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A Powerful Plant

By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: November 25, 2008, from the December 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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At Creative Chakra Spa in Marina Del Rey, California, the Spa-Chelorette Party package includes a Peppermint Pedicure for the ladies, and the groom can get in the game too by enjoying the Peppermint Sports Manicure and Pedicure as part of the Essential Groom package at The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. The Rosemount Inn & Spa in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, caps off many of its packages with a delightful Customized Peppermint Scalp Treatment, and the Warm Milk and Peppermint Manicure and Pedicure are both part of The Very Important Pampering (VIP) package at Ampy’s in Honolulu. At Spa Space in Chicago, clients can enjoy the Stoner’s Delight, a package that wraps up with a cool peppermint foot scrub and an invigorating peppermint foot cream, and the Mystic Sage Stone Ritual at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena, Illinois, begins with herb bundles of organic peppermint and lavender to calm and uplift emotions while cooling tired muscles.

Taking advantage of its familiar fragrance, professional spa products containing peppermint abound during the holidays and throughout the year. Soluzione Spa Products offers Aromatherapy Associates’ Rescue Lavender & Peppermint Body Oil, and Haken’s Chocolate Mint Pedicure combines menthol, wintergreen and peppermint oils to refresh and stimulate toes. Clear My Head offers a classic aromatherapy blend of lavender and peppermint essential oils to relieve headaches with its product Ache, and The Sexy Soles Foot Collection from Get Fresh soothes the senses while softening, exfoliating and moisturizing feet using peppermint. This season, LaLicious offers a Holiday Box featuring four body products in Peppermint, and Banner Therapy Products’ Peppermint Pedango is a cream that combines arnica, peppermint and lemongrass to calm and cool tissue, especially for clients with troublesome varicose veins. Peppermint Hand and Foot Therapy from June Jacobs Spa Collection revives and softens hands and feet, and Jurlique’s Peppermint Pure Essential Oil refreshes and cools skin while relieving a variety of minor discomforts.

A refreshing experience

As the weather turns brisk, consider welcoming this plant and all of its benefits through your spa doors and into your clients’ lives for a refreshing experience that may cause reminiscing about the past or reinvigoration for the future.

References

1. www.umm.edu/altmed/articles peppermint-000269.htm

2. www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/m/mints-39.html