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How to Build the Perfect Spa Basket

Most everyone enjoys the pampering and results of a day at the spa. Not everyone has the things they need to enjoy a similar experience at home any time. So, whether you’re gifting or stocking your own personal spa “toolkit” here’s a how-to walk-through, featuring quality natural products that provide benefits beyond the normal spa ahhhh.

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Paula says …

I have suffered for years and need a good remedy to save me this summer NO MORE MEDICINE Paula

Sara B. says …

I often forget to include candles in spa kits. I don't always associate citrus with rejuvenating.

Melanie says …

Great ideas.The rejuvenating is my favorite as I love citrus. I wonder, are any other scents besides lavender relaxing? I never buy anything marketed as relaxing because I don't care for the smell of lavender. Thanks!

Sandra says …

I like that the candles don't use synthetic fragrances...I am on a quest to remove all of the "chemical" smells from our home in an attempt to make our house healthier. I have never tried the sugar scrubs...but they sound like a great way to wake up tired skin and get ready for spring. owatz (AT) telus (DOT) net

Naomi says …

I need a springtime detox...

wendy says …

mmmm, citrus! and no synthetics! Love it!

julie says …

love the soy candles...that's all I buy...citrus is so rejuvenating!

Michelle says …

The "relaxing" spa collection sounds wonderful. I love the different ideas that were given. I like how gift baskets look when they are all assembled, but I have always had difficulty visualizing how to put one together that wasn't just a hodge podge of stuff. This gives some great ideas and it looks so easy to do.

Diana G says …

Great idea - would be a fantastic Mother's Day gift ....Hint Hint Hint!!! Now if I could only find an hour to indulge myself!!!

heidi says …

love it! i want one of the relaxing ones!

Stephanie V says …

I always have a hard time with fragrance because I hate toxins in my home. A non-toxic candle (rejuvinating even better) is something I should try. The chamomile, apple blossom candle is video looks great.

Emily says …

These spa baskets are such a great idea for a "self gift". As a new mom, the rejuvenating products (citrus) look the best---would help me get up the energy to chase down my new little walker! Thanks!

the mama hood says …

Love these products especially Alba!

Cindi says …

Hi, I enjoyed watching her make the custom spa basket. The candle, bubble bath, etc. Love to pamper myself! Thanks,Cindi

meg says …

The rejuvinating basket sounded amazing! I know I love Pacifica products but am excited to try the Whole Foods brand candle. Great gift idea!

Danielle says …

I love the citrus, never would have thought of that. I also always forget the candles!

Karen A. says …

ooooh yummy! The scented candles look great. I shop at WFs but never saw those. Every year I buy the Aura Cacia individual bath salts for stocking stuffers... Great gift basket ideas.

Emma Jane says …

I don't like candles, but those labels are so pretty

Krisinda Smith says …

Great tips! Reminds me that I need to take time for myself!

Joanna says …

I need a spa basket! Okay, maybe I'll make one for my mom for Mother's Day!

zmama says …

What a great video! I learned how to put a great basket together and can't wait to try one out myself! The soy candles sound amazing as do the lavendar and citrus scents!! Thanks a bunch!!

E says …

Mmmm...the lavender body polish sounds great! Lavender is such a relaxing scent. It would be my go-to product whenever I take a bath.

Mary Pan says …

These spa baskets are a great idea for gifts. I've been buying shampoos, conditioners, lotions, etc. for myself for the longest time. Now I can put together a themed spa basket for a friend!

Angela says …

Oh, love all these products. I need to take a trip into WF's soon and check these out.

Kathy H. says …

Love the soy candles!

Cricket says …

I love soy candles and citrus has always been a favorite scent of mine since it really is so very rejuvenating. Perhaps it is because I grew up in California with all of those lemon and orange trees in our yard...who could ever feel tired with citrus and sunshine all around!??! I think I will be taking a trip to WF to put together a nice basket for my own mom tomorrow so I can mail it off in time for her to get it for Mother's Day. Thanks for the great ideas.

Lisa C says …

Real nice video with great ideas. I love Whole Foods!

Vicki Wurgler says …

I like the lavender spa basket - thats one of my favorite fragrance-so nice with the body polish and candles

Shelly says …

What great tips! I want to make a spa basket for a friend's graduation gift and would not have thought to go to Whole Foods. Now I will!

Terri Wagner says …

I am such a candle addict. I am always burning candles at home. The scents are so relaxing and it gives the home a warm cozy atmosphere.

Bradley Baker says …

Nice tips. Off to make a basket.

Kristi P says …

I really enjoyed the spa basket, maybe I should send my friends the video so they can learn and make me one. ~grin~ I really love the candles as well, lavender is tops on my list for relaxation.

Ann says …

I've been noticing the Home Spa displays at the Berkeley Whole Foods and I'm going to get supplies

Wisconsin Mommy says …

Now I want to run and make one for myself!!

Jill says …

Oh my goodness this is perfect. Candles, Bath and chocolate!!!!

Katy Morris says …

Such a nice idea...making a special bath basket for *yourself*!!! I love the rejuvinating citurs scents. I always need a little pick-me-up (in the morning or mid afternoon)! Adding the chocolate to the basket is the best idea ever!

Margaret says …

Anyone would be thrilled to be the recipient of one of these gift baskets! What great combos with the scrubs, salts, candles and mitts--they even look fantastic arranged in the baskets. Watching this podcast made me feel like going out and getting the products to assemble one... maybe even to treat myself;) Wonderful gift idea, though!

cheryl kelly says …

oh what a perfect retreat at home. and what a wonderful gift idea for a new mom or a not so new mom!

Laura Iriarte says …

loved the video! would have liked some prices or at least a price for the whole basket... i will need to get more creative with my gift giving. i really love that they are healthy products but still pampering...

PsychMammaa says …

What wonderful products! Heard about you from modmom.blogspot.com and can't wait to try some pampering!

Michaela says …

Thanks for pulling this together....I needed some direction in the Whole Body section and am going to check it out.

Andrea says …

Thanks to modmom.blogspot.com for linking me up to your podcast. I need a little self-indulgence and this is a great guide!

Chas says …

After watching that I found out a lot of good products out the that are earth friendly, and some great ideas!

lace says …

All of those products look wonderful. What great baskets and thanks for all the tips on how to create it. Any tips on creating a basket not specifically centered around a bath? More of a relaxing kit instead of a spa kit. How I wish we had a whole foods near us. The closest one is about 11/2 away. Any way to suggest a store closer?

Stacy says …

We are slowly purging our house of unsafe products, this was great.

Erika says …

Thanks to modmom I found your awesome podcast! I have a 15 month old daughter that I have yet to spend one night away from, so this would be a great way to treat myself. I also think this would be such a fab gift idea for friends or a girls night! Thanks for the tips!

Aubrey says …

I would definitely love the rejuvanating basket. Thanks for the ideas! PS. I found you through modmom.blogspot.com

Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland says …

Great giveaway, thanks!

misty w says …

Absolutely love citrus. Thanks

Melanie Lee says …

I only wish that I had a Whole Foods Market near me! I do already use Pacifica candles, they are so intoxicating, I love them. Whole Foods has so much more than I ever imagined. I had no idea that they carried so many spa products. Its great to go to a spa but it just isn't practical all the time, so having a "spa at home" is the way to go. I don't know any woman who wouldn't love to get a spa basket as a gift! The Stress Relief basket would be perfect for ME!

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