“Farm-to-table” has become expected verbiage on dining menus around the country. But now, it’s also turning up on spa menus as local, organic and sustainable fruits, vegetables and herbs normally found in food are being applied to the face and body — either directly or via products infused with those ingredients.
The Gifts of Our Garden signature treatment ($315) at Lake Austin Spa Resort
in Texas is a 100-minute journey of bliss that consists of a full-body exfoliation, a shower, and a massage and body wrap that uses therapeutic herbs from the resort’s vast gardens. Guests see, smell and learn about the benefits of the herbs before choosing the ones they’d like used in the treatment.
Jason Matz, garden manager at Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa in Moab
, Utah, about two hours from Grand Junction, Colo., recently harvested 30 pounds of basil to make both a pesto that’s served in the resort’s restaurant and a basil-infused oil used in the property’s new Garden Glow facial ($150).
As part of the Bahia Beach Organic Ritual ($155), guests at the Remède Spa at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
in Puerto Rico peruse a selection of locally harvested ingredients from the spa’s herbal bar, then choose the ones they’d like included in their customized scrub.