Healthy & Beauty in Grant Park

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Working from time-tested recipes, cooks slice organic carrots, lettuce, asparagus, squash, and aromatic herbs. They aren't making dinner with these super-fresh items of produce, though?they're forging fresh batches of facial cleanser, lotion, and body oil to organically nourish skin and hair. They blend specific ingredients to treat specific issues, such as dry skin or oily hair.

Though clients can purchase items ? la carte, they also can sample them en masse at Iwi Fresh Garden Spa. There, spa services such as nailcare, massages, and haircare pamper patrons with delicious-smelling goods that make skin glow and stomachs inadvertently growl.

341 Nelson St
Atlanta,
GA
US

You already recycle bottles, plastics, and human hair. Today’s side deal lets you recycle cool clothes as well. For $20, men and women can get $50 worth of apparel and accessories at The Lucky Exchange. This Groupon is good for both of the resale shop’s locations in Midtown and East Atlanta.

212 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta,
GA
US

A massage is more than a pampering treatment—it's a way to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. That's the mindset at DiamondsTouch Massage & Spa, where staffers strive to destress their clients with soothing handiwork, as well as with facials, detoxifying foot soaks, and nailcare. They also extend their services to groups getting ready for weddings, birthdays, or black-tie pig pickings.

992 Lena Street Northwest
Atlanta,
GA
US

To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.”

Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand’s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.

265 18th St NW
Atlanta,
GA
US

Owned by mother-daughter twosome Sofia and Maria Poulos, the mission of Salon Marsof is to serve clients in a comfortable, neighborhood-friendly environment, where they can relax, pamper themselves and leave feeling beautiful.

308 W Ponce De Leon Ave
Decatur,
GA
US

Though there are 130 For Eyes Optical stores around the United States, the company still has the heart of a small start-up. Owned and operated since 1972, when a small group of friends started it in Philadelphia, aiming for quality eyewear manufacturing as well as customer service. These same friends, aided by a few family members, still lead the franchise today. They ensure that each location adheres to their original principles and mandates for mustard-colored shag carpets.

In each store, expert independent doctors test clients' visual acuity and general eye health with comprehensive exams. Then, a store associate helps each person outfit their eyes with designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, D&G, and Versace. For Eyes Optical has its own advanced 40,000-square foot optical lab in in Hialeah, Florida, where technicians shape, surface, and coat the lenses to fit each person's exact prescription. After creating the lenses?whether plastic, polycarbonate, or trivex Toughlites?they inspect and fit each into its corresponding frame by hand, a process that ensures quality control and guards against the robots, whose first objective is to hinder our eyesight.

2391 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta,
GA
US