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Relaxation-at-Home newsletter, Issue #016 -- Natural lotions and solid shampoos
August 31, 2008

I recently flew to see my family and was reminded of the dreadful security checks that we have to go through. I used to pack everything in my carry-on so that I wouldn't have to wait for my luggage at the other end. But with all the liquid restrictions, it's quite difficult to do now... There is good news though: solid shampoos and solid perfumes!

I'll explain what solid shampoos and solid perfumes are and I'll also give you some homemade lotion and cream recipes that you can make at home and transfer into some small containers that you can carry with you on the plane. I'll also give you a solid perfume recipe that you can make and put into a small container and carry with you.

By taking these simple and easy steps, you are well on your way to relax anywhere by taking with you a little home spa.

Home Spa

Fall is almost here and your skin will soon start to dry out when the heat kicks in. Why not get ready for it? You can make your own homemade hand and body lotions and creams at home with fresh and even organic ingredients if you want. Click below to get the recipes as well as online suppliers of homemade lotions and creams (if you don't have the time to make them yourself)...

Hand Lotion

Hand Cream Recipe

Homemade Hand Cream

Homemade Hand Lotion

Have you ever seen solid shampoos? There are simply wonderful. They look like miniature hockey pucks and come in a wide array of scents and offer different benefits. Do you have dandruff? There is some solid shampoo that can help. How about bringing out your natural blond highlights? Also possible. Get your hair as shiny as possible and carry your shampoo with you on the plane! To find out more about solid shampoos, click below:

Solid Shampoo

LUSH's solid shampoo recipes

And if you'd like to take your perfume with you on the plane, there's solid perfume that you can make at home. It's quite easy to make. Try it out for yourself or order some homemade perfumes from online suppliers. View the basic recipe right here:

Solid Perfume Recipe

If you like LUSH's bath bombs, you may be interested in getting a free shower bomb. If you order over $40 of products from LUSH Cosmetics before September 5, 2008, you can use promo code EMOTISEX at checkout and receive your FREE shower emotibomb.


Pilates are a wonderful and relatively easy way to relax at home. The exercises themselves are easy, but doing them properly will involve some work. Pilates strengthen your powerhouse or your core, so they are a great way to improve your posture and slim down. Read more about pilates right here:

What are Pilates?

Book of the Month

And don't forget to check out my my two recommendations for a fiction and non-fiction books right here:

Book of the Month

Upcoming Pages

I will be adding several pages to various areas of the site as time permits. I expect to add a few more pages to my pilates and home spa section.

That's it for this month.

Relax and enjoy!

Caroline Begin
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