The Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas group is known as a sustainability champion. Now that travellers are stuck at home, the hotel group has launched a series of articles encouraging people to live sustainably and utilize the natural resources available to them in the series of articles in: At Home With Six Senses.
The Alchemy Bar at Six Senses provides simple and effective treatments for those seeking to rejuvenate their minds and bodies at the comfort of their homes. Six Senses Director of Training (Spas), Tammy Dent, has curated recipes that blend the goodness of herbs, salts, fruits and essential oils. You will able to have a spa day at home by creating your own homemade aromatic hair and face masks; hand/foot and full body scrubs or recreating a luxurious bathing rituals.
Homemade Softening Hand Scrub
Washing hands frequently and using sanitizer has definitely left them dry. This scrub will leave hands soft and moisturized.
- ¼ cup Sea salt
- ¼ cup Unrefined sugar
- 1 tbsp Fractionated coconut oil
- 2 tbsp Raw honey
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
- 3 drops Grapefruit essential oil
- Start by mixing the coconut oil with the raw honey.
- Then add the other ingredients, choosing an essential oil of your choice. It is important not to overdo the essential oil as this could impair your condition.
- Once mixed, keep your scrub in a dark, glass bottle away from direct sunlight to protect the natural ingredients and use regularly.
Homemade Hair Mask with Avocado and Olive Oil
This mask is useful in treating dry and damaged hair. It contains a lot of omega-3 fatty acids and will provide strength and shine to your hair. Avocado can help to rejuvenate and moisturize your scalp.
- Half an avocado
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 tbsp of honey
- Mash the avocado
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Apply to wet hair with your fingertips, starting at the roots and working your way up.
- Draw your hair into a bun and cover with a shower cap.
- To help activate the ingredients, blow-dry your shower cap-covered hair for 10 minutes.
- Then let it sit for another 20 minutes before rinsing off.
Homemade Papaya Face Mask
This mask is ideal to achieve a glowing complexion.
- Half cup mashed papaya
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1 whipped egg white
- Mix all ingredients together
- Apply to your face and neck with your fingers or a face brush, avoiding the eye area. The enzymes in the papaya are a natural exfoliator, so they remove dead skin cells while the honey and egg white bind the mask together.
- Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off.
Citrus Blast Homemade Body Scrub
Exfoliate your body with this scrub to feel refreshed and revitalized.
- 1/3 Himalayan salt
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- Orange zest
- Lemon zest
- 1 tsp of finely chopped mint
- Mix all ingredients together.
- You could also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Geranium would be a good choice to balance at all levels.
- Stand under the shower to dampen your skin.
- Using small, circular movements apply the scrub to your whole body avoiding any sensitive areas. The Himalayan salt will stimulate your micro circulation as well as lymphatic system. It also works wonders to release tension from tight muscles. Your skin will be beautifully nourished by the olive oil, and the citrus oils will enliven the senses.
Homemade Bath tea bags
Green tea (5 -10 tea bags) is known for its powerful antioxidants, promising a great detox. Chamomile tea is also a good option to calm and soothe before bedtime. Sliced ginger added to warm water also offers a stimulating, detoxifying bath.
You can also make our own bath tea bags using the below recipe. Oats help to soothe eczema, psoriasis and acne while fractionated coconut oil is anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial in nature.
- 1 cup Raw oats
- 1 cup Dried rose petals
- ½ cup Himalayan salt crystals
- 25 ml Fractionated coconut oil
- 5 drops Calming essential oil
- Mix the oats and rose petals together.
- Add the Himalayan salts for the added mineral content if desired.
- Add a conservative amount of essential oil to the coconut oil and choose safe, calming options, such as lavender, chamomile, rose or bergamot.
- Mix all ingredients thoroughly and spoon into a cotton or organza bag.
- Allow yourself to drift into bliss as these beautiful ingredients seep into the warm water.
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Six Senses Con Dao is located at a very remote location on Con Dao island, which has been protected for decades as a national and marine park. It is a 45-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son airport and then a 15-minute transfer to the property. Each villa at the Six Senses Con Dao has its own private pool, but if you are in the mood to meet other people, there’s a communal infinity pool by the beach. The hotel is extremely family friendly with many facilities for the kids. There’s a playroom, a kids’ club, with daily activities like decorating cookies, drawing, jungle explorations and other workshops for adults that young children can take part of. A crib can be added to the room once requested at no extra cost and every villa has a sofa-bed. To read more, check out our SixSenses Con Dao review on AdventureFaktory.
About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas manages 18 hotels and resorts and 30 spas in 21 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas, and has signed a further 25 properties into the development pipeline.* Six Senses is part of the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) family.
Six Senses Hotels and Resorts: a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, emotional hospitality, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the vision remains the same: to reawaken people’s senses so they feel the purpose behind their travels and ultimately reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them.
*The numbers are as of December 2019.