APR 2017

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[ 70 ] • DAYSPA • april 2017 building blocks business boosters Fully relaxing at home can be diffi cult for many city- dwellers. Clients who might appreciate some help centering themselves may benefi t from The Book of Sacred Baths: 52 Bathing Rituals to Revitalize Your Spirit (Llewellyn Publications, 2016). Author Paulette Kouff man Sherman, Psy.D., provides readers with one bathing "recipe" for every week of the year and delves into the practice and importance of spiritual bathing, which combines meditation with baths to cleanse the body and mind. In-depth chapters on how to integrate natural essential oils, crystals and herbal teas, as well as a guide to connecting with the fi ve elements, will have your guests fi nding their spiritual and earthly center in no time. BOOK NOOK f f e Honeycomb Approach Want to off er clients high-tech and eco-friendly exfoliation options? Supracor Stimulite Bath Mitts and SpaCells Facial Sponges are designed with naturally antimicrobial, hexagon-shaped cells that are fusion- bonded without adhesives. e physical sloughers gently remove dead skin cells while stimulating blood fl ow and promoting lymphatic drainage—ideal for massage and body exfoliating services, as well as at-home upkeep between visits. e mitts and sponges, sustainably made with nontoxic materials, are 100 percent recyclable. It never hurts to think outside the box when it comes to using sustainable utensils at your spa. Consider utilizing a collection like Bambu , a line of home- and kitchenware made with renewable materials including bamboo, cork and cedar. The Oregon-born company manufactures compostable plates—as well as a variety of reusable dining and serving pieces—in China, where it sources its materials and works with local woodworkers, weavers and stitchers. Spas can incorporate the bowls in the treatment room, place coasters throughout the spa, or serve guests food and beverages on the compostable plates. Eco-savvy clients may also be interested to hear that the brand partners with Earth-protecting nonprofi ts in the U.S. and around the globe, including the Honey Bee Research Lab, The Nature Conservancy, The Plastic Oceans Foundation and the Environmental Defense Fund. Wonderful Wood Burn Baby Burn! Utilizing multipurpose products is an easy way to promote green practices while catering to eco- conscious clients— and saving a penny or two! Take, for example, Body Envy Moisturizing Soy Candles : They burn without emitting toxins or soot, and are made with an all-natural, proprietary blend comprised of cosmetic-grade soy and shea butter combined with sweet almond, coconut, jojoba and body-safe fragrance oils. The water-soluble, biodegradable candles can be burned in treatment rooms for ambiance, used as professional massage oils, and sold as take-home scents and body moisturizers that remind clients of their time at your spa. g E A R T H M O N T H

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