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My Pick for the #1 Spa Ingredient Native to Canada (2014)

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Happy Canada Day! You may be surprised by my pick for the #1 Spa Ingredient Native to Canada in 2014. I’m going to go out on a limb and not pick something obvious. I’ve decided to go with Holly Oil (Ilex aquifolium) this year. Yes, I realize Holly is an …

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New: Facial Steam With Ozone on the Mobile Spa Menu

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa Owner I recently acquired a new portable mini facial steamer for Homespunspa Mobile Spa and I just wanted to let you know how excited I am about it. It’s an F-100 Mini Facial Steamer made by Silver Fox and it works like a charm. As many of you know, I’m an …

Nothing Beats Beets!

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Many years ago, I invited a guy over to my apartment for dinner and asked him if there was any food he didn’t like. He said, “I don’t know…beets?” I said, “OK, I won’t serve beets,” (not that I would have anyway that night) but now that I’m reminiscing about …

School’s No-Touch Policy is Cold

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Yesterday, I heard that an elementary school in nearby Aldergrove, B.C. introduced a no-touch policy for its students and I’d like to add my two cents to this conversation. According to my research, the kindergarten kids at Coghlan Fundamental Elementary School are no longer allowed to do things like play …

My Interview with Helen Hodgson of Serve the Goddess Mobile Spa

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I first met Helen Hodgson thanks to a “mobile spa Google alert” I received in my inbox in 2011. She had been interviewed by the “Massage Nerd” and was promoting her 5-week teleclass on “How to Create your own Mobile Spa Business” and I was compelled to click on the …

Homespunspa is Featured in Spa Life Magazine

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner As many of you know, earlier this year, I went to Toronto, Ontario on a Wellness Tour and one of the highlights, definitely, was when I was approached, out of the blue, by Lauren Nesbitt-Baggerman for an interview in Spa Life Magazine. Of course, I said “Yes, I’d love to …

guy serving drinks at spa party.

SPARTY! So Glamorous!

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. Have you ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes at a red-carpet event like the Grammy’s and the Tony’s? Well, these days, in the midst of all of the lights, camera, and action, the award-winning celebrities have been trading in their designer gowns and tuxes for terry robes and …

11 things you can do to prevent stretch marks.

11 Things You Can Do To Prevent Stretch Marks

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. One of my readers, Leah of Healing Natural Oils, kindly shared this groovy info-graphic with me about stretch marks and in turn, I’m sharing it with you. I know I’ve had my share of stretch marks over the years and I’ll definitely keep these 11 tips in mind the next …

How to get rid of a rash under breasts

by Maria Koropecky. Having a rash under the breasts can be very debilitating. Unsightly rashes can undermine your confidence and make you feel self-conscious. A rash may keep you from wearing a cute bikini this summer, or from getting a massage, or from going out on a Saturday night. To see what I’m talking about, …

Does Being Pregnant Make Your Nails Grow Faster?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa Owner. Yesterday, Homespunspa Mobile Spa was invited to give mini mani’s to new mothers at the MotherFest at Mothering Touch. It was a pre-Mother’s Day mini mani marathon for me and Ranjit and the nail polish was flying! The most popular colour choice? Good ol’ Lucky Lucky Lavender. See if you …