What’s on your Christmas wishlist — how about a home spa book?

What’s on your Christmas wishlist — how about a home spa book?

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Books, books and more books. Someone asked me if I was an “information junkie” the other day and I had to raise my hand and say “yes.” I love books. In this post, I would like to recommend five fabulous home spa books that I have in my own library …

Cranberry Body Lotion Recipe

Cranberry Body Lotion Recipe

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday of the year because it’s all-inclusive and not restricted to any one group of people and it doesn’t have commercial hype surrounding it. I don’t know why Thanksgiving isn’t more popular outside of America and we’ve been basking in this gravy boat since the mid-1800’s. …

A Trip to the Dentist Opened My Eyes

A Trip to the Dentist Opened My Eyes

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Sink your teeth into this: A naturopath told me once, if you keep your mouth, gums and teeth healthy, your body will thank you later. But if they’re unhealthy and you’re constantly swallowing traces of debris that have been lingering in your mouth, you could be making yourself ill. Keeping …

A Home Spa Manicure — It’s like a bubble bath for your hands

A Home Spa Manicure — It’s like a bubble bath for your hands

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner It’s Friday and you’re going out on the town tonight. Maybe you have a hot date. Why not give yourself a quick home spa manicure and get some housecleaning done too? In my last post, Dishwashing — Good Clean Fun, I mentioned that I would write a post on manicures …

Washing Dishes – Good Clean Fun

Washing Dishes – Good Clean Fun

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Which do you think is greener — washing your dishes by hand or with an automatic dishwasher? I was surprised to learn from my online research that it is marginally better for your purse and the environment to wash your dishes with an automatic dishwasher than it is to wash …

Are you a superstitious sleeper?

Are you a superstitious sleeper?

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner On this third Friday the 13th of 2009, I’m thinking about my own superstitions, particularly, though not exclusively, the ones that revolve around sleep. I don’t normally consider myself a superstitious person, but now that I think about it, I do have some superstitious habits. My top 13 superstitions Friday …

In Flanders Fields the poppies grow…

In Flanders Fields the poppies grow…

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Remembrance Day — the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Also known as Poppy day, Armistice Day or Veterans’ Day, it’s a day to remember the fallen soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. I like the tradition we have in Canada of wearing a …

Pumpkin goes to the Spa – A Home Spa Pumpkin Facial Recipe

Pumpkin goes to the Spa – A Home Spa Pumpkin Facial Recipe

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Are you wondering what to do with your leftover jack-o-lantern now that Halloween has past? Last Friday, the 30th, I was invited to a “Carve it Up” pumpkin carving potluck Halloween party and this photo shows my handiwork. (Thank goodness he didn’t end up like some of his buddies cracked …