The Hibiscus Plant

Posted by jeff on 8/30/2010 to Soaps
The hibiscus plant has a lot of different species. That also means that hibiscus plants are called by a lot of different names. A few of these are Jamaica Sorrel, Sudanese Tea, Red Sorrel, Hawaiian Hibiscus and Chinese Hibiscus. There are around 300 different species of hibiscus in the world currently. They originated out of Asia, and have grown in many different regions around the world. Most grow in tropic or subtropical areas in the world.

How to Get Beautiful Feet

Posted by jeff on 8/29/2010 to Soaps

Are you plagued with dry, cracked feet? Do you dream of one day having soft, beautiful feet? If you do, this is the article for you.


A sugar scrub is an amazing beauty treatment that can be used to smooth and exfoliate your feet. It is a natural spa treatment that contains healthy ingredients that wont harm your skin. Sugar has natural acids that will dissolve dry skin.


The granules in the sugar polish the feet and make it softer. Sugar exfoliates skin really well. You can use the scrub by massaging it on your feet.

Fixing Acne Issues

Posted by jeff on 8/28/2010 to Soaps

Acne can really affect your appearance. Acne affects more than half of the population currently. Treating acne is very important since acne damage can greatly affect the way your skin looks.


When you deal with acne you need to search and find treatments that will work with your particular skin type. Some people can eliminate acne easily, while others need more advanced measures. Some people still have yet to find something that works for their skin type.

Why Natural Skin Care Products Are Better

Posted by jeff on 8/24/2010 to Soaps

Has this experience ever happened to you? You pick up a beauty product that promises to treat wrinkles and give you immediate results for a more beautiful, flawless face. You get very excited about it until you turn it over and find that it contains chemicals. Bummer.


Chemicals can actually do more harm than good for your body. They often contain toxins or preservatives that are not only bad for the environment, but they aren’t good for the body either. If you see that a product contains synthetic chemicals, your best bet is to turn around and look elsewhere.

Taking a Break at the Spa

Posted by jeff on 8/23/2010 to Soaps
Some times a girl just needs to pamper herself. A day spa can be a great opportunity. Here are some great spa treatments to try. Massages are wonderful. They are found in almost every spa, and price is usually determined on the type of massage and the time spent. Massages work to loosen up tense muscles and can be quite relaxing.


There are many types of massages that people can choose to do. They can relieve physical ailments or problems as well. When a massage is done right, your body can get detoxified and rejuvenated.


How to Make Your Skin Look More Radiant

Posted by jeff on 8/19/2010 to Soaps
Do you want beautiful, scrumptious skin? Beautiful skin takes effort, but it is well worth it. Here are some ways to keep your skin beautiful, exfoliated, and healthy.Skin needs to be clean, but should be moisturized as well. Soap makingallows you to create your own soap. Soap making is a great choice for people who want to enjoy a healthy glow by putting in their own moisturizing ingredients inside the soap.

Treatments For Body Acne

Posted by jeff on 8/18/2010 to Soaps

Body acne can be a real pain. Getting rid of body acne can be hard for certain people. It can take a lot of work on your part to get to the point where you no longer have to deal with body acne issues. Here are a few tips for helping get rid of body acne.


Practice good hygiene. Take a shower or bath regularly. Everyday your skin is going to be exposed to bacteria that will continue to cause the body acne. Showering everyday is recommended.


Cacao Seed Oil 411

Posted by jeff on 8/17/2010 to Oils

Cacao seed essential oil has a lot of history that makes it fun as well. It is thought to have originated with the pre-Mayan Olmec people. The Olmec civilization used cacao in a lot of different ways. They used it to make chocolate mixes.


They also studied its medical properties. They found that there was a lot of value with the cacao seed essential oil. They were considered very special.


Essential Oil and Menopause

Posted by jeff on 8/16/2010 to Oils
When a woman goes through the stage of menopause she is faced with a lot of changes. Some of these changes are physical changes, like insomnia, headaches, and hot flashes. Other changes are more emotional.

Aromatherapy can help you with these changes. While it can't stop them entirely from happening, they can help. Symptoms vary with different women, and the intensity of the symptoms are different as well.

Calming Your Anxiety-Ridden Pets Naturally

Posted by jeff on 8/13/2010 to Oils
Animals can be very similar to humans sometimes, in respects to their emotions. Dogs can still suffer from stress and anxiety, just like humans do. They can have traumatizing experiences, just like humans.

Pets that are suffering from anxiety can get help. Using essential oils can allow your pets a chance to heal. Natural medicines offer less negative side effects than traditional medicine.

Top Essential Oils for Stress Relief

Posted by jeff on 8/12/2010 to Oils
Essential oils have always been used to help out humanity. One of those ways it can help is to aid people suffering from intense stress. Essential oils are very effective for relieving stress. They have a lot of advantages. First, they are all natural. There are no negative side effects that can harm your body.

Using Essential Oils to Combat Grief

Posted by jeff on 8/11/2010 to Oils
Grief is a very overwhelming feeling, especially to those who are truly suffering. Sadly, sorrow and grief are part of humanity. The grief cycle has a few different stages. One of those stages is acceptance.

We cannot get to that point until we move past our initial grief and get to a point where we are not suffering from so much pain. We need to find a place where we are not overwhelmed by sadness. Here are some essential oils that can help with the grieving process.

Bergamot - Bergamot has tremendous calming properties. Bergamot works as an anti-depressant and works with supporting hormones. Its citrus scent is very appealing and is used a lot in aromatherapy to alleviate anxiety. Aromatherapy is often used to improve moods.

Oils That Have Amazing Antiseptic Abilities

Posted by jeff on 8/6/2010 to Oils
Essential oils work well because of their many antiseptic abilities. Each type has their own makeup that has distinct natural chemicals. Some even contain hundreds of different chemicals, which make them very versatile. Here are a few of the most popular antiseptic essential oils on the market.

Lavender - Lavender is perhaps the most popular oil on the market. It is extremely versatile because it is an antiseptic, anxiolytic, and anti-inflammatory. It helps heal burns, bites, eases pain, and inflammation.

Products That are Good for the Shower

Posted by jeff on 8/4/2010 to Soaps
There is no better time to restore the nutrients to your skin than the summer. Your skin will look much better when the nutrients are restored, and it will produce a beautiful, summer glow. Here are a few products you should use when you shower.

Body wash - Body wash is necessary when it comes to showering. Body wash works great because you can quickly lather it on your skin, and it usually has a delicious smell to it. The best body washes produce a thick lather.

Coconut Milk Soapmaking

Posted by jeff on 8/4/2010 to Soaps
Goat milk is a popular ingredient people use when soapmaking. Homemade soap with goat's milk is well worth it. If you are soapmaking, another good ingredient to try out is coconut milk. Coconut milk soap actually is one of the best types of soap to make, and if you are experienced with soapmaking you know that coconut milk adds a lot of moisturizing properties to the soap.

There is a difference between using coconut oil and coconut milk. The soaps they produce are very different from each other. You can tell simply by the feel of them both.

Moisturizing Soap Ingredients

Posted by jeff on 8/3/2010 to Soaps

Soap has a tendency of drying out skin. A lot of people choose to do soapmaking because they know exactly what ingredients are going in to the soap. Soapmaking allows you to choose your own ingredients, so you can create a more moisturizing soap than many of the commercial bath soaps that are available at the store.

Taking showers and keeping clean is very important. It is important, not only for our health, but also in our interactions with others around us. If you are constantly using a harsh soap on our skin every time you take a shower or bath, you can imagine how your skin will look after only a few uses.