Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Flower Power

I have fond memories of spending girl time with my Mom and my sweet sister Penny. Steam facials is one affair that we would often take part in which involved hanging our heads over a bowl of steaming hot water. My face would feel so amazing after the water vapors hydrated my face and my heart would feel joyful from silly conversations.
Here is the recipe for a homemade steam facial that you may want to try. Have fun mix it up and experiment with different flowers to come up with your own a version floral facial.
Flower Petal Steam Facial
The power of flowers should not be taken for granted this summer.  All of the flowers are in full bloom and do wonders to keep your skin soft and hydrated.
4 cups of Distilled Water
1/2 cup of Fresh Flower Petals (lilac, rose, pansy, camellia, or jasmine petals)
Bring water to a boil and then remove the pot from the heat, carefully transfer to a large bowl then and add the flower petals, stirring gently. Let the mixture rest for five minutes then lean over the pot, keeping your face about 12 inches off the surface of the water, and drape a towel over your head to trap the steam. Sit for five to ten minutes over the stem then rinse your face with cool water and pat dry.
Monthly Giveaway for June
This month I'm giving away a “Home Spa Gift Box” which includes a bar of handmade aromatherapy soap, Shea Butter lotion and a crocheted washcloth.  Simply leave a comment during the month of June to enter to WIN.  The drawing will be June 30th!!!! 
Good luck everyone!

I am the luckiest girl ever!  I got featured on a blog today with an interview about my handmade soap business.  To read the interview simply link here:
I would love to hear from you so leave a comment or share your thoughts.
What is your favorite flower?
Smiles, Paula


  1. seeing as I've just won and received your goods from the last giveaway...I won't be greedy and enter this one too...but I would sure love to now that I can smell your creations! They are divine! and I'm so tempted to build on my humble collection here!

    I just wanted to thank you again.

    seriously, can I eat that small yellow container? it smells so wonderful! lol

    ciao bella

    creative carmelina

  2. I will go ahead and answer to enter anyways....what's it gonna hurt?

    my favourite flower is hydrangea...those big luscious bulbs are amazing...but for a scented flower...I'd say lilac's all the way!

    ciao bella

    Creative Carmelina

  3. Hello Carmelina,
    I agree hydrangea and lilac’s are amazing flowers. Of course; you should enter my giveaway every month to WIN my natural skin care products.
    Smiles, Paula

  4. So, are all of your ingredients natural?

    You should develop an alum free that would be cool.
    I'm trying hard to stay away from parfums and chemicals....but it's in everything.

    I love your crochet, btw....that's one of the things I like doing best, crocheting dishclothes...and then using them to do dishes by hand, which is another thing I love, well, that's just the best domestic bliss there is! lol

    I read your interview on Retro Revival's was great, I love how you have TLC as your final ingredient! That's so true of any artist making any thing by hand. Oh, and your booth is amazing!
    I'd probably not want to leave it either! Hehee...

    Ciao Bella!


  5. I am always happy to bust out new products for my customers. I think that natural deodorant would be so awesome. I will have to start working on that idea. Smiles, Paula

  6. I'm entering your wonderful giveaway. I have to grow some lavender now.

  7. I love to grow my own lavender. I have better luck with it in pots so I can control how wet it's feet get because the lavender roots don't like to be soaked. Smiles, Paula

  8. Hi Paula -- what a great interview with you on Retro Revival! I imagine your home must be heaven-scented :-)

    Here in Oregon, the local lavender fields are blooming and it's such an incredible thing to see. Sounds like there's a lavender steam facial in my future - thank you for the idea.