Similar to old pennies, environmental toxins are ubiquitous, harmful if swallowed, and may contain trace amounts of Queen Elizabeth II. Feel good head to tails with this Groupon.
- $95 for a one-hour end-of-summer detox package (a $224 value)
A brown-sugar and grapefruit body polish exfoliates skin from head to toe to kick off the revivifying treatment. Spa staff then apply a melange of organic and fair-trade spices, including rooibos, ginger, and licorice, and wrap the client in a sauna blanket to begin the West Cape chai body wrap. As the blanket's warmth helps purge toxins from the body, aestheticians will apply a four-layer ayurveda purifying facial treatment and a de-puffing lymphatic eye treatment. After clients wash off in a soothing raindrop shower, the pampering package concludes with a 30-minute massage. This Groupon also includes a $25 gift certificate for a future visit.
Elixir Organic Spa
According to Lynn Shulman, founder of Elixir Organic Spa, "Our products are so pure, you can literally eat them." Aside from slathering the spa’s food-grade products on her face and morning toast, Shulman makes a concerted effort to bust myths about food and product labels. For instance, she says that “many products on the market are falsely labelled as ‘natural’ or ‘organic’” when they’re really packed with chemicals and toxins. This realization led her to develop a house brand of synthetic-free beauty products. Stockpiled alongside products from like-minded artisans, Elixir Organic Spa’s rinses, scrubs, and lotions permeate spa services such as the exfoliating fig enzyme facial and the Dead Sea mud and eucalyptus body wrap.