When I decided to open a toxic-free spa I knew that I wanted to not just find products that were chemical free, I wanted to find products that would be as effective as traditional products. I needed to research and experiment to make sure I was giving a great service that would be every bit as good as a traditional experience, but without any of the toxic chemicals.
It took time and effort to try different products from different companies before I was satisfied they were right for my spa. I set a high bar for myself and for my customers.
Spring has arrived and that often means all of us ladies start to wear sandals and open shoes - so our feet need to look and feel their best.
One thing you will never see here is a mask on my face. That is because the air is healthy and toxic free for everyone that works and visits.
When it comes to a pedicure, there are many different elements that can be toxic. The nail polish remover is a soup of strong chemicals - acetone for starters - that you can often smell when you enter a spa. This is the first of many chemicals that are used during the pedicure process.
Next are the soaps, scrubs and salts that are used on the feet. I looked far and wide to find organic based products that contained none of the hard to pronounce ingredients that are often included in these products. They smell good because they are sweetened with natural essential oils like lavender.
The nail polish itself often contains 7 different chemicals - the most common being formaldehyde which is not good to breathe or have on your nails - it also tends to discolour the nail beds and thin them out.
I use two different brands of nail polish that satisfied all my wishes for a Bloom pedicure. Spa Ritual and Pure Ananda are both vegan brands that are non-GMO and fit my criteria. They both have a great selection of colours so the eco girl still has lots of choice when it comes to being environmental. So why not stop in and say hello and smell for yourself? I look forward to meeting you.
Here’s to your good health,
Bloom Organic Spa
Nikki lives a life with fewer chemicals in her food, home and skincare products. She lives in Oakville with her husband and three organically- fed children. Nikki has looked the world over to bring the best organic skincare products to her loyal customers in Halton and the surrounding area. She knows how important it is to consider what is absorbed into the largest organ of the body – the skin – and decided to do something about it.