Whether you select the outdoor, mineral-rich thermal spring waters in Pamukkale, Turkey, dating back to the 2nd century BC, frequent one of the indoor Roman spas in Bath, UK or arrange your own home spa, the aim is usually the same; to promote relaxation, health, and wellbeing.
The history of spas
No one is certain where the word “spa” originated from. Some say that “spa” is an acronym for the Latin phrase salus per aquae, or “health through water”. Others say that it is named after the Belgian town Spa, where a healing thermal spring was discovered in the 14 century. It may rather derive from the Latin word “spagere” meaning to sprinkle or moisten.
Hippocrates, the Greek philosopher and father of modern medicine, (460 – 370 BC) advised: “the way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.”
You may not have time to follow Hippocrates’ advice to the letter. However, with more hours spent at home lately, a good option may be designing your own luxurious home-based spa. As we all know, Sundays are for self care. We prefer to take on the mantra that every day is a self care day and self care is a priority not a luxury.
As well as preparing well; there’s nothing worse than realising that you’re missing key beauty ingredients or luxury wellness products. Once your spa is underway, creating an ambience can raise your home spa experience to that next level. Why not set aside a self care Saturday, or indulge in some aromatherapy self care?
Using candles is, of course, a tried and tested way to soften and beautify an environment. Scent has long been used to reduce stress, switch off the mind and induce a profound sense of relaxation and balance. Self care candles are a great way to pamper oneself. After all, wellness is the new luxury.
Atty and Smart’s scented Spa Recovery candle, with its clean, invigorating, and pure qualities is a spring clean for the soul. You will find yourself taking in deep breaths of green mint and heady eucalyptus oil; just perfect to heighten your home spa experience. Our single wick candles have a burn time of 50-60 hours and our triple wick candles a 70-80 hours of burn time.
A great tip to prolong your candle’s life is to light and burn it until you have a centimetre depth of liquid wax sitting at the top of your candle. Then snuff your candle out and allow the beautiful heaven scent to continue to volatilise into the air.
If you would rather pick up a luxury reed diffuser, look no further. Our oud reed diffuser is a scent with love. With its vibrant citrus notes, softened with lavender, and finished with sweet rosemary it is a true balancer of one’s mind, body and spirit.
Once set, turn off your mobile phone, play some mellow music, and make your spa time all about you. Our luxury wellness and spa products are perfect for this occasion. Alternatively, they make for great luxury get well gifts or as part of a self care hamper.
Where to find us?
For scented candles, diffusers, body scrubs, body lotions, soaps and other luxury gifts visit us in the Atty & Smart shop.
The High Street, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9HN, England. For an online selection of Atty & Smart products check out our online shop at attyandsmart.com