Sage: A Scent for the Season

Sage: A Scent for the Season

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Christmas is just a short month away and that means we’re officially in the season. As my American friends sit down with their families at their Thanksgiving tables today, I’m thinking about how much I like the taste of a little sage in my turkey stuffing. Sage makes me feel …

It’s Vitamin D Day

It’s Vitamin D Day

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner It’s a dark, gloomy and rainy November day here in Victoria and winter’s a’comin’. From now on, let’s call November 18th, “Vitamin D Day.” Vitamin D is naturally produced by the body when our skin is exposed to sunlight and that’s why it has been nicknamed, “the Sunshine Vitamin.” Unfortunately, …

12 Not-So-Pretty Cosmetics Ingredients

12 Not-So-Pretty Cosmetics Ingredients

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Recently, the David Suzuki Foundation published a report entitled: “What you need to know about toxics in your cosmetic products” and as an esthetician who develops her own spa treatment recipes and tries to live a green lifestyle, I thought it would be a good idea to pass this information …