The best option is a mortar and pestle. This will help to crush the herbs, while allowing them to maintain their aromatic properties. Ultimately, it will help to maximize the effectiveness of the herbs as incense. On the other hand, you should definitely avoid using tools such as electric coffee grinders. The ultra-fast speed creates heat that causes the herbs to lose some of their aromas. Save those grinders for woods and of course-coffee.
Best Spa - 2010
Laguna Canyon Spa
3295 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
There isn't a lack of spas in Laguna Beach, but unlike other ritzy, full-service spots, Laguna Canyon Spa has a homey, earthy vibe that makes clients feel utterly relaxed and comfortable. With its wooden floors, incense and tea, it makes you feel like you're closer to Bali than Buena Park. Without the uppity air or crowds of walk-in clients—or wildly expensive treatments (massages start at $85 for the 50-minute Skin Renewal Signature and top off at $125 for 90 minutes of anything from shiatsu to deep-tissue)—the place is designed to develop client loyalty. The seasoned staff is wholly made up of therapists who've had more than 1,000 hours of training. Not only that, but they also take the client through the treatment process from start to finish—they even greet you when you come in and book your appointments (no receptionists!). Sure, you can find a Thai yoga massage or pumpkin-peel facial elsewhere, but what makes this spa special is its emphasis on alternative methods of treatment and holistic healing. The spa offers various classes: yoga, Pilates, pranic healing, chakra clearing, crystal healing and more. And definitely try the Skin Renewal massage, in which the therapist works with the client to blend different massage techniques for maximum effect.
Use fresh herbsAs when choosing plants for other applications, it's crucial that the herbs are as fresh as possible. This will maximize the fullness of the herbs' aromas. To ensure the freshness of the herbs, you could consider growing them yourself. However, if you don't live in an ideal environment for growing certain herbs, then you'll have to buy your herbs from a supplier. If you need to do that, then verify that the herbs supplied are as fresh as possible. Use the right tools to pulverize the herbs
Congratulations on the OC weekly write up as best spa. I agree with the writer and have not gone anywhere else since first trying the Laguna Canyon Spa. Both Mark and I look forward to the occasions to visit and always have felt very welcomed and refreshed upon leaving. Thank you for all you do.
Laguna Canyon Spa is a wonderful place to just relax and allow ones concerns of the day melt away. I've tried most treatments and they are superb.
IO love Laguna Canyon Spa The vibe is my favorite but mure important the technigue education and who works on my body I am very particular who bends and touches me!! These experts because of Lucy Owner are the best! Yeh I am so happy they are recognized!! Love Lois