From lattes to pie, pumpkin can be found everywhere this time of year, even in the treatment room. Spas all over the country are adding this popular ingredient to their menus just in time for National Pumpkin Day on October 26. Pumpkin has detoxifying, anti-aging, and nourishing benefits for the skin which is why so many spa therapists are loving this fall favorite. Some spas are even going the extra mile by cutting it fresh for each treatment—acting more like chefs than therapists.
Interested in performing a pumpkin treatment for your clients on National Pumpkin Day, but you don’t know where to start? Here are a few spas that are incorporating it into their treatments to inspire you:
Gurney’s Resort & Spa Locations: Indulge in a warm pumpkin-honey wrap at Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa. This treatment will not only have clients cocooned and absorbing every aspect of fall, but it will act as a great detoxifying agent while soothing the mind and relaxing the muscles. Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina offers a "Pumpkin Enzyme Facial" as well, which uses all natural ingredients to ensure the skin is looking its best.
Price: $145, 50 minutes (Gurney's Montauk), $75, 50 minutes (Gurney's Newport)
The Ritz-Carlton: Try out the “Spumpkin Package” at The Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Guests who choose this package will be able to pick out their own pumpkin from the spa’s own “Spumpkin Patch.” After selecting the perfect pumpkin, the spa therapist will prepare it fresh for a custom scrub. Then, guests will are treated to a full-body pumpkin exfoliation. A hydrating body wrap and a pumpkin-targeted massage for 25 minutes will follow. Guests who love fall and can’t get enough of it can even receive a complimentary hair, scalp, blow-dry treatment, and an 80-minute cranberry manicure and pedicure, too.
Price: $125 for a cranberry mani/pedi or pumpkin treatment; $198 for entire package, 2 hours 20 minutes
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club: Fall in love with a “Pumpkin Butter Stimulating Facial” at The Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. This seasonal escape begins with a steamed towel that’s milk-infused to prepare the pores for a sugar polish and a whipped shea butter application. Following this, a powdered blend consisting of mango butter, soothing burdock root, rice powder for skin-enhancement, and whole milk will act as a natural buffer to smooth the skin. Next, a pumpkin puree mud mask will be applied for detoxification. To finish it off, a peptide-enhanced moisturizer will be used to soften deep wrinkles and firm the skin.
Price: $145, 50 minutes
Grace Vanderbilt Spa: Be treated with a “Brightening Pumpkin Facial” with locally picked sugar pumpkins at the Grace Vanderbilt Hotel. This hand-crafted facial treatment includes yogurt amino for a soothing sensation and cranberry enzymes for brightening the skin. The pumpkin used in this facial will increase circulation, and is full of magnesium, Vitamin C, and zinc to promote collagen production. The facial is completed with a protein pumpkin and yogurt bite, as well as a pumpkin spice mocktail.
Price: $150, 60 minutes