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, …

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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 …

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How to Turn Your Bathroom into a Home Spa Retreat

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa Owner. Spas have a certain aesthetic. Whenever you walk into a spa, you probably exhale and say to yourself something like, “I feel more relaxed already.” What is it about the design of a spa that helps us feel better upon entering and can we re-create those spa touches in our …

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 …

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 …

9 Ways to Manage Stress During the Holidays

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. The holidays are just around the corner and for many of us, the winter season means extra food and drinks and finding the time for decorating, shopping, gift wrapping, office parties, travelling, and getting together with friends and family. Although the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the …

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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 …