HANDMADE SPA Easy remedies to try.
Create your own luxury spa treatments at home with simple recipes, using ingredients from your cupboards and garden
There’s nothing better than the feeling of calm, relaxation and rejuvenation created by a luxurious spa session. The Ancient Greeks were one of the rst civilisations documented as using water from natural springs for therapeutic purposes – around 500 BC; a practice embellished by the Romans with the creation of their ornate thermal baths at the sites of mineral and thermal springs. In the Ottoman Empire (modern-day Turkey), the hammam ritual involved a vigorous exfoliating scrub combined with steam, while in Nordic countries, the spa tradition was based on extremes of hot and cold to boost the circulation. Today, many of these traditions continue, but the treatments can be pricey.
By recreating a spa experience at home with handmade products, you can tailor recipes to your own particular needs and enjoy that feeling of wellbeing, relaxation and luxury as often and as easily as you wish. With simple techniques, you can harness the bene ts of plants from the garden and herbs from the kitchen to create your own treatments – both fresh ones to try straight away, and those you can store for future use to prolong your spa experience and enjoy additional bene ts.