Treating yourself to your own spa party needn’t be expensive. All you need is virgin coconut oil, sea salt, brown sugar, and your favorite essential oils. For an extra treat, here are a few local products that have been made with a lot of love (and premium ingredients), making for a luxurious time out when you feel that you need a pampering – yet another reason to #lovelocal.
Set the mood for your pampering sesh with relaxing Alice Blue candles. Each one is locally manufactured from local and imported raw materials and is hand-poured under strict quality standards using premium fragrance oils carefully selected to blend with its high-grade natural soy wax.
My favorites scented candles are the sweet and fruity Mediterranean Fig, and Baby Shower – a creamy scent that smells like a freshly bathed baby! Mmm… For tropical feels, you can’t go wrong with Plumeria, or kalachuchi, a fantastic, fragrant bouquet that reminds one of summer (or Hawaii!) or try Boracay Shores – scents of salty sea air with blue jasmine, water lilies and sea shore herbs.
A sumptuous skin elixir with a decadently fragrant finish, use this to spray your skin with an extra-fine mist after a long soak in the tub. This quick-absorbing formula is infused with rich cocoa butter, silky coconut oil, and skin-sational seaweed extracts that hydrates and protects while firming and tightening your skin, leaving you with an instant glow and the lingering smell of rich chocolate. A personal favorite.
No need to wait for cocktail hour to enjoy a margarita – you can get all the smell without the buzz with So True Castile’s bubbly creation. The soap is scented with phthalate-free luxury fragrance oil. Phthalates are components in synthetic fragrances that studies have shown to be endocrine (hormone) disruptors, affecting the way the hormones in our bodies (especially those in young children) work.
Traveling should never hinder you from treating yourself to a mini spa day! Ditch the complimentary hotel amenities and break out Brown Belly’s bath and body set that includes shampoo, body wash and moisturizer. Everything smells like coconuts and sunshine, with the natural coconut oil moisturizing your hair and body while leaving you smelling of the beach.
Warning: Your skin will drink up this lightweight, non-greasy and 100% organic oil! An ultra-soothing blend that diminishes cellulite with Moroccan Argan oil, you can use this as massage oil or a body oil after a shower. Massage the oil into your problem areas with your palms for 10 minutes, using a circular motion. This is best applied in the morning and evening.
The secret to baby soft skin? This thick, luxurious and nourishing body cream. The paraben-free formula contains candlenut oil, a source of essential fatty acids, to soothe and soften even the roughest patches of skin. The salty-sweet body scrub that smoothens and softens rough and dry areas is crafted with sea salt, vanilla oil, milk extract, and aloe vera juice.