Hualalei Spa Apothecary
The newly-renovated Hualalai Spa on Hawaii's Big Island has introduced a new apothecary that allows guests to custom blend their own products. Kupuna (island elders) and wellness practitioners shared their wisdom during the renovation process to give the spa experience a genuine sense of place, and treatments are designed to incorporate the healing qualities of native plants and minerals.
At the apothecary, a trained staff member will help guests determine what blends are best by taking into consideration their physical characteristics, preferences for nature-based scents, and desired results - both physical and spiritual. Ingredients are unique to the islands, with a diverse collection of natural, local ingredients displayed and blended. More than 20 Hawaiian ingredients such as mamaki (small native tree), alaea (red earth), awapuhi (ginger), niu (coconut), and other Hawaiian essences and essential oils are featured.
Hualalai Spa is located at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, just north of the Kona International Airport at Keahole.