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Just a lil something to keep you warm


Chai Hot Toddy


Boil 2 – 3 cups of water with 1 Cinnamon Stick. (Break it up before putting into the water to release more of the oils and flavour.)

Remove from the heat and add 2 Chai Tea Bags and 1 Orange Pekoe Tea Bag.

Let steep for 5 minutes.

Remove the Cinnamon Stick and Tea Bags.

Add the juice of 2 oranges and 1 Tablespoon of Honey or other Sweetner to your preference.

Divide the Tea Mixture amongst 4 mugs and top each one off with at least 1 Tablespoon of Dark Rum.

Garnish with Cinnamon Sticks and Orange Rind Twists or slices.

Serves 4 ( or two if you are using your large coffee/tea traveller mugs)

Enjoy – Stay Safe and Warm!


ALL THINGS SPA:Recipe: Revitalizing Ginger, Lemon & Parsley Bath Combination


On a chilly April day…I can only imagine my bliss with warming up in this amazing bath –

 Revitalizing Ginger, Lemon & Parsley Bath Combination

A soothing soak re-energizes after a long, tiring day. Ginger root promotes circulation, dried parsley acts as a skin tonic, lemon peel cleanses and provides a refreshing fragrance, and oatmeal softens the water.




  • ¼ cup/60ml./60g. minced ginger root
  • ¼ cup/60ml./60g. dried parsley
  • ½ cup/115ml./110g. grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal

This revitalizing bath can be prepared by placing the ingredients inside a piece of muslin cloth, tying up the edges, and placing the pouch directly beneath the running faucet or into the bath water like a large tea bag.

Enjoy and be revitalized!


Calming Juniper & Geranium Rose Bath








While this sedating, soothing treatment takes just mere seconds to prepare, its calming and toning effects are blissfully long lasting. Juniper, which has an extensive history of therapeutic use, has many healing properties that affect the immune and circulatory systems as well as the digestive tract and your largest organ, your skin. In a bath, using juniper helps combat mental fatigue and restores personal calm. It blends well with geranium oil, which is believed to stimulate the adrenal glands and balance your hormones.


  • 6 drops juniper essential oil
  • 6 drops geranium essential oil

Add the two essential oils to a bath filled with warm, not hot water. Relax in the bliss for 15 to 20 minutes. Enjoy!

ALL THINGS SPA:Recipe:Calming Juniper & Geranium Rose Bath

ALL THINGS SPA:Recipe – Peppermint & Rosemary Facial Steam


Peppermint & Rosemary Facial Steam

This herbal steam will open your pores, extract impurities and clear your sinuses. It’s also very helpful for alleviating headaches.

  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 4 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 gallon/3.8 litres boiling water

Pour boiling water into a large bowl and let cool slightly before adding the essential oil. Being careful not to burn yourself with the steam, but face over bowl and cover your head with a towel, allowing vapors and steam to accumulate for 10 minutes.