By Mary N. DiZazzo

A Spa Day with LUSH

Ciao bella,

Sometimes do you feel like you just can’t afford all those high-end spa prices? But of course you’d like to feel like a million bucks. Well, here are a few tips to do it yourself or plan a spa party with some friends.

LUSH has the freshest and scentastic handmade cosmetics, so start there.

Cleanse your hair with Big Shampoo. It’s expertly formulated with an infusion of whole fresh lemon to cleanse and degrease for great shine. The essential oils make it a calming and fragrant experience.

Then shower with Tramp Shower Gel, a gentle cleanser with an herbal woody scent created according to ancient herbal traditions. It also has cooling patchouli which helps to banish lethargy and has aphrodisiac and balancing properties.

For the candy lover try my fav Honey I Washed the Kids Soap. This best-seller is known for its sweet honey and caramel fragrance. It contains healing properties as well as a natural insect repellent.

To keep those gams smooth and stubble-free use Razorantium Shaving Cream. It’s moisturizing and healing ingredients like jojoba oil, cocoa butter and beeswax have the shaving power to smooth the skin. It’s best applied when it can sit on your skin and soften stubble for a closer shave—great for your guy also.

Also check out the many freshly-made face masks for your type of skin and age. This Bio Fresh product must be refrigerated between uses and contents last only up to three weeks. No preservatives!

Then immerse yourself in good Karma—Karma Kreme exotically scented with orange, lemongrass, patchouli essential oil which absorb through your skin to keep you balanced and smelling like a far-off exquisite island—we all need that.

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

[Facts are taken from Nails Magazine.]

Have you missed any of Mary's columns in the Post-Gazette? Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns on her website She is a third-generation cosmetologist and owner of Mary for Nails, etc. natural nailcare salon in Andover, and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183. She also sees select clients by appointment in Boston at (617) 742-6881.