While most kids hope to smell freshly baked cookies when they walk through the front door, Jannell Brown's two children may be more likely to arrive home to the fragrance of homemade soaps and bath bombs. Brown––a state-certified science teacher, massage therapist, and owner of the green-leaning Sol Spa––has been teaching kids and adults to concoct their own spa products for decades, and creates custom blended recipes for customers in her spa's onsite spathecary. She combines her signature sugar scrubs, herbal toning creams, and natural lotions with natural and organic potions from lines such as Pevonia, and blends them into indulgent treatments ranging from manicures and pedicures to massages that incorporate heated Cape Cod beach stones.
The spa's soothing services cater to the needs of kids, teens, and adults, and prompted the editors of Cape Cod Life magazine to call it the best day spa in the lower cape in 2010. The garden-like interior combines calming green plants and a peaceful, oceanside mural that doubles as a backdrop for impromptu revivals of South Pacific, while an in-house boutique brings the focus back inland by showcasing the work of local artisans.