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November 27, 2017
The Gin Spa
The Gin Spa: putting the botanics into beauty treatments.

The Gin Spa is a botanical-themed spa which is pencilled in for an early December launch in the Merchant City.

It looks set to give fresh meaning to going for a reviving G ‘n’ T after work.

The new venture comes from the team behind the Cup tea venues and the Gin71 bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The Gin Spa blends beauty and botanics

The Gin Spa will be working with Scottish aromatherapist Gail Bryden.

Her JustBe Botanicals™ range of botanically inspired products will form the foundation of many of their treatments.

The Gin Spa will offer a range of manicure and pedicure pamper options to be enjoyed with a gin cocktail.

The spa’s relaxation area will have also a complimentary gin and tonic trolley.

That the Gin71/Cup team are combining spa treatments, gin and botanicals should not really be a surprise.

The Gin71 menus already use gin or gin botanicals to flavour their dishes. A typical choice might be crisp pork belly which includes a gin apple gel among its ingredients.

Extending gin’s appeal to health and beauty treatments follows in the footsteps of other alcoholic drinks.

Marilyn Monroe is said to have bathed in Champagne at least once. More recently, The Cadogan Hotel in London notched up plenty of coverage when it offered guests a Champagne bath at a mere £4000 a pop.

Beer makes you beautiful

The idea that beer makes a great hair conditioner has been around for a long time. In both Iceland and the Czech Republic, you can go a step further and settle into a bath full of beer.

Presumably it already has a great head so there’s no need to press Mr Matey into action.

Stepping into a bath full of gin and tonic might be pushing things though.

The exact date of the launch and the location of The Gin Spa have yet to be released.

You can join the mailing list for the UK’s first gin spa here.