Rose-geranium jam, cranberries with cardamom, maple syrup…they may sound drool-worthy, but spas at some high-end hotels aren’t reserving these kinds of goodies for their cafés.

Over the past couple of years, the fresh-and-local food trend has made its way out of the kitchen, inspiring spas to supplement—and sometimes replace—traditional potions with concoctions made from seasonal, often organic ingredients. Some of the benefits are obvious: The spas can tout their unique treatments, local growers get more business and clients can feel like they’re using more natural products to clean, smooth and moisturize their skin.

The Wall Street Journal, nationwide, Sept. 24, 2011