By Angela Hazen
When it comes to making time for yourself, one of the most fully relaxing ways to refresh your mind and body is with treatments at a spa. While you may not have time and money to book spa time at an expensive location, you can find just as much pleasure in a spa made right in your own home. Even just unwinding after a long day, a personal spa in the comfort of your own home can be extra relaxing. However, don’t just go to a corner grocery store to pick up soaps, candles and brushes. Here are some stores that stock luxurious products infused with oils and butters of your choice, along with brushes and candles giving your home bath the feeling of an exclusive resort spa. These shops will make your spa day extra special.
43 E. Oak St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Just because you are having a spa day at your own place doesn’t mean you can’t have high-end soaps and scrubs. Make your spa days excellent with products from Bravco on Oak Street. Body products by Dermotogica, Badedas and Phyto can make your home spa time compete with those at Gold Coast spas.
Sweet Beginnings, LLC
3726 W. Flournoy St.
Chicago, IL 60624
Infuse your beauty routine with real honey made by Chicago-raised bees. Try the BeeLove line at Sweet Beginnings on Flournoy. The Chicago apiaries help create some incredible bath products that will go great in your spa, such as the beelove polish and glow honey and brown sugar scrub, and the nourish and smooth body cream. And if you want to create some of your own honey-infused spa products, Sweet Beginnings sells beelove Chicagoland raw natural honey.
Abbey Brown Soap Artisan
1162 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Specialize your spa with your favorite scents with soaps made at Abbey Brown Soap Artisan on Grand. Whipped butters and body oils go along with an amazing array of soaps and soaks. And if you want to learn more about making soaps, Abbey Brown has classes that will teach you how to make your own custom soaps you’ll love.
4716 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
Take a spa trip around the world without ever leaving Chicago. Infuse your spa with products from Merz Apothecary on Lincoln and you will find yourself enjoying products originating in Africa, Germany France, and other faraway locations. Merz also has a location in the Palmer House Hilton, so that if you’re traveling from out of town, you can get yourself a distinctively Chicago spa gift.
2338 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
For that luxury spa time you’ve been dreaming of, enjoy it in your own home or hotel room with products from Aaron’s Apothecary. Products range from bath and shower gels of almost all varieties to candles that will make your spa ever so relaxing. Luxurious labels like Speziali Fiorentini and The Organic Pharmacy makes for an unforgettable spa day. Treat yourself right with enjoyable products from Aaron’s Apothecary.
Angela Hazen lives in Oak Park, IL. She has worked as a model in Chicago and studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She has traveled to Europe on several occasions, and keeps her readers up to date with local and international style, shopping, fashion and beauty trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.