Locavores can indulge in farm-fresh ingredients and distinctly Austin themes with these fall spa treatments.
Enliven all five senses with treatments inspired by local music legends at Travaasa Austin.
Away Austin Spa The W Austin is creating a buzz upstairs: 33 stories above the Away spa is a thriving rooftop apiary built to preserve the dwindling local honeybee population. The Body Honey (100 minutes, $225) uses honey from last year’s spin in an apricot scrub to invigorate the skin. The treatment wraps up with a coconut milk and wild honey body cocoon. W Austin, 200 Lavaca St., 512-542-3626
Hiatus Spa+Retreat A masque of antioxidant-rich local carrots is the focus of Hiatus’s October special: the 18 Carrot (80 minutes, $195; H-Circle members, $128). The treatment begins with a dry-brushing to remove dead skin cells and culminates with a full-body massage under the Vichy shower, finished with The Alpine Rabbit cocktail of fresh carrot juice, walnut liqueur, and bourbon. 1611 W. Fifth St., 512-362-5777
Horseshoe Bay Resort “My favorite time of year in the Hill Country is when the wildflowers bloom,” says Tracy Harper, director of spa and recreation. The 600 varieties still flourishing in autumn, according to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, inspired the Texas Wild Flower Journey (105 minutes, $230), which uses natural products from Texas producer FarmHouse Fresh. A cleansing citrus grass salt scrub is followed by a honey magnolia wrap, and an agave oil full-body massage leaves a radiant finish. 200 Hi Circle North, Horseshoe Bay, 830-598-2511
Milk + Honey Day Spa Milk + Honey began producing its own spa products this year. It’s a locally handcrafted line of luscious and fresh-scented creams, oils, and scrubs encased in beautiful amber apothecary glass bottles. Indulge at the day spa with a customized Lux Facial (90 minutes, $170), which utilizes Milk + Honey’s new pomegranate facial oil and vanilla cardamom lip scrub, or purchase the goods online or in one of the salons—a fourth location opens this fall in Sunset Valley. 512-263-1115
Sage Hill Inn Achieve a youthful glow the natural way: The spa at this estate, 30 minutes south of Austin, sources essential oils from olive trees at First Texas Olive Oil Company in Wimberley and lavender from the purple fields at Hummingbird Farms in Johnson City. These ingredients are combined in a lavender-infused hand cream and an olive oil soak and scrub in the Garden to Table Facial and Hand Treatment (60 minutes, $95). 4444 W. FM Highway 150, Kyle, 512-268-1617
The Spa at Four Seasons Austin New to the spa’s offerings is Hummingbird Farms’ lavender. “We fell in love with its truly world-class products,” spa director Mary Kate Piotrowski says. “What started with [Hummingbird’s] Jack and Debi Williams wanting a small herb farm took on a deeper meaning when Debi was diagnosed with breast cancer. She became much more concerned about the quality and integrity of ingredients.” Try the Lavender Lemongrass Journey (110 minutes, $260). 98 San Jacinto Blvd., 512-478-4500
Travaasa Austin Indulge all five senses in the signature treatments (50 minutes, $135 per person), inspired by Austin’s live music legends. The Rose Massage with organic rose oil wraps the table in Janis Joplin– approved tie-dyed sheets, while the On the Road Again Massage uses hemp oil—appropriate for any Willie Nelson fan. Try the Couples Double Trouble Massage, influenced by bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan, with blue cypress, agave, and sandalwood oils. 13500 Farm to Market Road 2769, 512-364-0061