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Organic Ingredients and Herb Gardens in Central Mexico

by Nicole Dorsey Straff

Mexico’s first “Apothecary Concierge” lives at Spa Matilda in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, and takes the spa experience to a new level of mind-body personalization.  “Guests are involved every step of the way, from deciding on the type of products and the ingredients they desire, to watching it being prepared by hand,” says Hotel Matilda’s Director Bruce James.

The unique experience in the middle of historical San Miguel De Allende, a 2-hour drive from Mexico City, begins with the Spa Concierge providing a complete skin consultation addressing custom needs and goals. The guest is  introduced to the spa’s apothecary stocked with locally produced natural and artisanal ingredients, including a wide variety of herbs, organic sea salts to various detoxing clays. Guests not only learn about the healing and beneficial properties of the ingredients but also enjoy an interactive experience of smelling the distinctive aromas and feeling the unique textures.

The guest selects products from the Spa Apothecary menu to create a personalized blend. The Concierge then makes the product as the guest watches for use while staying at Hotel Matilda or to take home. It might include:

▪    Sage
▪    Mint
▪    Vanilla
▪    Coconut
▪    Sea Salt
▪    Spirulina Algae
▪    Brown sugar
▪    Juniper

Hotel Matilda offers the only contemporary, avant-garde experience in colonial-themed San Miguel de Allende, and is celebrated for its  inventive individualism. Prices vary on the dollar and the extent of the customized treatments.

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