Spa Products in the News
the High Reaches of the Himalayas to the Home Bath: Auriga Releases Limited-Production
Line of Pure, Organic Body Care Products
Hand-Crafted Batches Showcase Prized Botanicals Organically Grown and Sustainably
Gathered from Sources such as the Himalayan Highlands
GA (October 13, 2008) - Auriga, a compelling
new spa brand opening in some of the finest hotels, cities and resort destinations
across the globe, has released its own limited-production line of hand-crafted
body care products, based on the purest plant essences and botanical extracts,
that bring the Auriga experience into the home bath. The all-natural, organic
line of bath gel, bath salt, shampoo and conditioner has been introduced for spa-goers'
use in all Auriga spa facilities, and is now available for purchase at Auriga
"Every aspect of an Auriga treatment is uncompromising.
With the introduction of the Auriga body-care products, which are made with ingredients
that are every bit as pure and curative as those used in the treatment rooms,
guests continue the exceptional experience as they transition back to the outside
world," said Scott Rohm, vice president of operations.
plant essence and botanical extract used in the formulation of the Auriga line
has been carefully selected for its therapeutic value and effectiveness. Each
is gathered sustainably by hand from plants grown in their natural habitat (or
farmed without petrochemical herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers). Many are
collected from the Himalayan highlands, where the pristine air and permafrost
soil produce some of the world's most valued medicinal plants. The limited availability
of these pure, organic ingredients, and the absence of harmful chemical preservatives,
keeps production restricted to small, hand-crafted batches, ensuring the line's
superior, uncompromising quality.
Auriga worked with A.W.
Lake, a spa consultant who travels the world in search of rare, exquisite and
effective ingredients for custom formulated product lines, to develop and produce
the organic body-care products that include:
& Lime with Rosemary Shampoo: A gentle tea- and aloe-based shampoo that invigorates
the senses and improves scalp circulation; its basil and lime uplift the spirit
and increase luster while rosemary restores suppleness and shine.
& Mint Conditioner: A rich conditioner made from hemp seed and wheat germ
oils, providing a fully balanced spectrum of essential fatty acids and vitamin
E, while high-altitude basil and wild mint increase blood flow to the scalp.
& Neroli Bath/Shower Gel: High-altitude juniper berry oil awakens the senses
while neroli, one of perfumery's most highly priced oils, tones and nurtures the
skin, and kelp extract provides a rich supply of vitamins and minerals.
& Tuberose Body Lotion: Made from jojoba and avocado oils, coffee, ivy and
wild pansy extracts, this lotion contains natural sunscreen properties. Rare black
spruce oil from the Himalayan alpine forests and precious tuberose absolute promote
skin-cell regeneration, healing and moisturizing.
& Ylang-Ylang Bath/Body Oil: Sweet almond, cinnamon, bay leaf, and basil combine
with ylang-ylang - whose blossoms must be harvested and prepared in the early
morning to capture its essences - in a sensuous blend that tones and nourishes
Mint & Grapefruit Body Scrub: A
mild body scrub with moisturizing jojoba oil and finely ground mother-of-pearl
exfoliant that gently sloughs off dead skin cells and promotes new cell growth.
Wild mint from Nepal and grapefruit oil invigorate and brighten the skin.
& Rose Bath Salt: These plants sacred to ancient Egypt and Babylon provide
a perfect balance of vitality and tranquility. Encapsulated in bath salt, they
offer an energizing soak that uplifts the spirit and soothes the soul.
Auriga is a distinctive and compelling new signature spa brand that
takes a holistic approach to wellness based on the unique phases of the moon.
Developed in conjunction with Swedish-based spa company Raison d'Etre and Arizona-based
spa consultant Sylvia Sepielli, Auriga's design concept and signature treatments
utilize the varying energies of the lunar cycle to relax, restore and realign
the mind, body and spirit. Each Auriga spa also draws on the individual strengths
of its local environment, while providing personalized service and pampering through
natural and organic products, specialized programs and unique treatments.
for the constellation, Auriga opened in May 2007 at Schloss Velden, a Capella
Hotel, in Velden Austria. Auriga at Schloss Velden has already garnered impressive
accolades and was named "Best in Austria" by Gault Millau within six
months of opening, made the 2008 U.S. Condé Nast Traveler Hot List, and
the 2008 SpaFinder Readers' Choice as the "Best Spa in Austria."
Auriga openings are scheduled for March 2009 at Capella
Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico), Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico)
and Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore). Auriga will open in Capella
Niseko (Niseko, Japan) in Winter 2010. For more information, visit www.auriga-spa.com.
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Farm to Treatment Table Lavender Experience
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Hill Country Lavender Farm tour,
a bottle of organic lavender massage oil made at the farm,
lunch at Replenish Spa Café with items featuring lavender, and a lavender-based spa treatment featuring the organic lavender massage oil from the Hill Country Lavender farm.
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