaweed is rich in magnesium which encourages relaxation. It is also an excellent moisturizer. 1) Add to facials or body wraps to clean pores; clear oiliness; detoxify; moisturize; rejuvinate skin; relax look; destress. 2) Use on feet to relax mind & body; inspire romance; stimulate circulation-detoxification; soothe skin. Go to Ewesletter August V1.No.11
SL SK FT RO DTX W
Carrot Seed Essential Oil Carrot Seed Essential Oil is valued for its relaxing, restoring and nourishing properties. It refreshes and firms mature skin by detoxifying pores as well as by stimulating cell renewal and skin elasticity. 1) Add to facials to protect; smooth wrinkles; clean pores; rejuvinate skin; relax look; destress. Use esp. on DRY, MATURE or FINE skin. 2) Add to manicure to clean, protect hands, massage. 3) Add to massage oil or burner to relax; address female issues; detoxify; scent. Go to Ewesletter January V1.No.4 and Celebrate Earth Hour and Day with flowers and clay
SK HN M DTX W
Carrots Carrots contain beta carotene which is highly beneficial to skin. Applied as a mushy facial, carrots improve skin tone and relax rigid face muscles. 1) Add to facials as antioxidant to clean pores & blemishes; nourish; moisturize; detoxify. Use esp. on DRY, MATURE or FINE skin. 2) Add to hair shampoo to prevent dandruff. Go to Ewesletter January V1.No.4 and January V2.No.4
SL SK HR DTX W
Carrot Tissue Oil Carrot Tissue Oil, made from carrot roots and infused in sunflower oil, splashes on the spa scene as an intensely salmon coloured liquid, performing well in various recipes for skin and hair. 1) Add to facials as antioxidant to clean pores & blemishes; nourish; moisturize; detoxify. Use esp. on DRY, MATURE or FINE skin. 2) Add to hair shampoo to prevent dandruff. 3) Add to manicure to clean, protect hands, massage. 4) Add to massage oil to relax; detoxify; scent.
SL SK HR HN FT W
Castor Oil Castor Oil, extracted from the castor bean, has strong moisturizing properties and it leaves a protective, waterproof coating on skin and hair. 1) Add to facials to moisturize; remove make up. Use esp. on DRY skin. 2) Apply during manicure to moisturize, add a protective, waterproof coating to hands and nails.
SK HR HN
Catnip Catnip, adored by cats worldwide, also makes a pleasant tea for humans who are having trouble sleeping or who are suffering from a cold. It is also traditionally believed to promote hair growth. 1) Blend in tea for sleeplessness, colds, flu, headache, depression. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to encourage hair growth.
SL HR TEA

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Like all essential oils derived from balsamic tree resins, Cedarwood Essential Oil creates a deeply tranquil mood. In terms of skincare,it contains antiseptic and antifungal properties. 1) Add to facials to clean, relax look, destress. Use on OILY or ACNE skin. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to clean oiliness, curb dandruff, abet hair growth. 3) Add to massage oil or bathtub to foster sleep; enhance dreams, inspire romance; strengthen breathing; address female issues. 4) Base note fixative in perfumery; blends with: bergamot, clary sage, frankincense, jasmine, juniper, myrrh, neroli, rose, rosemary, vetiver. 5) Pour drops into atomizer to scent-protect linen; brighten room; treat colds-flu; aid concentration. Go to Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL SK HR M CCF RO FR W
Chamomile (Roman Chamomile) Essential Oil (10%) Roman Chamomile essential oil is given to prevent insomnia. It is also used in creams for dry and sensitive skin. 1) Add to facials to moisturize; treat acne; heal capillaries; relax look; destress. Use esp. on DRY, ACNE or FINE skin. 2) Use in foot creams to soften dry skin; stop itching. 3) Add to massage oil or burner to relax, foster sleep; prevent nightmares; lift depression, soothe pain; strengthen breathing; address female issues. 4) Middle note fixative in perfumery; blends well with: clary sage, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, marjoram, neroli, patchouli, rose, ylang ylang. 5) Pour drops into atomizer to scent linen; brighten room; disinfect germs. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4 and 9 ways to spring forward with Chamomile this weekend
SL SK FT M W
Chamomile (Roman Chamomile) Herb, Flowers, Tea Roman Chamomile is an herb which helps calm the nervous system and is used as a natural sleep remedy. It is also used to treat normal,dry or damaged hair and helps clear skin. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness-nightmare prevention; depression; anxiety; anger; headaches; indigestion; female issues; shock. 2) Add to facials to clean pores; relax look; destress. Use on ALL skin. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to add highlights-gloss; repair damage; abet hair growth. 4) Use in foot creams to fight fungus. 5) Place warm tea bags on eyes to reduce puffiness & dark circles. 6) Mix in baths, sleep pillows or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4 and 9 ways to spring forward with Chamomile this weekend
SL SK HR FT TEA FR W
Chamomile Water Distillate This gentle ingredient calms the nervous system and clears the skin. 1) Add to relaxing tea for sleeplessness, restlessness, irritability, resentment, depression, anxiety, anger, headackes, digestion, stomach cramps, period pains, nausea, morning sickness, shock and to prevent nightmares. 2) Add to facials to clean pores, balance pH, rejuvenate skin, relax facial expression, destress, scent. Use especially on NORMAL, OILY, COMBINATION, FINE skin. 3) Rinse through hair to add gloss and to moisturize dry/damaged hair. 4) Mix in baths or linen sprays for fragrance. 5) Add to soap recipes. 9 ways to spring forward with Chamomile this weekend
SL TEA F HR SK SOAP
Cinnamon Essential Oil The scent of Cinnamon Essential Oil aids concentration and lends a seductive, spicy note to room fragrance blends. 1) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to relax, lift depression, stimulate romance; aid digestion; disinfect germs; aid concentration; brighten room. 2) Middle note in perfumery; blends well with: clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, lemon, mandarin, orange. Go to Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
FR RO W
Cinnamon Sticks & Powder Studies have shown that a mixture of cinnamon and vanilla induce amorous feelings while Citrus and Cinnamon scents are head-clearing during tense oppressive weather. 1) Blend in tea for sleeplessness, cold symptoms, digestion, flavour, sweeter breath, sensitive teeth. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to darken hair colour, add fragrance. 3) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for comforting fragrance. Go to Ewesletter June V2.No.8 and Orange, Coconut and Cinnamon Cookie recipe and Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL HR TEA CCF FR RO W
Citric Acid Fruits like lemons & limes contain naturally occurring Citric Acid. The fine crystals lend anti-oxidant properties to recipes and are sold in the bulk section of grocery stores. 1) Blend in tea for flavour, anti-oxidant properties. 2) Add to facials to clean pores, exfoliate; clear oiliness; relax look; destress. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to remove & reduce excess oil. 4) Add to foot creams or bathtub to clean; exfoliate rough skin; soften water; detoxify; relax. Go to Ewesletter June V1.No.9
SK HR FT TEA DTX
Clary Sage Essential Oil Clary Sage Essential Oil is a powerful relaxant. It relieves anxiety, nervous exhaustion, irritability and insomnia. Also used in skin care for its anti-inflammatory, soothing and astringent properties. 1) Add to massage oil to relax, foster sleep- enhance dreams, lift depression, inspire romance; soothe pain; address female issues. 2) Middle note fixative in perfumery; blends well with: basil, bergamot, cardamon, cedarwood, chamomile, coriander, cypress, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lime, mandarin, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang. 3) Pour drops into atomizer to scent linen; brighten room; treat coughs; aid concentration. Sage: A Scent for the Season
SL SK M RO FR W
Cleavers Cleavers give hair extra shine and tones the scalp. 1) Infuse into hair rinse to tone scalp, clean hair, add shine.
HR
Clove Essential Oil Clove Essential Oil is a spicy, middle note scent with aphrodisiac qualities. It is warming in massage and has pain-relieving properties. 1) Add to massage oil to relax; inspire romance; soothe pain; add heat; scent. 2) Middle note fixative in perfumery; blends well with: bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender, thyme. 3) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to brighten room; aid concentration. Go to Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
M RO FR W
Cloves Whole cloves, named after the French word for nail, clou, are the unopened buds of the clove tree. They sweeten breath and add warming qualities to foot baths and room vaporizing medleys. 1) Blend in warming tea for sleeplessness; romance; sweeter breath; indigestion. 2) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL FT TEA FR RO W
Club Soda Club Soda contains sodium bicarbonate which can be used to eliminate foot odour. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; clear oiliness. Use esp. on DRY, ACNE or PROBLEM skin. 2) Use in baths to relax, stop itching, soften water, deodorize, stimulate circulation.
SK FT M
Cocoa Butter Hinting of chocolate, Cocoa butter is used in skincare for its moisturizing and protective properties. 1) Add to facials to condition skin; moisturize; smooth wrinkles; relax look; destress; for fragrance. Use on ALL skin types. 2) Add to manicure to clean; moisturize chapped hands; prevent gardening grit from getting under your nails. 3) Add to massage oil to relax; diminish stretch marks; scent.
SK HR FR W
Cocoa Powder Chocolate lovers will be pleased to learn that a facial made with cocoa powder will not only reduce hypertension and encourage romance, it will also soften dry skin. 1) Add to facials to soften dry, rough, weathered skin; inspire romance. Use esp. on DRY, MATURE skin types. 2) Add to bath salt recipes for luxury. Celebrate Earth Hour and Day with flowers and clay and Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL SK RO W
Coconut & Coconut Oil Coconut oil is moisturizing to the skin and the scent can whisk your imagination off to a tropical beach. 1) Add to facials to clean pores, moisturize, relax look, destress; for fragrance. Use esp. on DRY, FINE skin types. 2) Apply to hair as lathering agent to revitalize, clean & condition normal, dry or damaged hair. 3) Add to massage oil to relax; carry ingredients; scent. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4 and Orange, Coconut and Cinnamon Cookie recipe
SK HR M FR W
Coffee Beans Sniffing Coffee Beans while blending perfume helps clear the nasal palette. Grounds can also be used to soothe inflammed skin, remove cellulite and enhance highlights in dark hair. 1) Infuse into hair rinse to enhance dark highlights. 2) Use in foot preparations as exfoliator. Quinoa...Keen Whaaaat?
HR FT FR W
Comfrey Leaf & Root (or Knitbone) Comfrey leaf is suitable for dry skin or dry, damaged hair. Also called Knitbone, it has been used for centuries in compresses to mend fractured bones. 1) Add to facials to moisturize skin. Use on ALL skin types. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to treat dry, damaged hair; soothe & heal scalp irritations.
SK HR W
Coriander Seed Essential Oil Coriander Seed essential oil acts as a general pick-me-up for conditions like sluggishness, mental fatigue and poor concentration. In massage, it eases muscle pain and stiffness. 1) Add to massage oil to relax; inspire romance; soothe pain; detoxify; aid digestion. 2) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: benzoin, bergamot, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, juniper, petitgrain, pine, sandalwood. 3) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to deodorize room; disinfect germs; treat colds-flu; aid concentration-boost memory.
M CCF DTX FR RO W
Corn Oil An excellent moisturizer, corn oil is an acceptable carrier oil to use in massages. 1) Add to facials to moisturize skin. 2) Add to massage oil to relax; soothe pain; carry ingredients.
SK M W
Cornmeal Amber-coloured cornmeal makes a great face cleanser and exfoliant, particularly for oily skin. 1) Add to facials to clean pores, soften; clear oiliness. Use on ALL skin types, esp. on OILY skin. 2) Add to manicure to clean hands. 3) Add to foot scrubs to exfoliate rough skin; absorb excess moisture.
SK HN FT
Cornstarch Powdery cornstarch lends a particularly silky and luxurious feel to bath water, making skin feel smooth and soft. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; exfoliate; treat acne; lift blackheads, clear oiliness; smooth wrinkles. Use esp. on OILY, ACNE, PROBLEM skin. 2) Add to manicure to buff nails. 3) Use on feet to dry sweaty skin; in bath to soften water.
SK HN FT W
Cranberries (Fresh and Dried) Cranberries are loaded with Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. They can be taken internally as a tea or applied externally for healthy skin. Cranberries have anti-bacterial properties which act as a natural preservative in the recipe. 1) Blend into relaxing tea for heart, dental and urinary tract health. 2) Add to facials to clean and tone skin, to treat acne. Use especially on OILY, ACNE, PROBLEM skin. 3) Infuse into oils, creams and lotions for antioxidant properties, as a preservative, and for scent. 4) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for comforting fragrance. 5) Add to soap recipes. Cranberry Body Lotion Recipe and Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SK TEA F SOAP
Cream — Heavy, Light, Whipping Cream, the rich fatty part of milk, moisturizes, nourishes and softens the skin. 1) Blend into relaxing tea for body and sweetness. 2) Add to facials to moisturize; nourish skin; carry ingredients. Use esp. on NORMAL, DRY, MATURE skin. Go to Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SK TEA
Cucumber Cucumber is widely known as a remedy for puffy eyes but its soothing, cooling and toning properties also work on general skin problems including wrinkles. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; exfoliate; refine skin colour; moisturize; smooth wrinkles; balance pH; fade freckles. Use on ALL skin types. 2) Use in cooling foot creams to clean, soften- exfoliate rough skin; stop itching. 3) Place slices on eyes to reduce puffiness & dark circles. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4 and Stay Cool as a Cucumber this summer
SL SK FT
Cypress Essential Oil Cypress Essential Oil relieves insomnia and addresses emotions of fatigue, hopelessness and bereavement. It is also used in skincare as a tonic, astringent as well as a deodorant and slows down cellulite formation. 1) Add to facials to clear oiliness; treat acne. Use esp. on ACNE skin. 2) Add to massage oil or burner to foster sleep; soothe pain; strengthen breathing; detoxify; address female or male issues; thwart cellulite. 3) Middle note fixative in perfumery; blends well with: benzoin, bergamot, clary sage, frankincense, juniper, lavender, marjoram, pine, sandalwood. 4) Pour drops into atomizer to scent linen; brighten room; disinfect germs; treat coughs; aid concentration. Go to Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL SK M DTX FR W
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Dandelion Dandelion, the flower named after "lion’s teeth" or "dent de lyon" in French has wonderful skin cleansing properties, useful in treating problems such as acne and age spots. 1) Blend in tea for digestion; to release fluid retention. 2) Infuse in facials to clean pores, treat acne; refine skin colour. Use esp. on NORMAL, ACNE, MATURE skin types. 3) Use in foot creams to clean; stimulate circulation; eliminate warts.
SK FT TEA
Dill Dill is the Anglo Saxon word for "to lull" and it makes a gentle addition to herbs in a sleep pillow. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, indigestion, bad breath. 2) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SL TEA
Dulse (Seaweed) Dulse is a seaweed used in culinary, skincare and bath recipes. It has potent detoxifying capabilities and is rich in Vitamins C & E. 1) Add to facials or body wraps to clean pores; clear oiliness; exfoliate; detoxify; moisturize; rejuvinate skin; relax look; destress. 2) Use in foot creams to clean; exfoliate rough skin; stimulate circulation-detoxification; soothe tired muscles. Go to Ewesletter August V1.No.11
SL SK FT RO DTX W
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Echinacea Echinacea boosts the immune system which helps prevent the onset of colds. It is antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial and can be applied externally to treat skin conditions. 1) Blend in tea to prevent or treat cold symptoms, boost immunity, encourage lymphatic elimination. 2) Use in foot creams to fight fungus, bacteria; stimulate circulation; treat colds.
SK FT TEA CCF
Egg (whole) Whole eggs are nourishing to the skin and make hair smooth and shiny. 1) Add to facials to visually reduce the size of pores and to bind ingredients. Use on ALL skin types. 2) Apply to hair for manageability, volume, shine, fullness. 3) Use in recipes to help emulsify ingredients. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SK HR W
Egg White Egg Whites are frequently used in facial masks for dry, wrinkled, puffy or combination skin because it makes skin look smoother and tighter. 1) Apply as facial treatment to make skin look smoother & tighter. 2) Apply to hair for manageability.
SK HR W
Egg Yolks and Mayonnaise Egg yolks are nourishing for dry skin and make hair easier to manage. The yolk contains a compound called lecithin which helps bind oil and water. 1) Add to facials to nourish; soften skin. Use esp. on DRY skin. 2) Apply to hair for manageability. 3) Use in recipes to help emulsify ingredients. AVEDA Institute: Here I Come
SK HR W
Elderflowers & Elderberries Elderflowers are considered sleep inducing and relaxing. They are also used to wash greasy, problem skin or to treat normal, dry or damaged hair. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, colds, flu, fever, hay fever. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores; moisturize; lift blackheads; smooth wrinkles; fade freckles. Use esp. on OILY, PROBLEM or MATURE skin. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to treat normal, dry, or damaged hair; to add colour tones to gray.
SL SK HR TEA CCF W
Epsom Salts In a bath, epsom salts ease aching limbs, draw toxins from the body and reduce stress. 1) Use in foot preparations or bathtub to detoxify; relieve aches; clean; soften water; exfoliate rough skin; relax. How to throw a home spa pajama party the Homespunspa way
SL SK DTX W
Eucalyptus Hailing from Australia, Eucalyptus is best known medininally as a respiratory aid for cold and flu sufferers. It also makes a lovely addition to herbal bath pouches. 1) Use in foot creams or bath water to fight bacteria; strengthen breathing; treat colds-coughs; fragrance. 2) Mix in sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fresh fragrance.
SK CCF
Eucalyptus (Tasmanium Blue Gum) Essential Oil Eucalyptus (Tasmanian Blue Gum) Essential Oil is antiseptic and stimulating. In massage, it revitalizes sore muscles and is handy for treating headaches, colds and flu. 1) Add to massage oil to relax; allay headaches; soothe pain; strengthen breathing. 2) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: bergamot, cedarwood, thyme, cypress, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, pine, rosemary, tea tree. 3) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to disinfect germs; treat colds-flu-coughs; aid concentration; repel fleas, bugs.
SK M CCF W
Eucalyptus Citriodora Essential Oil Lemony Eucalyptus Citriodora is calming, sedative and relaxing and works well in a bath or massage. It also strengthens the immune system by attacking many bacteria, viruses & new fungi. 1) Add to hair rinse to curb dandruff. 2) Use on feet to deodorize; fight fungus; stimulate circulation. 3) Add to massage oil to foster sleep; lift depression; boost immunity; detoxify; aid digestion; address female issues; thwart cellulite. 4) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: cedarwood, lavender, marjoram, pine, rosemary, thyme. 5) Pour drops into atomizer to brighten-disinfect room; treat colds-flu.
SL HR M CCF DTX FR W
Evening Primrose Oil Pressed from the flowers and seeds of the plant, Evening Primrose oil can be used externally for dry skin. 1) Add to facials to moisturize, nourish, rejuvinate skin, help maintain elasticity, smooth wrinkles. Use esp. on DRY, MATURE skin. 2) Add to hair shampoos to control dry scalp & dandruff. 3) Add to massage oil to relax; address female issues; curb alcohol abuse.
SL SK HR M
Eyebright As its name indicates, Eyebright has eye soothing properties and makes a gentle compress for tired and puffy eyes. 1) Make into a cooling eye bath to reduce puffiness; treat cold symptoms; relieve allergies; heal conjunctivitis; give sparkle.
SK CCF
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Fennel and Fennel Seeds Fennel can be used to tone the scalp and to wash normal hair. Chew a few to freshen your breath. 1) Blend in tea to inspire romance; freshen breath; aid digestion; soothe cold symptoms. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to treat normal hair & tone scalp. 4) Make into a cooling eye bath to treat cold symptoms; heal conjunctivitis. 4) Mix in baths, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SK HR TEA CCF FR RO W
Fennel Essential Oil With it's sweet, licorice fragrance, it is used in aromatherapy to help with nervous tension brought on by PMS. Used sparingly in massage blend, it may reduce cellulite formations. 1) Add to massage oil to relax, aid digestion, address female issues, curb alchoholism, thwart cellulite. 2) Middle note in perfumery; blends well with: lavender, lemon, lime, geranium, orange, sandalwood. 3) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to brighten room; aid concentration. Caution: Avoid during pregnancy.
M FR W
Fir Needle Essential Oil Fir Needle essential oil is most often produced in Canada. In perfumery, it’s considered a masculine, middle note and is best used in fragrance burners and sprays to quiet a tense room. 1) Add to massage oil to relax; strengthen breathing. 2) Middle note in perfumery; blends well with: cajeput, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, juniper, pine. 3) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to ease tension; brighten-deodorize room; clean household surfaces. Go to Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
M FR W
Flax Seed Nutty flax seeds turn into an excellent skin- and hair-care gel when boiled in water. Plain flax seeds can also be used to fill sleep pillows. 1) Add to facials to rejuvinate skin; smooth wrinkles. 2) Place gel on eyes to soothe dryness, soreness, puffiness. 3) Add to hair recipes to set and condition hair. 4) Add to creams to thicken recipes and soothe general skin irritations. 5) Pour in sleep pillows as filler.
SL SK HR
Flax Seed Oil Flax Seed Oil, loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and elements helps skin regenerate and resist negative influences. Add to cream and lotion recipes for dry, red, irritated and flaky skin. 1) Add to facials to rejuvinate skin; smooth wrinkles. 2) Place gel on eyes to soothe dryness, soreness, puffiness. 3) Add to hair recipes to set and condition hair. 4) Add to creams to thicken recipes and soothe general skin irritations. 5) Add to massage oil to relax, nourish skin, rub sore muscles; carry ingredients. Go to: O.M.G. Omega 3
SK HR M
Fractionated Coconut Oil Fractionated Coconut oil, unlike regular coconut oil, is liquid at room temperature and is used by massage therapists for its light, non-greasy feel and by cosmeticians for its emulsifying properties. 1) Add to facials to clean pores, moisturize, relax look, destress; for fragrance. Use esp. on DRY, FINE skin types. 2) Apply to hair as lathering agent to revitalize, clean & condition normal, dry or damaged hair. 3) Add to massage oil to relax; carry ingredients; scent.
SK HR M FR W
Frankincense (Olibanum) Essential Oil Frankincense Essential Oil has been used for thousands of years as incense and can be used to treat depression and insomnia. In skin care, it suits mature skin and stretch marks. 1) Add to facials to relax look, destress. Use esp. on MATURE, DRY skin. 2) Add to massage oil or burner to meditate; foster sleep; lift depression; strengthen breathing; treat colds-flu-coughs; address female issues; diminish stretch marks. 3) Base note fixative in perfumery; blends well with: basil, benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, clary sage, geranium, lavender, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, pine, rose, sandalwood, vetiver. Three wise home spa gifts: Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh and Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL SK M CCF FR W
Frankincense Crystals Frankincense is a resin gum that hardens into crystaline pebbles. It enhances deep breathing and meditation and is widely used in religious ceremonies. 1) Add to burner to relax; meditate; foster sleep; lift depression; strengthen breathing; treat colds-flu-coughs; address female issues; scent. 2) Middle note in perfumery; blends well with: basil, benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, clary sage, geranium, lavender, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, pine, rose, sandalwood, vetiver. 3) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Three wise home spa gifts: Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh and Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL M CCF FR W
Fuller's Earth Clay Fuller’s Earth is a clay which is well-known for its deep-cleansing qualities. Mixed with water, it makes a paste which can be spread on skin to stimulate blood circulation and lymphatic flow. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; clear oiliness; detoxify; moisturize; smooth wrinkles; relax look; destress. Use on ALL skin types. 2) Apply as dry shampoo or paste to condition-clean hair & scalp, absorb excess oil.
SL SK HR
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Gelatin Gelatin is used to thicken cosmetics. 1) Soak feet in a bath of prepared gelatin.
FT
Geranium Essential Oil Geranium essential oil reduces anxiety and depression. In skin care, it combats puffiness, acne, plus eczema. It balances the skin, is a natural deodorant, and used in massage, creams & baths. 1) Add to facials to balance pH; relax look; destress. Use on ALL skin. 2) Use in foot creams to fight fungus; deodorize; reduce swelling. 3) Add to massage oil to relax; lift depression; address female issues. 4) Middle note fixative in perfumery; blends well with: benzoin, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, clove, lavender, lemon, marjoram, orange, patchouli, rosemary, vetiver, sandalwood. 5) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to brighten room; disinfect germs; repel bugs.
SL SK M FR W
German Chamomile Water Distillate German Chamomile distillate calms the nervous system and clears the skin. 1) Add to relaxing tea for sleeplessness, restlessness, irritability, resentment, depression, anxiety, anger, headaches, digestion, stomach cramps, period pains, nausea, morning sickness, shock & to prevent nightmares. 2) Add facials to clean pores, balance pH; rejuvinate skin, relax look, destress; scent. Use esp. on NORMAL, OILY, COMBO, FINE skin. 3) Rinse thru hair to add gloss, lengthen, moisturize dry, damaged hair. 4) Mix in baths or linen sprays for fragrance. 9 ways to spring forward with Chamomile this weekend
SL SK M FR W
Ginger & Gingerroot Ginger is an ideal addition to bath water because its warming qualities stimulate circulation and increase blood flow which help the body detoxify. It also works on headaches and stiff joints. 1) Use in tea blends to foster sleep; inspire romance; treat colds; allay headaches; detoxify; aid digestion. 2) Use in warming foot creams or bath tub to stimulate circulation; relieve stiffness & aches. Go to Ewesletter January V1.No.4 and Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL FT TEA DTX CCF FR RO W
Ginger Essential Oil Ginger Essential Oil stimulates circulation which encourages the elimination of toxins from the body. 1) Add to massage oils to soothe pain; detoxify; aid digestion. 2) Base note fixative in perfumery; blends well with: cedarwood, cinnamon, coriander, frankincense, neroli, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver. 3) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to brighten room; treat colds-flu-coughs; aid concentration-boost memory. Go to Ewesletter January V1.No.4
SK M CCF DTX FR W
Glycerin Glycerin is a vegetable product which comes as a clear syrup. It is a natural moisturizer which adds body to beauty recipes. 1) Add to facials to moisturize, soothe skin, add body & flavour to recipes. Use esp. on FINE skin. 2) Add to spray bottle & perfume blends to prolong shelf life of fragrance.
SK W
Gold Gold is not just a pretty face: it smooths out wrinkles, draws out impurities, softens skin and reduces puffiness. 1) Add to facials. 2) Drink edible gold in a flamboyant cocktail. Three Wise Home Spa Gifts: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh
SK
Golden Rod Infusions from dried Golden Rod leaves and flowers are used in skincare for their natural astringent, toning and antiseptic properties. They also have sedative qualities. 1) Infuse into facials to tone complexion.
SL SK
Grapefruit & Grapefruit Juice Thirst-quenching Grapefruit contains naturally occuring AHA’s which are known to exfoliate skin. 1) Add to facials as AHAs to exfoliate; clean pores; lift blackheads. Use esp. on OILY skin.
SK
Grapefruit Essential Oil With its cheerful scent, Grapefruit Essential Oil is used for depression and mental exhaustion. Its tonic and astringent nature is also good for oily skin and acne. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; treat acne; firm. Use esp. on OILY, ACNE, PROBLEM skin. 2) Add to massage oils to lift depression; soothe pain; strengthen breathing; detoxify; aid digestion; thwart cellulite; support weight loss. 3) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: cardamom, clove, coriander, cypress, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, petitgrain, pine, rosemary. 4) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to brighten room; disinfect germs; treat colds-flu; aid concentration.
SL SK M CCF DTX FR W
Grapeseed Oil Because it is light, non-greasy, odourless and leaves a satin-smooth finish on the skin, Grapeseed oil is ideal for massage. 1) Add to massage oils to relax; soothe pain; carry ingredients; leave a pleasant finish on skin.
SK M
Green French Clay Green French clay is a key spa ingredient because it helps remove surface dirt and dead cells from skin and the experience of resting while topped in mud diffuses tension in a most pleasant way. 1) Add to facials and body wraps to clean pores; clear oiliness; detoxify; moisturize; smooth wrinkles; relax look; destress. Use on ALL skin types. 2) Apply as dry shampoo or wet paste to condition-clean hair & scalp, absorb excess oil. Celebrate Earth Hour and Day with flowers and clay and Put your feet up recipe
SL SK HR W
Green Tea Drinking Green Tea is good for the nervous system. Applied externally, it relieves sunburn pain, removes foot odour, darkens hair colour and tones mature skin. 1) Use in tea blends to stimulate circulation-detoxification; aid digestion; prevent colds & flu. 2) Add to facials to clean pores; clear oiliness; moisturize; smooth wrinkles; relax look; destress. Use on ALL skin types. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to darken colour. 4) Use in foot creams as deodorant. Happy New Rear!
SK HR FT TEA CCF W Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Hazelnut Oil Hazelnut oil is nourishing to the skin. It stimulates circulation which results in the removal of toxins from the body. 1) Add to facials to moisturize, relax look; destress; scent. Use esp. on OILY, COMBO, ACNE skin. 2) Add to massage oils to relax; soothe pain; detoxify; carry ingredients. Go to Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SK M DTX W
Heartsease or Wild Pansy or Viola Tricolor Heartsease or Viola Tricolor was historically added to love potions to send pleasant thoughts. It can also be taken as tea for colds. In skincare, it is cleansing and helps a variety of skin conditions. 1) Blend in relaxing tea to inspire romance; treat colds-coughs. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores, reduce inflammation.
SL SK TEA CCF W
Helichrysum Essential Oil With it's strong curry fragrance, Helichrysum is also known as "curry plant" even though it isn't used for cooking. The shrub yeilds an herbaceous essential oil known as "Immortelle" which is used in aromatherapy for depression, withdrawal from addictive substances and lethargy. 1) Add to massage oil to relax, foster sleep, lift depression, manage stress and to soothe aching muscles and carpal tunnel syndrome. 2) Use in facials to regenerate, smooth and soften skin. Good for acne and inflammed skin. 3) Use on body for sunburn, psoriasis, eczema, scars, stretch marks. 4) Use on feet for Athletes foot and plantar warts. 5) Base note in perfumery. Blends well with: chamomiles, carrot seed, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, rosewood, yarrow. 6) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to disinfect germs; treat colds-coughs; repel bugs. 7) Mix leaves in pot pourri for relaxing fragrance.
SL SK M FT CCF
Hemp Seed Oil Hemp Seed Oil is an excellent choice for skin, lip & hair care recipes because of its high essential fatty acid content. In massage, it penetrates skin easily without feeling greasy. 1) Add to massage oil to relax, nourish skin, rub sore muscles; carry ingredients. 2) Add into hair care recipes to moisturize and condition hair and scalp; impart a nice feel to lather. 3) Add to foot creams to condition dry skin. Go to: O.M.G. Omega 3
SK M HR FT W
Hibiscus Hibiscus, Hawaii’s state flower, is rich in calcium, niacin, riboflavin, iron & Vitamin C. It is often added to tea blends, particularly to complement rosehips, and is credited for lowering blood pressure. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for flavour.
TEA
Holly Oil Holly oil is excellent for massage because it's lightweight, clear, odourless and travels well over skin. 1) Use as a carrier oil for massage blends. Go to Homespunspa Blog, My Pick
M SK
Honey Honey, a natural humectant, has moisturizing and antiseptic qualities. It is ideal for treating chapped lips and wrinkles. 1) Blend in tea for sleeplessness; to treat colds. 2) Add to facials to clean pores; moisturize; smooth wrinkles; nourish skin. Use esp. on MATURE, DRY, PROBLEM skin. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SL SK TEA CCF W
Horsetail Horsetail contains silica which strengthens hair and nails. 1) Infuse into facials to clean pores; moisturize skin. Use esp. on OILY skin. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to strengthen & clean hair. 3) Add to manicure to clean, strengthen nails.
SK HR HN W
Hydrogen Peroxide This clear alcohol is sold cheaply at pharmacies as a topical solution for skin scrapes and cuts. In perfumery, it dilutes recipe volume, prevents recipe contamination and has virtually no medicinal odour to interfere with fragrance blends. 1) Blend in perfume, body splashes, aftershave and linen spray. 2) Use topically to cleanse and disinfect skin abrasions and bug bites. 3) Use as an occasional mouthwash but do not ingest and do not confuse with drinking alchohol.
SK FR
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Jasmine Jasmine eases depression and adds a nice fragrance to hair treatments. 1) Blend in relaxing tea to lift depression; inspire romance. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to add fragrance. 3) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
HR TEA FR RO
Jasmine Essential Oil (10%) Sweet, exotic Jasmine Essential Oil is used to enhance dreams and encourage a good night’s sleep. Added to massage oils, it can be used as an aphrodisiac or to treat depression. 1) Add to facials to moisturize; improve elasticity; relax look; destress. Use esp. on MATURE, DRY, FINE skin. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to add fragrance. 3) Add to massage oil or burner to relax; foster sleep; enhance dreams; lift depression; inspire romance; boost self-esteem; address female issues. 4) Middle note in perfumery; blends well with: benzoin, bergamot, black pepper, clary sage, geranium, orange, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang.
SK SL HR M FR RO W
Jojoba Oil Jojoba Oil is an excellent choice to use as a carrier oil because it conditions hair, scalp, skin and nails and it keeps well without refrigeration. 1) Add to facials to clean pores, moisturize, nourish, clear oiliness; protect; bring out skin’s radiance, relax look, destress. Use esp. on ACNE, MATURE, DRY skin. 2) Apply to hair to condition & clean hair & scalp. 3) Add to manicure to condition nails. 4) Add to massage oils to relax; soothe pain; preserve blends; carry ingredients.
SK HR HN M
Juniper Berries Juniper Berries are useful in bath sachets for their calming fragrance and detoxification-stimulating properties. 1) Add to facials to clean pores, scent. Use esp. on ACNE skin. 2) Use in foot creams or bathtub to relax; detoxify. 3) Mix in sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL SK FT DTX W
Juniper Berry Essential Oil Juniper Essential oil enhances dreams and treats exhaustion and worry. In skin care, it helps problem skin, puffiness and cellulite. In a bath, it will stimulate the elimination of toxins. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; treat acne; relax look, destress. Use esp. on OILY, PROBLEM, ACNE skin. 2) Add to hair rinse to abet hair growth. 3) Add to massage oils to foster sleep; aid digestion; detoxify; address female issues; thwart cellulite; reduce swelling; treat colds-flu. 4) Middle note in perfumery; blends well with: benzoin, clary sage, ginger, lavender, neroli, rosemary, woods. 5) Pour drops into atomizer to brighten room; disinfect germs; treat colds-flu; aid concentration. Go to Ewesletter December V1.No.3 and Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL SK HR M CCF DTX FR W
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Kaolin White Clay Kaolin clay, or white China clay, is a time-honoured spa ingredient. Used plain or mixed with herbs and fruit juices, it makes a relaxing, detoxifying and therapeutic skin treatment. 1) Add to facials or body wraps to clean pores, clear oiliness; detoxify, moisturize; smooth wrinkles; relax look; destress. Use on ALL skin types. 2) Apply as dry shampoo or wet paste to condition-clean hair & scalp, absorb excess oil.
SL SK HR W
Kelp Powder (Seaweed) Kelp Powder, a gift from the sea, has been used for centuries for its cleansing, detoxifying, toning and conditioning properties. It adds shine to hair, softens skin and diminishes cellulite. 1) Add to facials or body wraps to clean pores; clear oiliness; detoxify; moisturize; rejuvinate skin; relax look; destress; inspire romance. 2) Apply as dry shampoo or wet paste to clean-condition hair & scalp, absorb excess oil, add shine. 3) Use in foot creams or bathtub to clean; exfoliate rough skin; stimulate circulation-detoxification; soothe tired muscles. Go to Ewesletter August V1.No.11
SL SK HR FT RO DTX W
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Lady’s Mantle Lady’s Mantle is primarily used to help with menstrual cycles but it can also be used in skin care for its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. 1) Blend in relaxing tea to address female issues; aid digestion. 2) Add to facials to reduce puffiness; treat acne. Use esp. on OILY, ACNE or DRY skin.
SK TEA W
Lanolin, Anhydrous Lanolin Lanolin, another useful gift from our sheep friends, is obtained from wool and is used in balms and cosmetics for its emolliency. Its available with- (hydrous) or without- (anhydrous) water. 1) Add to facial creams to moisturize; protect; relax look; destress. Use esp. on NORMAL, OILY, DRY skin. 2) Add to manicure to moisturize, condition, massage hands. 3) Add to body lotions and foot creams to nourish skin, rub sore muscles.
SK HN FT W
Lavender Lavender lifts spirits and banishes anxieties. It is also soothing and calming to sensitive skin. As a hair treatment, it renews hair’s silkiness and shine and tones the scalp. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, anxiety, headaches. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores, balance pH; rejuvinate skin, relax look, destress; scent. Use esp. on NORMAL, OILY, COMBO, FINE skin. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to clean oily hair, renew silkiness, add shine, tone scalp, control dandruff, scent. 4) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SL SK HR M FT CCF FR W
Lavender Essential Oil Soporific Lavender Essential Oil is used to treat anxiety, depression and headaches. In massage, it relieves muscular aches and stiffness and is also a popular ingredient in skincare. 1) Infuse into facials to clean pores; balance pH; relax look; destress. Use esp. on OILY, COMBO, FINE skin. 2) Infuse into hair rinse for dandruff. 3) Use on feet or in bathtub to relax; stop itching; fight fungus; comfort aches; reduce swelling. 4) Add to massage oil or burner for sleep; depression; headaches; female issues;digestion. 5) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: citrus, benzoin, chamomile, clary sage, eucalyptus, jasmine, marjoram, rose, rosemary, ylang ylang. 6) Pour drops in atomizer to scent linen; brighten-disinfect room; treat colds-coughs. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SL SK HR M FT CCF FR W
Lavender Water Distillate Lavender Distillate relaxes the mind and calms sensitive skin. Use as a mild astringent toner for face and hair. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, anxiety, headaches. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores, balance pH; rejuvinate skin, relax look, destress; scent. Use esp. on NORMAL, OILY, COMBO, FINE skin. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to clean oily hair, renew silkiness, add shine, tone scalp, control dandruff, scent. 4) Mix in baths or linen sprays for fragrance.
SL SK HR HN FT TEA FR W
Lemon Balm (Melissa) Lemon Balm calms depression and restlessness. It's useful in treating inflamed skin conditions and oily hair. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, depression, anxiety, headaches, indigestion, stomach cramps, colds. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to clean oily hair, add fragrance. 3) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SL SK HR TEA CCF W
Lemons & Lemon Juice Lemons help concentration and minimize stress symptoms of nervousnes, insomnia and forgetfulness. They also slow down the aging process by firming, cleansing and regenerating skin. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for flavour, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, headaches; indigestion, colds, sore throat. 2) Infuse into facials as AHAs to clean pores; exfoliate; clear oiliness; refine skin colour; smooth wrinkles. Use esp. on NORMAL, OILY skin. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to clean, condition, renew silkiness, add shine, tone scalp, add fragrance, lighten blonde. 4) Add to manicure to clean; fade spots; exfoliate; strengthen cuticles. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SL SK HR HN TEA CCF FR
Lemon Essential Oil Lemon Essential Oil eradicates fatigue and listlessness. It is used in skincare for its tonic and astringent properties. 1) Infuse into facials to clean pores; balance pH; clear oiliness. Use esp. on OILY, ACNE skin. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to add shine to hair. 3) Add to massage oil or burner to lift depression; detoxify; aid digestion; thwart cellulite. 4) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: all. 5) Pour drops into atomizer to scent linen; brighten room; disinfect germs; treat colds-flu; aid concentration.
SL SK HR M CCF FR W
Lemon Peel Fresh lemon peels can be massaged into temples to alleviate headaches. Dried peels can be added to relaxing tea blends for flavour and to bath products for their zesty aroma. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for flavour, colds, hay fever, stress. 2) Infuse into facials as AHAs to clean pores, clear oiliness; exfoliate; refine skin colour; smooth wrinkles; scent. Use on ALL skin types. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to clean hair, renew silkiness, add shine, lighten blonde, add fragrance. 4) Add to manicure to clean, refine skin colour; strengthen cuticles. 5) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to Ewesletter June V2.No.8
SL SK HR HN TEA CCF FR
Lemon Verbena Leaves Tea, made from Lemon Verbena leaves, is mildly sedative. It’s fragrance lends itself well to baths and it has soothing properties for puffy eyes. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, nervousness, irritability, bronchial and nasal congestion, indigestion, nausea, flavour. 2) Place warm tea bags on eyes to reduce puffiness. 3) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to Ewesletter May V2.No.7 and Squeeze some Lemon Verbena in your home spa.
SL SK TEA CCF FR W
Lemon Verbena Essential Oil Originally from Chile, Lemon Verbena is known to be the truest lemon fragrance outside of the true lemon. It has skin softening and astringent properities and is very aromatic in the bath. 1) Add sparingly to facials to tone, clean and soften skin, relax facial expression, destress, soothe puffy eyes. Use especially on ACNE skin. 2) Add to manicure to condition skin, massage hands, treat nails. 3) Top note in perfumery: blends well with: Benzoin, chamomile, clary sage, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, juniper berry, lavender, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang. 4) Mix in soap recipes, baths, linen sprays or perfume for fragrance. CAUTION: Known as a skin irritant.
SK HN FR W
Lemongrass Sweet, light, lemony and fresh, lemongrass tones oily skin and leaves hair feeling soft and conditioned. As a tea, it can be taken to diminish headaches, digestive problems and fevers. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for headaches; indigestion; to stimulate detoxification. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores; clear oiliness. Use esp. on OILY skin. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to clean, condition, renew silkiness, add shine, tone scalp, add fragrance. 4) Use in foot creams to fight fungus, bacteria. 5) Mix in baths, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
HR SK FT TEA DTX FR W
Lemongrass Essential Oil Lemongrass essential oil has strong anti-bacterial properties and is useful for treating problem skin and acne. 1) Infuse into facials to treat acne; relax look. Use esp. on OILY, PROBLEM, ACNE skin. 2) Add to massage oil to aid digestion; scent. 3) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: lavender, myrrh, palmarosa, patchouli, rosemary. 4) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to brighten room; aid concentration; repel bugs.
SK M FR W
Lemon-Infused Avocado Oil Lemons and avocado oil work well together to soften the signs of aging skin. 1) Infuse into facials as AHAs to clean pores; exfoliate; clear oiliness; refine skin colour; smooth wrinkles. Use esp. on NORMAL, OILY skin. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to clean, condition, renew silkiness, add shine, tone scalp, add fragrance, lighten blonde. 3) Add to manicure to clean; fade spots; exfoliate; strengthen cuticles. 4) Add to massage oil to nourish skin, soothe pain, carry ingredients, add fragrance.
SK HR HN M
Lime Essential Oil Revivifying Lime essential oil treats nervous tension, headaches and insomnia brought on by stress. Its astringent and refreshing properties are also useful in skincare creams. 1) Infuse into facials to tone complexion; scent. 2) Add to massage oils to foster sleep; lift depression; allay headaches; strengthen breathing; detoxify; aid digestion; thwart cellulite. 3) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: clary sage, jasmine, lavender, neroli, petitgrain, rosemary, ylang ylang. 4) Add drops into atomizer or burner to brighten room; treat colds-flu; aid concentration.
SL SK M CCF DTX FR W
Limes and Lime Juice Limes and lime juice add a fresh, tart flavour to teas & smoothies. Plus, the mildly acidic nature of the lime lends antioxidant, astringent, exfoliating and cleansing properties to skin care treatments. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for flavour, alchoholism, itching, obesity, smoking, stomach problems, impove mood. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores; clear oiliness. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to clean hair, lighten colour, impart fragrance. 4) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SK HR TEA FR
Linden (Lime Tree) Flowers Linden (Lime Tree) Flowers are used to treat insomnia and nervous tension. Flowers have emollient properties which can be used to treat all skin types and hair. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, nervous tension, headaches, indigestion, colds & flu. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores; moisturize skin; destress. Use on ALL skin types. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to treat dry or damaged hair, add shine, tone scalp. 4) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SL SK HR TEA CCF W
Loufah or Luffa Gourd Loofah gourds, from the cucumber family, make excellent home spa ingredients on so many levels. Loofahs are best known however, as dried sponges to scrub and massage skin in the bath.

1) Use dried gourd as a tool in your bath to scrub, exfoliate and massage skin. 2) Add to soaps and other home spa skin treatment recipes.
SK M
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Macadamia Nut Oil Macadamia Nut Oil, though expensive, is valuable in massage because it nourishes dry skin and softens facial lines. 1) Add to facials to moisturize, smooth wrinkles; relax look; destress. Use esp. on DRY, MATURE skin. 2) Add to massage oil to relax; soothe pain; carry ingredients. Go to Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SK M
Mandarin Essential Oil Mandarin Essential oil brings cheer to the stressed and depressed. In massage oils, it heals problem skin and stretch marks after pregnancy. 1) Add to facials to exfoliate; destress. 2) Add to manicure to condition hands. 3) Add to massage oils or burner to relax; foster sleep; lift depression; aid digestion; thwart cellulite; diminish stretch marks; scent. 4) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: cinnamon, clary sage, geranium, lavender, neroli. Go to Ewesletter December V1.No.3 and Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL SK HN M FR W
Mango Butter A natural fat pressed from the seed of a mango, it adds an exotic creamy yet non-greasy feel to cosmetics and soaps and helps lock moisture in skin. 1) Add to manicure to condition hands. 2) Add to body lotions to soften-moisturize skin. 3) Add to foot creams to moisturize dry heels. 4) Melt and add to soap recipes.
SK HN FT SOAP
Maple Syrup Helps Maple Trees survive Canadian winters and has made its way into the spa world as a skin conditioning treatment as well as a breakfast favourite. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for flavour. 2) Add to facials to relax facial expression, destress, soften-condition skin. 3) Add to shampoo/hair rinse to treat dry chlorine-damaged hair, clean hair, add shine, moisture and fragrance. 4) Add to body lotions, massage oils and manicures to soften-moisturize skin. 5) Add to foot creams to moisturize dry heels. 6) Add to soap recipes. 7) Mix in baths or linen sprays for fragrance. Base note fixative in perfumery: Blends well with bergamot, fir, pine. Pumpkin goes to the spa: a home spa pumpkin facial recipe
TEA F HR CCF FR SOAP
Marjoram Essential Oil Marjoram Essential Oil is mildly tranquilizing and helps insomniacs. It is also used in skincare to reduce skin-aging free radicals. 1) Add to facials to relax look; destress. 2) Add to massage oils to foster sleep; allay headaches; soothe pain; strengthen breathing; detoxify; aid digestion; address female issues. 3) Middle note fixative in perfumery; blends well with: bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lavender, orange, rosemary, tea tree. 4) Pour drops into atomizer to brighten room; disinfect germs; treat colds-flu-coughs.
SL SK M CCF DTX FR W
Marjoram or Sweet Marjoram Sweet Marjoram is relaxing in a sleep pillow. As a tea, it eases tension headaches and in a bath, it diminishes anxiety. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, headaches, anxiety, colds, indigestion, painful periods, aching joints, flavour. 2) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SL TEA CCF FR W
Marshmallow Leaves & Root Marshmallow leaves & roots are suitable for dry skin and can be used to treat dry or damaged hair. 1) Infuse into facials to moisturize; reduce puffiness; scent. Use esp. on DRY skin. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to treat dry or damaged hair, add fragrance. 3) Mix in baths, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SK HR FR
Melilot Melilot, which develops a scent of new mown hay as it dries, is useful for menstrual pain, headaches, depression and insomnia. It also helps treat varicose veins and other skin conditions. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, depression, period pains, headaches. 2) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SL SK TEA FR W
Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oil Melissa Essential Oil (from the Lemon Balm plant) has both calming & mood-uplifting properties. 1) Add to massage oil or burner to relax; foster sleep; lift depression, soothe aching muscles. 2) Add to hair rinse to stimulate hair growth.
SL HR W
Milk — Skim, Whole Cleopatra’s legacy—Milk baths moisturize, nourish and soften the skin. And if you like the taste, drinking warm milk at bedtime is a famous method for inducing sleep. 1) Drink frothy warm milk for sleeplessness. 2) Add to facials or bath water as AHAs to exfoliate; clean pores; lift blackheads; moisturize; refine skin colour; relax look; destress. Use on ALL skin types. 3) Place warm-soaked cotton balls on eyes to remedy tired, bloodshot eyes. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SL SK TEA
Mint Sweet, cool and refreshing mint blends well with chamomile, lavender and rosemary in a sleep pillow. Its astringent properties suit oily skin and can be used to reduce tired circles under eyes. 1) Use in cooling foot creams as an antibacterial and antiseptic agent; to add fragrance. 2) Place warm tea bags on eyes to reduce puffiness & dark circles. 3) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SL FT FR
Mustard Powder Ground mustard is rubefacient. In a foot bath for example, it stimulates local circulation, increases blood flow to the surface of the skin (making it more red) and adds heat. 1) Use in warming foot baths to stimulate circulation-detoxification; treat colds.
SK FT CCF
Myrrh Essential Oil Myrrh Essential Oil creates an atmosphere of tranquility which is useful in meditation. Mature and dry skin also benefit from this balsamic tree resin. 1) Add to facials to moisturize, smooth wrinkles; relax look; destress. Use esp. on DRY, MATURE skin. 2) Add to manicure to condition hands, heal rashes; treat nails. 3) Use in foot creams to fight fungus. 4) Add to massage oils or burner to foster sleep; strengthen breathing. 5) Base note in perfumery; blends well with: benzoin, cypress, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, patchouli, pine, sandalwood. Go to Ewesletter April V1.No.7 and Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL SK HN M FT FR W
Myrrh Gum Powder Warms the senses with its rick, exotic, velvety and smoky fragrance. It is known to treat dry skin and gum problems. 1) Add to facials to moisturize skin, smooth wrinkles, relax look, destress. Use especially on DRY, MATURE skin. 2) Add to manicure to condition hands, heal rashes, treat nails. 3) Use in foot creams to fight fungus. 4) Use in tooth powders and mouthwash for sore throat and gums. 5) Base note in perfumery: Blends well with benzoin, cypress, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, patchouli, pine, sandalwood. 6) Add to soap recipes for fragrance, colour and as a preservative. CAUTION: Avoid in pregnancy. Three Wise Home Spa Gifts: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrhand Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SK HN FT CCF W
Myrtle (Honey Myrtle) Essential Oil Myrtle Essential Oil is relaxing and helps people gain a sense of well-being. Moreover, it abates depression, negativity and S.A.D. In skincare it chases away acne and grime from oily skin. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; relax look; destress. Use esp. on OILY, ACNE, PROBLEM skin. 2) Add to massage oil to relax; lift depression; strengthen breathing; build confidence. 3) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to brighten-deodorize room; disinfect germs; treat colds-flu-coughs; repel bugs.
SL SK M CCF W
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Neroli (Orange Blossom) Essential Oil (10%) One of the more expensive essential oils, Neroli (Orange Blossom) lifts depression, eases anxiety and encourages sleep. In skin care, it is gentle enough for dry, sensitive and mature skin. 1) Infuse into facials to rejuvinate skin; relax look; destress. Use esp. on MATURE, DRY, FINE skin. 2) Add to massage oil or burner to relax; foster sleep; lift depression; inspire romance; strengthen breathing; detoxify; aid digestion; diminish stretch marks; scent. 3) Middle note in perfumery; blends well with: all.
SL SK M DTX RO FR W
Nettles (Stinging Nettles) Nettles are nature’s hair conditioner in disguise. They add strength, lustre & body to hair and have soothing and cleansing properties for the skin. 1) Blend in relaxing tea to stimulate circulation-detoxification; address female issues. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores; revitalize skin. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to nourish, clean, condition, add strength, add lustre, add shine, add body, tone flaking scalp, control dandruff, stimulate hair growth.
SK HR TEA W
Niaouli Essential Oil Niaouli essential oil has a camphorous aroma with reviving and refreshing qualities. It clears the air and helps mostly with respiratory issues but can also clear up oily skin and relax aching muscles. 1) Use sparingly in massage oil to relax sore muscles, clear congestion, clear oily skin. 2) Top note in perfumery. Blends well with: Coriander, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Pine, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree. 3) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to brighten-disinfect room; treat coughs, colds.
M CCF FR W
Nutmeg Nutmeg is included in pumpkin pie spice mix which has been shown to inspire romance. It can be taken internally (though sparingly) for insomnia and applied externally to add heat to aching limbs. 1) Blend in tea for sleeplessness, romance, flavour, indigestion, toothache. 2) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to: Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL TEA FR RO W
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Oats, Oatmeal & Oatflour Oats nourish, soften and cleans the skin. The ingredient is an excellent exfoliant but mild enough to use on sensitive faces. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; exfoliate; moisturize; relax look; destress. Use on ALL skin types. 2) Add to manicure to clean, exfoliate hands. Go to: Orange, Coconut and Cinnamon Cookie recipe
SK HN
Olive Oil Olive oil calms, soothes, nourishes, cleanses, softens, and moisturizes the skin. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; nourish; moisturize; lift blackheads; relax look; destress. Use esp. on NORMAL skin. 2) Apply to hair to clean, condition, moisturize, repair damage. 3) Add to massage oils to relax; soothe pain; diminish stretch marks; carry ingredients. 4) Use on feet to clean; soften roughness; stop itching; reduce swelling. Go to Ewesletter October V1.No.1 and Janaury V2.No.4
SL SK HR FT M
Oolong Tea Oolong, which is a tea-manufacturing process, means "black dragon" in Chinese. 1) Blend in tea for anti-oxidant properties, digestion, to stimulate circulation-detoxification; to prevent colds & flu, increase alertness, reduce fatigue, improve concentration. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to darken hair colour. 3) Use in foot creams to stimulate circulation; reduce swelling.
SK HR FT TEA CCF W
Orange Blossoms Perfumes made from orange blossoms help in the bedroom by calming the mind and inspiring a little pillow talk. They also can be added to herbal bath pouches and to tea blends. 1) Blend in relaxing tea or bath water for sleeplessness, romance, flavour, muscle tension. 2) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SL TEA RO
Orange Essential Oil Uplifting orange essential oil eases depression, calms anxiety and lulls nervous tension. It also softens and hydrates skin, making it a pleasant addition to bath products. 1) Add to facials as AHAs to clean pores, exfoliate; treat acne; lift blackheads; balance pH; destress. Use esp. on OILY skin. 2) Add to hair rinse to clean, nourish, moisturize, tone scalp. 3) Add to massage oil or burner to relax; lift depression; detoxify; aid digestion; thwart cellulite. 4) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: bergamot, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, myrrh, patchouli, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang. 5) Pour drops into atomizer to scent linen; brighten-disinfect room; treat colds-flu; aid concentration. Go to Ewesletter January V1.No.4 and January V2.No.4 and Put your feet up recipe and Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL SK HR M FT DTX CCF FR W
Orange Peel Orange Peels enhance a room’s atmosphere when tossed into a glowing fireplace. They enrich bath and tea blends and when ground into a fine powder, they make a useful exfoliating scrub. 1) Infuse dehytrated pieces in relaxing tea for flavour. 2) Add ground, dehydrated peel to facials as AHAs to clean pores; exfoliate; lift blackheads; treat acne; detoxify; rejuvinate skin; destress; scent. Use esp. on OILY skin. 3) Add ground, dehydrated peel to hair rinse to clean, condition, nourish, moisturize, soften hair, tone scalp. 4) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to Ewesletter June V2.No.8 and Orange, Coconut and Cinnamon Cookie recipe
SL SK TEA FR
Orange Flower Water Distillate Orange flower water is produced alongside Neroli essential oil during distillation of bitter orange flowers. It tones and moisturizes all skin types and can replace plain water in most recipes. 1) Blend in warming tea for sleeplessness, romance, anxiety. 2) Add to facials to clean pores, moisturize; tone, destress. Splash on as aftershave. Use esp. on ALL skin. 3) Add to manicure to clean, moisturize, condition, treat nails. 4) Infuse into hair rinse to clean hair and leave fragrance. 5) Middle note in perfumery; blends well with: cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla, ylang ylang. 6) Mix in baths or linen sprays for comforting fragrance.
SL SK FR TEA
Oranges and Orange Juice The juice from oranges is packed with Vitamin C which helps repair skin damage and the astringent nature of the juice revitalizes, softens and perks up dull-looking skin. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for anxiety. 2) Add to facials as AHAs to clean pores; exfoliate; lift blackheads; revitalize skin; scent. Use esp. on NORMAL, OILY skin. 2) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.

Go to Ewesletter January V1.No.4 and January V2.No.4 and Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SK TEA FR
Oregano Oregano, mostly known as a culinary herb, also has mildly sedative properties when steeped as tea. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, headaches, irritability, coughs, toothache, period pains, nausea, sea-sickness. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to darken colour, detangle, soften hair. 3) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SL HR TEA CCF W
Orrisroot Powder Faintly scented of Violet, Orrisroot Powder is ground from dried Iris Florentina root and is used to fix other scents in herbal preparations. 1) Blend in bath recipes, herbal sachets, pot pourri to relax; fix fragrances; add scent.
SL FR W
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Palmarosa Essential Oil The scent of Palmarosa Essential Oil can enhance massage oils and counteract fatigue and depression. In skincare, the oil can be used to treat eczema, acne and broken capillaries. 1) Add to facials to treat acne, moisturize, revitalize, heal capillaries, relax look, scent. Use esp. on NORMAL, ACNE, COMBO skin. 2) Add to massage oil or burner to relax; lift depression; soothe pain; aid digestion; address female issues. 3) Middle note in perfumery; blends well with: bergamot, cedarwood, lavender, mandarin, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang. 4) Use in foot creams to fight fungus; deodorize.
SL SK M FT FR W
Panax Ginseng, Siberian Ginseng Roots Ginseng is a root which helps the system cope with stress and exhaustion. It increases stamina and has a general tonic effect on the whole body. It also gives hair more flexibility & sheen. 1) Blend in tea for romance; stress; to boost immunity. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to moisturize, add flexibility and sheen.
HR TEA W
Papaya Tropical Papaya softens skin, lifts blackheads and helps remove warts and corns. 1) Add to facials as AHAs to clean pores; exfoliate; lift blackheads; treat acne; destress; scent. Use esp. on OILY, PROBLEM, ACNE skin.
SK FR W
Paraffin Wax Paraffin wax is widely used in the production of cosmetics and body creams. For a special treat, dip your hands and feet in melted paraffin spa bath to soften your skin and relax your mind. 1) Use in hand and foot dip treatments to soften skin, relax 2) Use in facials and on body to wax off hair. 3) Use in canning to seal bottles.

Go to Ewesletter May V1.No.8
SK HN FT
Parsley Parsley is a natural deodorant and a good choice for treating foot odour. It also soothes, cleanses and heals irritated or inflamed skin. Plus, it gives hair extra shine. 1) Blend in relaxing tea to sweeten breath. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores; lift blackheads; treat acne; detoxify. Use esp. on ACNE skin. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to clean dry, damaged hair, add shine. 4) Use in cooling foot baths to deodorize; fight bacteria; reduce swelling.
SK HR FT DTX TEA W
Patchouli Essential Oil Patchouli Essential oil is used by aromatherapists for depression and reduced libido. In skin care, it is used to heal acne, wrinkles, eczema and cellulite as well as fungal infections like athlete's foot. 1) Add to facials to moisturize; smooth wrinkles. Use esp. on DRY skin. 2) Add to massage oil to relax; foster sleep; lift depression; inspire romance; aid digestion; thwart cellulite. 3) Base note in perfumery; blends well with: benzoin, bergamot, clove, geranium, lavender, neroli, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, vetiver. 4) Use in foot creams to fight fungus. 5) Pour drops into an atomizer to disinfect germs.
SL SK M FT FR RO W
Peaches Succulent peaches are brimming with Vitamins A and C which revitalize the skin from the inside out and the surface. Meanwhile the natural alpha hydroxi acids have a cleansing and exfoliating effect. 1) Add facials to cleanse, exfoliate, improve elasticity, tone and texture. 2) Add to body scrubs to cleanse and exfoliate and for inflammation caused by sunburn. 3) Mix in baths sachets for fragrance. 4) Eat for nutritive value. Home Spa Recipes for Peaches
SK TEA FR
Peach Kernal Oil Peach Kernal Oil is nourishing, emollient and almost odourless. This carrier oil contains Vitamins A, B and E and is good for dry and mature skin types. 1) Use in massage and aromatherapy as a carrier oil for essential oils. 2) Add to lotions, creams, and lip balms for moisturizing properties.
SK M FT CCF FR W
Peanut Butter Peanut Butter provides an easy-melting, creamy yet solid base for cosmetics and is loaded with skin-loving and anti-aging antioxidants, including Vitamin E, Co-Enzyme Q-10 and Reservatrol. 1) Add to creams and lip balms for moisturizing and skin-conditioning properties. WARNING: A small minority of people have severe allergies to peanuts. Home Spa Recipes for Bananas
SK FT FR W
Peanut Oil With its high levels on Vitamin E, Peanut Oil is great for dry and mature skin. It also soothes eczema and psoriasis. 1) Use in massage and aromatherapy as a carrier oil for essential oils. 2) Add to lotions, creams, and lip balms for moisturizing properties. 3) WARNING: A small minority of people have severe allergies to peanuts. Home Spa Recipes for Bananas
SK M FT W
Pears, dried Organic Pears, dried without the use of sulphides, make a fragrant addition to herbal shampoos and fruity teas. 1) Infuse into facials to clean pores, clear oiliness; reduce puffiness; scent. Use esp. on OILY skin. 2) Infuse into hair rinses to clean hair, scent shampoos. 3) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SK HR TEA FR
Peppermint and Peppermint Tea Peppermint is a natural deodorant which can be used to treat foot odour. It is aromatic and relaxing in a bath and the versatile tea eases headaches, freshens breath and aids digestion. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for headaches, indigestion, feverish colds, conjestion, fresh breath, sensitive teeth. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to treat oily hair, dandruff. 3) Use in foot creams as deodorant; to stop itching. 4) Mix in baths, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to: Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SK M FT CCF FR W
Peppermint Essential Oil Peppermint Essential Oil is ideal for foot treatments. With its refreshing and reviving qualities, it helps relieve fatigue, stress and muscular pain. 1) Use in foot creams as deodorant. 2) Add to massage oil or burner to allay headaches; aid digestion; scent. 3) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: eucalyptus, fennel, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, orange, rosemary, rosewood, tea tree. 4) Pour drops into atomizer to scent linen; brighten room; disinfect germs; treat colds-flu-coughs; aid concentration; repel ants. Go to: Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
F M CCF FR W
Peppermint Water Distillate Peppermint distillate has uplifting, and rejuvinating qualities. Dab on face to tone skin and boost spirits. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for headaches, indigestion, feverish colds, conjestion, fresh breath, sensitive teeth. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to treat oily hair, dandruff. 3) Use in foot creams as deodorant; to stop itching. 4) Mix in baths or linen sprays for fragrance.
SK HR FT TEA CCF FR W
Petitgrain Essential Oil From the Orange tree, Petitgrain Essential Oil is relaxing for insomnia and reduces stress. In skin care, it neutralizes both greasy skin and hair and also fights acne. 1) Infuse into facials to clean pores; treat acne; relax look; destress. scent. Use esp. on OILY, ACNE skin. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to clean oily hair, tone scalp. 3) Add to massage oil or burner to relax; foster sleep; lift depression; allay headaches; soothe pain; aid digestion; address female issues; reduce swelling. 4) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: bergamot, cedarwood, citrus, clary sage, cypress, geranium, jasmine, lavender, palmarosa, rosemary. 5) Pour drops into atomizer to scent linen; brighten-deodorize room; treat colds-flu.
SL SK M HR DTX CCF FR W
Pine Needles Aromatic pine needles are known to relieve nervous tension and soothe the skin. 1) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for relaxing fragrance. Go to: Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL SK
Pine Needles Essential Oil Pine Needle essential oil delivers a woodsy fragrance which is calming, cooling and comforting. In massage, it is known to reduce muscular aches and relieve nervous tension. 1) Add to massage oil to relax; soothe pain; strengthen breathing; detoxify. 2) Use in foot creams to relax stiff muscles; fight fungus; deodorize. 3) Top Note in perfumery; blends well with: bergamot, cedarwood, cypress, eucalyptus, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, rosemary, tea tree. 4) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to scent linen; brighten room; disinfect germs; treat colds-flu-coughs. Go to Ewesletter December V1.No.3 and Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL M CCF FR W
Pineapple & Pineapple Juice Pineapple is a natural exfoliant perfect for scrubbing dead skin from dry feet. 1) Add to facials as AHAs to clean pores; exfoliate; balance pH; rejuvinate skin; scent. 2) Use on feet to soften-exfoliate rough skin; reduce swelling. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SK FT HR TEA CCF
Poppy Seeds and Flowers California Poppy flowers and seeds have a long tradition of being used as sleep aids. Seeds can be ground into a milky, exfoliating paste which is useful for softening dry, cracking skin. 1) Blend flowers in tea for sleeplessness, stress, tension. 2) Use on feet to soften-exfoliate rough skin.
SL SK FT W
Pumpkin Pumpkins are an excellent spa ingredient because they are a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, as well as Zinc, Alpha and Beta Carotene, Potassium, Magnesium and Iron. Although mild and gentle, pumpkins are excellent exfoliators and leave your skin feeling pillow soft. 1) Add to facials to clean pores, exfoliate, scent. 2) Use in manicures and pedicures to soften-exfoliate rough skin. 3) Add to soap recipes. 4) Goes well with apples, brown sugar, coconut, cream, ginger, honey, mint, vanilla and yogurt. Pumpkin goes to the spa: a home spa pumpkin facial recipe
SK HN FT HR
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Quinoa Quinoa, an ancient grain, is a superfood and is high in calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Vitamin D. 1) 1) Add to pedicures to exfoliate without dehydrating skin. Also has anti-fungal properties. Quinoa...Keen Whaaaat?
SK FT
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Raspberry and raspberry leaves Raspberry leaves are relaxing in a bath and repair the acid balance of hair. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sore throats, bleeding gums, women’s issues. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores; reduce puffiness; balance pH. Use esp. on OILY skin. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to repair pH balance. 4) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to Ewesletter July V1.No. 10 and Tips for Lips
SL SK HR TEA CCF
Red Clover Blossoms Red Clover blossoms make a relaxing, nutrient-rich and purifying tea. Infusions can be taken internally or applied externally to treat various skin problems. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness; detoxification; coughs; women's issues; flavour. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores; reduce puffiness; scent. Use esp. on DRY, MATURE skin. 3) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SL SK TEA DTX CCF
Rice and Rice Flour Rice flour soothes irritated skin when used as a dusting powder or when stirred into bathwater. Short brown rice is ideal for filling re-usable heating pads. 1) Add ground to facials to clean pores, exfoliate skin, clear oiliness, condition skin, relax facial expression, destress. Use on NORMAL, OILY, DRY or MATURE skin types. 2) Fill cloth bags with brown rice and use as heating pads for tense neck, cramps, chills or sore muscles. 3) Add to soap recipes.
SL SK CCF SOAP
Rose Essential Oil (10%) Rose essential oil is stress-reducing and anti-depressant. Its gentle nature is suitable for dry, normal, mature and sensitive skin types. 1) Infuse into facials to clean pores; balance pH; destress. 2) Add to massage oil or burner to relax; lift depression; inspire romance; strengthen breathing; aid digestion; address female issues; scent. 3) Middle note in perfumery; blends well with: benzoin, bergamot, cedar, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, patchouli, sandalwood, ylang ylang. 4) Pour drops into atomizer to scent linen; brighten-deodorize room. Go to Ewesletter February V1.No.5 and January V2.No.4
SL SK M RO FR W
Rose Petals What many people consider the brightest star of the flower family, Roses soothe the mind and reduce inhibitions. Packed with Vitamin C, they also make beneficial treatments for all skin types. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, depression, romance, flavour, colds & flu. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores; destress; scent. Use esp. on DRY, MATURE skin. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to clean; add fragrance. 4) Place warm tea bags on eyes to soothe & cool tired eyes; reduce puffiness. 5) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to Ewesletter February V1.No.5 and January V2.No.4
SL SK HR TEA CCF RO FR
Rose Water Distillate
After a long day, nothing beats a soothing splash of delicately scented Rosewater on the face. 1) Blend in warming tea for sleeplessness, romance, anxiety. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores, moisturize, tone, destress, scent; splash on as aftershave. Use esp. on NORMAL, DRY, MATURE, FINE skin. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to clean hair and leave fragrance. 4) Mix in baths or linen sprays for comforting fragrance. 5) Middle note in perfumery; blends well with: benzoin, bergamot, cedar, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, patchouli, sandalwood, ylang ylang. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SL SK HR TEA FR W
Rosehips & Rosehip Oil Rosehips have anti-depressant and sedative qualities. They can also be added to homemade beauty treatments for fragrance and for their astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. 1) Blend hips in relaxing tea for romance, sleeplessness, coughs, indigestion. 2) Add oil to facials to rejuvinate skin; scent. Use esp. on MATURE skin. 3) Add to massage oil to relax; foster sleep; inspire romance; aid digestion; treat coughs; reduce swelling; scent. 4) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SL SK TEA CCF FR W
Rosemary Essential Oil
The clean, fresh smell of Rosemary essential oil lifts depression and erases feelings of lethargy and fatigue. It eases stiff muscles in massage and is also an effective hair and scalp tonic.
1) Infuse into facials to treat acne; relax look; destress. Use esp. on ACNE skin. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to tone scalp, curb dandruff, abet hair growth. 3) Use on feet or in bathtub to fight fungus; stimulate circulation. 4) Add to massage oil or burner to relax; lift depression; inspire romance; ease pain; detoxify; thwart cellulite. 5) Middle note in perfumery; blends well with: bergamot, citrus, frankincense, geranium, juniper, herbals, lavender, mints, woods. 6) Pour drops in atomizer to scent linen; brighten-disinfect room; treat colds-coughs; boost memory. Go to Ewesletter September V1.No.12
SL SK HR M FT CCF DTX RO FR W
Rosemary
Rosemary has a reputation as a memory booster and is anti-depressant. A rosemary bath increases circulation and eases sore muscles. Hair and skin also benefit from this aromatic herb.
1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness-nightmare prevention; depression, headaches, anxiety, circulation-detoxification; indigestion, flavour. 2) Infuse into facials to treat acne, heal capillaries, rejuvinate skin; destress. Use esp. on OILY skin. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to tone scalp, curb dandruff, abet hair growth, add sheen, detangle, volumize, clean, condition normal, oily hair. 4) Use in foot creams to relax sore muscles. 5) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to Ewesletter September V1.No.12 and January V2.No.4
SL SK HR TEA FR W
Rosewood Essentail Oil Rosewood Essential oil is beautifully calming, head clearing and relaxing. As a fragrance, it is often included in romance-eliciting blends.
1) Add to massage oil or burner to relax; inspire romance. 2) Middle note fixative in perfumery; blends well with: patchouli, peppermint, ylang ylang.
SL SK M RO FR W
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Safflower Oil Safflower Oil is an excellent choice to use as a carrier oil in massage and has conditioning properties that promote healthy skin and hair.
1) Apply to hair to detangle and condition colour-treated or permed hair. 2) Add to massage oils to relax; soothe pain; carry ingredients.
SK HR M
Sage Sage can be combined with other herbs to induce sleep. It also treats normal or damaged hair, giving it extra shine and covering those nasty occasional gray strands. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, night sweats, nightmares, whiter teeth, sore throats, colds-flu, female issues, flavour. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores; visually shrink pore size; detoxify; scent. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to treat normal, dry or damaged hair, add shine, curb dandruff, encourage hair growth, add fragrance, cover grey. 4) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Sage: A Scent for the Season
SL SK HR TEA CCF DTX FR W
Sandalwood Chips The aromas from Balsamic trees such as Sandalwood have relaxing qualities and the resins have antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal properties. 1) Add to manicure infusions to condition cuticles, scent, destress. 2) Use in foot creams to fight fungus. 3) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to: Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL HN RO FR
Sandalwood Essential Oil The soothing scent of Sandalwood Essential Oil treats insomnia and many stress related conditions. In skincare it is useful for eczema and dry skin.
1) Add to facials to relax look; destress. Use esp. on DRY skin. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to tone scalp & hair, add fragrance. 3) Add to manicure to condition cuticles, heal eczema. 4) Add to massage oil or burner to foster sleep-enhance dreams; lift depression; inspire romance; strengthen breathing; address female issues;aid digestion; reduce swelling. 5) Base note in perfumery; blends well with: benzoin, bergamot, black pepper, clary sage, clove, cypress, fennel, florals, frankincense, lavender, lemon, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, vetiver, ylang ylang. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4 and Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL SK HR HN M FR RO W
Scented Geraniums Scented Geranium leaves are often added to pot-pourri blends, teas and herbal cosmetics for their pronounced fragrance. Leaves are mildly astringent and can be added to bath water for oily skin. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, flavour. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to tone scalp and condition hair shaft. 3) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SL HR TEA FR
Sea Salt (Coarse and Fine) Adding salt to a bath is an effective way to quiet the mind and ease aching muscles. It is also a nutritious exfoliator which helps remove dead skin cells and therefore improves the condition of the skin. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; exfoliate; rejuvinate skin; relax look; destress. Use esp. on NORMAL, OILY, DRY skin. 2) Use in foot scrubs or bathtub to relax mind & body; exfoliate rough skin; detoxify; soften water. 10 Ways to View Water as a Metaphor for Wellness
SL SK FT DTX W
Seaweed Oceanic plants are quite a valuable resource. They have been used globally for centuries for nourishment and beauty and help detoxify the body. 1) Add to facials or bathwater to clean pores, clear oiliness, detoxify, moisturize, rejuvenate skin, relax look, destress. 2) Use on feet and in baths to relax mind and body, inspire romance, stimulate circulation-detoxification, exfoliate rough skin. 3) Add to soap recipes. Go to Ewesletter August V1.No.11 and 10 Ways to View Water as a Metaphor for Wellness
SK HR FT RO W
Seaweed Extract Made from marine botanicals, seaweed extract has a long history in skincare for its cleansing, detoxifying, toning and conditioning agents. 1) Add to facials or bathwater to clean pores, clear oiliness, detoxify, moisturize, rejuvenate skin, relax look, destress. 2) Use on feet and in baths to relax mind and body, inspire romance, stimulate circulation-detoxification, exfoliate rough skin. 3) Add to soap recipes. Go to Ewesletter August V1.No.11
SK HR FT RO W
Sesame Oil Sesame Oil nourishes dry skin and offers slight protection against the sun. 1) Add to facials to moisturize; nourish; relax look; destress. 2) Apply to hair for dry scalp. 3) Add to massage oil to relax; allay headaches; soothe pain; carry ingredients. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SK HR M W
Shea Butter Shea Butter, from the African Shea Nut tree, has valuable skin nourishing properties. It can be applied all over the body, particularly to moisturize rough elbows and feet. 1) Add to body lotions to diminish stretch marks, soften-moisturize skin, protect against sun, relax aching joints and muscles. 2) Infuse into hair pommades for softness. 3) Add to foot creams to moisturize dry heels. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SK HR FT
Skim Milk Powder Baths infused with milk or skim milk powder moisturize, nourish and soften skin. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; relax look; destress. Use esp. on NORMAL, OILY skin. 2) Use in bathtub to relax; condition rough skin; detoxify; soften water.
SK
Soapwort (Soapbark) Soapwort contains natural saponins and is the traditional herb for cleansing the hair. It is also beneficial for skin problems including acne and eczema.
1) Infuse into facials to clean pores; treat acne. Use esp. on ACNE skin. 2) Infuse into hair rinse as foaming agent to clean hair, tone itchy scalp, control dandruff.
SK HR W
Southernwood Southernwood is ideal for sleep pillows and good as a rinse for oily hair and dandruff. 1) Infuse into hair rinse to condition oily hair, add body, add volume, tone scalp, control dandruff, encourage hair growth. 2) Include in relaxing sleep pillow blends.
SL HR
Soya (Soybean) Oil Soya Oil is useful in massage because it is pale, odourless, has a pleasant feel and does not become sticky from kneading.
1) Add to massage oil to relax; soothe pain; carry ingredients.
SK M W
Spearmint Spearmint makes a refreshing, aromatic tea which chases away feverish colds, aids digestion, freshens breath and cools skin. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for colds-flu, congestion, indigestion, nausea, fresher breath, flavour. 2) Infuse into hair rinses to encourage hair growth, scent. 3) Use in cooling foot creams to treat feverish colds; deodorize. 4) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to: Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SK HR FT TEA CCF FR W
Spearmint Essential Oil Spearmint essential oil, a top note scent, delivers cheerfulness and optimism during periods of sluggishness and lethargy. It is useful against colds & flu, is head-clearing and aids concentration. 1) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: chamomile, fir, geranium, lavender, patchouli, rose. 2) Pour drops into atomizer to scent linen; brighten room; disinfect germs; treat colds-flu; aid concentration. Go to: Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
M CCF FR W
St. John’s Wort St. John’s Wort helps relieve nervous tension, anxiety and depression. As an infused oil, it makes an excellent treatment for sensitive and sore skin. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, depression, headaches, anxiety, pain relief, muscle tension, digestion, detoxification.
SL SK TEA DTX W
Star Anise Star Anise is the star-shaped seedpod which encloses anise seeds. It lends itself well to fragrance burners and after-dinner digestive teas. It sweetens breath & is an esteemed culinary aphrodisiac. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for digestion, sweeter breath, romance. 2) Add to foot creams to fight fungus, bacteria. 3) Mix in baths, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to: Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
FT TEA FR RO
Strawberry and strawberry juice Curiously, Strawberries can be used as a delicious teeth whitener and can be added to face masks for their cleansing, cooling and astringent properties. 1) Infuse dehydrated into tea blends to whiten teeth, add flavour. 2) Add to facials to clean pores; exfoliate; moisturize; refine skin colour; balance pH; scent. Use esp. on NORMAL skin. Go to Ewesletter No. 10 and Tips for Lips
SK TEA
Sugar (cane, palm, refined, white, brown, icing, simple syrup) To achieve glowing skin, add sugar crystals to your exfoliating scrubs. 1) Add to facials to exfoliate-rejuvenate skin, condition skin; relax look; destress. 2) Use in foot scrubs to exfoliate rough skin and for sweet fragrance. Use on ALL skin types. 2) Use liquid sugar or simple syrup in soap recipes to clear cloudiness. 3) Use sparingly to sweeten beverages like tea. A Home Spa Manicure...It's Like a Bubble Bath for your Hands and Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SK SOAP TEA
Sunflower Oil Sunflower Oil is light in colour and scent and is an acceptable carrier oil for massage, particularly for those who are concerned about nut allergies. 1) Add to massage oil to relax; soothe pain; carry ingredients.
M W
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Tangerine Essential Oil Another member of the cheery citrus family, Mandarin Essential oil helps curb stress and depression. In massage oils, it heals problem skin and stretch marks after pregnancy. 1) Add to facials to exfoliate; relax look; destress. Use esp. on PROBLEM skin. 2) Add to massage oil or burner to relax; lift depression; aid digestion; diminish stretch marks. 3) Top note in perfumery; blends well with: cedarwood, frankincense, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, pine.
SL SK M FR W
Tea Tree Essential Oil Antiseptic and antibacterial Tea Tree Essential Oil is an excellent ingredient to treat oily or problem skin, cracked skin, pimples, acne, dandruff and foot odour. 1) Add to facials to clean pores; treat acne; relax look, destress. Use esp. on OILY, ACNE, PROBLEM skin. 2) Add to hair rinse to clean hair, tone itchy scalp, curb dandruff. 3) Add to manicure to clean, condition dry hands. 4) Use on feet to fight fungus, stop itching; deodorize; reduce swelling. 5) Middle note in perfumery; blends with: clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, marjoram, pine, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang. 6) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to disinfect germs; treat colds-flu. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4 and July V2.No.9
SK HR FT TEA CCF FR W
Thyme Thyme is good in a sleep pillow. It also adds shine and strength to dark hair. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, headaches, coughs- colds-flu, flavour, indigestion, to boost immunity. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to treat oily hair, add shine & strength to dark hair, encourage hair growth, add fragrance. 3) Use in foot creams to relax; clean; fight fungus. 4) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SL HR FT TEA CCF FR
Thyme Essential Oil Warming Thyme essential oil relaxes nerves, perks up circulation and relieves sore muscles. It also strengthens immune responses and opens breathing passages during flu episodes. 1) Add to foot creams or bathtub to fight bacteria; improve circulation; reduce swelling. 2) Add to massage oil to relax; soothe pain; strengthen breathing; boost immunity; detoxify; aid digestion; thwart cellulite. 3) Middle note in perfumery; blends well with: lemon, marjoram, tea tree. 4) Pour drops into atomizer or burner to disinfect germs; treat colds-flu-coughs; aid concentration; repel bugs.
M FT DTX CCF FR W
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Vanilla Extract & Vanilla Beans Not only is Vanilla relaxing, comforting and calming, it is also a popular aphrodisiac. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, romance, stress, tension. 2) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance. Go to: Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SL TEA FR RO W
Vanilla-Infused Almond Oil Almond Oil infused with vanilla beans is a buttery liquid which lends itself particularly well to lip balm recipes because of its inherent skin-conditioning properties and sweet taste. 1) Add to manicure to clean, moisturize, soften, protect, condition hands, treat nails. 2) Add to massage oil to relax; soothe pain; carry ingredients; scent.
SK HN M FR W
Vetiver Essential Oil Vetiver Essential Oil is relaxing for those suffering from insomnia and depression. It helps treat oily skin and acne. It also eases over-worked muscles when added to massage oils and baths.
1) Add to facials to clean pores; treat acne; relax look; destress. Use esp. on OILY, ACNE, PROBLEM skin. 2) Add to massage oil or burner to relax; foster sleep; enhance dreams; lift depression; inspire romance; soothe pain. 3) Base note fixative in perfumery; blends well with: cedarwood, clary sage, jasmine, lavender, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang.
SL SK M FR RO W
Vinegar (White)
White vinegar has toning properties and helps eliminate foot odour. 1) Add to facials as AHAs to clean pores, exfoliate; lift blackheads. 2) Use on feet to deodorize; exfoliate rough skin.
SK FT
Violet or Sweet Violet Sweet Violet is good for insomnia and adds a nice fragrance to hair treatments. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, headaches, romance, coughs, colds. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to encourage relaxation and sleep, add fragrance. 3) Mix in baths, sleep pillows, pot pourri, sachets or linen sprays for fragrance.
SL SK HR TEA CCF FR
Vitamin E Oil Vitamin E, which can be found in over-the-counter caplets in pharmacies or in foods like vegetable oils, whole grains, wheatgerm and nuts, helps prevent scar tissue and may reduce anxiety. Look for "tocopherol" on labels. 1) Add to facials to moisturize, condition skin, prevent scar tissue. Use esp. on MATURE skin. 2) Add to massage oil to relax; lift depression; soothe pain; boost immunity; preserve blends. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SL SK M W
Vodka A liquor distilled from rye, wheat or potatoes, vodka has a high percentage of alcohol and can be used in perfumery to dilute recipe volume and prevent recipe contamination. In your next perfume, instead of using plain vodka, try a fruit-infused variety for extra depth to your fragrance. 1) Blend in perfume, body splashes, aftershaves, linen sprays. 2) Use topically to cleanse and disinfect skin abrasions and bug bites.
SK FR RO
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Water— Mineral, Hot, Boiling Drinking water hydrates skin and lubricates joints & muscles. Soaking in a bath cleanses the body & relaxes the mind. H2O also extends recipe volume & provides a base to blend ingredients. 1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness; depression; dehydration; headaches; migraines; anxiety; circulation; detoxification; digestion; muscle stiffness; painful periods. 2) Add to facials to clean pores; moisturize-hydrate skin; relax look; destress. Use on ALL skin. 10 Ways to View Water as a Metaphor for Wellness
SK DTX TEA W
Wheatgerm oil Wheatgerm oil, contains antioxidant Vitamin E, which protects skin cells against premature aging. It is nourishing and moisturizing for normal, dry and mature skin.
1) Add to facials to clean pores; moisturize; relax look; destress. Use esp. on NORMAL, DRY, MATURE skin. 2) Apply to hair to repair damage. 3) Add to massage oil to relax; soothe pain; stimulate detoxification; diminish stretch marks; carry ingredients.
SK HR M DTX W
Wintergreen Essential Oil Although today we know Wintergreen should never been injested, it was taken as a tea hundreds of years ago by Canadian First Nations for aching muscles. But they were on to something as Wintergreen leaves contain anti-inflammatory methyl salicylate, which has similar properties to aspirin. Nowadays, the essential oil is used sparingly in massage to alleviate sore muscles. 1) Add to massage oil to relax and soothe aching muscles. 2) Use in facials for acne and inflammed skin. 3) Sweet, top note. 4) CAUTION: Use minimally and infrequently as wintergreen essential oil can be toxic. Go to: Let your sense of smell guide you home for Xmas blog
SK M
Witch Hazel Distillate Witch Hazel distillate makes a popular pore-tightening liquid toner for oily and blemished skin because of its astringent, anti-inflammatory, cooling and cleansing properties.
1) Infuse into facials to clean pores; reduce puffiness. Use on ALL skin. Pumpkin goes to the spa: a home spa pumpkin facial recipe
SK
Witch Hazel Leaf Witch Hazel leaves have astringent, anti-inflammatory, cooling and cleansing properties which help tone the skin and close pores.
1) Infuse into facials to clean pores; reduce puffiness. Use on ALL skin.
SK
 
I love my homespun spa smells good.
 

CATAGORIES: SL = SLEEP | SK = SKIN | HR = HAIR | HN = HANDS NAILS | FT = FEET | M = MASSAGE | DTX =DETOXIFYING | CCF = COUGH COLD FLU | TEA = TEA | RO = ROMANCE | FR = FRAGRANCE |

   
INGREDIENTS SUMMARY SUGGESTIONS FOR USE LINKS TO HOMESPUNSPA REFERENCES
Yarrow Yarrow can be used for insomnia and headaches, to improve hair’s manageability and is excellent for oily or problem skin.
1) Blend in relaxing tea for sleeplessness, colds, fever, headaches, cystitis, rheumatism. 2) Infuse into facials to clean pores; reduce puffiness. Use esp. on OILY, PROBLEM skin. 3) Infuse into hair rinse to clean oily hair, encourage hair growth, improve manageability, add sheen, add body.
SL SK HR TEA CCF W
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is considered an aphrodisiac and also reduces insomnia, tension and anger. It works on all skin types and gives extra shine to hair. 1) Infuse into facials to balance pH; destress. Use esp. on OILY skin. 2) Infuse into hair rinse to tone scalp; encourage hair growth; add shine. 3) Add to massage oil or burner to relax; foster sleep; lift depression; inspire romance; strengthen breathing; aid digestion. 4) Middle note fixative in perfumery; blends well with: bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, patchouli, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, vetiver.
SL SK HR M FR RO W
Yogurt Yogurt cleans, tones and moisturizes the skin and leaves all skin types feeling smooth.
1) Infuse into facials to clean pores, exfoliate; moisturize; balance pH; refine skin colour. Use on ALL skin. Go to Ewesletter January V2.No.4
SK W
Yucca Plant Yucca grows in the southwest U.S. and Mexico and has been used by Native Americans to make lathering shampoos. Oddly, Yucca is also often used as the foaming agent in root beer recipes. 1) Infuse into hair rinse as foaming agent to clean hair.
HR W
I love my homespun spa smells good.