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 …

Dry Shampoo Recipe for Camping

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Canadians love to go camping in the summertime, (although some of us would prefer “glamping” but that’s a post for another time. 🙂 ) To kick off the camping season, I thought I’d share a dry shampoo recipe that you can take with you on your camping trips anywhere across …

Happy St. Patrick’s Day the Homespunspa Way

Happy St. Patrick’s Day the Homespunspa Way

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner As it tis St. Patrick’s Day today, I thought it would be fun to talk about beer as a home spa ingredient. Before you go out on the town tonight to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, why not get into the spirit with some home brewed spa treatments. If only they …

9 Ways to Spring Forward with Chamomile this weekend

9 Ways to Spring Forward with Chamomile this weekend

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner It’s time to spring forward again. At 2:00 am on the second Sunday in March, we set our clocks ahead one whole hour to go to Daylight Saving Time and therefore magically lose an hour of the day over the course of the night. I never really understood the concept …

Looking at Life Through Rose-Coloured Tresses

Looking at Life Through Rose-Coloured Tresses

****What Not to Wear spoil alert**** In an effort to cling to the vestiges of my youth as they slip through my fingers like sand, I went to my hair appointment with a colourful idea. I wanted to add some pink. I personally think that getting your hair done is one of the best ways …