By Courtney Kretchman

Toward the end of the year, the scents tend to become sweeter, spicier and just more comforting…even in so-called Seasonless Los Angeles. Pumpkin pancakes and spice cupcakes replace the summer fruit flavors wafting from the 3rd Street cafes and spas change up services to include delicious autumnal treatments.

The Ginger Rub Bliss Los Angeles

The 135-minute Ginger Rub at Bliss in the W hotel Westwood rings in the season with a warming wrap and detoxification. Freshly grated ginger root and warm essential oils are scrubbed on briskly from head to toe, followed by a warming foil wrap, 20-minute soak and 100 heavenly minutes of body-melting massage.

Bliss Los Angeles
930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

LaLicious Brown Sugar & Vanilla Soufflé Scrub

We love this natural body scrub!
Made with coconut oil that absorbs quickly into your skin, pure cane sugar crystals to exfoliate dead skin cells and sweet almond and Vitamin E oils to condition, and moisturize. Just pat dry out of the shower. No lotion to follow needed. Skin is left smooth and intoxicatingly sweet all day long.

Available at or Fred Segal Santa Monica.

Éminence Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

Although not a new product, this scrub is legendary in the skincare industry. Amazing scent aside, this peel expertly exfoliates, hydrates and plumps, stimulating collagen and creating an even skin tone. The all-natural formula features organically grown ingredients that enrich the skin with essential vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants.

NOTE: This enzyme peel is potent – made with Eminence’s Biocomplex blend of vitamins A, Ester-C and E, Coenzyme Q10 and Alpha Lipoic Acid. Apply moderately, leave on for 10 minutes and make sure to follow with a deactivating toner (e.g. Eminence’s Soothing Chamomile Tonique).

Available at or fine Los Angeles boutiques.

Originally published November 2009
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