An Indulgence for Wine
The Napa Valley is one of the premier wine regions in the country and many are aware of the benefits of regularly partaking in a glass of wine. Now there are several products currently on the market to help you enjoy the external anti-oxidant and enzyme benefits of wine.
You can find Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Reisling, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz candles to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. The Bistro Soy Candles can be purchased at www.indulgebeauty.com for $28 and they burn for 100 hours.
Aqua Dessa offers two treatments that allow you to experience the benefits of the fruits of the Napa Valley. The Aqua Dessa Therapy Wine Scrub ($33) uses crushed Cabernet grape seeds, red wine, grape seed oil and vitamins A and E in this body-exfoliating formula. The Aqua Dessa Spa Therapy Wine Bath ($36) is made with real Napa valley red wine, grape seed oil, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry and strawberry extracts. Both are available at www.aquadessa.com.
Vintage dated wine soaps are available for $5.95 from Pot-Pourri in Burlingame, Calif. These special soaps are made with cold-blended olive, palm and coconut oils and real vintage dated wine (2004 Chardonnay, 2003 Pinot Noir, 2004 Pinot Grigio and 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon).
The Kenwood Inn & Spa offers a Merlot Wrap ($100) or the Sauvignon Massage ($155) at their Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa. You also can enjoy the Caudalie Vino Pure Matte Moisturizing Fluid ($48) which is good for all skin types. For more information, visit www.caudalie-usa.com.
And finally, treat your feet by indulging in a special pedicure at Lavande Spas ($65) where you can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or cider while you soak your feet in a fizzing champagne bath with a wine peel foot mask with enzymes and a massage. Visit www.lavandenailspa.com for more information.
"Grapes of Bath," by Anastasia Hendrix. Sfgate.com, September 18, 2005.