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And speaking of trees, the baobab, moringa and marula, all of which hail from Africa, have long been revered for their healing properties and make wonderful essential oils that are especially nourishing for the skin. The One&Only Cape Town, South Africa, offers a number of holistic experiences and spa treatments that pay homage to local African influences. For example, the Essence of Africa Journey, a stress-reducing signature ritual, uses ancient healing ingredients, including baobab tree oil (highly moisturizing, it is rich in vitamins A, D, E and F, as well as Omega 3,6 and 9)—excellent when used on the hair, as well. Rooibus herbs from the African bush are also used in this treatment to help improve skin elasticity. capetown.oneandonlyresorts.com

Photos courtesy of One&Only Capetown RESEARCH: “The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook” by James A. Duke, Ph.D., © 2000, published by Rodale.

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Mary Bemis is a leading spa and wellness expert. The founder of InsidersGuidetoSpas. com, and the co-founder of Organic Spa Magazine, she keeps her bathroom well stocked with all sorts of herbal bath oils and elixirs.

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