This fall season Pelican Hill will host its Third Annual Festa Dell’Autunno, which runs September 20-22.

This three-day event is open to resort guests and locals and brings Italian traditions to Southern California’s Tuscan seaside resort. Throughout the weekend guests will be able to experience authentic Italian cuisine and a lifestyle similar to that in Mediterranean climates. The celebration will also include art features, live performances by musicians, dancers and flag bearers. Along with this harvest celebration, Pelican Hill has seasonal changes happening throughout the resort, including their spa. This time of the year you will find treatments that feature many Mediterranean herbs and scents such as olive oil, grape seeds, and rosemary, all of which are meant to relax and rejuvenate. Below we show you three of 22 treatments at Pelican Hill this season, and we also share their Olive Oil Hair Infusion recipe, which you can make in the comfort of your home.

Spa Olive Oil Scrub, Pelican Hill Spa Olive Oil Scrub

1. Olive Oil  Hair Infusion – This treatment deeply hydrates hair. while interacting with all senses. After the treatment hair is shampooed and styled.

Olive Oil Hair Infusion Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup virgin olive oil
  • 5-6 drops of pure essential oil


Select your preferred essential oil for the desired effect: lavender essential oil (calming), rose essential oil (hydrating) or rosemary essential oil (stimulating). In a small bowl, add 5-6 drops of pure essential oil to ¼ cup of virgin olive oil. For longer or thicker hair, add more oil to make a larger quantity. Note: If you use a blended essential oil with a sesame or canola base, you will need to add more than 6 drops until you smell the oil’s aroma.


Apply to dry hair for best absorption. Massage the oil infusion into the scalp and then comb through to the ends of the hair. Cover hair with a shower cap, or if one is unavailable, cover with a towel. Leave infusion in the hair for 20 minutes, then remove with shampoo under warm water.

2. Grape Seed & Olive Oil Scrub 

Grape seeds and olive oil mix together with ground olive skins in a 50-minute exfoliating scrub that heightens all senses leaving the body hydrated and smooth, followed by a massage follows. These ingredients are all natural and so simple that one can create their very own scrub from their home.

3. Grape Seed & Olive Oil Massage  

Using the techniques of Swedish massage, olive oils and antioxidant oils derived from the finest grapes are applied to the body.   Photos courtesy of Pelican Hill