How to Create Your Own Sip and Spa

by | How To

Whether you’re ready to RELAX or RE-ENERGIZE…

We’ve got you covered!

Step 1

Start with your Favorite Beverage

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

Need to RELAX?

Did you know that chamomile tea can help you relax and rest? Rest is one of the #1 factors that contributes to healthy, glowing skin.
TREAT YOURSELF with organic honey from our Hey Honey Gift Box to sweeten your tea!

Need to RE-ENERGIZE?

Did you know you can use your leftover coffee grinds to stimulate and rejuvenate dull “crepe” skin on your stomach, hips, and thighs?
POWER UP with ethically made 100% premium Guatemalan Coffee here!

Step 2

Give Your Skin a Deep Cleansing

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

Click on each ‘Warsh’ bar below to explore its unique benefits!

Tea Tree & Charcoal 

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.

Invigorating ‘Warsh’ Bar

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.

Rosemary Fir ‘Warsh’ Bar

Recommended for Smoothing & Balancing Skin Tone, Itch 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.

Lather your favorite cleanser on your face and body and allow it to cleanse your skin for 30 seconds to 1 minute for dry to normal skin and 1 – 2 minutes for oily skin.
Rinse well.
Tip: 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, avoid using drying ingredients like oatmeal around your sensitive eye, nostril, and lip areas.

Step 3

Gently Steam Your Face Using a Cosmetic Steamer or Enjoy a Hot Shower

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 Your Favorite Scrub

Invigorating ‘Shuga’ Scrub
Rosemary Fir Scrub

Step 5

Use a Skin Toner to Balance 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!

Tip: All skin types benefit from moisturizer.
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.
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.

Step 7

RELAX!

Cuddle Up in Your Favorite Blanket & Enjoy a Relaxing Nap!

Step 7

RE-ENERGIZE!

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

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

It’s Simple. It’s Doable. It’s FUN!

Just contact your local Partner and she’ll get you started with invitations like this!

Host a Sip & Spa at Home

Serve Trades of Hope coffee for guests to try! Have Trades of Hope all-natural warsh bars and scrubs available with water bowls for each guest to try on their hands. ‘Warsh’ bars can be cut into slivers for guests to try.

Experience one ‘warsh’ bar and similarly-scented scrub at a time to discover the benefits of each body product together.

Coordinate the scents and have guests experiment with each ‘warsh’ bar and then dab a sample of each scrub on their hands.. experiencing the cleansing sensations… and embracing the scents.

Rinse and feel the moisturizing and smoothing effects!

Host a Virtual Sip & Spa

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 warsh bars and scrubs.

Have fun ordering your self care body products together while empowering women survivors in 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?!

Don’t have a Trades of Hope Partner yet?

Trades of Hope is partnering with Artisans in the U.S.A. to help women break free from poverty, addictions, trafficking, trauma, and abuse.
Every purchase of Trades of Hope products from the U.S.A. provides women survivors with holistic care, job skills training, dignified income, healing, and hope.

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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.

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