The Renew and Brew Body Polish ($215, 75 minutes) at The Lodge at Woodloch Spa (Hawley, PA), which was inspired by Dogfish Head Biere de Provence, is a smoothing body exfoliation treatment that blends essential oils of lavender and marjoram with hops and barley to brighten the skin. The treatment uses a pearlized barley scrub made in-house with dried hops from the garden. It also includes a relaxing massage and a beer post-treatment. Here, learn how to whip up your own grain-based products to exfoliate and nourish client's skin using this DIY healing scrub recipe from The Lodge at Woodloch Spa.
Hops & Barley Body Polish
½ cup of fine sea salt
¼ cup oil of choice (coconut, grapeseed, olive)
1 tsp of barley
1 tsp of dried hops
1 tbsp of honey
Grind barley in a coffee grinder.
Mix all ingredients together, and gently apply to body in a circular motion, focusing on areas of dry skin.
Looking for more ways to incorporate grains onto your treatment menu? Take a look at how these four spas are roughing it out:
At Waves of Superior Spa at Bluefin Bay (Tofte, MN), ground wild rice is used for its soothing exfoliation in the form of a detoxifying body wrap with the Back to Nature Experience ($130, 75 minutes), which also includes a cold stone massage and blueberry soy massage soufflé hydration using Eminence Organic Skin Care products.
At The Spa at Alderbrook Resort & Spa (Union, WA), a variety of mineralizing baths using Epicuren Discovery products are available that can be added on to a spa treatment to enhance the client’s experience, including the oatmeal mineral bath (starting at $50, 30 minutes), which utilizes the nourishing and soothing benefits of oatmeal.
The Body Buffing Polish ($70, 50 minutes) treatment at The Spa at Bear Creek at Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center (Lehigh Valley, PA), which utilizes Biotone products, includes a cream-based exfoliation treatment that gently refines and smoothes skin. In addition, an infusion of wheat, apricot, and alpha-hydroxy lactic acids speed up cell renewal for smoother and softer skin.
The Rain Dance ($190, 60 minutes) treatment at Mii amo (Sedona, AZ) combines the sacred power of water with indigenous, healing benefits of blue corn. Utilizing Body Bliss products, the treatment includes a nourishing exfoliation and Vichy shower cleanse.