The Body Shop Spa of the World

30 August 2015

My favorite things to do to unwind after a particularly stressful week are curling up with a good book, writing on my journal, catching a movie, and getting a massage. However, the small spa I go to here in Navotas closed down recently so I have no choice but to let go of this mini luxury instead of traveling all the way to the nearest city to get my massage fix.

It's a good thing that spa-at-home sets have become more readily available lately. Yep, we can now enjoy spa treatments in the comfort of our own homes, because with the traffic and bipolar weather we've been having, sometimes living like a hermit just sounds perfect. Escapism starts at home, indeed.

The Body Shop launched Spa of the World™ just last Thursday, and I'm so glad I was able to go to the event! It was a long and tiring day of meetings for me and they gave me just the right level of rejuvenation I needed before I saw my boyfriend later that night.

We explored the world to discover the most treasured ancient beauty rituals, cherished for their precious effects on skin. Infused with the finest natural ingredients, our refined textures and delicate fragrances will take your body and mind on the ultimate sensory spa journey. Making you feel so good, inside and out. Our ranges help to give back to the earth by improving the livelihood of the local communities, and sourcing the finest and kindest Community Fair Trade ingredients from diverse areas of the world.
THE RELAXING RITUAL

When you're feeling tense, fast-track to relaxation with this calming spa ritual. This ritual is a perfect way to de-stress, unwind and reconnect with body and mind.


AFRICAN XIMENIA SCRUB (350 ml - P1,950)
Handpicked in Namibia from the ‘Tree of Life’, the ximenia fruit seed yields a luxuriously rich oil, leaving skin feeling smoother and softer.Use this rich exfoliating scrub as part of our relaxing ritual when you’re in need of a fast-track to tranquility.

HIMALAYAN CHARCOAL BODY CLAY (200 ml - P1,395)
Charcoal powder is an ancient Asian beauty secret proven to draw out impurities from the skin, up to thousands of times its own mass. It has traditionally been used to draw out tensions from the mind too, de-stressing and calming. Use this purifying body clay as part of our relaxing ritual when you’re in need of a fast-track to tranquility.

JAPANESE CAMELLIA CREAM (350 ml - P2,350)
Camellia oil has been used by Japanese women since the 8th century to gently soften and moisturize skin. The exquisite scent of this pure and elegant flower allows mind and body to reconnect with a moment of profound peace. Use this rich body cream with a light, velvety texture as part of our relaxing ritual when you’re in need of a fast-track to tranquility.

FRENCH LAVENDER MASSAGE OIL (170 ml - P1,195)
In the 14th century, King Charles VI of France demanded pillows filled with lavender to soothe him to sleep. Lavender essential oil has a natural relaxing scent which promotes a sense of well-being. Use this calming massage oil as part of our relaxing ritual when you’re in need of a fast-track to tranquility.

THE REVITALIZING RITUAL


When you're feeling tired, run down or sluggish, invigorate mind and body with this energizing spa ritual.

DEAD SEA SALT SCRUB (350 ml - P2,150)
Dead Sea salt is precious for its high mineral content and its coarse crystals, the perfect texture to reveal fresher-looking skin and stimulate circulation when massaged into skin. Use this invigorating scrub as part of our revitalizing ritual when you want your body and mind to feel instantly re-energized.

MOROCCAN RHASSOUL BODY CLAY (200 ml - P1,395)
Rhassoul clay is treasured by Moroccan women for its skin firming power, as this mineral-rich mask absorbs excess water and oil, allowing skin to tighten and feel firmer as it dries. Use this toning mask as part of our revitalising ritual when you want your body and mind to feel re-energized.

THAI LEMONGRASS MASSAGE OIL (170 ml - P1,195)
For centuries, lemongrass has been cherished in traditional Thai massage for its revitalizing effect on body and mind. Its invigorating scent is known to boost vitality and awaken senses. Use this stimulating massage oil as part of our revitalising ritual when you want your body and mind to feel instantly re-energized.

THE BLISSFUL RITUAL


When you're feeling in need of luxury, indulge your body with this sublime ritual.

POLYNESIAN MONOI RADIANCE OIL (170 ml - P1,295)
Used by the women of the Pacific Islands for over 2,000 years for luscious, glowing skin and hair, Mono├» is a sacred blend of coconut oil and fragrant tiare flowers – a sublime escape to paradise. Use this radiance-enhancing oil as part of our blissful ritual when your body is in need of luxury.

HAWAIIAN KUKUI CREAM (350 ml - P2,350)
Hawaiian women, exposed to the relentless sun for generations, have held the secret of kukui oil to nurture their skin. Bursting with luscious moisture, kukui oil helps restore skin’s natural suppleness, leaving it feeling nourished and soft. Use this skin cherishing cream as part of our blissful ritual when your body is in need of luxury.

TAHITIAN ORCHID MASSAGE OIL (170 ml - P1,195)
Throughout the sensuous rolling hills of Tahiti, vanilla orchid is treasured in traditional massage. Blended with ylang ylang and patchouli, its exquisite scent tantalises the senses with unrivaled enticing and sensual properties. Use this pleasure-enhancing massage oil as part of our blissful ritual when your body is in need of luxury.

I love how the ingredients of the different products under this range were ethically sourced from many different parts of the world. One sniff here and you're in Hawaii, one sniff there and you're in France! Isn't that awesome? Seriously though, I like how The Body Shop took the best ingredients from each host country and combined them together to formulate no-brainer products for us to relax with because surely, thinking of complicated what-nots are the last thing we want to do when we're stressed out.

I've had the African Ximenia Scrub for quite a while now and I have to say that aside from their Body Butters, Hand Creme, and Instablur, it is one of my ultimate favorites from The Body Shop because I just looove how soft and smooth my skin feels whenever I use it in the bath. What a treat! It was used on me at the event along with the Japanese Camellia Cream and Thai Lemongrass Massage Oil and I felt so relaxed instantly I wanted to sleep right then and there. Hee.


I still look haggard in this photo but I swear I started to relax more immediately after my quick massage, thanks to The Body Shop. Now I can't wait to start my own spa at home and work on a more organized relaxing, revitalizing, and blissful ritual! You know where I'm headed to next payday *wink*

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