Magazine article Sunset

Grow Your Own Spa

Magazine article Sunset

Grow Your Own Spa

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MAKE IT YOURS

Three of the West's top hotels share their fresh-from-the-garden spa recipes.

HEAD TO THE SPA

Sorrel River Ranch

MOAB, UT

When the ranch owners started a 2-acre farm last year, the onsite restaurant couldn't use all of the bumper crop, so a basilinfused olive oil was bornand now complements facials. Garden Glow Facial: $120/ SO minutes; sorrelriver.com.

OR MAKE AT HOME

BASIL & OLIVE OIL FACIAL

Fill a 16-oz. mason jar with 2 cups extra-virgin olive oil. Add 2 or 3 sprigs each basil and chamomile. Cover with cheesecloth; let infuse for up to a month. Use as a moisturizing facia Dab ? cup max on face; remove with dry cloth.

Salish Lodge

SNOQUALMIE, WA

Honey from the 2,400 pounds produced by the resort's hives is spun into a sugar scrub with sage, thyme, and lavender.

"Honey and herbs have a symbiotic relationship in the garden," says spa manager Melissa Brown. "So it's a natural fit here in the spa." Custom Body Scrub: $125/ SO minutes; salisblodge. …

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