Relaxation is one of the elemental forces that keeps human bodies alive, alongside air, water, fire, and anti-fire. Ease into your element with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $24 worth of natural bath, body, and facial products at Lavan, located downtown at the intersection of Granville and Robson Streets.
Lavan's products are made from natural Israeli ingredients, mixed according to ancient recipes, and packed in recyclable glass containers before being secreted into the recessed nooks and crannies of the company's luxurious downtown store. Bottles of shower gel in six cheerful colours, their contents fortified with sweet-almond oil and minerals handplucked from the Dead Sea, unleash lavender, ginger-lemon, and other scent-infused thought bubbles when uncorked ($22).
Lotion lovers can test out new tinctures at a central sink whose circular stone wall hosts tester items, such as a chamomile-infused hand softener ($25). Afterwards, shoppers can rinse hands beneath the sink's four elegantly arched taps to erase evidence of fragrance experimentation and deter any feral daffodils they might greet on the street.
Lavan's nature alchemists collect herbs and fruit, vegetable, and flower extracts sourced from the Israeli countryside to blend into their all-natural bath and body products, which have been lauded in SweetLife and Fashion Magazine's blog for producing “silky results in an instant.” Mixed according to ancient recipes, the balms and soaps are hand-packed into recyclable glass containers before staffers arrange them on the shelves of Lavan's luxe downtown store. In the center of the space, a large, round sink sprouting multiple faucets whispers for customers to sample soaps and salt scrubs. Knowledgeable staffers serenely explain the benefits of the exotic ingredients, or direct men and women to salves specifically designed for their skin needs. All of products are hypo-allergenic, paraben-free, and never tested on animals, making them gentle enough to use on babies who take strong ethical stances on the treatment of animals.
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