Today we're going to be talking about bisabolol. It's the primary constituent in chamomile essential oils, with a sweet scent, and some serious soothing power!
Chamomile. It's sweet, it's calming, and it doesn't really get enough credit! While it's most commonly known for being used in tea, this humble little flower packs a bounty of skin benefits, especially for sensitive and easily irritated skin!
This super simple face mask is by far Mack's favorite, especially in the cold weather, when dry skin can get a little Return-of-the-Mummy. You can use this mask as often as you would like, once a month, once a week, every day... as long as you have honey on hand! 🙂
Earlier this week, we dove into the awesomeness of honey, which contains gluconic acid!
Honey . What's not to love about it? We use it in food, drink, and alcohol. Honey even has a cult status in the DIY skincare community for it's historical use as a preservative and an almost miraculous heal-all. While we recommend you comb through the facts yourself, we here at The Raw Spa will give you just a tiny scoop!
So let's talk about scents. They are an evocative thing- they can trigger an emotion, or bring forward a memory of a place, time or thing. But what is a scent, at is most basic?
Today we're taking a look at polyphenols! Don't let the name scare you- they are awesome phytochemical that are probably in more of your products than you think!
In case you didn't notice, we're all about neem this week! Today we are taking a little time to introduce you to our neem oil skincare confections... and we have quite a few of them!
Sometimes the best things stink. No, literally. Neem oil reeks. It's aroma is a diabolical trifecta of raw sewage, fresh garlic and espresso. But it's also a really amazing oil for skin!
We're going crazy for rose hip this week! If you haven't seen our WTF is Rose Hip?! post yet, do take a second to take a peek!Today, we have a super simple toner for you! Combining rose hips, hibiscus and rose water, this fragrant toner is fantastic for most skin types, and is specially nice… Continue reading Kitchen Sink Spa Files: A Rose Hip-Hibiscus Toner