Flowers are also an ideal way to provide personalization in your spa. “Spas and resorts have a unique opportunity to provide specialty treatments customized with the use of locally grown plants and flowers that are indigenous to their specific region or even grown locally in their own garden,” says Ashley Stowers of YG Laboratories and CelleClé Skincare. Here are some spas that are ensuring guests reap all of the benefits flowers have to offer.
Spa Matilda at Hotel Matilda (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico) offers the Floral Compresses Treatment ($97, 90 minutes), which includes the application of warm compresses filled with locally grown dried flowers, such as lavender, orange blossom, and rose.
At Spa Heaven at Borgo Santo Pietro (Tuscany, Italy), fresh flowers are picked daily from the spa gardens and placed throughout the spa. What’s more, the spa boasts an alfresco canopied therapy suite next to the garden for guests to enjoy the intoxicating scents of jasmine, rose, and other flowers while they are pampered. Also, some of the spa’s treatments feature herbs and flowers handpicked before the treatment, such as the Borgo’s Nature’s Bounty ($287, 2 hours), which features a basil, rosemary, and sea salt body scrub; a massage; and a facial that includes a honey and lavender mask.
Aspira The Spa at The Osthoff Resort (Elkhart Lake, WI) offers the Wild Chamomile and Lavender Body Masque ($130, 50 minutes), which includes an application of the spa’s signature body mask using wild chamomile and lavender, grown and harvested from the resort’s own Osthoff Gardens.