The Best Ways to Include Citrus In Services

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Any way you slice it, citrus is the perfect ingredient to brighten your clients’ skin and also their mood, which is why so many spas are adding citrus-based treatments and products to their menus. “Citrus fruits not only have a fresh, uplifting, and energizing aroma, they also represent freshness, which is part of the appeal,” says Shannon Esau, director of sales and education at Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals. “Beyond that, they really deliver some amazing benefits to the skin.” If you're looking to incorporate citrus onto your spa's treatment menu, here are a few examples to draw inspiration from.

At the Waldorf Astoria Spa at Boca Resort & Club (FL), indigenous oranges are used throughout the spa experience, including in the form of a signature citrus scent throughout the space, refreshing orange-flavored brewed teas, and citrus treatments, such as the Citrus Surrender Body Ritual ($275, 1 hour 50 minutes), which utilizes Epicuren Discovery products. The body treatment includes a sweet mandarin walnut body polish followed by a full-body massage and traditional ritual bath. 

The Spa at Camelback Inn at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa (AZ) offers the Camelback Signature Body Wrap ($175, 60 minutes), which is a head-to-toe vitamin C treat for the skin. Utilizing a combination of Jan Marini, Kerstin Florian, and the spa’s signature products, the service includes a body polish, a citrus hair conditioner, an application of moisturizer, a facial cleansing, and an application of firming vitamin C serum, followed by a lip treatment and sunscreen. 

Utilizing real fruit and the spa’s own signature natural products, the Citrus Sun ($110, 45 minutes) at Ste. Anne’s Spa (Grafton, Ontario, Canada) includes a full-body hydration treatment using the natural healing benefits of grapefruit, known for its ability to invigorate, uplift, and stimulate the body. It begins with a foot soak in a mixture of citrus essential oils and fresh orange slices, followed by a full-body exfoliation using a halved grapefruit dipped in sweet sugar. Next comes a healing hydrotherapy bath with summery citrus essential oils, followed by a relaxing light-pressure citrus massage.

The Signature Elements of Nature – Shawangunk Grit Mineral Body Treatment ($225, 80 minutes) at The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House (New Paltz, NY), which uses Naturopathica, begins with a soak followed by a gentle exfoliation with the spa’s “Shawangunk Grit” (quartz grains from local cliffs). Next, atlas cedar and a sparkling fusion of orange, Italian bergamot, clementine, and pink grapefruit is applied for a relaxing massage.


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