Back when I was a kid, one of my favorite spices was "too-MER-ick". My mom hit on it early, before it was a common spice at the grocery store. I've been thrilled to watch its meteoric rise to stardom, especially in the world of herbalism. Because WOW-WEEEEEEEEE is turmeric an awesome little rhizome! The beautiful… Continue reading WTF is… Turmeric?!
Up until recently, not many people had heard of Hatshepsut (Hat-shep-soot), and the name still trips people up. Even with her introduction to the world via National Geographic, people still have a lot of confusion about who and what she is. Was she a queen, a king, or a Pharoah, and what's the difference anyway?… Continue reading The Her-Story of Hatshepsut
Ah, the sunflower! It's a humble plant whose mythology spans that globe!
Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen who went toe-to-toe with the Roman Empire and almost won.
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?