the Home Spa Series
By Jo Glanville-Blackburn
Tea Bags and Essential Oils
Expert Reveals Natural and Inexpensive
Treats for Body and Mind
aren't familiar with publishers Ryland, Peters and Small, you'll
want to get with it before this gift-giving season. They publish
little books of exquisite quality that make treasured gifts. I'm
reviewing two today, Vitality and Relax by Jo Glanville-Blackburn.
important to know that Ms. Glanville-Blackburn is an expert in her
field. Once the Beauty Director for Good Housekeeping Magazine (probably
long after I worked in that same department), she is an expert.
Remember, this is a magazine that tests the products it approves
for advertising, so she is far more than a knowledgeable writer
of all things healthy and beautiful.
expertise shows in these two little volumes. She appreciates a quick
beauty tip, a la any women's magazine worth its salt, but she also
reveals why a tip works and how to make it work. Her pages in Vitality
on aromatherapy are snappy but will tell even aficionados something
they may not know. On the other hand, she doesn't leave out any
of the "essentials" about essential oils for the beginner.
She does an equally great job on therapies for all the senses.
favorite pointer: Take a vitality bath. Add 2 lbs Epsom salts and
"don't skimp." The author warns that you'll feel "floppy"
but promises that you'll end up "wonderfully restored."
and wait until you read about her inexpensive revitalizing facial.
No $90. face creams required!
companion book, Relax, is every bit as good. Yes! Teabags
of the chamomile variety for your eyes! Just pennies for an exquisite
beautiful photos were researched by Emily Westlake.
books, only $9.95 each, will be appreciated by many on your gift
list. Buy an extra and tuck it into your own stocking. You deserve