Mother Earth Living

Natural Health

Better living through nature

Add to My MSN

Herbal Spa: Grand View Lodge in Minnesota

5/12/2010 5:02:23 PM

Tags: Herbal Spa, Kris Wetherbee, Minnesota, Travel, Beauty, Body Care, Spa, Recipe, Grand View Lodge

K.WetherbeeYou can check out Kris Wetherbee at her website

Garden walks, wooded paths, natural sandy beaches and glacial lake waters abundant in restorative and healing minerals provide an experience not to be missed at Minnesota's Grand View Lodge. Especially if you take time to indulge in the Lodge's Glacial Waters Spa.

The Caribbean Rain Body Treatment (90 minutes, $150) is a blissful blend of exfoliation, hydrotherapy and massage from head to toe. A sea salt exfoliation is customized with the relaxing aroma of vanilla, tangerine or ylang ylang—a fragrant feast of vanilla heightened by an earthy spice aroma.

Even more incredible is the relaxing full-body hydrotherapy massage delivered by way of a pressurized hose designed to relieve the deepest tensions. The warmth of the water and high pressure stream penetrate like a deep tissue massage but in a gentle, soothing way. Truly one of the most relaxing treatments I have experienced in quite awhile. 

Photos by Kris Wetherbee

Beauty Recipe: Sea Salt Exfoliant

• 1 1/2 cups sea salt
• 1 cup oil, such as almond, apricot, grapeseed, or jojoba
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 3-5 drops vanilla or ylang ylang essential oil
• 1-2 drops ginger essential oil

1. Combine the sea salt, oil and brown sugar in a bowl. (You can add more sea salt if your skin is extremely dry and dull.) Add essential oils and stir until thoroughly blended. Transfer to an airtight jar until ready to use.

2. To apply, pour a little into your hand and rub on dampened skin, using gentle strokes. Or apply with a loofah or bath mitt if preferred. (Do not apply exfoliant on open sores or sensitive skin.) Rinse well with water until your skin is soft and smooth.


5-12-2010-3  5-12-2010-4


Photos by Kris Wetherbee

For More Information

The Grand View Lodge's Glacial Waters Spa is located at 23521 Nokomis Avenue in Nisswa, Minnesota. Call 866-867-8939 or go online at

Related Content

Luna Lodge: Paradise at the End of the Road

At Luna Lodge, a quiet resort and spa on the Osa Peninsula, pampers and educates guests about living...

Green City Garden Girl: Recipe Keepsakes

Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a creative project to display favorite old family recipes with pict...

Green Travel: Green Resorts and Hotels: Houston

The Houstonian and Hilton Americas Houston offer guests luxury and comfort in green-outfitted accomm...

HINT Water Launches HINT FIZZ Flavored Sparkling Water

HINT Inc., maker of the leading unsweetened flavored water, introduces HINT FIZZ unsweetened flavore...

Content Tools

Post a comment below.


Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.