Pampered with Peppermint

Anytime of the year, I’m drawn to peppermint, especially in chocolate. In December this fresh minty aroma and flavor makes a big splash clients are sure to love. The Spa at Windsor Court (New Orleans) offers a Peppermint Aromatherapy Massage ($190, 80 minutes) for a total-body immersion in potent peppermint, a hybrid mint indigenous to Europe. It combines a relaxing Swedish massage of long fluid strokes and kneading techniques with peppermint essential oils to invigorate. In addition to relaxation, it also inspires mental clarity—something all clients can appreciate amidst the chaos of the holidays.

What are your favorite essential oils for treatments in your spa?