Spa

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

It’s always somewhat depressing when you take your suitcase out of the closet to pack for an annoying business trip to Minnesota (no disrespect), only to have discovered sand and suntan lotion taunting you from inside one of the zippered pockets. Well, now you can smirk right back, because with these spa products, you’ll feel like you’re still on that tropical vacation!

Tahitian Vanilla

Feel as though you’re waking up in an over-the-water hut the moment you pop the cap to the rich and luscious scent of Tahitian Vanilla Bean with Passion Flower Extract. Who needs a honeymoon when you have a bath and shower gel, sugar scrub and body lotion and butter to slough away your cares? And the collection comes in a convenient travel pack, so that trip to Minnesota may not be so bad after all! Visit http://www.bubalinabeauty.com.

Elope Island Beauty Maui Body Butter

Go island hopping with Maui Body Butter from Elope Island Beauty. Rich in goodness and balm-like in texture, it will nourish your skin with exotic illipe butter, shea butter, kelp extract, hibiscus extract, beeswax and Vitamin E! The Maui body milk includes kukui oil, tamanu nut oil, sweet almond oil, passionflower extract and aloe vera leaf extract. Developed by sports model Caroline Atwood, Elope Island Beauty truly gives your body a romantic fantasy escape….an elopement! Visit http://www.elopeislandbeauty.com.

Kolada Body Polish & Blue Hawaii Sugar Body Polish from Klean Bath and Body

The quintessential ingredient to any luxurious tropical vacation is coconut, right? Blue Hawaii Body Polish contains coconut & macadamia nut oils, crushed coconut and coconut milk, (among other ingredients) and hydrates your skin to a healthy and beautiful glow. And with Kolada Body Polish, you can almost feel yourself sauntering up to the pool bar for a refreshing Daiquiri or Pina Colada. Visit http://www.kleanbathandbody.com.

Kimberly Sayer of London – All-In-One Invigorating Lemon Scrub

Some go on vacation to relax, but others go to be invigorated. With Kimberly Sayer of London’s All-In-One Invigorating Lemon Scrub, there’s no need to hop a flight. Just inhale the crisp and refreshing scent of Asian Lemon Tree Oil, Chinese Litsea Cubeba Oil and Mediterranean Cypress Oil and energize your body and soul. This unique, holistic, all-purpose scrub gently cleanses, detoxifies and exfoliates skin, leaving it soft and smooth. The Kimberly Sayer of London collection is available at select Whole Foods Markets, spas and salons around the world, and via the web at http://www.kimberlysayer.com.

Ihilani’s The ‘Ohi’a ‘Ai Mountain Apple Spa Product Line

A luscious but relatively little known Hawaiian fruit is now the essence of a new line of spa products at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa on O’ahu. The ‘Ohi’a ‘Ai Mountain Apple, a reddish fruit similar in appearance and taste to apples, can now be found in a variety of Ihilani’s spa products from bath salts to shampoos. Visit http://www.ihilani.com/oahu-spa-hawaii/

With today’s ecomony in the shape it’s in, it might be awhile before you travel to that exotic island again. But with these spa products, you almost don’t have to!

Originally published March 2009
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