Skincare: The Facts on Facials

Did you know that skin is considered the human body’s largest organ? Taking good care of it is just what the doctor ordered! “Scheduling monthly facials is the best way to keep your skin healthy. From cleansing to exfoliating to nourishing, you will not believe the youthful glow and the healthy condition your face will take on,” says Racheal Ellery, ...

Household Tips We Bet You Didn’t Know

At Hockley Valley Resort, we’ve got the inside scoop on a lot of home remedies you’ve never heard of, so we asked some of our departments to share some of their secrets with us. Here are the tips and tricks our experts think you should know: From the spa: Duct tape wart removal! Here’s how it’s done: cover the wart ...

H2Oooooh!

With the temps heating up and our days getting longer, staying hydrated should be top priority for kids and adults alike. According to the Mayo Clinic, men should be drinking about 13 cups and women 9 cups per day, on average. But does plain old water bore you? We’ve come up with a list of ways to freshen up your ...

The Pedi Pledge

With summer just around the corner and our open-toe shoes calling out to us from the backs of our closets… We should be getting ready to flaunt our feet loudly and proudly! Are you wondering how to get – and stay – open-toe ready?  Well, our Spa Director, Katie Gilligan, has come up with her own Pedicure Pledge, so that ...

Spring at Hockley Valley Resort

Ahhh, it’s May and spring has arrived! Warmer weather, enjoying the outdoors and getting ready for summer – it’s a time that makes most Canadians rejoice, so spring into action and get busy! Here’s just some of the fun you can have at Hockley Valley Resort this month: Mom-entous occasion: Is yours the ‘mom who has everything?’ Treat your mom ...

Lemons: 10 surprising uses!

We all know that lemons smell nice in a room and add a refreshing element to your water, but according to trueactivist.com, lemons are made for more than that! Put your lemons to work in all sorts of ways - here’s a list of 10 possibilities, just to get you started: 1. Dabbing lemon juice on a cotton ball and ...

Say Goodbye to ‘Winter Face’

The harsh winter months and dry air can sure make it difficult to keep your skin hydrated! Get rid of dry winter skin with this simple homemade shower scrub: Ingredients: ½ cup sugar (white or brown) ¼ cup oil (olive or coconut recommended) Optional: essential oils (i.e. lavender for relaxation, geranium for extra hydration) Directions: Mix ingredients together. Scrub vigorously ...

Delicious Sprout Salad

Want to take a lighter approach to the New Year?  Or just craving a fresh, delicious meal? Try our sprout salad!  Though Brussels sprouts are not traditionally a hit all around, this recipe will almost certainly turn you into a fan – we even use our own house-made rye croutons.  Here’s how… Salad Ingredients: 1 kg Brussels sprouts, trimmed 1 ...