What’s My Workplace Wellness Program?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa Owner. I’ve been encouraging people to start their own workplace wellness programs for years and I truly believe that being proactive about your health and wellness is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. So, as a self-employed wellness professional with a mobile spa and a wellness coaching business, …

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 …

Taking Care of Sensitive Skin

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. Sensitive skin is increasingly common. Perhaps you can relate to Holly’s story. Holly’s Challenge: Allergies and Sensitivities to Scents and Fragrances Holly liked the idea of going to the spa a few times a year, but she found that her allergies and sensitivities to fragrances acted up whenever she spent …

Numbers on the Bathroom Scale Don’t Tell the Full Story

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa Owner. It’s time to rethink our relationship with bathroom scales. They may not be so useful after all. Take for example, this photo of this vintage Sunbeam bathroom scale — it doesn’t even start at zero! Some people use bathroom scales for motivation to lose weight or gain weight but often …

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 …

Spa Collection skincare line.

Back to School Facial, Anyone?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. “The most beautiful face is always the face of the peaceful mind!” — Mehmet Muratildan August is a great month to have a Facial! We’re thrilled to be using a new skin care line called, Spa Collection, in our facial treatments. Spa Collection is Clean, Natural, Pure… Beauty the Way Mother Nature Intended. …

Which Type of Spa is for You?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa Owner. Are you planning a trip to a spa in the near future? With thousands of different spas all around the world to choose from, each with their own signature spa treatments and philosophies, how do you choose which type of spa experience is best for you? First, I’d like to …

Celebrate Labour Day with a Spa Party

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. In Canada, Labour Day was first introduced in 1872 to give workers the chance to campaign for better working conditions and pay. We’ve made a lot of progress in 146 years! But even in 2018, the workplace can be a very stressful environment for many people. While there’s no such …

Last Minute Summer Spa Reading List

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. Even though the lazy days of summer are starting to wind down, there’s still time to squeeze in one more good book! But out of all of the juicy books out there, which one would be the best choice? May I suggest a good novel that you can get lost …

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 …