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!
Turmeric is what the layman would describe as an 'exotic spice'. It doesn't help that it's a widely used ingredient in several Indian dishes, and a well known component in Ayurvedic medicine. But before you go raiding your spice cabinet, let's get some facts for your cerebral curry!
As a staple in any self-respecting witch doctors garden, rhubarb is a pretty useful plant. And much like old timey shamans, Rhubarb can be both incredibly healing and exceptionally toxic if used in certain ways. Bet you won't look at a rhubarb pie the same way now! But don't worry, I'll tell you how you can safely get your fingers in this pie.
Oh man, here it is. The big one. The greatest thing or the greatest evil depending in who you ask. Love it or hate it, the fact is we cant live without sugar in some way, shape or form. There's a lot of ground to cover here but don't worry. For you we'll keep it short and sweet.
On the big long list of things we rub on our skin to make it happy, goats milk is one of the more straightforward ones. I mean, just because it's sharp doesn't mean we have to use it as an exfoliant. Oh I'm sorry was that too cheesy for your liking? Alright I'll stop kidding around. Let's talk about why goat's milk is so *bleat*ing good for you!
Let's face facts: coconuts are useful. The meat inside the shell is tasty and nutritious, its husk and shells when burned and activated are extremely effective as a carbon filter, and in a pinch it can make an exotic fashion item. The oil derived from its meat is also super good for your skin in just… Continue reading WTF is…Coconut Oil?!
Honey. What is not to love about honey? It has a pleasingly sweet taste and aroma. We use it in food, drink, and alchohol. Shoot, in america we go so far as to call loved ones by the nickname “Honey”. Honey even has a kind of cult status in the DIY natural health community, supposedly… Continue reading WTF is… Honey?
The sesame seed is hardcore: It's plant is able to grow in drought, flood, and nutrient poor soils. It is one of the oldest seed crops known to humanity, at least 5000 years old. Heck, it is utilized across the planet as an edible, processed into a cooking oil and even utilized as a skin… Continue reading WTF is… Sesame Seed Oil?!
In addition to be absolutely delicious and fantastic smoothie filler did you know that mangoes are also good for your skin? The colorful party fruit of any good fruit salad is good for you inside and out! As an edible Mangoes supply you with plenty of vitamin C and some folate but did you know… Continue reading WTF is… Mango Butter?!
Almost everyone loves chocolate. Some of us like it with milk, some of us like it dark and bitter. Sometimes we eat it in a cake, sometimes we sip it by the lake… And I think I will stop myself before I try to write the entire post as a re-envisioned “Green Eggs & Ham”… Continue reading WTF is… Cocoa Butter?!