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Lavender Sugar Scrub

The Scarlet Huntington

For a while The Scarlet Huntington had the distinction of being one of San Francisco's best-kept secrets. These days, travelers from far and wide have caught onto this family-owned luxury retreat atop the city's prestigious Nob Hill. We love the property and are equally fond of its spa---so we were more than eager to try their new Lavender Sugar Scrub. This all-organic product (crafted by Eatwell Farm, who run a lavender farm in the southern Sacramento valley in northern California) combines locally grown lavender with plain sugar and high-quality olive oil and leaves your skin smooth and glowing. If you don't have a chance to try their Lavender Sugar Scrub Body Treatment ($110 for 50 minutes), you might want to enjoy this scrub ($10) at home. The hotel will gladly ship, or you can pick some up at San Francisco's Ferry Building Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. To buy or book, call 415-345-2888.


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