Handmade Spa is a unique and comprehensive guide to replicating the luxury of the spa experience in your own home using natural, botanical preparations. Following on from the hugely successful Handmade Beauty, this is the second in the series of natural health and beauty books by cosmetic experts Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton. The book contains over 40 recipes, focusing on cosmetic treatments for skin, hair and body, as well as the creation of therapeutic spa accessories such as reed diffusers and wheat packs. The authors encourage you to explore your kitchen, garden and local shops for the natural products and active ingredients that will grant you the ability to create your very own home spa paradise. All are accompanied by step-by-step instructions and clear, illustrative photographs, enabling you to bring the entire realm of spa treatments, as well as the practice of mind and body self-care, into your own home. This unique guide includes some of the most creative and innovative thinking in botanical and cosmetic science, and reveals the importance of scent and ‘fragrance families’ in soothing, healing or rejuvenating body and mind.
Decadently Southern, Outrageously Texan, Food, Family Traditions, and Style
Author: Sarah Penrod
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Part cookbook, part how-to and inspirational guide for the modern city girl with Southern roots and a cowgirl attitude, Urban Cowgirl features Sarah Penrod's unique outlook and point of view--as shared with viewers on the Next Food Network Star. Her approach is to take classic Southern and Texas foods and ingredients and traditions like the tailgate and give them a new twist with her personal brand of sparkle and shine. Her recipes for family dinners and girls'- nights- in all come with her own special touch and her outsized personality.
Over the course of the last several years, the DIY market has exploded spawning magazines, books, movies and fueling the growth of the online, handmade marketplace. In Robin Williams Handmade Design Workshop: Create Handmade Elements for Digital Designs, best-selling author Robin Williams and Carmen Sheldon take designers away from their computers and show them, step-by-step, how to use traditional artist's tools to create handmade elements for their digital artwork. The authors provide a wealth of new ideas to jump-start creativity and get graphic designers thinking in new ways. Each how-to is illustrated with tons of photos to show how to use paints, inks, textures, modeling pastes, and more to create handmade materials that can then be scanned in and used to create one-of-a-kind print projects or web sites. Examples of finished projects and Web sites are featured throughout the book to provide both instruction and inspiration for designers to use in their own projects.
Your best friend is getting married, it's up to you to throw the shower. Now what? Forget the paper plateribbon bouquet. Times have changed and people are delving into tradition with contemporary flair. With four unique party themes, Wedding Showers offers menus, decorating ideas, creative projects, and activities to suit a range of personalities and visions, making it the ideal guide for today's shower host. A traditional afternoon of tea invites guests to a selection of mouthwatering cakes, tarts, and cookies. A tropical cocktail party carries the festivities outside. The day-at-the-beach shower takes a fun and casual approach with its bountiful barbecue and brightly colored canopies. An intimate beauty shower centers around luxuriant home-spa treatments followed by pretty boxed lunches. From making the plans to decorating the venue, the authors breathe new life into the long-standing tradition of the wedding shower.
Soak, scrub and soothe your way to relaxation with simple homemade spa recipes from award-winning author Aubre Andrus. Using some of nature's best ingredients, such as beeswax, sugar, coconut oil, shea butter, avocado, sea salt, essential oils and more, craft everything from a cooling peppermint hand cream to a vanilla honey body scrub.
Not just another guidebook. There's no shortage of travel information; guidebooks, the internet, tour firms... This book provides something different; travel wisdom. Pearl Escapes brings you a detailed first hand review of one recommended hotel, one spa, one top restaurant, and (I made an exception for Yangshuo) the two exceptional sights to experience, as well as invaluable information on visiting China in general. Perfect for anyone who wants to be able to relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful places in the world without researching or stressing. Pearl Escapes gives you unparalleled first hand experience of China's ancient spa wisdom in some of the world's best spas, and here in Yangshuo perhaps the world's simplest. And most importantly, this book includes the essential guide on where to Go, with a guide to which local toilets to use in Yangshuo. If you've ever dreamed of visiting China, now is the time.
The Tropical Spa catalogs Asia's most luxurious spas with full-color photography and a wide range of stress-busting therapies. The emphasis is on spiritual well-being and natural curatives rather than on modern chemicals and synthetic preparations. Traditional beauty treatments for revitalizing facials; relaxing baths and scrubs; refreshing, healthy tonics and meals; massage oils; blends and techniques; and much more are offered here in an easy-to-follow manner. Many of the spa techniques were handed down from generation to generation. They are all designed to soothe, nurture and calm the body and mind. Practical tips and specific treatments are given to allow the reader to recreate the Asian spa experience at home. Many of the spa techniques were handed down from generation to generation. They are all designed to soothe, nurture and calm the body and mind. Also included are sections on bay treatments, Asia's top spas, and tropical pharmacopoeia.