The bright aroma of peppermint perks me up anytime, but around the holidays it’s an extra special scent. Peppermint’s benefits perfectly combat the seasonal stressors. It soothes upset stomachs, prevents dry, cracked skin, enhances memory, fights cavities caused by sweets, helps clear the respiratory system, and much more. Here are a few fabulous spas incorporating peppermint in pampering this month:
Spa-goers will ensure their holiday glow is bright this year with the new Peppermint Scrub & Massage ($215, 80 minutes) at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Washington. Beginning with a full-body exfoliation, the peppermint stick scrub revitalizes skin affected by the harsh winter weather. The expert therapist then provides a customized massage to alleviate the entire body of tension. This treatment will leave guests feeling completely recharged.
Peppermint treatments are twice as nice at The Spa at the Hotel Hershey (PA).The Peppermint Hot Chocolate Immersion (starting at $195, 90 minutes) combines the refreshing tingle of mint extract and super-hydrating properties of the exfoliating Peppermint Scrub with the moisturizing and skin soothing benefits of our rich Chocolate Fondue Wrap. The Peppermint Mocha Mani & Pedi (starting at $140, 1 hour 50 minutes) gets hands and feet in the holiday spirit with a festive nail service that includes a peppermint mocha scrub and an ultra-moisturizing cocoa body lotion.
Springs Eternal Spa at Omni Bedford Springs Resort (PA) has a Merry Mint mini menu available for a limited time. Guests can choose from a Manicure ($75, 50 minutes), Pedicure ($85, 50 minutes), or Body Treatment ($135, 50 minutes) or splurge on all three for head-to-toe mint bliss. Highlights include a peppermint soak, peppermint shea butter sugar scrub, and chocolate body butter.
At Tower Spa at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa (Whitefield, NH), Minty Mistle-Toes ($50, 45 minutes) begins with a thick butter brulee whole milk soak. Next, feet and legs are smoothed and exfoliated with fine grain sweet cream salt scrub, followed by an application of a minty shea butter to leave your toes feeling fresh and invigorated. A primp and polish is the finishing touch.
Spa Montage’s (Beverly Hills, CA) Peppermint Patti Manicure and Pedicure ($150, 75 minutes) provides the perfect tinsel on tips and toes. It is designed to warm soles with a soothing hot stone massage followed by nail shaping, buffing, and a polish application. A cooling peppermint foot scrub and a deeply hydrating peppermint patti lotion application pamper feet. The finishing touch is a dusting of 24 karat gold. The rest of the body can get its peppermint fix with the Scents of the Season Massage ($220, 60 minutes) available in Hot Buttered Rum, Peppermint Patti, or Eggnog.