How to create your own Hammam SPA?

I love my Saturdays!
Taking time off should be taken without guilt.

Don’t you love the weekend when you get to relax, exercise, spend quality time with your family and friends and most importantly pamper yourself?

After a long week of work managing my business, taking care of my family and figuring out what’s for dinner, I make sure to take some time off and Saturday is my day. I am neither a mom, nor a wife, I am Khadija and I make myself a priority. It may sound selfish but I truly believe that you can always give the best of yourself when you take time to decompress, change your mind and step out of your routine.

What I love is taking fitness classes or working out on my own at Equinox Fitness Club. After working out I love to treat myself, depending on how much time I have, with either a reflexology massage a manicure & pedicure or with a Moroccan Hammam SPA (my ultimate favorite).

Moroccan palace in Casablanca
Moroccan palace in Casablanca

Of course I bring all I need: Moroccan Black Soap, kissa (exfoliating glove), a hair mask, a facial scrub (that I also use as a mask because it has rose powder, honey and Argan oil. Soon available in our e-store), and my Argan oil, Fusion oil and Eye serum. Oh, I forgot I soak my hair the night before with my Hair oil Treatment too.

Pampering my hair with Argan Oil. Morocco
Pampering my hair with Argan Oil.
Morocco

KENZA Hammam Collection
KENZA Hammam Collection

I have to admit that it is nice to have a facility like Equinox where I can do all of this but you can create your own Hammam SPA at home as well. Here is how:

MOROCCAN HAMMAM SPA RITUAL

• In a Moroccan Hammam SPA or your bathroom warm up your body with a hot bath, shower or steam for 10 min to open pores.

• Set up your ambience with essential oils, a diffuser and candles. kenza-aromatology-1

• Apply generously (1 tablespoon) KENZA Pure Moroccan Black Soap all over your body. Let it penetrate for 5 to 10 min (it is important to stay in a warm environment). Rinse off with warm water (no soap). Video via Organic SPA Magazine

• Soak you KENZA Hammam Glove in hot water to soften it before use.

• Rinse the glove and start massaging gently skin (body only) in circular motion. After few minutes layers of dead skin and impurities will roll off the body onto the “Kissa” exfoliating glove.(Wash and dry your KENZA Hammam Glove).

• Soak hair with KENZA Pure Hair Treatment Oil, wrap with a towel or plastic cover. Leave 30min (or the night before).

• In a glass bowl mix a cup of KENZA Pure Rhassoul Lava Clay with 1/2 cup of KENZA Pure Rose Toner , few drops of KENZA Pure Lavender Oil and add warm water or milk until you get the right consistency of a paste to apply all over your body and face. Lie down, let it dry for 15-20min. Rinse the clay off.

• Wash with your favorite KENZA Soap (SPA Bar Soap or Moroccan Oils Soap) and shampoo hair.

• Indulge in a rich, fragrant and sensual KENZA Pure Marrakech Body Oil and apply your favorite KENZA Facial oil (Argan oil, Prickly Pear Seed Oil, or Fusion oil).

Organic SPA Magazine – 2015 Skin Care Guide Page 82 What’s New?

Check also Organic SPA Magazine:
Creating a Home Hammam for Two and “At home Hammam”– 2015 Skin Care Guide Page 82 What’s New?

I spend about two hours in this relaxing beauty routine and get back home a new person ready to handle the next week of priorities, urgencies, stress and other annoying stuff.

What is your special me- time routine? How do you decompress?
Share with us.

Moroccan Argan Oil Global Success

Moroccan Argan & Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Moroccan Argan & Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Because we aim to promote and distribute the best Moroccan Argan oil & Prickly Pear Seed Oil, we are glad to see the world is finally discovering and appreciating Argan oil.

According to a just released study by new report by Grand View Research, Inc:

– Global Argan oil market was 4,835.5 tons in 2014 and is expected to reach 19,622.5 tons by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 19.6% from 2015 to 2022.
– The product is considered as one of the most expensive vegetable oil. This is on account of limited supply coupled with high requirement. Expensive nature of product is expected to result into high revenues over the forecast period.
– Cosmetics segment was the leading application segment and accounted for over 40% of total demand in 2014 and is expected to show significant growth in the coming years. Growth of personal care industry is expected to drive this segment over the forecast period.
– Medical and food application areas are expected to witness high growth rates over the forecast period. Product demand in medical segment is expected to be driven by its potential to cure diseases including cancer, inflammatory problems, cholesterol levels and food digestion.
– Middle East & Africa was the leading regional market both in terms of production and consumption. Argan oil is majorly consumed by rural economy of Morocco, which is major producer therefore demand rate is higher in the region as compared to others.
– North America is expected to witness the highest CAGR of 20.2% from 2014 to 2022 on account of its increasing demand in cosmetics for hair treatment and skin care products and in medical industry for disease treatment.

You can find our selection of personal care products made with organic Argan oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil here

Argan Oil & Prickly Pear Seed Oil Moisturize -Treat- Heal skin this Winter season!

KENZA Pure Fusion Oil Share LOVE-BEAUTY-GENEROSITY KENZA Pure Argan oil for all!

“DRY, ITCHY, FLAKY knees, elbows, shoulders—well, just about every part of the body—are not a problem exclusive to chilly climates. They’re the result of a lack of moisture in the air. And eradicating the issue is harder than it seems.

“If you’re 18 and live in [a humid area like] Hawaii, you don’t need to worry about dry skin in winter,” said Rebecca Fitzgerald, a Los Angeles-based dermatologist. “If you’re older, and you live in a cold place like New York, going in and out of overheated rooms, or in a dry, windy place like L.A., it’s a different story.” Skin is drier in winter because cool air holds less water vapor, or humidity, than warm air. Forced-air heating systems also make water held in the skin evaporate faster.

The skin has two basic layers, explained Dr. Fitzgerald: the dermis where the sweat glands, capillaries and nerve endings are, and the epidermis. “The outer cells of the epidermis fit together like puzzle pieces to protect the dermis,” she said. “They don’t have their own blood flow, but they get a diffusion of blood and water from the dermis. The skin also produces oil to help the epidermis seal in that moisture.”

When a hot, soapy shower washes oils away, moisture evaporates from the skin, and the dry cells can turn into flakes, which she described as “flat, like paper, and waxy.”

There are a handful of simple tactics for battling seasonal scaly skin. Jordan Carqueville, a dermatologist at the Skin Care Center of Chicago, advises patients to use soap only on the parts of the body that need it, to sleep with a humidifier in their bedrooms—and to gently exfoliate before they moisturize…”

We recommend using KENZA Pure Argan oil & KENZA Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil. We offer many beauty packages and combo for you to experience the beauty of our pure Moroccan Beauty Oils.

Visit KENZA International Beauty store for more skin and hair care products with Organic Argan oil & Prickly Pear Seed Oil.
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From the WSJ, p.D6 – Sunday, December 14-15, 2013

Launch & Thanks -12/12/12

Hello beautiful friends,

As we launch the KENZA International Beauty website:
www.Kenza-puremoroccanbeautyoils.com, I am filled with joy and gratitude for the love and support I have received throughout this undertaking.

I am still amazed how far the idea of creating a Corporate Social Enterprise has made it from its humble beginning. It steadily grew stronger with the help, involvement, advice, hard work, and encouragement received from my family, my friends, my Moroccan women cooperative team, and my suppliers.

While we pause at this time to thank all of you for being part of the KENZA “be generously beautiful”™ family and helping reach this milestone, we set our sights onto developing new and creative ways of fulfilling KENZA’s aspiration: “to broaden the meaning of physical beauty to also include generosity and its global impact.”

Cheers to LOVE, BEAUTY, & GENEROSITY.

Adios Frizzy, Puffy Hair: Thanks ARGAN Oil

My curly hair at the beach.

I used to have a Brazilian Keratin treatment done as soon as the summer starts just not to have FRIZZY, PUFFY (like an angry Blow Fish) hair. This summer I had a cheaper version: ARGAN Oil. It works wonderfully for the frizz and the puffiness you get at the beach, when it rains or just with the NYC humidity. Check out my hair at the beach on the picture and you know I have curly, crazy, thick hair.

Bay Head, NJ