Los Angeles is a paradise for spa-goers. From eastside to west, virtually every neighborhood has a massage, salt scrub or another treatment. But the best spots are eco-friendly spas that pamper the planet and spa guest with organic and green treatments that are good for the body, soul and Mother Earth.
Dtox Day Spa
Known for its hot stone massages and eucalyptus steam room, Dtox is a tranquil oasis. Candle-lit treatment rooms feature peaceful, minimalist decor that includes renewable, eco-friendly materials, such as recycled-glass panels and bamboo. Organic treatments feature natural, botanical, paraben-free skin products, such as the soothing coconut and tamanu oil wraps, or an organic brown sugar scrub. Facials use fruit and vegetable pulps and Ilike Rosehip products. After treatments, fresh fruit, organic tea and brownies are served.
Ra Organic Spa
Guests experience a serene, eco-friendly Asian-Morrocan design, organic oils and herbs and the soothing sounds of flowing water at this Burbank spa. From treatments like the Manuka Honey Drizzle Bath (manuka is a rare New Zealand honey) to facials featuring all-natural Eminence Organics products, this 4,000-square-foot spa lives up to the “organic” in its name. Holistic skin care, body wraps, deep tissue and Shiatsu massage and acupuncture are among the services offered.
This pristine, green oasis was founded by celebrity facialist Carol Zubrin, who is dedicated to using natural techniques to enhance healthy skin. Facial and body products are organic and the spa provides an organic makeup artist, as well. No harsh chemical peels or damaging microdermabrasion for Zubrin, who focuses on Chinese Pressure Point therapy as well as plant collagen masques, botanical back treatments and a variety of massages. Guests can also consult with a nutritional counselor to assist with healthy, organic eating choices.
Native succulents provide the landscaping, walls are made of sustainable organic cork and LED lighting reduce energy consumption here. The spa uses only vegan, cruelty free products, and provides facials, massage and organic nail care. Swedish massage and stress-relief massage are guest favorites; healing Reiki is also available in this comfortable, modern space. An infrared sauna helps guests to detox. Still not green enough? The spa plants one tree per month in the Santa Monica mountains through a partnership with treepeople.org.
Recipient of the Los Angeles Greenopia Four Leaves Award, this environmentally friendly spa is all about skin care. With eco-safe, natural and organic products from the spa’s own line, Lotus Moon, and Eminence, among others, the spa offers peels, facials, body scrubs, skin polishing and organic make-up. A Facelift Massage tightens and tones, while the Raindrop Technique essential oil treatment provides full-body detoxification and a boost to the immune system.
This 6,000-square-foot full service spa has an Egyptian theme, a eucalyptus steam room, sauna, individual Jacuzzi tubs, and a soothing relaxation room. For facials, the salon uses organic Voya skin care products, based on hand-harvested seaweed. Organic pineapple and orange body scrubs, organic permanent make-up application, and organic waxing are offered here, too.