Gift a Spa-Cation This Summer

Spa gifts are always welcome for any occasion, especially if you can’t take a real vacation this summer. You can go to the spa or get your spa on at home with these products. While you’re at it, treat yourself too. Everyone deserves a spa-cation.

Haven Spa has the Fire & Ice Facial, a 60-minute treatment that resurfaces the skin with medical-grade therapeutic masques and botanicals. It really is a fire and ice experience, with a warming mask applied first that heats up in just a few minutes, and immediately afterwards a cooling mask is applied to soothe your skin. After this facial my pores were nearly invisible, fine lines softened and my skin looked smoother and more youthful. To book a treatment, visit, www.havenspanyc.com, or call 212-343-3515, 250 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012.

For a truly luxurious experience, a spa treatment at The Peninsula Spa is unforgettable. The Peninsula recently introduced the Subtle Energies aromatherapeutic products based on Ayurveda principles. The products are incorporated in several treatments to address skin and body concerns and improve physical, mental and emotional health. Treat someone to a Subtle Energies spa experience and add some products for them to take home and continue the relaxation.

Subtle Energies products are perfect for continuing a spa at home regimen. I am a big fan of the Facial Blend, an oil that is great for anti-aging and contains mogra, Indian rose ashwagandha, sesame and jojoba oil. When applied at night it has an aromatherapeutic benefit of helping relax and sleep. The Aura Protection Body Mist is also fantastic for helping to focus and protect your energy at work or any time. The oils of lemongrass and cedarwood are heavenly and not overpowering. To book a treatment or find out more about Subtle Energies products, visit, www.Peninsula.com, or call 212-956-2888, 700 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019.

The Honeycomb Diffuser along with six essential oil blends from Guru Nanda will put a smile on anyone’s face. With essential oil blends named Tranquility, Breathe Easy, Thrive, Relaxation, Harmony and Calming Sleep, you can give the gift of a customized aromatherapy spa atmosphere every day. www.GuruNanda.com.

Another way to feel like you are in a home spa is with Lamo slippers made from genuine Australian sheepskin that comes in fabulous colors. I am obsessed with the Serenity slippers with full sheepskin footbed, lining and uppers. Try them in pink or blue for a glamorous lounge at home experience. www.lamofootwear.com.

Candles are also wonderful gifts, especially when they come in delectable scents like Cinnamon Buns and Banana Nut Bread, from Lovespoon Candles. When you open the tin top from these candles you will be blown away by the scents. The Banana Nut Bread smells better than the real thing. These candles are made from soy and come in a variety of other delectable scents. You will want some for yourself too. www.lovespooncandles.com.

Give the gift of relaxed and pampered feet with the Mint Your Feet gift set from Kosmatology. It comes with a Mineral Salt Foot Scrub with eucalyptus and peppermint is also a soak for aching, tired feet. The Mint Your Feet Balm is included to soften rough, dry feet after scrubbing and soaking. www.kosmatology.com.

If you are looking for bath bombs that have incredible scents, you can’t go wrong with the handmade creations from Life around 2angels. It is rare that I am so impressed with bath bombs but these are amazing and so moisturizing, made with coconut oil, olive oil and vitamin E. www.lifearound2angels.com.

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