By Esme Bourne|
November 11, 2021|
3 mins read
Whether we want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city or rejuvenate our skin with a deliciously indulgent facial, in London you don’t need to travel far to find a sanctuary of serenity.
But while we sink into our massage beds or snuggle by the fire, we sometimes forget that our relaxation habits might be harming the planet. Finding a moment of stillness in the city that never stops without compromising on ethics is easier than you think. By putting sustainability at the heart of your self-care in the city break, means you can sit back and relax with a clear conscience.
So why not make your next spa weekend an eco-friendly one? Ticking all the eco-conscious credentials, here are Wearth’s top picks of spas and beauty salons that will transport you to a heavenly oasis you won’t want to miss.
Cloud Twelve – Notting Hill
Offering a beautiful escape from the bustling Notting Hill in West London, this wellness and lifestyle sanctuary is nestled in a cocoon of tranquillity. Following Feng Shui designs to ensure a calming and positive energy flow, the treatment rooms are a haven that immerses you in an oasis of calm.
Using plant-based, non-toxic and eco-conscious products, treatments focus on detoxifying and recharging your energy. Why not choose the signature Deep Relief CBD Oil Massage. Using organic CBD oils, this treatment soothes and restores your body, mind and soul.
Cloud Twelve’s treatment rooms are designed for ultimate relaxation. With the options of heated massage beds and natural aromatherapy oils, you won’t regret an afternoon at this spa. Kind to you and the planet, this wellness centre uses eco-friendly products, 100% biodegradable Srummi linen and is focused on reducing carbon emissions.
Cloud Twelve has a wellness clinic offering consultations for naturopathic nutrition, acupuncture, reflexology and yoga. After a day full of relaxation and serenity, you can dine at the delicious, vegan-friendly Brasserie restaurant. The club’s spa is open to members and non-members.
Where: 2–5 Colville Mews, Notting Hill, London, W11 2DA
Content & Wellbeing
Why not swap those commercial beauty counters for this natural and eco-friendly haven. Driven by people and the planet, Content & Wellbeing have promoted natural and organic beauty since 2008. Located in the heart of the city, this pioneer of holistic health is the one-stop-shop for all your sustainable beauty needs. Not only do they sell great products, but they also offer customised treatments. From facials to make-up tutorials and even consultations on how to reduce plastic in your beauty routine, this is self-care the guilt free-way.
From massages to make-up lessons, all treatments can be tailored to suit all your vegan and gluten-free needs. They even have an eco gifting concierge service!
Decorated with non-toxic paint, this sophisticated and stylised store is designed using reclaimed flooring and furniture that has been restored or handmade in London.
* Content & Wellbeing store is still closed due to the pandemic, but don’t fear they offer video call consultations to keep you in the loop of all things eco-beauty. And be sure to keep a lookout for their next opening.
Lisa Franklin – Chelsea
Renowned for their facials, the Chelsea based experts will nurture your skin using clean and natural products. Approved by Positive Luxury, Lisa Franklin’s facials are a must-have experience in the world of sustainable self-care.
Infusing sustainably sourced rose quartz and frankincense, these radiance-boosting treatments are ever so luxurious. Awarded the Butterfly Mark for their attention to their supply chain and commitment to sustainability, this spa focuses on you just as much as it does the planet. All products are cruelty-free and the brand is forest-positive, meaning trees are planted to balance out the production of packaging.
This west London retreat is not to be missed when booking your next massage or facial. Why not choose the Love, Light and Energy back treatment where Himalayan salt scrub is combined with beautiful oils and applied using lymphatic massage. Or choose the signature bespoke facial with Lisa Franklin herself for a harmonious and soothing facial you will never forget.
Where: 251 Brompton Road, London SW3 2EP
Lacquered & Stripped – Marble Arch
These planet-friendly facials and massages are sure to deliver on indulgent relaxation. Situated in the characterful and beautiful Connaught Village, this eco-conscious salon focuses on providing first-class care with vegan and sustainable products. Inspired by the Caribbean with relaxing tropical décor, this salon is run on renewable energy, is committed to reducing plastic waste and uses recyclable towels so you can sit back and relax with peace of mind. Book the restorative back, neck and shoulder massage to shed the stress or choose a facial to restore and nourish your skin. And four-legged friends are welcome too!
Where: 7 Porchester Place, Connaught Village, W2 2BS.
With more people choosing vegan and sustainable lifestyles, more and more eco-conscious sanctuaries are popping up in and around the capital. Known organic skincare brands such as Neals Yard and Cowshed offer beauty and spa treatments in London, unfortunately not all products are vegan, so be sure to request vegan products on your treatments. The spa scene is having an eco-conscious renaissance and we are here for it.
There is always more to discover in this cosmopolitan and bustling city so let us know your favourite eco-friendly spas and whether you discover new vegan-friendly gems.