spa

A trip to Vienna.

This morning, I lovingly wrapped up samples of my products - two little treasure boxes filled with Grace & Ivy goodies. I'll be sending them on their big trip to beautiful Vienna, tomorrow. Hopefully it doesn't cost me a fortune... ahh...it's so worth it! Fingers crossed that they will land safely into the hands of Katharina, owner of the lovely spa, Stressdeponie. Translation: Stress landfill - a place to dump all your stress. Sounds good to me. Katharina offers massage, spa treatments and organic products. Look at her amazing space...

How I wish I could accompany my little bottles and jars...

Look how pretty they look...all dressed up ready for Europe. I'm jealous.

Safe travels little boxes.  Maybe....no, NOT maybe...I will deliver my goods to Vienna in person one day. :)

Happy Friday my friends.

xo,

Hydrating Rose Oil

The roses are blooming everywhere, so now is a great time to create your very own hydrating rose body oil.

The essential oil of roses is found to be very nourishing, moisturizing and restorative. It is good for almost all skin types and works well even with sensitive skin. The aroma is relaxing and heavenly. You will love making your own rose oil - plus it's easy!

You'll need:

1 cup fresh organic rose petals

1 cup sweet almond oil or sesame oil

1 wide mouth glass jar with a lid

Directions:

1. Place roses in jar and gently crush to release their oils

2. Pour the oil over the petals.

3. Secure the lid and place the jar in a dark, cool place for a week.

4. Strain the oil and place into pretty bottle.

5. Apply after bath or shower while skin is still moist.

Enjoy!

xo,

Ivy

Image via Flickr

Raindrop Therapy Massage

I decided that before heading back to reality, I needed to get a massage at the local Ennis Spa - the Montana Wellness Center. It's a tiny little operation but the women who run it are professional, friendly and do wonderful healing work.

A couple of months ago my mom treated herself to their Raindrop Therapy Massage. She said it was blissful...so I signed up.

What is the Raindrop Therapy method?  I had no idea so I looked into it.

Raindrop Therapy, according the spa experts at the Keswick Hall Hotel in Charlottesville, VA  is -

"A specialized aromatherapy massage using over nine essential oils to create both structural and electrical alignment to the body. Also stimulates physical and emotional harmony and detoxifies the body."

To read more about it click here.

Needless to say, with my obsession of essential oils, I am eager to experience this.

I will let you know how it was tomorrow.

Have a fabulous Tuesday.

xo,

Ivy

Image via Keswick Hall Hotel