Taking a shower after a body scrub can be a hassle, especially if you don’t like bringing extra clothes. His & Hers, a nail salon in Makati, offers a whole different take on the regular body scrub that incorporates a full body massage – it is painless, non-sticky, and you’ll feel a whole lot moisturized after, not to mention relaxed!
What makes this body scrub different is their use of natural, homemade scrubs made from high-end essential oils—a royal treat you won’t likely find in any other salon. And get this: these scrubs are personally made by the salon’s owner. How cool is that?!
“I’ve always been fascinated with natural home remedies,” begins Atty. Peaches Aranas, a full-time lawyer and owner of His & Hers. “As a mom, every time my kids would get sick, I always preferred natural home remedies over medicine. That led me to discover essential oils.”
She immediately saw the positive effects of essential oils with regards to her skin concerns. Soon, she was addicted and wanted to learn more about their healing properties. Over time, she became interested in developing her own homemade scrubs. “I was into oiling, and because ang dami ko nang aches and pains in my body, I developed a scrub. I made them myself after several trials and errors,” adds Atty. Aranas.
These body scrubs exfoliate the skin without being too harsh. The best part is there is no need to rinse in the shower! She experimented on herself and swears by the benefits.
Currently, the salon offers 4 dry scrubs for different health and skin concerns:
The Coffee and Grapefruit Cellulite Scrub combines the mixture of coffee plus grapefruit and citrus fresh essential oils to make the skin firmer and smoother. It’s the perfect option for those who want to lose the cellulite.
The Epsom Salt and Thieves Detox Body Scrub goes deep into the skin by improving circulation while removing bacteria and unclogging pores. The thieves essential oil formula helps people with a weak immune system, gastrointestinal problems, inflammatory conditions, skin irritation, poor respiratory health, obesity, hypertension, and osteoporosis, among others.
To ease sore muscles, there’s the Mints and Lavander Sore Muscle Body Scrub. It is formulated withWintergreen and peppermint oils that contain analgesic, anti-rheumatic and anti-arthritic properties. When rubbed on the body, this oil is readily absorbed through the skin and the presence of methyl salicylate induces numbness and an anesthetic effect on the nerves. It also increases the circulation of the blood and brings warmth to the area. Combined with lavender, which helps to relieve pain, this body scrub is a sure pain-buster.
If you want to relax while moisturizing your skin, the Lavander Moisturizing Scrub is made of pure lavender essential oils that helps regenerate skin cells and counter ageing skin. The combination of lavander with sugar leaves skin exfoliated, cleansed and supple for days. This scrub has a soothing scent that relaxes the body and mind.
People won’t need to rinse off the scrub, so it saves the hassle of bringing extra clothes and getting your hair wet. After the one hour treatment, the scrub naturally melts into your skin and the excess is removed by a hot towel. No, your skin wont feel sticky after because all the scrubs are melted while being massaged on the body. The scrub costs P1,000 which is definitely value-for-money considering the high-end ingredients used for the pampering treatment. The salon will soon release a product version of the scrubs soon, so that customers can try them at home.
His & Hers also offers hand, foot and leg scrubs, for those who don’t have the luxury of time for a full body scrub. It goes without saying that the main services is manicure and pedicure with or without nail art!
Atty. Aranas, who is a successful tax lawyer and founder of The Sandy Project, a dengue awareness campaign, says she had always wanted to own a salon. The salon is a passion project of hers, which aligns with her personality and interests outside the corporate world. One would often find Atty. Aranas at the salon on most weekends, joining customers in their pampering.
Whether you’re a tired millennial or a middle-aged professional looking for a respite from the demands of your regular routine, His & Hers is