A smear of honey butter, a dollop of peach oil and a splash of red wine. We could be talking about some of the best plates at local restaurants, but in fact, these are some of the key ingredients in the state’s top spa treatments. Take a look at four of our favorite made-from-scratch spa rituals:
Citrus, Honey and Sweet Tea
Keep your nails looking polished this sandal season with a mani-pedi at The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead—the aromatic service kicks off with an invigorating warm citrus soak followed by a bamboo scrub and hydrating honey butter mask. Wash it all down with some classic Sweet Tea—the spa also offers a gentle body buff treatment made with sugar crystals and black tea spiked with lemon and sweet almond honey.
The health benefits of drinking red wine have long been touted, but did you know when used in beauty treatments, grape seeds are proven exfoliators and hydrators? Head to Chateau Elan’s Spa for the Winery Ritual to see for yourself—the treatment begins with an antioxidant-infused wine bath and moves into a body scrub using red wine grape seeds to slough away dead skin. Finish with the grape seed and clay mud wrap for intense moisture.
Of course, the state’s signature fruits are used in top spas, like Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, where the indulgent Peaches and Cream journey employs the juicy gems to melt away muscle tension. Start with a skin-softening apricot kernel exfoliation, the perfect prep for a warming massage using cream and peach oil, followed by a red clay scalp massage.
Set on a mountain top overlooking North Georgia’s historic Sautee Valley, The Spa at Lucille’s employs natural cocoa, winery grape-infused serums and soothing chamomile in their signature antioxidant and firming chocolate facial, a treatment sweet enough to eat.