Let me explain. As a mother and wife I have long since realized that chemicals are in everything. Our food. Our air. Our water. And our healthcare products. I care deeply about the health and welfare of my family so I try to reduce the chemicals we put in our bodies as much as possible.
One of the areas I found to be behind the times was the spa experience. Everywhere I went I saw spas that used harsh chemicals and products containing dangerous carcinogens. At many of the spas I visited I saw women wearing masks while they did my treatments. So I asked myself, if the lady doing my pedicure is wearing a mask, what about me? Why aren’t they giving me a mask?
And what about a spa that was didn’t have all those chemicals in the first place?
All you have to do nowadays is walk into a traditional spa and you can smell the chemicals. The polish removers. The polish itself. The cleaning products. That all adds up to a big mess of chemicals in a contained area. Add to that, products that are being put onto the skin; cleansers, moisturizers, massage oils that are not made from natural sources. It’s simply not healthy for the customers or the people that work there.
So I bravely decided to say no to chemicals. And start my own business.
I found a location that was central to the Oakville, Mississauga, and Burlington area on Kerr Street in Oakville. And then I started to research the kind of professional products I wanted to use. They needed to give the same amazing results as other products, but they needed to be chemical free and also peanut free and non-GMO.
There are many organic products out there now, but many didn’t live up to my criteria such as vegan and cruelty free. I also looked to Canada first and if I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I looked elsewhere.
Some of the fine products I carry currently are; Spa Ritual for nails products, Pure Ananda for makeup and polish, ilike from Hungary, for a line of skincare products for all skin types, Oakville based Enfleurage Organics for lip balms, Clean Kiss Organics for body scrubs and my most loved product of all; Sugar of the Nile for sugaring hair removal products. People go crazy for it.
I use all of these products in the spa and they are also for sale to my loyal customers to continue to enjoy at home.
It has been very rewarding to see the joy and relief from my customers when they come in and don’t have to inhale chemicals to get a great spa experience. And I breathe easier knowing that my workplace is a healthy, happy environment.
In the coming months I will share more of my wisdom and thoughts on this ever-evolving area of interest.
Here’s to your good health,
Owner, 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.