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October / November 2015

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T he very thought of a spa treatment conjures alluring images of warm water and soothing touch. ere's nothing like a few blissful hours of nurturing body care for relaxing and nourishing tired muscles, improving skin tone and leaving you feeling healthy and refreshed. Spas throughout Los Angeles off er wide-ranging menus of facials, mas- sages, scrubs and mani-pedis. But the best of them serve not just spa guests, but Mother Earth as well, off ering eco-friendly treatments in a sustainable venue. Here are some of the greenest spots in town for pampering. L.A.'s greenest spots for pampering Spa-mazing G REEN BLISS ECO SPA (www.greenblissecospa.com/) owner Randi Ragan brings her mobile spa right to a client's home, offi ce or other location. Ragan places an emphasis on "what it means to be a conscious consumer of self-care and wellness. I want to educate people about the supply chain of their beauty and self-care consump- tion," she says. "Any eco-business worth its salt will have fi gured out that it's not just providing ingredients that are organic or 'clean;' it's about people, planet and profi ts co-existing." Ragan and her mobile team carefully research the products they use, asking, "Is it ethically produced, does it leave as small a footprint as possible on the environment, and is it packaged in an earth-friendly way?" Green Bliss off ers vegan nail products from Zoya, non-acetone nail polish remover from Tates, and a variety of products that can be used for multiple healing purposes. Ragan herself grows herbs and fl owers used in some spa treatments. "We want to be a part of transforming the way people think about self-care, to help them engage in eco-friendly decision making," she says. T he Asian-minimalist design of DTOX DAY SPA (dtoxdayspa. com/) in Los Feliz feels wholesome and earth friendly from the moment of entry, as a large Buddha welcomes you into a 2000-square- foot atrium and the relaxing thrum of 15-foot waterfalls. Spa specials include eucalyptus steam room, oxygen facials and hot stone massage, and therapists work with a wide variety of organic and botanical products. Dtox uses Eminence facial products, Sooth- ing Touch and Lotus Touch massage oil and lotion, and Erbaviva Or- ganic Back Rub Oil for prenatal massage. "We want our guests to feel well, be health conscious, and know that we care about their health and that of the environment," says spa director Karen Lee. e spa was designed using eco-friendly materials, such as bamboo and recycled glass panels, and has a commitment to sustainable practices. "We use biodegradable cups and napkins, and train our providers to conserve supplies and water. And we off er a recycling program, so our guests can return product bottles purchased here, and get 10 percent off their next purchase. "Our overall mentality is that we want to take care of one another, we want to take care of the earth," Lee adds. "We believe if we give, the giving will come back." Eco Indulgence By Genie Davis 30 wholelifetimes.com

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