There’s no doubt being a mom is one of the hardest jobs out there, that’s why it’s so important to pamper her with a trip to the spa. But not just any spa, Woodhouse Day Spa in Mt. Pleasant is the go to place for a luxurious escape from the daily stress of trying to juggle it all. The Charleston owner, Kimberly Powell has made it her mission to offer the best customer service with a wide variety of treatments for optimal relaxation. In addition to her Sweetgrass & Charleston Wedding candles (sold exclusively at Woodhouse Day Spa), Kim is set to launch a meditation & wellness candle line called Heron, which will include the scents Rise, Radiate & Rest. These will be available with the opening of her new downtown Charleston Woodhouse Day Spa, which is planned to open this December. Also, a very busy mother to 3 boys, she finds time to always give back to the community while cooking up a new project.
Woodhouse Day Spa offers over 70 different treatments from facials, massages, body scrubs, manis and pedis and the state of the art Vichy shower. I know it might sound overwhelming, so I’ll just share my incredibly relaxing experience. I opted for the the aromatherapy bath cure and slipped into a state of bliss. The head-to-toe ritual begins with a dry brush exfoliation and then 25 minutes of soaking in lavender bath salts.
Next up was the seasonal massage which included a mint julep and lavender shea and cocoa butter, blended with an organic honey butter serum. My skin felt super hydrated thanks to the sunflower seed oil, honey, and vitamins A,B, and E that are packed in their products as well. I was finished off with the Farmhouse Fresh Fluffy Bunny Lotion and Sunflower Honey Butter mixed together, and yes it felt as good as it sounds. The beauty of it all is that you can take home the experience by purchasing all of the the products in their retail boutique.
If you want to offer some variety you can gift the seasonal massages so mom has something to look forward to for the next escape. Also, if you spend $300 or more on a gift card you can get a curated spa gift box including a Sleep Soothing Mist, Lavender Eye Pillow, Organic Citron Green Tea Tin, Serene Bath Salts, Body Moisturizer and Pleat Soap by Voya. If you’re a last minute shopper like me, you’ll love that you can purchase their gift cards conveniently online here and customize it to make it more personal.
Wellness guru Kimberly Powell hand picked her favorite products from her boutique so mom can be pampered at home too. The Athena 7 Minute Lift reduces the appearance of sagging skin, lines, and wrinkles in 7 minutes. Give the gift of a bronze glow with Vita Liberata Rapid Tan Mousse, the rapid development technology speeds up the tanning process for a light sunkissed glow after one hour, a medium bronze result after two hours, and a deep tan after three or more hours. Certified organic botanicals and moisture locking technology nourish the skin and give 72-hour hydration. For a blissful bath pick up a jar of Red Poppy & Hemp Mineral Bath Salt. For a sweet and citrusy scent try this organic fragrance by Provence Sante Eau de Toilette Fragrance Spray.
So, if your undecided on what to give mom or what hints you want to drop for this Mother’s Day, then make it easy and give the gift of blissful relaxation at Woodhouse Day Spa. As a mom who feels like I juggle 4 jobs, an urban escape for a couple of hours is just what I need for some peace of mind and rejuvenation. Also, tune into Lowcountry Live this Friday for more details and how you could win an aromatherapy bath and seasonal massage at Woodhouse Day Spa.
Photography by Nicole Mickle