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Nov 3, 2011

Pumpkin Spa Treats

Get your gourd on.

When we think about pumpkin, we could come up with a Forrest Gump-like list of treats that feature the gourd: there's pumpkin pie, pumpkin tart, pumpkin soup, and don't forget the pumpkin cheesecake.

Now, a few very creative spas are using its orange goodness as part of some inventive treatments. And because pumpkin's seasonal availability stretches into Thanksgiving, there’s still time to experience its cosmeceutical effects, beginning with one of these.

Las Vegas, NV
Me! Bath Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Pedicure: The Bellagio Las Vegas Spa and Salon 
A little pumpkin goes a long way in making feet silky smooth at Spa Bellagio. First, feet linger in a Me! Bath Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream soak full of essential oils, minerals, and fragrances. Next, they're cleansed and exfoliated with Me! Bath Vanilla Purity Shower Sherbet before being treated to a caramel mask to firm the skin. The treatment is topped off with a massaging Me! Bath Body Icing in Vanilla Purity lotion to seal in the silkiness. Enjoy it all while sipping on a pumpkin martini.
702.693.7472 . 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, www.bellagio.com

Washington, D.C.
Pumpkin Enzyme Facial: The Spa Room at the Park Hyatt
Because pumpkin is packed with enzymes and acids that reportedly dissolve dead skin cells and provide a little skin-tightening magic, the Park Hyatt Pumpkin Enzyme Facial is an excellent pick. Want to make this pumpkin treat even sweeter? Hang at the hotel for a night or two to enjoy some in-room treatment.
202.789.1234. 24th & M Sts. N.W. www.parkwashington.hyatt.com

Charlotte, NC
Pumpkin Pie & Sweet Wine Body Scrub: The Spa at Ballantyne
It's easy to see how The Ballantyne Hotel’s signature Pumpkin Pie & Sweet Wine Body Scrub never goes out of style. The favored spa treatment involves a dead-skin-eating pumpkin-and-yam enzyme peel liberally applied all over the body, then having it scrubbed away with 10 different types of grains. The treatment culminates in a rehydrating rubdown with muscadine grapes--North Carolina’s own scuppernong put the sweetness into your body instead of a dessert wine.
704.248.4141. 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. www.theballantynehotel.com

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