Fresh, Local Ingredients

By kwallace / March 1, 2012

Photo courtesy of Montage Laguna Beach

Fresh, local ingredients have made their way from the dinner table to the massage table as spas integrate indigenous, seasonal produce and products into their treatments. “Spas are looking for elements of authenticity and transparency,” says Mark Wuttke, a Green Spa Network advisory board member.

Sourcing indigenous ingredients for treatments connects spa-goers to the land and the community, Wuttke says. “Spas can bring stories about the relationship they have with the farm.”

Abhasa Waikiki Spa
Honolulu, Hawaii
The Hawaiian Organic Spa Experience includes a passion fruit face cleanse and an upper-body massage using organic first-press coconut oil.

Spa Montage
Laguna Beach, California
Spa Montage brings the healing power of fresh-picked produce and the ocean to its water therapies, seaweed mineral baths and hydrotherapy treatments. Local muds and clays draw out impurities; lemon, grapefruit and thyme invigorate.

The Spa at Rosewood Tucker’s Point
Hamilton, Bermuda
Hand-picked aloe from the resort’s garden and pure honey from its hives are included in a new spa menu that carries forward the spa’s signature Bermuda lily aromatherapy blend.

Farmhouse Inn
Forestville, California
Spring forest honey, heirloom cider apples and herbs grown in the Farmhouse’s kitchen garden are incorporated into luxurious creams and masks for full-body spa treatments.

Marley Resort and Spa
Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
The Natural Mystic Spa inside Bob and Rita Marley’s former vacation home features Afro-Caribbean rituals and treatments made from fresh mango and local honey and coffee.

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