7 Anti-Aging Foods for Beautiful Skin

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa Owner. Have you ever heard the expression, “Eat the Rainbow?” Eating the rainbow encourages us to enjoy a full range of colourful foods for their nutritional value and flavour that come straight from Mother Nature’s imagination! By nourishing ourselves with fresh, delicious, and nutritious foods that come from plants (instead of the …

colourful beeswax candles.

Healing Powers of Beeswax Candles

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa Owner. If you want to brighten and enhance your home spa day, light some beeswax candles! Did you know the Ancient Romans generally get the credit for inventing candles with wicks? In order to light their homes, light their path at night, and light their spirits in religious ceremonies, the crafty …

How to Blend Essential Oils for Synergy

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. Did you know there’s a job title out there called, “The Nose?” Noses are Master Perfumers who work in the billion dollar fragrance industry. Not only do Noses have exceptional olfactory discernment, they’re also artists and chemists and they create aromas and fragrances that the rest of us will resonate …

27 Ways to Use Floral Waters

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. One of my mobile spa clients recently asked me if I knew of any good ways to stay cool this summer and I immediately suggested spraying floral water directly on the skin like a perfume! Floral waters are popular in esthetics and spa treatments and are a safe and effective …

Happy Garlic Day!

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. When you think of a spa, you probably don’t think about garlic at the same time, but did you know that garlic is actually a supernatural spa ingredient? In honour of National Garlic Day on April 19th, here’s a quick snapshot about how garlic is used in cosmetics and how …

jet lag.

Don’t Let Jet Lag Keep You Grounded

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. I’ve got travel on my mind! First, with the Summer Olympics being a big draw, the International Olympic Committee has predicted that 480,000+ tourists and sports fans will travel from all corners of the earth to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in August, 2016. That’s …

Dry Shampoo Recipe for Camping

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Canadians love to go camping in the summertime, (although some of us would prefer “glamping” but that’s a post for another time. 🙂 ) To kick off the camping season, I thought I’d share a dry shampoo recipe that you can take with you on your camping trips anywhere across …

My Interview with Spray Tan Artist, Anna

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner We have a new member on our team at Homespunspa Mobile Spa! Let me introduce you to Anna Pretto, a professional Airbrush Spray Tan Artist who is certified in Spray Tanning, Lash Extensions, and Hair Threading. Anna will be offering spray tanning as part of our new Saturna Island Spa …

Help, I’m Losing My Hair!

by Maria Alexandra Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Linda gathered some of her shoulder-length, strawberry-blonde hair, ran her fingers through it, and pulled out several strands to show us. “Look,” she said. “But this is nothing compared to what normally happens when I brush my hair and check the brush.” My friend Linda was recently talking about …