Time for Medieval Thymes!

Posted by Maria on September 13, 2017 under Aromatherapy, Cruising into Wellness store, Gift Ideas, Green Living, Photo gallery, Recipes, Seasonal, Self-Care, Stress Management and Relaxation, Uncategorized, Wellness | Be the First to Comment

by Maria Koropecky

As many of you know, I’m passionate about wellness and I love helping people be proactive about their health. To further support my clients with their health and wellness, I’ve opened an online store called Cruising into Wellness.

Please tell your friends about cruisingintowellness.com and if you’d like, make a purchase and I can bring your order to you at your next mobile spa appointment.

Also, for the month of September, 2017, the entire Medieval Thymes collection is on sale and here’s the story behind this unique collection.

As the urban legend goes, during the time of the plague in the 1300’s, four thieves created a secret recipe to protect themselves. Also known as Thieves Remedy, the essential oils used have many benefits.

Medieval Thymes collection

Medieval Thymes collection

Although their motives weren’t at all altruistic, (because they were pillaging), the thieves still managed to do some good for the world by creating a recipe that would be passed down from generation to generation, helping countless people with their health and wellness along the way.

I often wonder how the medieval thieves came up with this concoction in the first place back in the 14th century. I can just picture them cooking up the herbs and spices by day and then going around town stealing by night.

Apparently, when they were finally caught, the court gave them leniency if they gave up their recipe that was keeping them from catching the Plague even though they were constantly exposed to it. It looks like they “borrowed” the practice of wearing this aromatic perfume, so to speak, from the physicians of the day, who were doing something similar.

Anyway, the essential oils in this legendary recipe include Clove Bud, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Thyme, and Myrrh, and together they have a comforting, medicinal aroma.

Personally, with or without this colourful history, I think it’s a good idea to stock up on our Medieval Thymes products, especially since we’re starting a new school year and are heading into the winter months.

And…right now…

the entire Medieval ThymesTM collection is on SALE! Save 15% on Medieval Thymes until September 30, 2017.

Visit www.cruisingintowellness.com and place your order today!

We have 4 products in our Medieval Thymes collection:

1. MEDIEVAL THYMES PURE MIX: Add 5-6 drops of Medieval Thymes Pure Mix to a diffuser. Ideal for inhalation or diffusion.

Medieval Thymes Pure Mix Essential Oil blend

Medieval Thymes Pure Mix Essential Oil blend

2. MEDIEVAL THYMES BLEND DROPPER: Massage a generous layer of Medieval Thymes Remedy Blend to the nape of the neck, bottoms of feet, on wrists, or distressed areas daily.

Medieval Thymes blend dropper

Medieval Thymes blend dropper

3. MEDIEVAL THYMES BLEND ROLL-ON: Roll-on Medieval Thymes Remedy Blend to the nape of the neck, bottoms of feet, on wrists, or to distressed areas daily.

Medieval Thymes blend roll-on

Medieval Thymes blend roll-on

4. MEDIEVAL THYMES SPRAYS: Use daily. Spray above head while breathing deeply. Spray on hands, chest, and on bottoms of feet. Use as a room deodorizer.

Medieval Thymes spray

Medieval Thymes spray

This is the perfect time for Medieval Thymes! Contact me if you have any questions or would like to make a purchase. And let me know what you think about my new store, cruisingintowellness! Be Well, Maria

Spritz and Spray some Christmas Cheer this Year

Posted by Maria on December 11, 2009 under Aromatherapy, Gift Ideas, Ingredients, Recipes, Stress Management and Relaxation, Uncategorized | Read the First Comment

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner

Here’s another idea to add to your home spa gift basket — Christmas Tree Room Spray. It’s like a breathe of fresh air.

I came up with this quick and easy home spa recipe many years ago. For better or worse, my family has had fake Christmas trees for the past 15 to 20 years and one year I wanted to spruce the tree up with an authentic piny scent. Once I discovered woodsy essential oils like cedarwood and sandalwood and juniper berry, there was no turning back.

Using this recipe really brings some extra Christmas cheer to the room and it’s a great addition to your home spa Christmas gift basket. And feel free to mix and match your favourite seasonal aromas, like fir needle or clove essential oils, into this room spray also.

Christmas Tree Room Spray



  • 4 drops juniper berry essential oil (middle note) — enhances dreams, treats exhaustion and worry, helps problem skin, puffiness, cellulite, detoxifying.
  • 5 drops pine needle essential oil (top note) — calming and comforting, it reduces muscular aches and relieves nervous tension.
  • 3 drops mandarin essential oil (top note) — brings cheer to the stressed and depressed. In massage oils, it heals problem skin and stretch marks.
  • 1 tsp glycerin — A vegetable by-product which comes as a clear syrup and can act as a preservative.
  • 45 – 55 ml pure water — Hydrates, lubricates and cleans. Extends recipe volume and provides a base to blend ingredients.
  • 1 small, 60 ml or less, dark bottle with a tight-fitting and spray-top lid.
  • 1 small funnel, optional


  1. Wash bottle with soap and hot water and rinse with 1 tsp of bleach to sterilize. Let dry.
  2. In a small bottle, add 4 drops of juniper berry essential oil (middle note). Use a funnel if you have one to catch any stray drops.
  3. Then add 5 drops of pine needle essential oil (top note) and roll the mixture around the bottle to amalgamate the scent. Smell the result.
  4. Then add 3 drops of mandarin essential oil (top note) and again roll the mixture around the bottle to blend the scent. Smell the result and adjust the balance to your preferences, if necessary.
  5. Pour in the water to the shoulder of the bottle and cap it. Shake vigourously.
  6. List your ingredients on the label and date the mixture.
  7. Leave the concoction to mature for two days. Sniff and adjust the recipe as necessary.


  1. Spritz and spray your tree, wreaths, garlands, linens, sheets and the room to your heart’s content.


  1. Store out of sunlight. Shelf life will range from 3 to 12 months.

Let me know what you think of this recipe. Contact me if you are having trouble finding any supplies like bottles or essential oils and I’ll point you in the right direction. Cheers.

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