Archive for the 'Bath Supplies' Category

Smelling Fantastic

July 7, 2011 at 16:28 PM
Posted by RubaDub

showerI do not enjoy the feel of bar soap. Though I have tried quite a few different types of bar soaps I have not found the one that I like. Bar soap doesn’t leave that nice clean scent that I am looking for. I feel like there is always soap still on me.

What I do prefer to use is shower gel. Shower gel comes in an array of different fragrances. I like to use my loofa and shower gel when taking a bath or a shower. It really gives me clean feeling and I smell fantastic after words.

Homemade Body Scrub

April 8, 2011 at 13:03 PM
Posted by RubaDub

body-washYou don’t have to go out and buy fancy skin scrubs to remove dead skin cells. You can create effective body scrubs with materials you probably already have in your kitchen pantry. For instance, combining sea salt and olive oil is a great scrub. Let the mixture soak into your skin, rub it well all over, and then wash it away revealing smooth, moisturized skin.

Another popular combination is the brown sugar scrub. Combine two teaspoons brown sugar, two teaspoons aloe Vera, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon honey, and one teaspoon almond oil. Mix the whole lot together and rub it into your skin. After you rinse follow up with a homemade body wash to lock in moisture.

Soothing Eczema

February 3, 2011 at 18:23 PM
Posted by RubaDub

If you suffer from chronic eczema chances are you’ve spent a lot of money on lotions, soaps, and shampoos which all claim to cure dry skin. Most of the time those products have many ingredients that are harmful to your skin, in addition to being harmful to your finances. Thankfully, there are organic alternatives that are much less expensive than the over-the-counter medicated soaps and shampoos you’ve been using. Goat milk soap is one such example.

Goat’s milk has several healthful properties such as alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA). AHA is a skin exfoliate that removes dead skin cells, allowing new skin cells to come through. Goat milk soap utilizes glycerin in its production. Glycerin is a humectant, meaning it helps your skin retain moisture. Moisturizing, of course, being the most important measure an eczema sufferer should complete every day. Stop wasting your money on products that don’t work and make the switch to goat milk soap for dry skin relief!

Slaves To The Shave

September 21, 2010 at 18:30 PM
Posted by RubaDub

showerFor almost a hundred years now women have been slaving away to keep their legs and underarms smooth. Around 1915 sleeveless dresses became popular and crafty merchants began what some historians call the “Great Underarm Campaign.” This campaign was meant to shame women into shaving their body hair. A photograph of a young woman in a popular women’s magazine featured the girl wearing a slip with her arms raised above her head revealing perfectly clear armpits.

Since this time, women around the world have shaved their armpits and legs. But before women’s shaving products were created, women were forced to use harsh men’s products. Women persevered cuts to their delicate skin and itchy rashes caused by using men’s razors until inventors came up with shower gel. Women who use shower gel for shaving will tell you that their plights to remain hair free have become a little less horrible.

Natural Health And Hygiene

August 20, 2010 at 14:04 PM
Posted by RubaDub

body-washWhile some people don’t realize it, salves, cremes, and lotions that are put onto the skin are absorbed into the body. These skincare products often contain chemicals or toxins that would be dangerous to ingest, but they seep right into the skin and people don’t have a second thought about it. It’s important to realize the dangers of exposure to the chemicals and toxins used in health and hygiene products. Using natural soap, homemade body wash and other all-natural products is the path to perfect health. Natural products don’t contain the dangerous chemicals and toxins that most other products contain, and it’s important to use natural products on the body.

When you use natural products, you’re also helping the environment. Natural products are free from chemicals and toxins, and true natural products are also healthy to the environment because their ingredients were cultivated and harvested through natural and non-invasive processes.

Don’t Underestimate the Ingredients

June 7, 2010 at 12:17 PM
Posted by RubaDub

handmade-bath-productsIt’s impossible to stay perfectly informed about every product we use or ingest. Still, common sense holds that goods made with familiar, all-natural ingredients are better for the body. Discerning shoppers can gain a wealth of knowledge about the foods they eat by merely pausing a moment and glancing at the ingredients. Artificial doesn’t necessarily mean harmful, but it’s best to go with natural ingredients where possible.

That rule of thumb is not limited to food products alone. Hygiene products are available in clearly labeled, all-natural options as well. Most handmade bath products, for instance, typically draw their cleaning and restorative properties from plant oils. These products tend to be biodegradable and feature a relatively short list of ingredients. Knowledge is power, and you can gain some by asking questions about the contents of the products you buy every day.

Keeping it Natural

March 8, 2010 at 16:58 PM
Posted by RubaDub

handmade-bath-productsTo be healthy and happy people, we have to consume healthy and happy things.  The foods we eat as well as everything else that we put on our bodies are so important that they should not escape consideration. Using mass-produced products exposes us, and the environment, to harmful chemicals and pollution.
Using natural handmade bath products is one way in which we can be conscious of our consumption.  Natural things are thing that do not have any unnatural chemicals in them.  These toxins are what we want to avoid when we want to be as positive and vibrant as we possibly can be.

Charming Health and Beauty Gifts

December 28, 2009 at 11:52 AM
Posted by RubaDub

soapWhether for the holidays, a birthday, or just for the heck of it: a gift of health and beauty products is a great way to reward your female spouse.  Here are a few ideas sure to delight her:

~Handmade Soap – handcrafted soap comes in scintillating flavors and smell great during and after washing.

~Bath Salts – add exquisite scents to bath water and also provide the healing benefits of natural salinity.

~Skin Moisturizers – proven to promote healthy skin and also to help combat dryness and itching in colder winter months.

~Sensual Oils – though not a traditional health and beauty product, these are great for a relaxing massage administered by a loving husband.

Time-Saving Technique

July 16, 2009 at 14:46 PM
Posted by RubaDub

shower-gelIn large families, children often vie for precious morning shower time. The competition can be fierce; no one wants to be last and risk a cold blast from a merciless showerhead. Some schedules won’t budge, either. Kids need to be clean and presentable for school, so how can parents settle the bickering once and for all? 

Save hot water by encouraging quick, efficient showers. Try to reduce wasted time by simplifying the process. Shower gel can be used in lieu of shampoo and body soap. The time-saving benefits of this switch will become clear the very next day. Parents are then free to tackle their next problem – how to handle a calm, peaceful house in the morning.