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Hey Honey

By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: July 23, 2008, from the August 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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At Taupo DeBrett’s Hot Springs Spa in Taupo, New Zealand, the Hot Honey Wrap body treatment features a full-body honey wrap and a hydrating manuka honey facial while the Hydrating Body Treatment from SKINsations Spa in Sacramento, California, combines warm honey, brown sugar and milk ‘n’ honey buttercream to hydrate and pamper. The Professional Milk and Honey Manicure can be enjoyed at the Alesandra Salon & Spa in Boynton Beach, Florida, and the Salt & Honey Pedicure from Mountain Body Spa in Park City, Utah, is a treat for tired, sore feet. At Samasati Nature Retreat near Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, the Honey Papaya Scrub exfoliates, deeply cleanses and nourishes skin resulting in a glowing appearance, and at Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa in Daintree, Queensland, Australia, the Walu BalBal, or Shine Face, is a spa facial featuring bush honey that transports your senses to a time where sacred rainforests harbored ancient wisdom and therapeutic botanicals.

Honey is also featured in a variety of spa products that take advantage of its natural skin benefits. Heat Spa Kur Therapy Development Inc.’s Abano Honey Almond Scrub cleanses, moisturizes and exfoliates skin, while Haken’s Honey Scrub exfoliates and replenishes the body. Arbre Skin Technology’s Seaweed Marine Algae, Honey & Nutra Oil promotes slimming and detoxification, CA Botana’s Ambrosia Aromatherapy Honey-Almond Mask balances, restores and rejuvenates complexions, and the Sugar ’N Honey Body Glow from YG Laboratories smoothes away roughness, cushions skin and makes bumpy skin smoother.

A sweet addition

Antioxidant-rich, moisturizing, exfoliating and delicious, honey will make a sweet addition to any treatment or retail area. Check out the variety of ways you can incorporate this delicious beauty secret into your spa menu, and let your clients enjoy the wonders of honey that have been treasured by history’s most amazing women.