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 …

Kale Chips, My New Favourite Spa Snack

Kale Chips, My New Favourite Spa Snack

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner When I tasted kale chips for the first time a couple of weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised. Kale chips have a light and crispy texture like potato chips (which I love) but are 10 times more flavourful and satisfying. One kale chip goes a long way. Kale chips are …

Mani & Pedi Pledge Drive Update!

Mani & Pedi Pledge Drive Update!

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner As many of you know, in the month of April, 2011, I had the idea of giving manicures and pedicures by donation to raise funds for the people hurt by the earthquake and tsunami that shook Japan in March. I am truly inspired by all of the people who supported …

Mani & Pedi Pledge Drive for Earthquake Relief

Mani & Pedi Pledge Drive for Earthquake Relief

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner For the month of April, 2011, I am offering mobile mani’s and pedi’s by donation and the proceeds will be given to the Canadian Red Cross. The cost of the manicure or pedicure is up to you. My goal is to raise at least $500. The idea for this mani …

Pick Purple Polish for your New Year’s Eve Party

Pick Purple Polish for your New Year’s Eve Party

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I don’t know about you but I always feel naked if I go to a formal party and my nails aren’t done. New Year’s Eve is coming up quickly but there’s still time to polish up your look and paint your nails. May I suggest something in the purple family? …

Three Wise Home Spa Gifts: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

Three Wise Home Spa Gifts: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Winter Solstice is here. Today, December 21st, is the shortest day in terms of day light hours of the year. The sun will set in these parts at 4:17 pm and the day is already gray and overcast to begin with. On the bright side, the days are going to …

Cranberry Body Lotion Recipe

Cranberry Body Lotion Recipe

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday of the year because it’s all-inclusive and not restricted to any one group of people and it doesn’t have commercial hype surrounding it. I don’t know why Thanksgiving isn’t more popular outside of America and we’ve been basking in this gravy boat since the mid-1800’s. …

A Home Spa Manicure — It’s like a bubble bath for your hands

A Home Spa Manicure — It’s like a bubble bath for your hands

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner It’s Friday and you’re going out on the town tonight. Maybe you have a hot date. Why not give yourself a quick home spa manicure and get some housecleaning done too? In my last post, Dishwashing — Good Clean Fun, I mentioned that I would write a post on manicures …