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Spa School

For centuries, people have visited natural, mineral-rich springs, otherwise known as spas, to immerse themselves into the universal healing powers of water.

These days, although the spirit of spa remains the same, the spa concept has evolved to include body massages, manicures, pedicures and facials as well as steam baths and saunas. It is an umbrella term covering all things healthy, suggesting a holistic approach to living that embodies physical fitness, emotional well-being, good nutrition and skin care.

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For more quick and easy home spa recipes, please read the following posts on the Homespunspa blog:

Quinoa...Keen Whaaat?

Top off your day with a cherry

Squeeze some lemon verbena into your home spa

Stay cool as a cucumber this summer

Pumpkin goes to the spa... a home spa pumpkin facial recipe

In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow

A home spa manicure...it's like a bubble bath for your hands

Cranberry body lotion recipe

Spritz and spray some Christmas cheer this year

Three wise home spa gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh

9 ways to spring forward with chamomile this weekend

Happy St. Patrick's Day the Homespunspa Way

Celebrate Earth Hour and Day with flowers and clay

Sage: A Scent for the Season

Put your feet up, a home spa masque recipe for the feet

Tips for Lips

Home Spa Recipes for Peaches

Home Spa Recipes for Bananas

Wrap your loved ones in bathrobes this year

Hello Mo Bros!

Let your Sense of Smell Guide you Home for Christmas

It's Footbath Friday

Have you ever Spa'd at Sea, Part 2

My Pick for the #1 Spa Ingredient Native to Canada

Happy World Coconut Day!

My Interview with Spray Tan Artist, Anna

Creating Wellness ebook is now available on Amazon.com!

Creating Wellness ebook is now available on Amazon.com.
 

Homespunspa Book

For an in-depth look at the secrets of the spas, buy your copy of Maria's book, How to Throw a Home Spa Pajama Party the Homespunspa Way today. Just $24 CAD plus shipping.

Schools of Thought

There are many more ways you can blend a spa experience into your own life. Here are a few schools of thought which may inspire you create your very own Homespunspa.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils for their specific healing properties in applications such as massages and baths. Please see the home spa ingredients list for more information on the benefits of each essential oil.

Essential Oils are produced by extracting the purest, most vital elements of a given plant, either from the roots, bark, flowers, fruits or leaves, and recaptured as oil. As a result, the best of a plant's beneficial qualities become so concentrated and so potent, that the oils can be used to treat conditions like Anxiety and Zits and many common health complaints in between.

I love my homespun spa smells good.

Scent Groups

At Homespunspa, you can customize many of our products (massage oils, room sprays, lip balms, etc.) according to your favourite fragrance groups. Choose from: Citrus, Spicy, Tropical, Exotic, Floral, Orchard Fruit, Berry, Licorice, Herb, Woodsy, Earthy, Fresh, Acquatic, Tea. You can also choose stand alone/plain scents like: Lavender, Orange, Rose, Vanilla or Chocolate.

Warming Scent Groups

Citrus: lemon, lemon verbena, lemongrass, orange, mandarin, grapefruit, lime, tangerine, lemon balm, bergamot, petigrain, orange flower water

Spicy: clove, black pepper, nutmeg, pumpkin pie, juniper berry, cinnamon, cardamon, mustard

Tropical, Exotic: lemon, lemongrass, orange, mandarin, lime, tangerine, coconut, ginger, macademia nut, grapefruit, pineapple, ylang ylang, jasmine, cocoa butter, mango butter, vanilla

Floral, Rose: rose, geranium, neroli, palmarosa, rosewood, ylang ylang, jasmine, cherry blossom, petitgrain, orange flower water, rose water, calendula oil, evening primrose oil.

Orchard Fruit, Berry: apple, pear, apricot, plum, pumpkin, chamomile, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, cranberry, apple cider, cinnamon, oat.

Licorice: anise, basil, echinacea, fennel, licorice root, star anise

Cooling Scent Groups

Minty: peppermint, spearmint, cajeput, eucalyptus, tea tree, chocolate-mint.

Mediterranean, Herb: rosemary, oregano, olive oil, honey, lemon, lavender, basil, sage, thyme, clary sage, dill, marjoram, chamomile, witch hazel distillate

Woodsy: pine, cypress, sandalwood, cedarwood, juniper berry, peppermint, spearmint.

Earthy, Nutty: vetiver, carrot, patchouli, black tea, walnut, almond, hazelnut, sesame, frankincense, myrrh, benzoin, cocoa powder

Fresh, Aquatic: eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint, spearmint, rosemary, lemon, grapefruit, cucumber, ginger, eucalyptus citradora, kelp, sea salt, witch hazel distillate, seaweed extract

Tea: green tea, black tea, peppermint tea

Thalassotherapy

Thalassotherapy originated in France around 200 years ago. Named after Thalassa, the Greek personification of the sea — hence "sea therapy," — it uses the abundant supplies in Poseidon's playground to create impressive treatments for health and well-being. Sea salt, seaweed and mud, and of course the water itself — all rich in calcium, magnesium and iodine — help relieve stress, exfoliate skin, stimulate circulation, and eliminate toxins from the body which are objectives facing any spa no matter how luxurious. For a fresh take on the ocean and the beach, please go to Ewesletter 11, August 2003.

Reiki

Reiki (pronounced "ray-key,") is a Japanese method of revitalizing and healing the body, mind and spirit. Through gentle, non-intrusive hand placement, Reiki practitioners transfer universal energy to consenting participants to encourage relaxation, release stress and restore feelings of well-being.

Please visit my blog post, "Are you a walking coat hanger? (part 2) for more information on this topic.

Caution

The content of this website is of a general nature only and is not intended as medical advice. Please discuss any noteworthy health concerns with an accredited medical professional.

We are not responsible for any misadventure resulting from the use or misuse of our products. We are not responsible for any misadventure resulting from the use or misuse of information contained in any Homespunspa literature including the pages of this website.

External Use Only

Essential oils are for external use only and should not be injested. They also should not be placed directly on the skin without diluting first in a carrier oil such as vegetable oil.

Skin Test

In order to make sure you are not allergic to any ingredients or treatments, please conduct a patch test on your skin before proceeding with a full recipe. Simply place a drop of the mixture on an inconspicuous part of your arm, place a bandaid over it and wait 24 hours.

Pregnant Women

Please be aware of the many herbs and essential oils which may affect your pregnancy negatively. Many have uterine stimulation properties which may induce pre-mature labour.

Children

Please use extra caution when considering aromatherapy for children. Read and learn how to use essential oils properly to avoid allergic reactions.

Those with Epilepsy or High Blood Pressure

Please note that some herbs and essential oils may be physically aggravating for those diagnosed with Epilepsy or high blood pressure.

See the home spa Ingredients List for more information.