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How to Create Your Own Sip and Spa

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Step 1

Start with your Favorite Beverage

Treat yourself to your favorite beverage and get ready for some life-changing self care!


Did you know..?

Chamomile tea can help you relax and rest. Rest is one of the #1 factors that contributes to healthy, glowing skin.



Did you know..?

You can use your leftover coffee grinds to stimulate and rejuvenate dull “crepe” skin on your stomach, hips, and thighs!


Step 2

Give Your Skin a Deep Cleansing

1. Lather your favorite cleanser on your skin.

2. Allow it to cleanse your skin for 30 seconds to 1 minute for dry to normal skin or 1 to 2 minutes for oily skin.

3. Rinse well.

Not sure which all-natural cleanser with essential oils is right for you?

Explore Natural ‘Warsh’ Bars with Essential Oils from Baltimore, U.S.A.

These all-natural cleansing ‘Warsh’ bars are handcrafted in the U.S.A. with essential oils. Every purchase supports women survivors of poverty, addiction, trafficking, trauma, and abuse.



Recommended for Deep Cleansing, Oil Control, Treatment of Acne, Psoriasis

This all-natural cleansing bar with tea tree essential oil and activated charcoal will give your skin a deep cleansing and help remove impurities – reducing inflammation due to acne and the appearance of your pores.


Recommended for Soothing Relief of Aching Muscles, Treatment of Acne

This all-natural cleansing bar with  rosemary, and lavender essential oils and will invigorate tired and aching muscles while rejuvenating dull skin. The citrus based bergamot essential oils will help unclog pores and balance sebum levels.


Recommended for Smoothing & Balancing Skin Tone, Itch Relief, & Sore Muscle Relief

This all-natural cleansing bar with rosemary and fir needle essential oils smooths skin with its astringent properties that help decongest pores and prevent future breakouts. It helps relieve  itching due to eczema, psoriasis, and acne.

Tip: It is usually recommended to avoid using cleansers containing essential oils directly on your eye area, nostrils, and lips. Use natural coconut oil and very warm water to remove eye and lip makeup.

Explore Natural Vegetable Soaps with Essential Oils from India

These all-natural vegetable soap sets are handcrafted in India with essential oils. Every purchase empowers differently abled and marginalized women in India with safe jobs and fair wages.



Secrete Soap Set from India

Recommended for Moisturizing – Cold Process Ancient Blend

For centuries, Artisans have created this infamous and deliciously fragrant blend of moisturizing natural oils and spices with olive oil, coconut oil, clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary.


Coffee Soap Set from India

Recommended for Smoothing & Exfoliating Dull & Sagging Skin

This Coffee Soap Set’s irresistible signature fragrance is a natural blend of coconut oil, olive oil, and shea butter, with essential oil of coffee. Start every day with mood boosting aromatherapy!


Lemongrass Soap Set from India

Recommended for Antibacterial, Antifungal, & Insect Repellent

This Lemongrass Soap Set’s signature “citrus” fragrance is a natural blend of shea butter, coconut oil, and olive oil with essential oil of lemongrass, known for  exfoliating, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.

Tips: If you’re new to deep skin cleansing or it’s been a while since you’ve taken some time to give your skin some self care, you may experience some initial “breakout” for several days, as your pores become unclogged and your skin is finally able to expel impurities that have been trapped.

A compress of very warm water and oatmeal – food grade – used as a homemade mask can help draw out the impurities and clear up possible breakouts faster.

As always, test sensitive areas like your face and avoid using drying ingredients like oatmeal around your sensitive eye, nostril, and lip areas.

Step 3

Gently Steam Your Face

Rita Scarf from India

Carefully steaming your face for up to 10 minutes, using a cosmetic steamer, a bowl of hot water, or enjoying a hot shower helps prepare your skin for exfoliation by softening or “melting” hardened oils that clog your pores.

Leaning 8 – 10 inches above a cosmetic steamer or bowl of hot water while draping or “tenting” a towel over your head can help concentrate the steam around your face. If the steam feels uncomfortably hot, then allow more space between the heat source and your skin to prevent burning.

Use caution when handling hot water or steam to prevent injury from burns.

Step 4

Follow Up with a Natural Scrub

Creating a natural exfoliating scrub with ready ingredients from your pantry can be easy and fun! Sugar mixed with honey or leftover coffee grounds from your morning coffee time are just a few of the natural ingredients you can use to gently exfoliate your skin.

Step 5

Balance & Tone Your Skin’s PH Levels

Every woman’s body is totally unique with her own signature body chemistry.

Use a skin toner that is specially formulated for your unique skin PH levels. Balancing your skin PH levels will help prevent irritation, itching, and redness.

Don’t have a skin toner?

Try our Invigorating ‘Warsh’ Bar with Bergamot Essential Oil, a natural astringent to help smooth and balance your skin tone!

Step 6

Moisturize Your Skin, Even if It’s Oily!

If your skin is oily, then use a moisturizer specially made for oily skin. Many women with different skin types find pure natural coconut oil – food grade – to be a very effective and inexpensive natural skin moisturizer. But you’ll want to allow it to fully absorb into your skin before applying makeup, clothes, or coming into contact with furniture or bedding.

Pearl Studs from India

You will need to experiment for yourself to discover which moisturizer is best for your skin.

Again, every woman’s body is totally unique with her own signature body chemistry. Whenever possible, try to use natural body products to protect your skin from the damaging effects of chemicals and free radicals that contribute to skin disease and premature aging.

Tip: All skin types benefit from moisturizer.

Step 7



Goldfinch Earrings from Haiti

Celebrate Self Care and Enjoy a Relaxing Nap!


Olivia Toggle Necklace from India

Put on Your Favorite Power Suit & Go Change the World!

Why not host your own Sip and Spa night with friends?

Sip and Spa with Natural Vegetable Soaps from India

It’s Simple. It’s Doable. It’s Fun!

Host a Sip & Spa in Your Home!

Sip and Spa Natural Vegetable Soaps from India

Serve energizing Trades of Hope coffee and relaxing chamomile tea for guests to enjoy during their spa experience!

Have Trades of Hope all-natural vegetable soaps and ‘Warsh’ bars available with water bowls for each guest to try on their hands. Vegetable soaps and ‘Warsh’ bars can be cut into slivers for guests to try.

Have guests experiment with each naturally scented vegetable soap and natural ‘Warsh’ bar – one at a time – to savor each fragrance and discover the benefits of each unique body product, experiencing the cleansing sensations… and embracing each scent.

Rinse and feel the moisturizing and smoothing effects!

Host a Virtual Sip & Spa Online!

Throw a Zoom Sip & Spa Shopping Party! Host a Zoom call with your friends and family and let your favorite Trades of Hope Partner share all of the amazing the benefits of our all-natural vegetable soaps and ‘Warsh’ bars.

Have fun ordering your self care body products together while empowering women survivors in India and the U.S.A.!

Why not schedule an encore zoom call with your friends when everyone recieves their products? Enjoy sharing your self care experiences together while you enjoy each other’s friendship!

Rinse and repeat! Not only the products, but your party, too! Why not schedule a monthly Sip & Spa Zoom call with your besties?!

Why Not Host a Sip and Spa Wellness Party to Empower Women Out of Poverty & Trafficking?

Join Me for a Wellness Party!

Contact Your Partner to Book Your Party Today!

Don’t have a Partner, yet? We’ve Got You!

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Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas is an inspirational writer with a passion for helping women discover and celebrate their unique gifts and abilities. Kathy is part of the Communications Team at Trades of Hope focusing on Artisan advocacy.