In case you didn't know, September is National Honey Month. Of course, while I don't actually need a designated month to want to indulge in the sweet ingredient, it certainly doesn't hurt. And, it is the perfect time to promote the sweet honey-themed treats you might be offering in your spa. It seems these days, many spas have jumped on the local bandwagon and are offering honey from on-site hives. That's the case at the Brown Palace Hotel (Denver), which features a Royal Bee program, complete with its own rooftop beehive and resident beekeeper. Not surprisingly, the spa offers a variety of treatments that incorporate organic honey from the hives. The Queen Bee Body Scrub, for instance, combines organic brown sugar and honey to exfoliate, hydrate, and balance the skin. The Brown Palace Spa Boutique also retails a line of Bee Royalty Signature Products developed by the spa team, such as Lip Balm made with Colorado beeswax and Brown Palace honey and Honey Lavender Soap. Guests will feel good knowing a portion of the proceeds from all Bee Royalty products are donated to the Denver Beekeeper Association, which helps support bee awareness and sustainability. At Travaasa Austin (TX), guests can celebrate National Honey Month with the Hill Country Honey Bee Massage and Body Treatment. It utilizes a soothing bee propolis compress and includes a myfacial massage with warm organic honey and ginger massage oil, as well as a nourishing facial mask. Farther south of the border, guests at Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort & Spa (Riviera Maya, Mexico) can enjoy the Nourishing Ancient Maya Ritual, which relies on honey as an ancient source of vitamins A, C, D, and E. Home to an on-site Maya honeybee colony, the resort has a Mayan shaman perform a bee ceremony ritual twice a year that requests permission from the bees to extract honey for use in the property's therapeutic Maya spa rituals. What better way to ensure that no one gets stung?
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