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66785 09 Jun 2020

Six Senses: Live Naturally at Home

The Alchemy Bar at Six Senses provides simple yet effective home treatments.

Dubai, UAE, June 09 2020: Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is a sustainability champion and as part of the At Home With Six Senses program, the brand is encouraging guests and visitors to live sustainably and utilize the natural resources available to them.

With spas still closed across most countries, The Alchemy Bar at Six Senses provides simple yet effective home treatments for those seeking to rejuvenate their minds and bodies. Six Senses Director of Training (Spas), Tammy Dent, has curated recipes that blend the goodness of herbs, salts, fruits and essential oils. Fans of holistic treatments can treat themselves to a spa day at home by creating their own aromatic hair and face masks; hand/foot and full body scrubs or pampering themselves with one of the luxurious bathing rituals.

Softening Hand Scrub

Washing hands frequently and using sanitizer has definitely left them dry. This scrub will leave hands soft and moisturized.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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.

Avocado and Olive Oil Hair Mask

This mask is useful in treating dry and damaged hair. It is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, and provides the ultimate strength and shine to your hair. Avocado helps to rejuvenate and moisturize the scalp.

Ingredients:

  • Half an avocado
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of honey

Directions:

Mash the avocado and 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.

Papaya Face Mask

This mask is ideal to achieve a glowing complexion.

Ingredients:

  • Half cup mashed papaya
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 whipped egg white

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and 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 Body Scrub

Exfoliate your body with this scrub to feel refreshed and revitalised.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Himalayan salt
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • Orange zest
  • Lemon zest
  • 1 tsp of finely chopped mint

Directions:

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.

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.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Raw oats
  • 1 cup Dried rose petals
  • ½ cup Himalayan salt crystals
  • 25 ml Fractionated coconut oil
  • 5 drops Calming essential oil

Directions:

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.

For more home treatment recipes please click here https://www.sixsenses.com/en/at-home-with-six-senses/hands-on-with-the-alchemy-bar. You can also learn more about essential oils by following this link https://www.sixsenses.com/en/at-home-with-six-senses/all-about-essential-oils-part-1

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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.

 Six Senses Spas: a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 14 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go.

 Six Senses Residences: indulgent living as nature intended, providing all the unique amenities of a resort life community, while retaining the intimacy and personal touches of a beautifully-appointed private villa or apartment. Each is an appreciating long-term investment to be cherished for generations to come with immediate benefits including fine dining, pioneering wellness programming and exclusive status at other resorts worldwide.

 Evason: sharing the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised social and environmental responsibility. Its two unique resorts provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love.

*The numbers are as of December 2019.