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Prepare your own deodorant

To make its natural deodorant, coconut oil is used for its sparkling appearance and softness. It counterbalances the slightly abrasive side of baking soda that will dissolve bacteria and absorb odors. White clay is ideal for soothing sensitive skin and absorbing perspiration. Finally, we add drops of essential oil of Palmarosa that captures the bad smells. To compose your natural deodorant of 200ml, you need:

ingredients:

100g coconut vegetable oil

60g of bicarbonate of soda

4g of white clay powder

10 drops of palmarosa essential oil

Preparation:

Melt the coconut oil, add the baking soda and the clay, whisk vigorously, add the essential oil and pour into a small pot. Then put it in the fridge while the mixture hardens and keep it in a cool place so as not to melt the coconut oil. The conservation of this deodorant is about three months


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Make your own organic wax

Sofia Spa at home, it is possible! Here is the recipe for our organic wax that you can make yourself at home. It takes a bit of preparation but it's easy. Go get started!

Ingredients:

50 gr of powdered sugar

1/2 glass of water

The juice of half a lemon bio

1 tablespoon of honey

Preparation:

In a saucepan, heat the water and sugar until the mixture is golden. Add lemon and honey then stir.

Spread the mixture on your worktop to cool. Be careful, the mixture should not cool too much at the risk of becoming unusable.

Once the mixture is no longer boiling, take small balls, which you will then spread on your legs, armpits, jersey or lips. Shoot dry to remove hairs.

Then rinse the shaved parts with a little warm water and apply a gel of aloe vera or a moisturizer.


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White teeth in 2 minutes:

You will get an immediate result from the first use. We recommend you to use this recipe once a week maximum. Since baking soda is abrasive, it is important to use this tip only once a week, because your enamel may suffer.

ingredients:

- Virgin coconut oil

- Baking soda

Preparation:

Mix in equal amounts your coconut oil and baking soda. You will get a paste that you can use as a toothpaste. To be preserved preferably in the refrigerator.

Note: virgin coconut oil in mouthwash is excellent for oral health.


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NATURAL BEAUTY TIPS BY SOFIA
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Body Scrub

  • If you are lucky enough to live by the sea, sand is an effective and free natural exfoliant ... Let yourself go!

  • Coarse salt is also a wonderful exfoliant. To use in the shower. It has a second benefit, it cleanses your body of accumulated negative energies. This is also why it is sent after a sea bath, the salt water operates a real energetic cleaning.


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Hair Beauty

  • Before going to bed, apply generously virgin coconut oil on all of your hair. Rinse on waking and you will be surprised by their brilliance and vitality.

  • After your shampoo, rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar is a conditioner that balances the natural acidity of the PH of our hair. Or choose to rinse your hair with fresh lemon juice that will act on the shine of your hair.


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Essential Oils

You just need to apply a few drops of essential oils in your usual shampoo or dilute them in a vegetable oil before use. Acting as real "drugs", essential oils are not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women and children under 7 years. Unlike vegetable oils, essential oils do not nourish. They act only on the hair and not on the scalp. Limit yourself to the purchase of 3 or 4 essential oils adapted to your hair type. You will not have to ruin yourself, but beware all the same low prices and check the organic certification.

  • If you have oily hair, bet on peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, pine or lavender.

  • To fight against dandruff, complete with the essential oil of tarragon or basil.

  • To stimulate the growth of your hair, think of cinnamon, ylang-ylang or rosemary.

  • To lighten them, lemon oil is ideal.

  • Finally, bergamot will be useful for their brilliance and beauty.


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A makeup remover ready to go!

  • Out of makeup remover! Going into your kitchen and a few drops of olive oil on your cotton will erase all traces of make-up removal


Sofia, my story.

Who is Sofia?

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My real name is Sophie, and I was born in France in 1971. After, a rewarding marketing career (at Pepsi Cola then Presstalis) and an overflowing city life (more than 10 years in Paris), I decided to change my life. It is in Asia that I chose to settle in. It was like a call; The island of Bali, located in Indonesia, has responded to a second breath of life. My body needed nature and sun, my spirit, a new challenge, and my soul, the magic. Then the soul reacts ;) 

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Why Bali?

I left the Occitan world rich in "intellectual knowledge" to enrich myself with a new culture that would open me to "emotional knowledge".

It had come the time, to DO LESS, and BE MORE!

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But...Why Bali?

For the sweetness of his people. 

Their smiles are their most beautiful attribute.

For its generous nature. 

The vegetation is overflowing, the strength of the sun is combined with a nourishing rainy season. 

For the smells of its streets.

Incense is everywhere on your road and offerings honor the spirits.

For the colorful beauty of its Hindu ceremonies.

You attend regularly beautiful processions of Balinese who go to the temple dressed in their traditional costumes. These religious parades are bright and timeless.

Bali touched me, Bali invited me, Bali reconnected me.

This island is called the island of Gods, because it operates on you a deep and constant transformation, which leads you to more consciousness.

Here, you connect to the MAGIC of life. 

Here, you remind that everything is energy and intention.

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Bali has taught me to let go, to leave the mind in its proper place, to listen more to my body and my intuition ... And gradually, I took more care of myself and naturally I wanted to take care others.

Here, everything reminds you > the BODY is sacred.

Here, everything teaches you > LOVE and gratitude.

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This is how SOFIA SPA & BOUTIQUE was born and created.

If Sofia was an energy, would be: love
If Sofia was an intention, would be: kindness If Sofia was a sensation, would be: sweetness

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Balinese are very believers, so religion, sharing and community life are their priorities.

The notion of Karma, impregnates their existence: "you receive the measure of what you give".

They have therefore developed a gentle and helpful nature.
Working with this people in body care is wonderful. They are related to the heart in the attention to the other.

The body knows and senses when the Heart is there, present and it can then indulge in the pleasure of being taken care of.

Everyone has the power thanks to the touch of soothing, healing or relaxing the other.

Simply connect your hands to the energy of your heart.

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Why Sofia Spa? What’s special?

First of all, I wanted to create a really intimate space, inspired by the atmosphere of BALI.

Our treatment rooms are located in a traditional wooden bungalow.
It's a cocoon, where you feel good. Simplicity and elegance create a real authenticity.
Sofia only has 3 treatment rooms. A deliberate choice, we are not in the urgency of booking, we do not wish to be "a factory of the body"!

We take the time to take care of each of our customers.

To touch a body with the heart, it is necessary to have time and especially to respect those who give.

Sofia's therapists do 4/5 maximum care sessions a day.
Our care protocols are carefully studied (all facials are unique creations).

I was inspired by various techniques from around the world.

The Orient for waxing, California for massages, Europe for facials and Asia for rituals.

A tasty mix of tradition and modernity

(ultrasonic equipment, light therapy and incense for the body purification rituals)

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