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!
One of my favorite drinks is a big soup-sized mug of turmeric chai, but I don't often have an excuse to binge on it. As far as chai's go, it's warm, it's invigorating, and it doesn't came loaded with caffeine like traditional chai made with black tea, so I can drink it before bed without worrying that I'll be wide awake for a few extra hours. Big bonus. Plus, the strained spice blend makes a nice face wash for my seriously sad looking skin.
Possibly the most ubiquitous of natural skin care ingredients, the humble oat is one heck of rock star when it comes to skin!
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!
Look, let's just lay it out on the table. The Raw Spa consists of two twenty-somethings who work hard everyday. We. Freaking. Love. Coffee. Look at the first goal of our Patreon and you'll see just how much we love coffee. But in addition to downing a good old cup of joe, we like putting it… Continue reading WTF is…Coffee?!
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?!
In keeping with the theme of small shiny things that people go nuts over, this week we'll be taking a peek at pearls! Pearls are synonymous with purity and radiance but did you know that it's also good for your skin? Now before you go and break out grandma's jewelry, there are a few things… Continue reading WTF is…Pearl?!
Winter is coming everyone! It's time to grab your stuff and gear up! Gloves? Cheek! Coat! Check! Oats! Check? Thats right folks it's time to grab your oats as the weather gets colder and not just for making delicious oatmeal (with brown sugar). Oats are great for helping your skin fight off the harsh conditions… Continue reading WTF is…Oats?!