We’ve all heard about how relaxing the fragrance of lavender
can be. But did you know that lavender is also super good for your skin? It’s true! Lavender has natural
anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce itching, swelling, and redness
in the skin. That, combined with the aromatherapy that helps to lower both
heart rate and blood pressure makes lavender a stellar ingredient in beauty
Honey is another beauty star. Honey has natural
antibacterial properties that are great for both the treatment and prevention
of acne. Honey is also high in antioxidants that help to slow down the effects
of aging skin. Honey is both moisturizing and soothing to the skin, giving the
skin a beautiful glow. In addition, honey is clarifying, opening up the pores
of the skin making it easy to unclog them.
So how about combining the benefits of lavender with honey
to make an out-of-this-world spa experience? That’s what The Four Seasons Spain Westlake Village has done – and the results are magnificent. I decided to
check it out, and can personally say that their “Lavender Milk and Honey
Cocoon” is delightfully decadent! It’s a comprehensive whole-body treatment to
restores that healthy glow.
First of all, the Four Seasons Spa itself is absolutely
gorgeous. Every amenity, five star service, and luxuries no one else has
thought of. The minute you walk through the door you just want to stay and
enjoy every little detail of the décor. There are exotic orchids, marble
floors, a eucalyptus infused steam room, fireplaces, and private spa tubs to set
the stage for relaxation.
The first stage of the Lavender Milk and Honey Cocoon
treatment is a body buff. A mix of whole-grain and organic-oil with lavender is
applied liberally to the body. This buff
increases the skin’s vibrancy and stimulates the circulation. The mind starts to settle and find peace.
After a nice rinse in the private shower, you pat yourself
dry with a heated towel, and return to the table for the cocoon. A velvety
blend of pure honey and warm lavender cream moisturizes and nourishes the skin
head to toe. It feels absolutely awesome. Then you’re gently wrapped in a
heated cocoon so that the skin can better absorb the much-needed moisture, and renew
its elasticity. While you are tucked in and cozy, your neck and feet are
massaged, and you relax and breathe in the beautiful fragrance of lavender.
Feeling serene you make your way back to the shower, where
it’s easy to rinse off as most of the honey and cream has been absorbed by the
skin. There’s no stickiness, just silky smooth, hydrated skin.
As if that’s not enough, the third round of the treatment
commences with a lavish full-body massage using pure lavender and lavender
cream. Mind, body and spirit all experience tranquility. You arise, like a
butterfly, floating effortlessly through the spa, renewed, refreshed,
Such a wonderful experience – I’m still floating, enjoying
the effects of the amazing Lavender Milk and Honey Cocoon. I can’t wait to go
back for more!