After a long day of work, a little R&R is often the best formula for de-stressing and winding down. Nothing kicks off the "me time" you deserve better than a spa treatment. Even if you can't make it to the local day spa, there are plenty of shops throughout Orange County that offer everything you need for an evening of relaxation at home. Here are five local retailers where you can find do-it-yourself spa supplies.
4100 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
Whether you're looking for bath salts, body oils, body balms or aromatherapy, Mericol eScentuals has everything you need for a relaxing in-home spa treatment. This local shop sells all-natural bath products and strives to provide the highest-quality ingredients at the lowest possible prices. Check out nature's beauty secrets on the weekends by visiting Mericol's booth at the Irvine Farmers Market and Great Park Farmers Market.
Platinum Strands Salon, Spa & Supplies
3443 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
Don't be fooled by this salon's emphasis on hair care products. Platinum Strands has a giant inventory of spa supplies so you're sure to find just the right stuff to help you exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize the rough day away. You'll find popular brands such as California Mango, Jan Marini, Murad and Pevonia. While you're shopping for your in-home spa essentials, why not take a few minutes at Platinum Strands and indulge in a therapeutic massage or facial.
105 W. Amerige Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
Taylor Stone encourages you to be bold, brave and beautiful with a full line of natural skin care, bath and body products that are free of synthetics, parabens and sulphates. This beauty shop will help you take care of your body and live a well-balanced life with supplies that are enriched with real and natural essential oils. These oils will not only nourish your body and hair but are said to enhance your mood. For a relaxing in-home spa, pick up some lavender rosemary soap, keyon body wash, amber scrub and aloe toner.
17th Street Beauty Center
283 E. 17th St., Suite D
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
If you're a beauty junky, stop by the 17th Street Beauty Center in Costa Mesa for all of your day spa and beauty essentials. This shop has hundreds of supplies to choose from, whether you're looking for hair products, skin care, cosmetics, aromatherapy candles or bath and body essentials. If your busy schedule keeps you from visiting the center in person, you're in luck. This shop has a great online store where you can order everything you need from the comfort and convenience of your own home.
Sinfulicious Bath & Body
301 Marine Ave. Suite D
Newport Beach, CA 92662
What better way to celebrate the pre-summer months than to pamper yourself with a refreshingly fruity bubble bath? Sinfulicious Bath & Body products are just the right combination of sweet and fruity to tickle your nose and taste buds. The great part is that you can customize your bath by picking your scent, your color and your products. All ingredients are natural, organic and chemical free. You can even enhance your in-home spa experience with the Sinfulicious line of essential oils.
Truc Dever is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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