Category Archives: Beauty

Dr. Hauschka Day Cream, Rose, 1.0-Ounce Box


This is as much a treatment as it is a moisturizer.

Because it costs so much more than anything else I put on my face, I primarily use it when there’s something else going on in addition to dryness: windburn, heat on my face, irritation of some kind, itching, or soothing the occasional kitty-kiss-that-became-a-love-bite. Nothing feels more soothing than this very rich, albeit expensive, cream. Most of my moisturizers are freebie samples or basic drugstore creams that I use daily; this costs too much to use every day. If it were more practical, I’d use it every day! Sadly, many stores exclude Dr. Hauschka products from other discounts they may be offering on other things.

If you have dry skin or are prone to sunburn or wind, and want a feel-good cream that smells strongly of fresh roses, and you don’t mind the price, go for it! I know some people say it’s too rich but I have dry skin so it’s perfect. I’m in my 40s.

A bit of trivia: when asked, this is the moisturizer Madonna says she uses. Of course she’s also had a mini facelift or more, but she still looks pretty good in her mid-50s and can afford any cream she wants.

Green Tea Signature Botanical Bulk Bath Salts Blend – 20 Lbs.


Another fantastic product from a great company. I’ve ordered constantly from this company for the last couple years or so.

These salts are very potent with fragrance, much like the lavender: they don’t cheap out on scent! If you love the smell of green tea, you’ll love it. Be prepared to rinse your tub very thoroughly afterward because it will form a ring that requires more friction to remove the longer it sits. Once I had to use Magic Eraser to get it off. But, it was worth it. There are lots of dark chunky flecks in the salts that float around, if that skeeves you out, you probably ought to stick with their plain salts. It really doesn’t bother me.

For a soothing soak, two cups of salts will do; if you want the full detox experience, use 2.5 pounds at a time. I have a deep soaker tub and that’s an adequate amount for a full bath. Don’t do more than two detoxes per week. I also use salt baths to soothe skin irritations/itching and to improve my mood. This is great to do before bed if you want to go to bed in a better mood.

Sun Bum Continuous Spray Sunscreen (Sports) SPF 70 6 ounce


I love the SPF 70 strength. I haven’t tried the others. This is great for those times I don’t feel like rubbing in lotion. There’s no evidence of sun exposure, even after being out gardening for hours. I’m one who doesn’t want any sun to get through, and this achieves that for me. Plus, I’m very vain and this doesn’t make me feel icky/sticky or look slippery. Thanks!