Best Places For Do-It-Yourself Spa Supplies In The Washington DC Area

May 14, 2013 8:00 AM

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Photo Credit: Thinkstock

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There’s no better feeling than being pampered and fawned over at the local spa—until it’s time to pay the bill. Don’t give up that loving feeling entirely. Visit one of these best places for spa supplies and create a luxurious spa experience in the comfort of your own home.

Ananda Corporation
807 Florida Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 238-0071

Whether you are searching for a celebrity perfume knockoff or the ultimate experience in aromatherapy, Ananda Corporation has you covered. This beauty supply store features a wide variety of essential oils and fragrances as well as bath and body products, incense and bottles. To relieve stress, add a few drops of lavender oil to your bath. Or, add a few drops of peppermint oil to your next pedicure for a super luxurious at-home experience. Ananda Corporation also offers a gorgeous collection of oil burners, the perfect tool to transform your home into a fragrant utopia.

1619 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 462-1300

Stop by BlueMercury and stock up on all do-it-yourself beauty essentials including hair styling masks, balms and creams plus makeup brushes, applicators and other at-home spa goodies. Soak away the stress of the day with a do-it-yourself honey bath or refresh your skin with the ultimate conditioning kit. BlueMercury also offers skin care treatments, facial tools, supplements, hair and sun care, perfume and home fragrance gift sets. The shop also provides products for men, pets, new moms and their babies.

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A.C. Moore 
9650 Main St.
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 764-2004

If you’re wary of the chemicals found in commercial beauty products or experience sensitivity to particular ingredients, then A.C. Moore is a great place to find do-it-yourself beauty products. The arts and craft shop features a variety of at-home spa kits including lotions, soap, scrubs and candles. Each kit contains everything you need to transform your regular grooming routine into a completely relaxing experience. A.C. Moore also features a wide variety of other do-it-yourself project ideas including kids crafts, seasonal projects, painting, knitting, cake decorating, greeting cards, photography and scrapbooking. Check with your local A.C. Moore for the latest information about in-store crafting classes.

Essential Oils for Us
1313 Mockingbird Lane
Manassas, VA 20109
(571) 229-9328

For a more holistic do-it-yourself at-home spa experience, stock up on essential oils courtesy of Essential Oils for Us. These natural products are said to provide an array of health benefits including stress relief, increased concentration and even bad breath. Improve the look of your skin by adding a few drops of rose oil to your beauty routine or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with the help of geranium oil. Essential Oils for Us offers essential oil kits for people and pets. Purchase personal care essential oils to transform your hair, skin and nails without the expense of a traditional spa.

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MOM’s Organic Market
9827 Rhode Island Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 220-1100

Pull up any do-it-yourself spa treatment recipe and you’ll notice many of them require simple ingredients like olive oil, honey and sugar. For the best organic products for your skin, and your belly, pay a visit to Mom’s Organic Market. The earth-friendly supermarket supports local farmers and businesses that utilize renewable power to make their produce and products. Mom’s Organic Market also offers useful tips and other resources on its website. Learn more about beauty treatments like mud wraps, facials and hair coloring, or try a new healthy recipe, which is said to improve ailments like breakouts and dry skin.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at

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