Directors of Grand Velas Spas Share Tips and Tricks For DIY Spa Treatments at Home
Exfoliation, Deep-Conditioning, and Detox Recipes at Home from Two Leading Spas of the World
Riviera Maya, Mexico (June 25, 2013) – Many people dread readjusting to home life when returning from a vacation. The Leading Spas of the World at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit have allowed guests to take the pampering home by sharing tips to recreate the Spa‘s treatments.
Spa Directors, Leticia Fernandez at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, named Virtuoso’s “Best Spa in the World” and Silvia Velasco from Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit developed a list of eight treatments made with ingredients including avocado, sugar and olive oil that can be found at local grocery stores for ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. DIY treatments range from detoxifying spa water for those who want to shed a few pounds and a deep-conditioning treatment to restore the shine of hair to recipes for moisturizing hand creams.
¾ bottle of Natural Dish soap
Essential Oil (Lavender, sandalwood, or neroli)
?Mix dish soap in the tub. Add food coloring and essential oil one drop at a time until you get the desired color/scent. Top off with rose petals and relax!
Deep-Conditioning Treatment With Avocado
8 oz. jar of Mayonnaise (15 oz. jar for very long hair)
Smash half of an avocado into a bowl. Add entire jar of mayonnaise and mix well. Divide your hair in 4 parts and work the mixture into each section. Cover your hair with the shower cap. In warm water, wet the towel until damp and wring excess water out. Fold into quarters, place in a microwave for 1 minute or until it is warm to the touch, and then wrap your head in the hot towel.
Leave on for 25 minutes, then rinse.
Natural Body Exfoliation
Combine sugar and olive oil in a bowl. Mix well and apply to your body. Rinse off with water.
Detox Spa Water for Weight Loss
2 Liters of Tap Water
1 medium Cucumber
10-12 Mint Leaves
Slice cucumber and lemon, combine with water and mint leaves.
Steep the water overnight in the refrigerator and enjoy!
Milk and Honey Facial Cleansing Cream
2 tsp. Honey
2 tsp. Warm Milk
Mix the honey and milk over low heat. Apply the mixture to your face with the pads of your fingers, in a light massaging motion. Rinse and dry with a towel, lightly tapping your face.
Aloe Vera Cream For Dry Skin
6 capsules of Vitamin E or ½ tsp Wheat Germ Oil
4 tsp. Aloe Vera Gel
125 mL or ½ cup Almond Oil
1 tbs. Lanolin
Mix the aloe vera gel with the almond oil. Open the Vitamin E capsules and add the oil to the mixture. Beat vigorously or blend and pour into a small container. Melt the lanolin over a hot water bath. Remove from heat; add the oil mixture and beat vigorously until cool.
Store in a glass container.
Basic Hand Cream
2 tbs. Lanolin
2 tbs. Almond or Wheat Germ Oil
4 drops of your favorite Calming Essential Oil
Lightly heat the lanolin over a hot water bath and mix well. Remove from heat when it becomes liquid; add the almond or wheat germ oil and essential oil. Mix until cool and store in a glass container.
Intensive Oil Treatment for Dry Hair
3 tbs. Almond, Wheat Germ or Soy Oil
3 drops of Chamomile or Rose Aromatherapy Oil
Lightly heat the oils and mix them together. Use the mixture to massage the scalp; distribute it over your entire head of hair, focusing on the dry ends. Cover your head with a hot towel for 20 minutes. Rinse and wash well with shampoo.
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Featured in Forbes’ roundup of the 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, is the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience. This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances– premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites with terrace plunge pools for adults and families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites and Zen Grand Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and the region’s largest spa sanctuary at over 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world. The spa was named “Best Spa” in the world by Virtuoso and also earned a SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award. The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures.
About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-suites and spa resort located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award. The resort features 267 spacious ocean-view suites. The crown jewel of the resort and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the Spa at Grand Velas features 20 treatment rooms, over 60 spa treatments, gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon. The family-friendly resort also offers tiered three-temperature infinity pools, tennis court, 25,321 total sq feet of meeting space and a Kids Club. Nearby are championship golf courses, numerous options for soft adventure, and the charming town of Puerto Vallarta with its many shops, art galleries and nightlife. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has received numerous accolades within the industry, most recently named one of Forbes’ 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts, as well as a 2013 Best Hotel In Mexico and the #1 Hotel in Puerto Vallarta by U.S. News & World Report.