THE BEE’S KNEES: CELEBRATE NATIONAL HONEY MONTH WITH AMAZING HONEY-INFUSED SPA TREATMENTS

BY SAMANTHA SAENZ
September 4, 2015
Originally Published On www.austinmonthly.com

Did you know that September is National Honey Month? While you can enjoy plenty of dishes around town full of the sticky stuff, we’re in the mood for some end-of-summer relaxation and pampering.

lake_austin_spa-071e52b1 So, treat yourself to luxurious face and body treatments around town that all take advantage of honey’s natural benefits, including fighting infections, conditioning the skin and providing a source of anti-oxidants. Even better? We promise you won’t get stung searching for that sweet, sweet nectar.

Away Spa at the W Austin Hotel
200 Lavaca St., (512) 542-3626
Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy 100 minutes of pure bliss when you indulge in the Body Honey treatment at Away Austin Spa located inside the W Austin Hotel. Begin with a full-body massage, which is then followed by a heavenly honey and apricot scrub designed to refresh and renew your skin just in time for fall. 100 minutes, $225

Lake Austin Spa Resort
12611 Riverbend Road, (512) 372-7380
Buff and rejuvenate your skin with a sweeting spa experience at one of the “world’s best destination spas,” according to Travel + Leisure. Nourish your body and mind with a scrub treatment featuring mesquite honey. The experience is topped of with application of honey and orange blossom body lotion to seal in moisture. 80 minutes, $215

Mecca Gym & Spa
524 Lamar Blvd., (512) 381-2680
Say goodbye to stress and sugar coat your life with the Honey Mandarin Sugar Scrub at this downtown spa. A blend of sugar, mandarin essential oil and honey are combined to create the delicious-smelling scrub that is sure to leave your skin feeling soft and silky. 45 minutes, $65 member; $80 non-member

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
8212 Barton Club Drive, (512) 329-4000
Locally-sourced lavender from the Hill Country and honey from the Omni’s own beehives are mixed to create the sumptuous Lavender and Honey Sugar Scrub. Relax and unwind as the honey and lavender cleanse and soothe the top layers of your skin. 50 minutes, $130

Serenity Creek Med Spa
8900 Shoal Creek Blvd., (512) 419-0303
Relish a therapeutic mask suitable for all skin types with The Clinical Facial at Serenity Creek Med Spa. Oat milk, cucumber, green tea, pumpkin enzymes and honey are used in this lavish treatment that will hydrate, revitalize, clarify and retexturize your skin. 45 minutes, $99

cc2011014 - Travaasa Austin, photographed for Doner, outside of Austin Texas

cc2011014 – Travaasa Austin, photographed for Doner, outside of Austin Texas

Travaasa Spa
13500 FM Road, 2769, (877) 261-7792
Travaasa Spa was named as one of the top 10 organic spas by Organic Spa Magazine, so it’s the perfect place to recharge. Treat yourself to the Hill Country Honey Bee Massage and Body Treatment, which begins by easing sore muscles with a bee propolis compress and myofascial massage. Finish your organic spa experience with a facemask containing bee propolis, jojoba and avocado oil. Even sweeter: A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Texas Beekeepers Association to help out the local honeybee population. 80 minutes, $195

Honorable Mention:

Milk + Honey Spa
100A Guadalupe St., (512) 236-1115
While none of their spa treatments actually contain any honey, we couldn’t have a list without including Milk + Honey Spa, which has the sweet stuff right in its name. We suggest trying the spa’s signature treatment, the Spa Partisan, which includes a full-body brushing, brown sugar and coffee skin polishing session and a 60-minute massage all topped off with a relaxing steam. 100 minutes, $195

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